Dr. Christy Heinze is an Oklahoma native. She grew up in Piedmont and attended both the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry where she graduated with a General Dentistry, D.D.S. degree in 2018. What’s even more exciting is that she’s now a new dentist in Guthrie.
As of July 10, Heinze has taken over Dr. Terry Smith’s practice on North Division. With a focus on family dentistry, Heinze enjoys seeing patients of all ages and emphasized the importance of regularly visiting the dentist from an early age.
“Family dentistry is what I’m interested in. I love to see both kids and adults. It’s never too early to bring your children to the dentist,” Heinze said. “We start with what we call ‘happy visits’ to get them used to coming to the dentist. We recommend coming to the dentist every six months for kids and at least that for adults.”
Heinze loves the team she inherited as well as the Guthrie community, citing that she’s enjoyed everyone she’s met so far, and is looking forward to fostering relationships with her current and future patients.
“I really have enjoyed meeting all the people in Guthrie. I really like that everybody knows everybody. My staff knows all of the patients and their families. They’ve grown up together which has been really fun. I really enjoy forming relationships,” Heinze explained.
Dr. Smith will remain in practice until Dr. Heinze is familiar with the practice, patients and staff.
“What we tried to do is find someone who would take care of the patients and staff as well. We also wanted someone who has the heart to take care of our patients like we do. We have the best patients in the world here,” expressed Smith.
The clinic, which is now Guthrie Family Dentistry, is located at 303 N. Division and is open Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a patient or their services, please call 405-282-8120.