Charles L. Oakes, DDS
092_photoDr. Charles L. Oakes earned an Orthodontic Postgraduate Certificate at the Eastman Dental Center, and was awarded the Tom Matthews Award in 1988 and the Robert Gaylord Award in 1981 from the orthodontic department at Baylor College of Dentistry. He graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Before attending dental school, Dr. Oakes attended Centenary College, where he was a member of the Alpha Sigma Chi Honorary Chemistry Fraternity and the Alpha Sigma Pi National Honorary Fraternity. Dr. Oakes is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Dallas County Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontics, and the Southwest Society of Orthodontics.

In addition, Dr. Oakes has taught as an associate professor of orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry for over thirty-five years. He is the author of two articles published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, “Determining Physiologic Arch Form” and “Horizontal Growth of the Soft Tissue Nose Relation to Maxillary Growth.”

Dr. Oakes has three children. His son Todd graduated from Stanford University and is currently a professor of English and Math and a stockbroker. Amy is a graduate of the University of Texas, with a master’s degree from the University of North Texas in speech pathology. Raenie graduated from the University of Texas and earned a master’s degree in orthodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry.


Meet Our Team
Our team at Charles L. Oakes, DDS, Inc. has over 76 years of combined experience! Each of our staff members is highly trained, knowledgeable, and very friendly. We are dedicated to providing you with excellent orthodontic care and outstanding customer service. We encourage you to ask us if you have any questions or need help in any way; we are happy to assist you however we can!

Kay Garrison – Office Manager
Kay has worked with Dr. Oakes for over 26 years. She is married to her husband, Mike, and they have three daughters, Michelle, Shanna, and Ashley, as well as two granddaughters and two grandsons.

Julie – Orthodontic Assistant
For over 31 years, Julie has been working with Dr. Oakes as an orthodontic assistant. She and her husband, Gary, have three daughters, Joni, Amanda, and Katlyn, and five granddaughters.

Angie Moreno – Orthodontic Assistant
Angie has worked at Charles L. Oakes, DDS, Inc. for 19 years as an orthodontic assistant. With her husband, Anthony, she has three children, Ryan, Jocelyn, and Zack.