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Welcome to the Premier Smiles Family!

Our dedicated and compassionate team cares for families from Corpus Christi and the surrounding communities of the Coastal Bend Area.

Dr. Ikenna Okafor and his team manage all your dental needs under one roof. From cleanings and exams to implants, crowns, bridges, full mouth rehabilitation, extractions, and Invisalign, we do it all!

We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality dentistry with exceptional customer service in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

We know your time is important, so we see patients on time so you can continue with your day.

Premier Smiles has been caring for the families of Corpus Christi for over 24 years. In July 2017, Dr. Ikenna Okafor took over the office and is committed to the same standard of dental excellence performed in a soothing atmosphere.

meet your doctor

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Dr. “O”

Ikenna Okafor,
DDS

Dr. Okafor obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Madonna University Nigeria and a Masters degree in Health Science at California State University Dominguez Hills.

He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee and then went for further training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Okafor started primarily as a general dentist and has grown to become one of Corpus Christi’s predominate cosmetic and restorative dentists, with hundreds of dental implant procedures under his belt.

Dr. Okafor is happily married with two beautiful daughters and is passionate about providing quality dentistry.

When he is not at Premier Smiles, Dr. Okafor is active volunteering at local elementary schools educating kids on the importance of oral hygiene. He also travels all over the world volunteering at dental clinics in impoverished countries.

Dr. Okafor currently serves in the Texas National Guard.

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Marilyn

Front Desk – Knows every patient by name.

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Katy

Hygiene – Loved by her patients to the extent that she has “Katy Only” patients.

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Mary

Hygiene – Her patients love her for how gentle she is.

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Selma

Treatment Coordinator – Great at explaining treatment plans and answering insurance questions.

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Maria

Assistant – Does a great job at making sure patients are comfortable during procedures and follow-up with patients in the days after their surgeries.

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Alyssa

Assistant – Does a great job at making sure patients are comfortable during procedures and follow-up with patients in the days after their surgeries.

Our patients love us, you will too!

patient reviews

Vlademar
Vlademar
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Such a friendly and accommodating staff in an upbeat office environment. They make you feel right at home and work effortlessly to accommodate your schedule. Most of all they provide quality dental work that I would highly recommend.
David
David
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Been going to Premier Smiles for about 18 years. Great people, great service!
Rhonda
Rhonda
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I had a broken tooth that needed to be pulled...FAST! It was extremely painful. I called, set an appt and was seen the same day. Everyone was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very comforting. Since then they have followed up with and made sure I was healing well. They are wonderful!!
Rachel
Rachel
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Awesome team and very kind and knowledgeable Dr. "O" is outstanding. They have the warmest atmosphere and I appreciate that. My appointments have been readily available and beyond to include same day for extractions. I am very happy to have found Premier Smile and would highly recommend.
Chinedu
Chinedu
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Great staff and great customer service.
Tabitha
Tabitha
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Love me some Dr.O! And Katy and Marilyn♥️Thank you for getting us in! My husband is afraid of dentist in general.. and they put you at ease here and explain and educate the whole way. They are very welcoming and We love it here!
Ryan
Ryan
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The absolute best experience I have ever had at a Dentist! The staff is very welcoming and the office feels very homey. Can’t wait to go back!
Shelli
Shelli
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Dr Okafor and his staff are outstanding. The entire staff from the front office, to his dental assistants. Dr. "O" is a fabulous dentist. From fillings to crowns or what ever you need. He really cares about his patients and he is an artist when it comes to teeth.
Sally
Sally
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This was my first visit to Premier Smiles and so I felt apprehensive. However, I was put at ease by the professional treatment I received from the staff. I especially appreciated the time Dr. Okafor spent explaining the proposed procedure and answering my questions.
Larissa
Larissa
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The best dental team in Corpus Christi! Dr. Okafor and Alyssa are the best! They take care of you, make you feel welcomed and at home! Highly, highly recommend!
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new patient expectations

We know that the first visit to any doctor’s office can be intimidating. We want your time with us to be as comfortable as possible. Here is what you can expect during your initial visit to Premier Smiles.  

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During your first visit, our team will get to know you by asking some questions about your medical and oral health history. Be sure to bring a list of any medications you may be taking and their dosages. Please include all vitamins and over-the-counter supplements.

We love to educate our patients and answer questions, so don’t be shy! We encourage you to ask questions and express your concerns or desires.

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Next, we will perform a comprehensive oral exam that may include x-rays and a non-invasive oral cancer screening. If no signs of periodontal disease are present, you will have a routine cleaning. If we notice signs of periodontal disease, we may reschedule the cleaning portion of your visit to allow for more time.

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Once your exam is complete, Dr. Okafor will review his findings with you and work on a treatment plan that reflects your wants and needs while giving you a functional, healthy smile.

We offer many payment options and can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you a smile you deserve in a timeframe you can afford.

financing options

We want to help you receive the dental care you deserve. We discuss all cost and payment options with you to make sure you are comfortable with your treatment plan and to answer any questions you have prior to the start treatment. You will never have surprises when it comes to your bill. 

Information for Delta Dental Patients

After much thought and consideration, we have decided to become an unrestricted/out-of-network provider with Delta Dental.What does this mean for you? The good news is you can still be a patient and use your insurance benefits in our office.  We work with Delta Dental every day and will continue to bill them for services provided to you. We will strive to help you maximize your dental benefits as much as possible.

Information for United Concordia Patients

After much thought and consideration, we have decided to become an unrestricted/out-of-network provider with United Concordia. What does this mean for you? The good news is you can still be a patient and use your insurance benefits in our office.  We work with United Concordia every day and will continue to bill them for services provided to you. We will strive to help you maximize your dental benefits as much as possible.

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insurance

At Premier Smiles we work for you to get the most out of your insurance. We’ll team with your insurance provider to ensure you get the best coverage available to you.

We are a Preferred Provider (PPO) for many dental insurance companies. 

If you need assistance, or have questions about your insurance policies or claims, our staff is knowledgeable and always available to help you. 

Popular Payment
Options

We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards and work with third party financing so you can get the care you need when you neet it: 

  • LendingClub
  • CareCredit

 

We also offer in-house discount plans and 0% interest financing to help you pay for your dental treatment.

Free, No Obligation Consultations

Come in to Premier Smiles in Corpus Christi for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION consultation. 

At your consultation you will have an exam and X-rays taken. You’ll meet Dr. Okafor and together you’ll discuss your dental goals and your treatment options. 

You can always decide not to move forward with treatment and it doesn’t cost you anything.