Meet Dr. Bender
“I became a dentist because I love helping people. Helping them smile confidently makes my world and theirs a lot brighter.”
Dr. Bender’s greatest satisfaction comes from enriching the lives of her patients with truly high quality dental care. A perfectionist through and through, Dr. Bender will place a great deal of effort into making sure your experience is comfortable, stress free, fun, and friendly. She recognizes the important connection between your oral heath and your overall well being, which is why Dr. Bender is so passionate about the art of dentistry. Dr. Bender’s all-inclusive approach helps her patients improve their lives by giving them a new, beautiful smile, or by simply providing them with the continuing care and education needed to maintain their already healthy smile.
In her ongoing quest to provide her patients with the highest level of dental care, Dr. Bender, the Edmond dentist, furthers her skills by participating in continuing education opportunities in the latest dental techniques and technologies. She is currently active in the Spears Education Center and Spears Study Club. The art of dentistry is always advancing, and Dr. Bender stays on the leading edge of that advancement so she can provide amazing dental treatments that enrich her patients’ lives. Her greatest success is in creating an environment free of fear and embarrassment where patients are amazed by the healthy, happy smiles she creates.
Dr. Bender received her undergraduate biology degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she was a collegiate athlete, playing women’s basketball. Soon after, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry. Dr. Bender is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, American Women’s Dental Association, and Oklahoma County Dental Society.
Through the Give-Back-A-Smile Program, Dr. Bender volunteers her time to helping restore the smiles of domestic abuse victims, re-establishing their confidence and health as they rebuild their lives. She also volunteers for Oklahoma Mission of Mercy “OK Moms,” an annual 2 day event providing free dental care to as many adults and children as time will allow.
Dr. Kari E. Bender, a native of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, has lived in Edmond the past 10 years. When away from the office, Dr. Bender enjoys spending time with her husband, BJ, daughter, Hattie, son, Titan, and two wonderful dogs, Kash and Fletcher. Her hobbies include fishing, golf, traveling, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.