Dr. Vaughan is a native to Oklahoma City and earned her undergraduate degree in biology and music from the University of Central Oklahoma. She graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, also at OUCOD. Following graduation, she joined Dr. Shannon Griffin in private practice. Their practice was committed to the same type of high quality, comprehensive dentistry taught and practiced in the AEGD program.
In addition, she joined the faculty of OUCOD in the Department of Operative Dentistry as a part-time Clinical Instructor. Over time, she began teaching in AEGD and accepted the role of Assistant Director and eventually, Director. Serving the community through dentistry is her passion. She is active in several dental and statewide activities that target those with unmet dental needs. Because of her commitment to the dental profession, education, and service, she received the OUCOD Young Alumnus of the Year Award and was given the OUCOD Outstanding Part Time Faculty Award. She is a board member and volunteer dentist with D-DENT, a charity that provides free dental care to low-income elderly and disabled Oklahomans. She has served in many capacities with several dental volunteer organizations, including the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy, and was most recently the Restorative Lead in that event. She is a Fellow of the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Academy and received the Oklahoma Dental Association 2018 Young Dentist of the Year Award.
AEGD Certificate, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
D.D.S., University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
B.S. in Biology, University of Central Oklahoma
Societies and Organizations:
Pierre Fauchard Academy fellow
Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists
Oklahoma Dental Association
American Dental Association
American College of Dentists
Young Alumna of the Year, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
Part-Time Faculty Award, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
Young Dentist of the Year, Oklahoma Dental Association