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500 E 8th St. Okmulgee, OK 74447 • 918-756-9595

Meet our Team


Okmulgee Family Dentistry Group Photo
Terri Martin

Terri


Dental Assistant
I was born in Louisiana, but have been in the area since third grade. My husband and I have lived here for 27 years, which is how long I have been in the dental field. We have two wonderful daughters and one son. We enjoy spending time with them and our grandchildren. You can also find us in the woods during hunting season.
Staff 18 Amanda

Amanda


Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in Okmulgee. I have been working for Dr. Ruleford since she started practicing here. I am so happy to be serving my home town community and doing something that I love and feel so passionately about. I love helping our patients improve their oral health and enjoy making a personal connection. I was a dental assistant prior to attending dental hygiene school. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2008. I have a strong Christian faith. I am a proud member of the US Army Reserves for 15 years now. I am married to my best friend and we have two amazing daughters. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, cooking and baking, volunteering, learning to quilt, and teaching a fitness class at our local YMCA.
Staff 18 Amber

Amber


Dental Hygienist
I am a 2011 graduate from TCC with a degree in dental hygiene. I also have an Associate Degree in Accounting. I am married with six children. My family and I are active members of our community and church.
Staff 18 Nikkee

Nikkee


Hygiene Coordinator
I currently live in Checotah with my husband Jimmy and two children. I have been in the dental field for 11 years as an assistant. I am a Sunday school teacher and a part of the Leadership team at New Life church in Checotah where I attend. I am passionate about my job and about children's ministry.
Okmulgee Family Dentistry Sarah Loftin

Sarah Loftin



In 2014 is when my love for dental started. I have worked front office most of that time but have also assisted. Im my passion is being able to help people with whatever their needs are. I have 2 onry boy and a bonus mom to two beautiful girls. We love spending our free time fishing, hunting and being outdoors.
Okmulgee Family Dentistry Becky Starkey

Becky Starkey



I was born and raised in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I moved to Okmulgee when I was 20 years old. I have been in Dentistry for 24 years. I have been married to my best friend for 17 years and we both work in the dental field. We have two beautiful daughters and two beautiful grandchildren. Also, we are members of the Refuge Church.

My hobbies include fishing and hanging out with my family. Fun fact: I started my dental career in this office when I was 20 years old.
Ciera

Ciera


Dental Assistant
I graduated from Green Country Technology Center in August of 2020: I studied dental assisting. Shortly after doing my clinicals at Dr. Ruleford's office, I was hired full time. I have absolutely loved every minute of the dental field.

In my spare time I enjoy watching my boyfriend, Mateo, play college basketball, and spending time with family and friends.

Maranda


Dental Assistant
I was born in Okmulgee and raised in Henryetta. I graduated from Dewar Public School on to where I attended and I graduated from Oklahoma State University with my Associate's degree in Applied Science. Still Striving to further my education in plans to reach my ultimate goal. I have been a Dental Assistant for 21 years. I am instructor at Green Country Technology Center for the Dental Assisting Program. I have two daughters that are my best friends and that I enjoy spending time with. "A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear."
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