Dr. Krista Jones had a distinguished career which garnered numerous professional accolades, including the Oklahoma Dental Association’s Dentist of the Year in 2012 and the James A. Saddoris Lifetime of Leadership Award in 2021. Active in numerous civic organizations as well, the energetic practitioner always made giving back a priority. Dr. Jones has given back to the College of Dentistry in many ways—from giving to the J. Dean Robertson Society, serving on the JDR board, guest lecturing at the college, and most recently by including the college in her estate plans.
“I’ve always believed that part of our responsibility as a professional includes giving back to your community as well as your profession, with your time, your talents and your gifts. So, I’ve stayed in touch with the OU College of Dentistry and helped in any way I can. My husband and I have tried to live our lives giving back to others,” said Dr. Jones. “My career and the opportunity to be successful were provided to me by the OU College of Dentistry. It wouldn’t be possible without that. I’m so thankful and appreciative of the amazing education I received.”