STEVEN B. WHITAKER, D.D.S.
Oral Pathology Services
An Arkansas native, Dr. Whitaker was raised in Fort Smith and matriculated with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Arkansas in 1985.
He obtained his dental degree from the University of Missouri (KC) and subsequently completed two dental specialty programs, both in Georgia. In 1992 he completed a three year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. After a brief career in full time academia, he received Endodontic specialty certification at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Dr. Whitaker has served as president of the Northwest District Dental Society, Arkansas Association of Endodontists and Academy of Interdisciplinary Therapy. He has also had the opportunity to direct the Arkansas Department of Health’s Office of Oral Health and sit on the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, specialist member of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Whitaker is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Academy of Dentistry International, American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists.
Teaching remains a strong interest both in and outside of formal education and Dr Whitaker maintains several academic appointments. These include assistant clinical professorships at Georgia Regents University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Dr. Whitaker and his wife Carol live in Fayetteville. Their three daughters are currently attending to their studies in college or professional school working towards careers in the music industry and medicine respectively.
His specialties include Diagnostic Services and Management of Oral Disease.