Meet Dr Whitlock
I am very blessed to work in a field that helps me to make a positive difference in the lives of the people I meet. I truly enjoy going to work every day and meeting so many different, unique people who all have something special to share. It is wonderful to make patients feel like they’re a part of our family and see the joy on their faces when they see their new smile for the first time.
I went to Oklahoma State University for my undergraduate degree, receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. I then completed four years of dental school at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. I completed a one year general practice residency at the Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. Ultimately, I received my Master of Science degree in Orthodontics after three years of study at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.
I exceed the minimum requirements for continuing education because I always want to improve the overall quality of experience for my patients, often resulting in shorter treatment time, less discomfort, and better results. I am also the director of the NWA Study Club, a division of the Seattle Study Club.
I had the honor of having been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Identifiably Orthopedics and have spoken nationally about the use of SureSmile. I am an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Arkansas State Dental Association, and the Northwest Arkansas Dental Association.
I have been married to my wonderful wife, Karen, for 24 years. We have three children, Alyssa, Kylie, and Bo, who we love spending time with. I am active in my community as a member of Grace Church of NW Arkansas and also participate in Lifesource, Bethany Christian Services, and Smile for a Lifetime.