Dr. Catherine Akridge
Catherine Akridge DDS has joined John Bain DDS in practice at Natural Family Dentistry in Northwest Arkansas. And no, Dr. Bain is not nearly ready to retire. Dr. Akridge is enjoying the mentoring relationship with Dr. Bain as they collaborate on treatment together. Dr. Bain appreciates Dr. Akridge’s dedication to excellence. They look forward to years of teamwork in their natural health oriented dental practice in Northwest Arkansas.
Their mentoring relationship began in February of 2018 when Dr. Akridge began observing Dr. Bain treating patients while visiting here. While finishing at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Dr Akridge received frequent photos and discussions regarding treatment of various situations from Dr. Bain so that the mentoring could be ongoing even though long distance. To quote Dr. Bain, “I have never seen a young dentist so eager to learn all she can and as rapidly as she can!” Dr. Akridge is enjoying caring for patients and is happy that there is a fantastic continuing education emphasis that may even exceed that of a general practice residency program. Patients are responding exceedingly well to her friendly smiling demeanor and her gentle touch.
Dr. Akridge enjoys the study of natural health, bluegrass music, camping, yoga, hiking, canoeing, and interacting with people. She attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She has been asked to give advice to pre-dental students at the University on how to study for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) because she scored so high (97th percentile).
Dr. Akridge is doing hygiene services, new patient exams and workups, as well as family dentistry using the same materials and techniques that have served our patients so well for Dr. Bain.