“I joined Dr. Willhoite’s office in November 2014 as a dental assistant. I have been an assistant for 31 years. I enjoy and strive to do the best I can to help our patients be comfortable and enjoy their experience. I live in Claremore, married to a wonderful man, and have two children. My son and his family reside in Owasso and my daughter attends OSU. I enjoy my family and our love for our horses.”
“I joined Dr. Willhote’s practice in 2018 as a dental assistant. I have been a dental assistant for 5 years. I grew up in Claremore and graduated from Claremore High School in 2010. I married my high school sweetheart, Garrett, in 2015. We have a black lab, Micky, who has been at our side for all the adventures. Garrett and I enjoy time on our boat at the lake as well as vacations to the beach and Colorado.”
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Dr. Willhoite moved to Claremore when she was only a month old, and has been practicing dentistry here since graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1995. As a nearly life-long resident of Claremore, she takes great pride in helping her friends and neighbors maintain great dental health. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Oklahoma and Rogers County Dental Associations. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ken and their four boys. She also loves traveling and “digging in the dirt."
"I graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in 1981 and then attended Oklahoma City University and Rose State College for Dental Hygiene. I currently reside in Oologah with my husband of 28 years and our 2 daughters, 6 horses, 4 dogs, 5 cats, 2 chickens and many fish. I enjoy helping out with my Sunday School class and Bit by Bit therapeutic horseback riding program. I joined Dr. Willhoite and her wonderful staff in August 2015.”
"I was born/raised and currently reside in Claremore. I love a small town! I decided at a very young age that I wanted to be a Dental Hygienist because I always loved getting my teeth cleaned growing up. I graduated from Tulsa Community College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2013 & have been working as a clinical hygienist for the past 7 years. I rejoined Dr. Willhoite’s office in 2018 & am very blessed to work with such an amazing team! I absolutely love being a Hygienist! Outside of work I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, running, being outside, cooking, reading, & always starting each day off just right...with a good cup of coffee!"
“I joined Dr. Willhoite’s office in December 2016. I have been in the dental industry for 8 years. I am responsible for clerical work which includes insurance coordination, payroll and accounts payable. I enjoy getting to know our patients. I was born and raised in St. Louis and moved to Claremore in 2004. I have been married to my husband John for over 10 years and have two sons. I enjoy volunteering with the high school football program and the youth group at our church. I love to travel and look forward to our next trip.”
"I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Willhoite since May, 2008, and I can say I love my job! I'm the face you see when you come in, and I enjoy helping our patients, and setting the mood for a friendly visit. I am married with four children, two sons-in-laws, a daughter-in-law. I have 4 very cute grandchildren. I was born and raised in Covington, Indiana. I spend my free time attending church, traveling, shopping and spending time with my wonderful family."