Benjamin Pieper, DMD
Dr. Benjamin Pieper was raised as the oldest of nine children in a small Wyoming town. Prior to finishing college, he spent 2 years in Peru as a missionary for his Church. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wyoming and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.
Before purchasing Riverstone Family Dental in Arkansas City, Dr. Pieper was an associate in a bustling Tulsa practice and Managing Clinical Director in Enid, gaining specific skills working with patients of all ages and in prosthodontics.
Dr. Pieper strives to provide the best possible care for his patients and is committed to advancing his knowledge in the dental field. His passion is in continuing to learn and grow as a dental professional. You can rest assured he will always be on the leading edge of dental treatment. It is an absolute with Dr. Pieper that he will treat you like family.
Dr. Pieper and his wife, Jamie, have five children ages 14 to 3 years old. They enjoy family time exploring, hiking, running, traveling and trying anything new!
Dr. Pieper also enjoys spending his extra time volunteering in the schools and coaching youth soccer in the local recreation league.
Dr. Pieper looks forward to helping you reach or maintain optimal oral health and providing you with the quality dental care you have come to expect.
Kelly Bay, Office Manager
Kelly joined the team in March 2008. She is married to Alan who is employed with Phillips 66 in Ponca City, OK. They have 2 children: Cheyanne and Colton. They have one granddaughter Libby who they enjoy spending their time with. Aside from her time with Libby, Kelly enjoys playing a good game of golf. They attend First Baptist Church in Ponca City, OK.
Julie Lewis, Dental Hygienist
Julie graduated from Wichita State University in 1994 with an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her husband Chad works at General Electric. They have three daughters: Alyssa, 21; Caitlyn, a 10th grader; and Hannah, an 8th grader.
Valerie Rush, Dental Hygienist
Val has been working in the current office since 1986 with the previous owner. She graduated from WSU in 1979 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Dental Hygiene. Professionally, she has been involved in the Local, State, and National Associations, serving as the President of the Kansas Dental Hygiene Association in 1992, and four years as a National Delegate. Val is married to Rick and they have a daughter, Elizabeth, who resides in Kansas City. They are members of the Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Debbie Smith, Lead Assistant
Debbie Smith is the lead dental assistant at Riverstone Family Dental. She has over 17 years of experience in the dental profession. Debbie knows how important it is to have a beautiful, healthy smile and works hard to make sure you have a great experience here at our office, treating you just like family. When Debbie isn’t helping her patients with their smiles, she is smiling with her family, including her two sons and their families, with 5 grandkids!