Meet the Team



Dr. Chris Ward has been practicing dentistry in Oklahoma for over 20 years. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he played small college baseball while studying biology with a pre-med emphasis at Oklahoma Christian University. He continued his degree work at the University of Oklahoma, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2000. His passion for changing the lives of his patients drives his efforts to excel in implant dentistry. He has received the highest credentials from the American Board of Oral Implantologists, becoming accredited as a Board Certified dental implantologist. He averages over 150 hours per year in continuing education as it relates to implant dentistry (many years over 250 hours).

Dr. Ward’s dental team has been with him cumulatively for 29 years. They are an integral part of his success, and their support is a big part of who he is today. In 2020, Dr. Ward opened Dental Implant Center of Oklahoma, where the exclusive focus is implant-related procedures and All-on-4® dental implant solutions. Dr. Ward will also be opening Dental Institute of Oklahoma, offering education and hands-on training for dentists around the country to learn implant dentistry from one of Oklahoma’s best along with some visiting faculty.

Dr. Ward has been married to his wife, Melissa, for 29 years, and they have five children. They are involved in church and their kids’ athletics and activities. He really enjoys primitive archery hunting, fishing, playing on the lake in the summer, hiking, and any outdoor sports or activities.


American Board of Oral Implantology
(Diplomate Specialist in Implant Dentistry)

American Academy of Implant Dentistry
(Fellow Accreditation)

International Congress of Oral Implantologists
(Master Accreditation)

Misch International Implant Institute
(Fellow Accreditation)

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
(Sustaining Member)

American Dental Association®

Oklahoma Dental Association

Tulsa County Dental Association

Meet Our Team

Our team members understand that some people have reservations about visiting the dentist. And if you are visiting our dental implantologist for dental implants in Tulsa, Oklahoma, you may have extra questions and concerns. Our team is made up kind, caring and friendly dental professionals who will take all of the time you need to make sure that you are comfortable and feel confident in your care. You can meet our team members below, and you can call Dental Implant Center of Oklahoma at (918) 906-2525 with questions or schedule your consultation.


Patient Coordinator

Deanna has been a part of the Dental Implant Center of Oklahoma family since May 2003. She is the first voice patients hear when they call our office, and she is the first person they meet when they come in. She screens our patients who call for an implant consultation, answers their questions, schedules their visits and helps them navigate their way through their treatments. Deanna also handles the financial aspects of our practice and helps our patients find the right payment options for them. She loves developing relationships with her team members and our patients.

Deanna has been married to her husband since 1986, and they have three grandchildren, Owen, Abby and Elliott. She is the third of six children. Her family is very close and has many family events through the year. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, reading, walking with her daughter, and spending time with her husband and grandchildren. Deanna and her husband are very involved with their local church, the Bible Church of Owasso.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from OU College of Dentistry in 2008 and have worked for Dr. Ward as a registered dental hygienist since 2009. My husband, Wes, and I have two children. My son, Grant, plays baseball, football and basketball, and my daughter, Hannah, loves gymnastics. When we are not busy taking the kids to their activities, we love to be outside.


Business Manager & Marketing Director

Bee earned her Bachelor of Science in business management at Baker University. She loves being a part of an amazing team and the endless opportunities to make positive impacts on the lives of others through the change and power that come with beautiful smiles.

When she is not at work, you can find Bee pretending to know what she is doing at the local CrossFit gym! She also enjoys attending her children’s extracurricular activities from sports to stage performances. Bee and her family love the arts and staying active!