Samantha Marley-Harrod, D.D.S.
Dr. Marley-Harrod attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 2001. Since her graduation, she has been practicing dentistry in Edmond, Oklahoma, and enjoys achieving results that are the best fit for her patients. Continuing education has always been a priority for Dr. Marley-Harrod. She has advanced training in Invisalign®; participates in Spear Education regularly; and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently a member of the ADA, the Oklahoma Dental Association, and the Oklahoma County Dental Society.
During her spare time, Dr. Marley-Harrod spends time with her spouse and partner, Dr. K. Cullen Harrod, their daughter, Kendall, age 17, and their son, Landon, age 13. Both children attend Deer Creek and participate in sports. Watching OU football, taking Disney cruises, and watching the children play sports are among the many activities Dr. Marley-Harrod enjoys.
“My goal is for all patients to have a better understanding and awareness of their dental health and for us to achieve the best results together.” – Dr. Marley-Harrod
Dr. Kenneth Cullen Harrod
Dr. Harrod graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2001 and has been practicing dentistry in Edmond, Oklahoma, since then. He has studied at the East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma and is constantly finding ways to continue his education. He is a member of the ADA and the Oklahoma Dental Association.
Dr. Harrod and his beautiful wife and partner, Sam Marley-Harrod, have a daughter, Kendall, and a son, Landon. In their free time, they enjoy watching OU sports, especially the Oklahoma football team. Trout fishing, Star Wars, and Disney are among some of the other activities Dr. Harrod enjoys, when he’s not helping his patients achieve better oral health. During his free time, he likes to spend time with his family traveling to the beach or the mountains. Most other weekends, they are usually at a soccer game or volleyball tournament.
“My goal is to help and educate the people that walk into our office about their dental health. I think the best thing we can do as an office is to help everyone feel comfortable with treatment and reduce their fear of the unknown.” – Dr. Harrod
James Michael Buchanan, D.D.S.
Dr. Buchanan graduated in 1968 from Baylor Dental School. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma and continues his education quarterly. He has been practicing in Edmond, Oklahoma, for 43 years and is a member of the ADA. He has 5 children and 14 grandchildren and enjoys golf and traveling.
“My goal is to listen to our patients and address their concerns while delivering advanced, quality dentistry keeping the patient’s comfort a priority.” – Dr. Buchanan
Meet Our Team
Welcome to The Smile Associates! We provide comprehensive dentistry in Edmond, Oklahoma, and the surrounding areas in Northwest Oklahoma City. With the various skills, personalities, and experiences of our team, we are able to provide a comforting atmosphere where patients can feel safe about the treatments they receive. We look forward to meeting you and invite you to learn more about our talented team!
Charlotte Pusateri – Dental Hygienist
Charlotte graduated from Rose State College Dental Hygiene School in 1975 and has been practicing at The Smile Associates for over 40 years. She has an excellent combination of knowledge, and skill that contributes to the success of the practice. The best part of her job is working with the dentists: “Besides being great practitioners, they are all compassionate, both with patients and staff!” She enjoys the fact that they are understanding of family and are wonderful to work for. She is proud to be part of The Smile Associates. In her spare time, she likes to read.
Heather Acosta – Dental Hygienist
Heather has been a dental hygienist for 20 years and has been with The Smile Associates for 6 of those years. She has a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1998. She has two kids who are active in sports and dance, and while she’s away from work, she enjoys running, cooking, spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and celebrating the “good stuff” in life. Teamwork, communication, and the work “family” atmosphere are some of the things she enjoys at work. She contributes to the quality care and education of her patients for better dental and overall health.
Tammy Dalton – Dental Assistant
Tammy has been a dental assistant at The Smile Associates for 11 years and has a total of 26 years of experience. She enjoys the family-oriented atmosphere of the office, being part of the team, and providing care and education to her patients. She has her associate degree and is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Spending time with her family and friends are a few things she enjoys doing away from work. She is a wife and a mom of three children and two chihuahuas.
Amy – Accounts Manager
Amy has been working with The Smile Associates for 7 years and has over 20 years of dental experience. She enjoys the teamwork at our office, helping patients with insurance, and educating patients on payments and payment plans. Advocating for patients and assisting them with their insurance needs are regular parts of her work. When she is not managing our patient’s accounts, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing crafts, and painting.
Jessica Long – Dental Assistant
Jessica has been with The Smile Associates since August 2014 and has been part of the dental field since 2001. The best part about her job is being able to educate patients about their dental health and helping them get from point A to point B to complete their dental care.
Jessica has an associate Degree from Oklahoma City Community College in Applied Science, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Science and has been an instructor for dental assistants for three years. When she’s not working, she enjoys her family, loves participating in outdoor activities, music, food, learning new things, and volunteering for free dental care in the Oklahoma Metro area.
“I have worked in many dental offices because of temping positions or with my students. Dr. Marley and Dr. Harrod are amazing people and dentists, and I stand behind their work 100%.” – Jessica Long
Ashly Corral – Front Desk / Hygiene Coordinator
In March of 2018, Ashly will have been with The Smile Associates for one year. She enjoys getting to know the patients, learning more about the dental field, and continuing her education. As a front desk team member, Ashly focuses on hygiene, scheduling, and continuing care. When she is not working, she enjoys crafting and playing with her two dogs.