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. Kesa 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.
Dr. Ashlea Turpin has lived in Oklahoma her entire life. Graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma as the Class Marshal for the Mathematics and Science Division, she received a Summa Cum Laude Bachelors in Science majoring in Biology. She continued her education at the University of Oklahoma College of
Dentistry earning her Doctorate with distinction, while receiving awards in operative dentistry, prosthodontics, and esthetics. After Dental School she completed a one year, voluntary residency, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, where she improved her education in complex rehabilitation, implants, and prosthodontics.
Dr. Turpin has participated in multiple community service events throughout the years due to her belief in giving back to her community and helping others. Her passion consists of treating the whole patient and providing them with the best quality of care at an affordable price. She loves dentistry as much as her patients and desires to help them achieve optimal oral health.
Heather is our dental hygienist. She graduated from Rose State College in 2011. She enjoys educating patients about the important role oral hygiene plays in maintaining and achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. She brings compassion for people, passion for dentistry and a gentle touch to our office. In her free time her adventurous spirit has led her into hobbies including, cycling, kayaking, and extreme couponing.
Donna is a graduate of the Oklahoma Health Academy dental assisting program. After the year long program, she graduated with honors in 2006. Donna has spent many hours volunteering in the Good Shepard's Ministry Clinic, the City Rescue Mission dental clinic and the DHMS dental clinic. She is an avid learner and enjoys expanding her knowledge through continuing education courses. She enjoys the daily interactions with her patients and explaining the importance of good oral hygiene.
In her free time she loves spending time with her 4 year old stepdaughter, her 2 year old daughter and husband Trent. Her hobbies include; painting, crocheting, and hanging out with family and friends.