Meet the Team

Our Caring and Experienced Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

Ashley Gelnar - Patient Coordinator/Certified Dental Assistant

Ashley takes pride in helping patients understand their dental work, insurance benefits, and limitations. She knows the "ins and outs' of the dental office and helps to keep systems in place so the day runs smoothly and on time.  She has been with our office since 2008, where she started out as a dental assistant. Our patients feel very comfortable speaking with her regarding their dental needs and concerns. Ashley and her husband Wesley, have two sons, Kash & Kross.



Lisa Hanlin - Certified Dental Assistant


Lisa has been with our office since the doors opened in 1982! She enjoys helping patients relax and overcome any dental fears, treating them just like family. She is proud to be a part of such an amazing dental team who provides quality care and keeps with the highest technology. Lisa loves anything and everything OU! She enjoys spending time with her two sons, Landon and Colton.




Shonda Williams - Certified Dental Assistant


Shonda wants to help patients overcome their dental fears and relax, and also to enjoy their beautiful teeth and smiles. It is important to her that patients are comfortable and to ensure that they are getting the best dental care possible. with Shonda's many years in dentistry she appreciates that AM Dental is conscientious about maintaining quality dentistry and she is proud to be a part of the our dental family. Shonda has two sons, Cameron and Dawson.  




Damaris Cox - Certified Dental Assistant

Damaris received her dental assistant training at the Platt College for Dental Assisting in 2016. She enjoys working at AM Dental because she loves working in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere, meeting new people, and helping patients feel better about themselves by providing great dentistry. Damaris enjoys helping patients change their perception of dentistry, and restoring smiles inspires her every day. 




Najon Watson - Certified Dental Assistant

Najon started at AM Dental while as a student at Platt college in 2020. She graduated from their Dental Assisting program later the same year. Najon joined the dental field due to her desire to better peoples lives and serve others. She is eager to do whatever is needed for our patients, always with a friendly smile.



Taylor Perkins - Dental Hygienist


Getting your teeth cleaned is an "enlightening" experience with dental hygienist Taylor. She is renowned for calming the nerves of even the most anxious patient. She just has a knack for knowing when, how, and what to do to make your teeth cleaning a pleasurable experience. Taylor graduated from the OU College of Dentistry for Dental Hygiene in 2013. She has worked for AM Dental since 2016. Taylor and husband Daniel, have a son, Barrett, and a daughter, Brynlee.


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907 Falcon Road
Altus, OK 73521
‎Phone: (580) 482-3974
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Mangum, OK 73554
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