Meet Dr. Hayden Fuller
Dr. Fuller was born and raised in Oklahoma City and looks forward to incorporating periodontics into the practice. She intends to improve the look and function of her patients’ smiles while also caring for their oral health.
About Dr. Fuller
Dr. Fuller comes from a family of healthcare professionals (her dad is an anesthesiologist and her mom is a retired pharmacist), which sparked an interest in similar fields from an early age. When she was a child, Dr. Fuller needed a lot of dental work and was very anxious about visiting the dentist. However, the compassionate care she received inspired her to explore the profession herself. Dr. Fuller was further motivated to become a periodontist because it combines creative, surgical, and social aspects in one job. From her own experience, Dr. Fuller knows that dental and surgical treatments are very personal, and she finds that creating relationships with her patients, making them feel comfortable, and improving their oral health is very rewarding.
Dr. Bryan and Dr. Goodson wanted to create a fused office model between oral surgeons and a periodontist, and they knew that Dr. Fuller would be the perfect fit for their practice. This approach provides a more streamlined experience to patients by having oral surgeons and a periodontist all under one roof.
Dr. Fuller’s favorite procedure is guided bone regeneration (GBR), which creates new bone in areas where it may have been lost. This allows more patients to become candidates for dental implants. She also loves the processes of placing dental implants and performing soft tissue grafting so that her patients have the very best functional and aesthetic outcomes. Her favorite feeling is calming a nervous patient before surgery because she has been in that position and knows how important it is to feel comfortable and at ease.
Education and Residency
Dr. Fuller went to Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City for school and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Christian University. After earning her DDS at OU College of Dentistry, Dr. Fuller completed a 3-year residency and a master’s degree in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at OU College of Dentistry. During this time, Dr. Fuller gained hands-on training in implant surgery, bone grafting, sinus elevation, and aesthetic gum grafting while interacting with a vast number of patients who required different periodontal care. In addition, Dr. Fuller’s training allows her to provide both IV and oral sedation for patients who experience dental anxiety.
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Hobbies and Interests
When she’s not at work, Dr. Fuller enjoys spending time with her family, including her sister, who is a dentist, and her fiancé Tate, who is in his anesthesia residency at OSU. She has a deep appreciation for the arts and music, specifically classical ballet and piano. Her favorite activities are reading mystery novels, painting, drawing, and yoga.
Dr. Fuller’s Favorites:
Candy: Gummy bears
Chips/Cookies: Plain Pringles and Oreos
Movie: Barefoot in the Park
Scent: The best smell in the world is fresh laundry!
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