Our staff is the secret to our success. Scissortail Dental is fortunate to have had the same excellent people working in the office for many years. This stability and continuity enhances our ability to provide quality care to our patients. Our three full-time staff members have been employed an average of twenty-five years.
Phylis Milner began working for Dr. Farley in 1988 as a dental assistant and migrated to our front desk where she works full-time. A few years ago, Phylis began a second business in permanent makeup called Soft Strokes, which she runs and operates part-time. Phylis has two children, a daughter Rayna who is a dance professional in San Diego, and a son Tyson (married to her wonderful daughter-in-law Lany) who works for Great Plains Analytical in Oklahoma.
Rhonda Manning has been our full-time dental assistant for over 26 years. Rhonda and her husband have two grown children, a daughter who works at St. Anthony’s and a son who works in the energy industry. They enjoy spending time with their four young grandchildren, all of whom live in Edmond.
Stephanie Snider has been our full-time dental hygienist for 23 years. Stephanie taught dental hygiene at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry before joining our staff. She and her husband have three children, a daughter in Canada, a son in Oklahoma, and a son in middle school in Deer Creek.
Carol Powell joined our practice in 2015 as a dental assistant when she left her native Minnesota to relocate to her husband’s native home, Oklahoma, where he took a job with Devon Energy. She lives in Edmond with her husband, Andy, and their sons Jordan and Stefan. Although new to our office, Carol brings with her over 25 years of experience as a dental assistant. When Carol is enjoying her time away from the office, you’ll find her reading or participating in her weekly Bible study fellowship.
Cassie Marcum joined our practice in 2015 and works three days each week as a dental hygienist. Cassie graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She lives in Norman with her husband.
Melissa Reese joined our practice in 2018 and works both as a hygienist and front desk administrator. Melissa graduated from hygiene school at Midwestern State University in 2007 and earned her Masters Degree in Public Health in 2014. She has experience working for the Oklahoma Dental Foundation on the ‘MobileSmiles’ dental van and in the ODF administration. She lives in Guthrie with her wonderful husband, Garland. She has a daughter, Sara, and two “bonus” daughters, Amelia and Meghan.