Meet The Team


Are you looking for an outstanding dentist who has a knack for becoming your friend before you're even a patient? Then, Dr. McConnell is for you! Respected industry wide for being knowledgeable and passionate about her profession, she continues to practice and study, growing from each experience.

Dr. McConnell was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in Yukon. She has been in the field of dentistry since 1988, starting during high school and college. She then attended college at Midwestern State University where she graduated first in her class and magna cum laude with her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. She practiced as a hygienist for 8 years before deciding to return to college and pursue her lifelong goal to become a dentist. She attended dental school at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry where she held a variety of leadership roles and excelled not only academically, but also with her patient interaction.

While attending dental school, she met her husband, Chris Poore. He is a periodontist at The Oklahoma Center for Implants & Periodontics. They have been married since 2006 and have two beautiful children, Kinley and Kellan.

Memberships


Ashley Higgins
Lead Dental Assistant
Social Media Manager

Ashley is originally from the Oklahoma City metro, but grew up in Choctaw, Oklahoma. In ninth grade, she began working as a dental assistant and it was at the age of fifteen that she realized just how fulfilling a job in the dental field could be. She graduated high school in 2005 and was admitted to the University of Oklahoma to pursue an academic career that would prepare her for dental hygiene school.

While attending the University of Oklahoma, she helped launch a dental clinic at Health for Friends, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free and low-cost health care to the uninsured and underserved residents of Norman, Oklahoma. Health for Friends exemplified the type of dentistry that Ashley firmly believes in: individualized care focused on the health and well being of each patient. It is this type of patient care that Ashley is most proud to bring to Signature Dental.

Ashley is well-versed in all aspects of the dental office setting, efficiently coordinating our schedule, assisting with treatment, handling our marketing and promotions, as well as case presentation.

Ashley graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2011 with a B.A. in History. In her free time, she enjoys seeing live music, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her friends and husband Jason. They have two dogs, Champ and Bailey, and cat named Elway.

Certifications

  • Radiation Safety
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Topical Fluoride Application

 


Christy Dodd
Office Manager

Christy is originally from Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Oklahoma and has a Masters of Business Administration. She is also a licensed CPC medical coder. Christy has worked in the dental profession for 12 years and loves working with people and is elated to help others have a beautiful smile.

Christy joined the Signature Dental team in June of 2013. She effectively coordinates insurance, manages our schedule, and handles financing. From your first telephone call to our office, to each following visit, her goal is to assist you in answering any questions you may have regarding your dental needs. 

When Christy has spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, shoe and purse shopping, and traveling. 



April Gray
Dental Hygienist

April grew up in southeastern Oklahoma, where she graduated from Atoka High School. She has lived in Oklahoma City for the past 11 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2012 from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. She has been married to her best friend, Michael since 2005. They have two daughters, Jillian and Olivia. She enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, NASCAR, Thunder basketball, and of course, OU Football! 

I found "my home" when I found Dr. McConnell's office. It is very important to a hygienist that the office standards and philosophy coincide with hers. I looked for an office that would support a patient's comfort and health above all else. I found it. That warm smile you see on my face is real. I have a passion for people and teeth. I appreciate the opportunity to provide quality care that is never compromised. I believe in always putting the patient first. I think that it is important that the patient knows what needs to be done in the office and what home care they must do to achieve the best oral health possible. I look forward to seeing you soon! 



 


     











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Signature Dental, Inc.
2620 NW Expressway
Suite E
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

P. 405-943-0123
F. 405-945-0234