Born, raised and dedicated to the service of Tahlequah and surrounding areas
Dr. Matthew E.
Dr. Matthew Walker was born and raised in Tahlequah, OK, and founded Downtown Family Dentistry in 2001. Dr. Walker is married to his wife Anna and resides in Tulsa, OK with their 3 children. Dr. Walker shares time between Downtown Family Dentistry and Utica Dental in Tulsa. When he is not helping patients or pursuing advanced dentistry, Dr. Walker enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing.
Dr. Walker earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Oklahoma University in 2001. Dr. Walker has maintained a commitment to continuing education and has pursued advanced training in laser gum surgery (LANAP), cosmetic reconstruction, and dental implant dentistry.
Dr. John P.
Dr. John Walker married his high school sweetheart before going to dental school and is the proud father of three children. Dr. Walker is an avid cyclist and mountain biker. He also loves to play guitar, as long as no one is listening.
Dr. Walker earned his bachelor degree in organismic biology and went on to achieve his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. Since graduation, Dr. Walker has consistently applied himself to continuing education, taking advanced courses in digital dentistry, oral pathology, implant placement and restoration.
Dr. Rishin Patel
Dr. Patel was born and raised around Dallas, Texas, which is home to triple-digit summers and arguably some of the best barbecue. From a young age, he knew he wanted to be in the health field and volunteered at local hospitals during summers. He was also part of an accelerated program in high school with an emphasis on pre-health.
Dr. Patel has always been diligent when it comes to oral hygiene, in part due to having a close relationship with his orthodontist throughout childhood. He can attribute a newfound aura of confidence due to the results of orthodontics. He strives to help others the same way he was.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Patel enjoys camping and hiking in the outdoors and going to live music events. If time, maybe even stepping up his golf skills on the weekends. He also enjoys traveling and loves to explore different cultures around the world and especially try new foods.