Meet Our Dental Office Team at Smiles of Tulsa!
Dr. VanBrunt- Dentist
Dr. V is our awesome our “dental engineer.” He loves fixing things and has become a “Jack of All Trades” at home and at the office. You might find him at Lowe’s getting plumbing supplies, out in the yard building a retaining wall or in his garage welding a BBQ pit. He also loves restoring and driving his rusty green ’49 Chevy truck. While some see it as an eyesore on the road, he sees it as a work of art in progress. In fact, Dr. V and his daughter, Ashton, painted the large art mural in the picture above just beyond his left shoulder!
Elizabeth- Dental Hygienist
After over 15 years of working with Elizabeth, we have all been blessed by her positive attitude and love of organization. Elizabeth worked as Dr. V’s only assistant until she returned to school in pursuit of her Dental Hygiene degree in 2009. Following graduation, she came back to work for us and does a fantastic job keeping your gums healthy and your teeth polished!
Early morning, evening and every weekend, Elizabeth and her husband have their hands full with 3 small children; 2 girls and a boy. Her organization really gets put the test keeping everyone taken care of while maintaining her sense of humor!
Susan- Dental Hygienist
Growing up in many different countries around the world, Susan brings a great view of life and fun to our office. Susan is a very talented dental hygienist and is fluent in 4 languages. She has been in this office for over 20 years and is a wealth of information with a great sense of humor. So if you are a little rusty in Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia or German then why not get your teeth cleaned and work on your foreign language skills at the same time?
Susan and her husband are almost into the empty nest phase since the last of their 3 children left home to attend OSU last fall. They are looking forward to getting their scuba certification and exploring some new places!
Traci- Office Manager
The welcoming voice on the phone saying “I can help you,” is Traci. She wears many hats from receptionist to office manager to insurance specialist; she is a wealth of information and always willing to help. Traci’s most impressive attribute is her ability to engage people and remembers their name. Anytime we say “do you remember their daughter’s name?”, Traci always has the answer. After over 10 years with our office, she knows a lot of names!
Outside the office, Traci enjoys spending time with her husband, son and family pets. She is also a movie aficionado and a friend to all animals. Ask her any movie trivia or have her tell you how to take care of your pet dog, guinea pig or gecko; she has the answer. Weekends are spent outdoors either hiking or doing yard work and going to church.
Stefani- Dental Assistant
If you are looking for a friendly smiling face when you come see Dr. V, then you can rest well knowing Stefani will be with you. Super punctual, detail oriented and always there to walk you through a procedure, Stefani uses her expertise to help your experience go smoothly at our dental office.
Stefani is married to a Tulsa Police Officer and they have a “ferocious” miniature schnauzer named Oliver. Using all of his 8.5lbs, Oliver has the belief that he will one day ride alongside with the Tulsa K-9 Unit and fight crime on the streets of Tulsa! Good luck little Oliver!!! Stefani and her husband have been avid Cubs fans for years! They are still elated about the Cubs winning the World Series!