Meet the Staff

Our Staff 



Lacy Fisher (Hygienist)

 My family and I have lived in Choctaw all of our lives. My three sons Max, Payton, and Drew all attended Choctaw schools. I graduated from Rose State College with my degree in Dental Hygiene. I have worked in the office as a dental hygienist since 2004. I enjoy working here because of the incredible staff and patients. I love working in the same community where I live.




 Sherry Blankenship (Hygienist) 

I live in Shawnee and have been married for 19 years to my husband Alan. I have 4 wonderful girls Jordan, Jade, Logan, and Lauren. I was a dental assistant for many years until I decided to go back to school and become a dental hygienist. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma Dental Hygiene School in 2016.  The staff and patients have made me feel like family from the start. I love it here!








Nancy Vernon (Dental Hygienist)









Amanda Reil (Front Desk/Dental Assistant).

I have lived in Choctaw for 13 years with my husband John and our 5 children, Shelby , Devin , Alyssa , Caden  and Kaidence . I started out in the back as an assistant right out of DA school in 2010, after 6 years of assisting the Dr. I moved to the Front Desk. We have an incredible staff and Doctor!




 Tabitha Ernst (Front Desk)

I have lived in Harrah for 12 years with my husband Josh and 4 year old daughter Bentley. I have worked in the dental field for 9 years. I started with Dr. Ridpath in May 2016 and in my short time of employment enjoyed the staff and patients immensely!





 Sandy Jernigan (Dental Assistant)

I started working at the practice in 1981 for Dr. Shrum and then Dr. Clayton in 1994. I remain in the practice today with Dr. Ridpath. I have lived in Choctaw my entire life. I'm married, have 2 grown kids,1 dog, and 3 cats. My favorite thing to do in my spare time is sewing. We have a wonderful staff and Dentist.



 Courtney Cook (Dental Assistant)