420 WEST 15TH ST. EDMOND, OK 73013 405.348.2266
OUR TEAM

DOCTORS

SHANNON    GRIFFIN
DMD

"I'll never pretend going to the dentist is fun, but we promise to make it as fun as possible. And I promise you will get excellent treatment and service."

Dr. Shannon Griffin, a native New Mexican, now makes her home in Oklahoma. She is highly respected by peers for her knowledge and passion about dentistry. Every day she continues to practice, teach or study - growing and learning from every experience.

She earned her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State and was graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She received advanced training in complex dental treatments and implants at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry (OUCOD).

She continues to serve on the faculty at OUCOD where she is currently the Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency and is a member of the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists.

A recognized industry leader, she is a frequent speaker and writer looking to help other dental professionals improve. For example, she is one of very few doctors in the country not only trained to use the CEREC, the machine that can build your crown in office in two hours, she also teaches others how to for a dental supply company.

In her free time, Dr. Griffin enjoys spending time outdoors, snow skiing, golf, reading and puzzles. She and her husband have two children.

TAYLOR    BARTON
DDS

"1 want you to feel comfortable and well taken care of. You will receive the same level of care and attention from myself as I expect to receive as a patient."

A native Oklahoman Dr. Taylor Barton comes to Griffin Smiles with a wealth of diverse knowledge, skill and expertise. He is three times a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology, a Master's Degree in Dietetics and his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He also elected to further his education by electing to take an additional year of study in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Barton's extensive credentials have earned him a prestigious position on the Faculty of the OU College of Dentistry where he works with post-doctoral residents in all aspects of General Dentistry.

When he isn't teaching or taking excellent care of our patients, Dr. Barton enjoys time with his fiancé Megan. They are active in their church community, are passionate about health and fitness and enjoy cooking, hiking and fishing.

HYGIENISTS

At Griffin Smiles, the professional hygienists are so much more than tooth cleaners. They use extensive training and state of the art technology to give you exceptional care. They are valued team members working with doctors on a plan for your overall dental care and improved health.
ERICA    ALLINGTON
Registered    Dental    Hygienist

Erica Allington, dental hygienist, recognizes early signs of gum disease and gives patients the tools and guidance needed to maintain healthy gums, as well as teeth.

Erica graduated from Rose State College and has since then, continued to learn and grow into a compassionate clinician. Her favorite part of her job is building relationships and trust with her patients.

KATIE    SMITH
Registered    Dental    Hygienist

Dental Hygienist Katie Smith knows the negative effects poor dental hygiene and periodontal (gum) disease can have on your overall health. When necessary, she will identify these problems for patients.

She was graduated from the Wichita State University where she was respected by faculty and fellow students for her excellent clinical skills.

She eagerly embraces new technology for patient diagnosis, education and treatment.

BUSINESS

Dr. Griffin and Dr. Vaughan believe it is important for every patient to have a great overall dental experience from the first phone call to every single appointment. To make this happen, the business team is here to serve your needs from efficient scheduling, payment options and maximizing insurance.
JAMIE    ATCHISON
Treatment    Coordinator/Office Manager

Jamie makes sure every patient gets the treatment they need and want.

She works to make your dentistry affordable and available, regardless of insurance and specific circumstances.

Rachel    Smith
Business Assistant

Rachel navigates the complexity of your dental insurance to help you maximize your annual benefits.

New patients and existing ones benefit from her decade of experience in insurance management.

Jeff    Atchison
Business Assistant

Jeff masters great patient service by managing your time at Griffin Smiles into your busy schedule and demands of life.

From the first phone call, he helps patients feel comfortable with their dental choice.

CLINICAL

From preparing treatment rooms to chair side assisting to outstanding lab work the Clinical Team keeps Griffin Smiles on track. They also make time in the dental chair as enjoyable as possible.
Stalford    Sunderland
Clinical Assistant

Stalford loves to see her patients smile.

She focuses on the comfort of our patients from the moment they walk in the door to the time they leave.