Dr. Richard Guess

Dr. Richard Guess is more or less a native of Wichita Falls, having moved here in 1977. He attended Rider High School and graduated in 1985, and graduated from The University of Texas in 1989 with a B.A. in Biology. Hook ’em Horns! From Austin he moved 90 minutes south to San Antonio to attend dental school at The University of Texas Health Science Center, graduating with a D.D.S. in 1993. Dr. Guess set up practice in Wichita Falls immediately after graduation, and appreciates being a North Texan and the North Texas community. He is a member of The American Dental Association (ADA), The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). He also currently serves on the board of directors for the North Central Texas Better Business Bureau (BBB). Maplewood Laser Dental Clinic is an A+ rated business with the BBB, and we’re members of the Wichita Falls Board of Commerce and Industry.

Personally, Dr. Guess’s wife, Tina, is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from Midwestern State University and they have a daughter, Laura, at Midwestern State University.

Dana Kirkpatrick – Hygiene Coordinator

Dana began her dental career in 1984 as a dental assistant. She has been with Dr. Guess since 2003 and is now the Hygiene Coordinator. Dana wants our patients to always feel welcome in our office and to feel at home. We have a wonderful doctor and team to help achieve their dental goals. Dana has been married to Darren since 1984 and they have 2 children – Paige and Tanner. Dana enjoys being with family and friends. She also enjoys spending time outdoors.

Colbie Begeman – Dental Hygienist

Colbie was born and raised in Plainview, Texas. She married in 2006 and moved to Electra, Texas. She attended Midwestern State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009. She and Dr. Guess work closely together to analyze saliva tests and come up with customized treatment plans to help reduce bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease. She is certified to use a Diode laser in periodontal treatment. Colbie continues to further her knowledge by attending a variety of continuing education courses each year. Colbie feels that as a professional, her goal is to serve people and develop lasting relationships by promoting health and wellness through dental hygiene. Colbie and husband Brandon have 2 children, Jaxon and Naley. Colbie enjoys being a mom and spending time with her family.

Kim Shawn – Registered Dental Assistant

Kim was introduced to the dental field in the 90’s as a dental assistant. She was the Dental Hygiene Coordinator for Dr. Guess for 2 years but is now a dental assistant again. Kim first trusted Dr. Guess as her personal dentist and now feels fortunate to be a member of his team. She grew up in Henrietta but moved to Burkburnett when she married her husband, Barry, in 2003. They enjoy traveling to Colorado every summer to relax and fly fish for trout. Kim also loves to cook, read and scrapbook.

Presley Stallcup – Dental Hygienist

Presley was born and raised in Scotland, Texas. She attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in May 2013. Presley and Dr. Guess work closely together to analyze saliva tests and come up with customized treatment plans to help reduce bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease. She is certified to use a Diode laser in periodontal treatment. Presley also attends continuing education courses each year to further her knowledge in all aspects of dental hygiene. Presley finds the most rewarding part of her job is seeing results in her patients, as their oral and overall health improves. She enjoys building lasting relationships with her patients and loves getting to know them! Presley feels so blessed to be part of such a caring team who provides individualized treatment to each patient. When away from work, Presley loves to spend her time with family and friends.