Dr. Sarah Wallis Karnish, DDS is excited to return to her hometown of Ardmore and join the team at Pediatric Dental Associates. She attended Oak Hall Episcopal School, graduated from Ardmore High School, and then obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University.
She practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist for several years before returning to dental school and obtaining her doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.
After dental school, Dr. Karnish (affectionately known as Dr. Sarah to her patients) completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN. While there, Dr. Karnish served as the Chief Resident of the program and received a Master of Dental Science degree. She not only treated children at the UT pediatric dental clinic but was also afforded the opportunity to provide care at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Karnish is currently a candidate for board certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She has obtained her Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Conscious Sedation certificates and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Oklahoma Dental Association.
Dr. Karnish and her husband Kyle enjoy spending time with family (including their two fur babies), traveling, and cheering on the OKC Thunder and Oklahoma State Cowboys!