Dr. Wood graduated from University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1997. Prior to studying at University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, she attended Pittsburg State University. Dr. Wood has been practicing for many years. She loves caring for patients in her hometown of Pittsburg and also has patients drive from many miles around the region to see her each year. Since she began practicing dentistry, Dr. Wood has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that her patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care.
Dr. Robin (Plumlee) Wood grew up in Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1983. After high school she worked for James Pope at Lasting Impressions Dental Lab (making dental appliances) and began taking undergraduate courses at Pittsburg State University. While working at the dental lab she had the chance to work closely with several local dentists and became interested in the field.
In 1986, Dr. Wood attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois to complete a Associates Degree in Dental Technology. While attending SIU she learned the art of making many different kinds of dental appliances including crowns, bridges, dentures and partials. Dr. Wood received many academic achievement awards during her time at SIU and graduated with honors in 1987.
Dr. Wood returned to Pittsburg and married Robert L. Wood in 1988. She returned to work for Lasting Impressions Dental Lab and continued taking courses toward her undergraduate degree at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Wood received many honors while attending PSU including the Outstanding Senior Award and a scholarship for best graduating senior entering a professional school. She graduated December 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
After completing her degree and working in the dental field, Dr. Wood decided it was natural to apply for admission to dental school. She was immediately accepted at the University of Oklahoma College Of Dentistry in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and began attending in 1993. Dr. Wood was voted class president for the 1993-94 freshman year and received many awards over the four years she attended UOCOD. Some of these awards include: Singer/Pollach Scholarship, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Certificate of Achievement, Crest Award for Excellence in Dentistry for the Elderly, Honor Student Award in Pedodontics, Academy of Dental Materials Award, Dentsply Student Clinician Award, International Congress of Oral Implantologists Award, Student Research Group Award of Distinction, National Disaster Medical System Certificate of Appreciation (Oklahoma City Bombing Recovery Effort), Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society Award, William S. Kramer Award of Excellence, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award, Pierre Fauchard Academy Award of Excellence. In 1996, she won the state Grand Prize for Table Clinic Research and was honored to present at the national American Dental Association Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Wood graduated with Outstanding Distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in 1997. She was encouraged to apply for advanced study in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She finished her advanced studies in Oral Surgery on June 2001 and began working as a part-time associate for a dentist in Kansas City, Kansas. In August 2001, Dr. Wood started seeing local patients at Dr. Russell's office in Pittsburg. Dr. Russell has been a wonderful mentor and a great influence on Dr. Wood. He was her dentist and she worked with him on many cases during her years at Lasting Impressions Dental Lab. In December 2001, Dr. Wood started the process of remodeling a dental facility located next to Lindburg Pharmacy. In February 2002 the facility was complete and ready to see patients.
Dr. Wood's practice was setup to provide the maximum in comfort, efficiency and diagnostic capability. Her patients enjoy comfortable surroundings, and great customized care from an experience team of clinicians. Dr. Wood has the background and knowledge to provide a full line of preventative, restorative and cosmetic services for the entire family. Some of these services include crowns, bridges, partials, porcelain veneers, dentures, extractions, sealants, fillings, whitening, periodontal therapy.
Dr. Wood and her husband Robert L. Wood (Imaging Expert and Office Manager) have investigated and implemented the latest in dental imaging technology into her practice. Patients can enjoy the best diagnostic systems for x-ray and intra-oral images. These systems require up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional film-based x-rays and provide instant images. Dr. Wood has setup her office to feel like home with comfortable furnishings and a relaxing atmosphere. She is currently accepting new patients and would love the opportunity to welcome you into her practice.