Meet Dr. Ward


Dr. Amanda Ward is a born and raised Oklahoman. She grew up in Moore, OK before attending Oklahoma State University, where she graduated in 2003 with her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She then went on to the University of Oklahoma, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2007. Dr. Ward completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN in 2009. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

In addition to her passion for pediatric dentistry, Dr. Ward enjoys running with her husband Brad, cooking and reading.  She loves spending time with her husband and their two adorable young daughters.

Dr. Ward knows that each child is different, and her team seeks to make sure every child that walks through their door has the best experience possible. Through individualized care and attention, each child will receive excellent dental care at Norman Pediatric Dentistry.  It is our role is to assist parents in raising healthy children with healthy smiles.


Meet the Team

Kim Bacon is one of the receptionists at Norman Pediatric Dentistry. She has worked with children for over 15 years with prior experience teaching. She enjoys pediatric dentistry because she enjoys working with others and helping families help their family. She and her husband Brian have been married for fourteen years and have two handsome boys, Brendan, and Landry. Kim loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as helping others.

Jennifer Donnelly is a Certified Dental Assistant with twelve years of experience in dentistry. She has loved her years in pediatric dentistry because she loves working with children. Jennifer and her husband of eight years, Ryan, have three wonderful children. They have two handsome boys, Colyn and Brody, and a beautiful daughter Darian. Jennifer loves spending time with her family, and loves watching her kids play all kinds of sports: football, wrestling, baseball, and basketball.

Karen Gay has spent the last 32 years at this very dental office, and loves being able to watch the kids grow, while having ongoing relationships with their parents. She is the insurance coordinator for Norman Pediatric Dentistry and loves being able to help families in this way. Karen has two grown kids, Ricky and Christi and a bonus son Brad, who all have started families of their own. Karen also has three precious grandchildren, Caleb, Ashleigh and Alexis, whom she loves to spend time with. She loves when her entire family can all get together. Karen also enjoys reading, road-trips and the great outdoors.

Sonia Hardin is one of the receptionists at Norman Pediatric Dentistry. She has been in pediatric dentistry for over thirty-four years in this office, and before that taught preschool. She has worked with children and families her whole life. Sonia has two grown daughters Shannon and Kristin, who have started families as well. Sonia has a grandson Jasper and granddaughter Zoey. In addition to spending time with her family, Sonia enjoys working in her flower gardens, making pottery, traveling, and listening to audiobooks. Someday she hopes to live near the ocean.

Beth Hyde is a dental assistant at Norman Pediatric Dentistry. She has spent thirteen years in the dental field, and through that experience she has enjoyed educating children and their families about good oral hygiene, in hopes that they will stick with it their whole life. Beth and her husband Justin have three beautiful kids, their two daughters Cailin and Bailey and their almost two year old son Coy. Beth loves spending time with her family and enjoys baking and decorating cookies and cakes.