At Ada Family Dentistry, Dr. Bryan Bratton and Dr. Melinda Ahrend are committed to providing exceptional dentistry in Ada, Oklahoma. Our skilled dentists and team offer a variety of services aimed at improving and maintaining your oral health. We care that you get the treatments you need in a welcoming environment. Call our office at 580-272-0222 to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Bryan Bratton graduated from NSU in 2000 with a major in organic biology and minors in chemistry and psychology. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He continues his dental education annually to stay up-to-date with advances in the dental field. In February 2019 he will be receiving advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and veneers.Dr. Bratton’s father has been a dentist for 32 years. Dr. Bratton practiced for three years in the Cherokee Nation, and has been practicing in Ada for 10 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association, and is involved in the Compassionate Outreach Program in Ada. As a dentist, he strives to give his patients the best possible care and to help them feel relaxed.Dr. Bratton and his wife, Dr. Courtney Bratton, have been married since 2001. They have three children, the oldest of whom is currently in college. Dr. Bratton’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, reading, playing sports with his children, and any outdoor recreation. He is a long-time member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Ada, and participated in 1 week Medical Mission expeditions to Nicaragua in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and to Haiti in 2018.
Dr. Melinda Ahrend earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry from East Central University in 2001. She then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, graduating with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007. She continues her dental education regularly in order to stay up-to-date with the latest treatments and techniques.Dr. Ahrend practiced in the Tulsa area for four years and in central Texas for four years before coming to the Ada area. She is committed to providing quality care to the community. She has practiced here since 2016. Dr. Ahrend is a member of several professional organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Oklahoma Dental Association
Dr. Ahrend was born and raised in Ada. She and her husband are both graduates of Ada High School and East Central University, and are excited about the opportunity to return to Ada and raise their four children in their hometown. Outside of the office, Dr. Ahrend enjoys piano, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Amanda graduated from Coalgate High School in 2005. In 2010, she graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She attended the dental hygiene program at Tulsa Community College, graduating in 2013.Amanda has worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Bryan Bratton since June 2013. She has advanced her skills through workshops and continuing education classes. Amanda loves helping people achieve a healthy smile. She also enjoys spending time with her family, going to the movies and reading.
Robin earned her Associate’s degree form Rose State College in 1998, and another Associate’s degree in dental hygiene in 2000. She has over 18 years of experience as a dental hygienist, and completes 30 hours of continuing education every three years in order to stay at the forefront of the dental field.Robin is a former U.S. Marine. In her spare time she enjoys CrossFit, hiking and traveling.
Chandler attending Latta High School and Murray State College, earning her dental assistant certification at Pontotoc Technology Center. She has also received certification in radiation protect and safety, CPR and first aid, coronal polishing, topical fluoride and dental sealant placement, and assisting in the administration of nitrous oxide. She has four years of experience as a dental assistant, and plans on going back to college to further her education and apply to dental hygiene school.Chandler’s hobbies include spending time with her kids, working out, hunting, fishing and shopping.
Delaney graduated from Ada High School and attended St. Gregory’s University and Custom Dental Assisting School. She has received additional certifications in CPR and in radiation (X-rays). Outside of the office her hobbies include teaching dance, traveling, spending time with her son and family, shopping, going to concerts and anything music-related.
Jamie attended Roff High School, the Art Institute of Dallas for two years and East Central University for two years. She is certified as a dental assistant, in radiation protection safety, CPR and first aid, coronal polishing, topical fluoride and sealant placement, and in assisting in administering nitrous oxide. Jamie has been with our team for five years and has filled many roles in our office, including receptionist, insurance coordinator and dental assistant.Outside of the office, Jamie enjoys being with her family and children. They can often be found outdoors, riding dirt bikes, fishing and camping. Jamie also enjoys teaching painting parties.
Randa graduated from Tupelo High School and attended East Central University. She has been a dental assistant for 12 years, and is certified in CPR and first aid, coronal polishing, X-rays, topical fluoride and the administration of nitrous oxide. Outside of the office, Randa enjoys spending time with her family and child, watching Dallas Cowboys football and The Walking Dead, being outdoors and shooting guns.
Dr. Courtney Bratton is our office manager. She graduated from high school in 1992 and received a Bachelor’s degree in biology in 2000. After marrying Dr. Bratton in 2001 she continued her education and received a Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2007. She and Dr. Bratton have three children, Mackenzie, Tyler and Logan. In addition to managing the practice, Courtney works part-time as an optometrist at Kennedy Eye Care in McAlister, OK.In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in the women’s ministry at her church, medical mission trips, gardening and reading.
Kelly has been a dental assistant since 1984, and has been with Dr. Bratton since he opened the practice nine years ago. She has received many certifications, including radiation protection and safety, CPR and first aid, coronal polishing, topical fluoride and sealant placement, and assisting in administering nitrous oxide. In March 2018 she took a new position as our insurance coordinator. Kelly also helps to coordinator our outreach program.Outside of our office, Kelly can often be found crafting, playing with her grandchildren, or attending or watching OU sports.
Teri attended the dental assisting program at Mid America Technical Center. She has many years of experience in working in healthcare fields, including six years as a Developmentally Disabled Care Assistant, one year as a patient coordinator and office assistant, and two years as a dental assistant. She has received training in a number of areas, and is certified in CPR, radiation protection and safety, and assisting and administration of nitrous oxide.Teri’s hobbies include shopping, traveling, concerts, movies and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.