The Dentists at Crossroads Family Dentistry focuses on providing you with the best dental care in Oklahoma City, Moore and farther. Check out their bios below!
Dr. James Underwood
After Dr. Underwood graduated from Oklahoma State University in microbiology, he and his wife, Pat, moved to St. Louis to work as a researcher for McDonnell-Douglas Corp. He was one of the primary developers of an automated bacterial identification system for NASA to be used in outer space. The technology spun off to a system for hospitals and the start of Vitek Systems, Inc. The result was the AutoMicrobic System which is still in use today. Dr. Underwood received his Masters of Science degree from Southern Illinois University and Pat received her Masters of Science degree from St Louis University in communication disorders while in St. Louis.
Dr. Underwood and Pat decided to change gears a little and moved back to Oklahoma where Dr. Underwood entered dental school. In 1984, Dr. Underwood received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma and Pat added a beautiful baby daughter, Erica.
In his off time, Dr. Underwood enjoys spending time with his daughter, Erica, son-in-law, Chris, grandson, Hunter, and granddaughter, Avery.
After graduating from Creighton Dental School in Omaha Nebraska, Dr. Carl Dais
worked with the Indian Health Service in Lawton Oklahoma. Shortly thereafter Dr. Dais
joined Crossroads Family Dentistry. For 25 years he has enjoyed working with the
competent, concerned, & caring staff of Crossroads Family Dentistry. Dr. Dais and his
staff have endeavored to keep abreast with the many advances in modern Dentistry
so that we can offer the most up to date care for our patients.
Growing up, Dr. Chris Faulconer spent summers in Frederick, Oklahoma, where his father and grandparents were raised. He attended Callisburg High School in the north Texas area. Dr. Faulconer studied biological sciences at Oklahoma State University, where he earned his Bachelor's degree before attending Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He graduated with distinction with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree.
Dr. Faulconer's commitment to excellence was rewarded when, in school, he was one of only two recipients of the Dean of the College of Dentistry scholarship, which invited him to study at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Faulconer was a selection for the distinguished Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. One of only six residents in the country selected for this Oklahoma University program, Dr. Faulconer achieved the position of Chief resident. In the sixteen months of his high-level, hands-on residency, Dr. Faulconer advanced his knowledge in the area of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and comprehensive care, and he is happy to serve his patients with his outstanding experience.
Dr. Faulconer and his wife, Erica, a practicing pediatrician, enjoy spending time with their children Hunter and Avery, enjoying the outdoors, sports, reading, and pursuing common interests. The family are parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church.
In addition to practicing at Crossroads Family Dentistry, Dr. Faulconer has volunteered for local charitable events such as:
- Dentistry from the Heart
- Good Shepherd Mission Clinic
- Oklahoma Dental Foundation Mobile Dental Unit
- Oklahoma Mission of Mercy
- Oklahoma Special Olympics