Meet the Team

Our staff is both friendly and highly experienced. The Blum Dental staff is a group of dedicated, loyal, and professional women who are dedicated to continued dental education and have pursued advanced studies in their field.

Together, they have provided their skills and knowledge with a combined service of 81 years! They are dedicated to serving your dental needs while educating patients and the community about the benefits of preventive dentistry.

Administrative

 

Kaui Morrison

I have been a patient of Dr. Blum’s for 16 years. I joined the Blum Dental Clinic staff in October 2011, and brought years of customer service to the practice. I follow my moral compass by being kind to others.

I have become the insurance expert of our team, by forming relationships with managers of several top dental insurance companies.  I am the “go to” person in our office for your insurance questions. I have also attended several continuing education courses over the years to continue to expand my knowledge of dentistry.  

I am married and have two boys. I enjoy trips to my home state of Hawaii to visit family, and cooking.

 

Chasity Zachary

I love greeting our patients with a warm and friendly welcome. From our front office, I can assist with checking patients in and out, answering phones, verifying insurance, and making confirmation phone calls. I love building long-lasting patient relationships based on honesty and good communication. Seeing them leave with a smile on their face makes my day! The team that I work with here is wonderful. We’re one big family, and that’s what makes this dental office so special.

I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, Adam. I have two beautiful children, Braxon and Braelyn. We love hunting, camping, and spending time with our family and friends. We also enjoy cooking and going to church on Sundays.

 

Melissa Dawson

I have been with Dr. Blum’s office since 1995, starting as a dental assistant, then transitioning to the front desk. I have attended numerous continuing education seminars over the years. My personal favorite was the Misch Auxiliary Seminar in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where I learned techniques to assist Dr. Blum in the placement of dental implants. I have attended many of the Pride Systems workshops and team-building seminars as well. I love my relationships with my patients and co-workers. I also love the opportunity to work in a place that challenges me and gives me opportunities to improve my skills and grow as a person.

At home, I have twin 14-year-old daughters who keep me very busy. They play volleyball, run cross country, and pole vault. I also enjoy running and am an avid reader.

 

Hadley Finley

On a day-to-day basis, I fill in where I am needed and shadow when possible. I contact insurance companies on behalf of patients, answer phones, process payments, assist on simple procedures, clean equipment, and turn over rooms. My favorite part of my job is learning new ways to help around the office and interacting with the patients who have developed relationships with our team. I love the relationships that are fostered at Blum Dental, both within the staff and between patients and staff. These things make a workplace feel like an integral part of the community.

I am an avid reader, and always have a book with me. I have recently begun to take classes in sculpting to develop hand-eye coordination. As a second job, I work as a clerk at Doctors Park Pharmacy in Norman and I volunteer with a pre-school classroom three mornings a week. I have a BS in biology from Davidson College in North Carolina and was just accepted to the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry for Fall 2017! 

Dental Assistants

Savannah Aleman

I joined Dr. Blum’s team in 2014. I brought certifications and experience in orthodontic assisting, implant placement, sedation, and radiation safety. I fill my days with a variety of tasks, from assisting during procedures to providing treatment education to lab work, which really makes each day interesting! No matter what I’m doing at the time, my main goal is to ensure that our patients are comfortable and confident in the care they’ve received.

My husband Bryce and I have two daughters named Dylan and Blakely. I played soccer for the University of Oklahoma on a full scholarship for my bachelor’s in sociology and am still involved in playing indoor soccer and coaching my daughters’ teams. I love being involved with their school activities, in addition to reading, running, and attending Victory Family Church.

 

Heather Barefoot

I am a clinical assistant and have been with the office since 2008, after moving here from Ardmore. I received my college degree from East Central University and have been in dentistry since 2001. After moving from Shattuck to Ardmore in 2004, I continued to work in the dental field and expanded my knowledge by working in an office that did orthodontics. Since joining Blum Dental Clinic, I’ve taken advantage of every opportunity to establish relationships with our patients and help them gain confidence through their smile. I truly love working here; Dr. Blum and Dr. Tinsley treat every patient like family. We are a well-organized office that works great together to provide excellent dentistry to each and every patient.

I have been married to my husband for 20 years. He is a school administrator with Noble Public Schools. We have three beautiful children: Landry, Macy, and Kaiser. As you can imagine, with three kids we stay every busy with their academic and sporting events. If it’s the weekend, you can usually find us at a soccer field or in a gym watching the kids do what they love. Our family is also very active in our church, First Baptist Church of Noble.

Dental Hygienists

 

Marla Barnett

I am a registered dental hygienist and have been with Dr. Blum since 1995. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, where I served as class president and received numerous awards, including leadership and service award and outstanding senior award. I have attended many continuing education courses at the Pankey Institute, Pride Institute, and the Greater New York Dental Meeting, and received certificate of completion from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Blum’s high quality and expectations consistently challenge me to strive to be the best at what I do. Our emphasis on building positive relationships with our patients is the reason I love it here so much!

I have been married for 18 years and have two daughters. I enjoy going to OU football games and spending time with my family.

 

Jayla Eduvigen

I began my career as a dental assistant in 2007. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. I feel grateful to be a part of an incredible team and do my all to be the best I can be for them and for our patients. I have completed many continuing education courses over the years provided by my local and state dental hygiene associations, the Greater New York Dental International Meeting, Pride Institute, and Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. My career has allowed me to build wonderful relationships with my patients, and improve their health and lives along the way.

My husband and I have been married since 2011, and we have two girls. I spend my time with family and enjoy watching the OU Sooners and OKC Thunder!

 

Julie Tinsley 

Dentistry has been front and center for my entire life. My grandfather and father were both dentists, and my son, Dr. Michael Tinsley, is a dentist in this practice with Dr. Blum. My two older sisters are also dental hygienists! I have enjoyed 36 years of practicing dental hygiene and I am so excited to be working now with my son! My job entails cleaning a patient’s teeth; however, the main objective of my job is to identify, inform, and educate our patients in their dental and overall health. Personal relationships are key in my job so I can gain patients’ trust and help them succeed in maintaining health.

I have been married 36 years to my husband Loyd, who works at Devon Energy. Our family includes our son Mike and his wife Lane, and our daughter Taylor. Our favorite family trip is getting to the mountains to ski. We enjoy golfing, OU sports, and Thunder basketball. We are also members of McFarlin United Methodist Church.

 

Paige Guererri Kolakowski

I have two degrees from the University of Oklahoma: a BS in health and exercise science (2013) and a BS in dental hygiene (2015). As one of Dr. Blum’s dental hygienists, I help educate patients on the importance of oral hygiene as it relates to their overall health by providing the instruction and tools needed to maintain optimal oral health. I enjoy interacting with all my patients, especially the ones who take an active interest in their oral health. When they ask me about home care or treatment options, it shows we have educated patients who have listened to us and value our opinion.

I was married on November 5, 2016. We have one dog — a Chihuahua named Buster Brown — who is spoiled rotten. I enjoy walking my dog, spending time with my husband Austin, and being with my family, including my brand new niece, Olivia!

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