Our Skilled Team of Dental Professionals
Chesterfield Dentistry wouldn’t be what it is without the support and hard work of our exceptional team. We treat our patients like family and take the time to get to know each patient. We understand that dental appointments can be scary, but we aim to make each visit to Chesterfield Dentistry a great one! From the lobby to the treatment room, you can rest assured that you’re in great hands.Contact Us
Meet Our Friendly Dentist
Dr. Melba Akinwande
Dr. Melba Akinwande graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. During her time there, she was involved with several outreach programs including an extended mission to Africa to treat the poor and less privileged. Following her graduation from dental school, Dr. Akinwande completed a General Practice Residency at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she performed more complex procedures and surgeries in an acute care setting. She has performed hundreds of hours of continuing education to enhance her skills to better serve her patients.
Dr Akinwande’s clinical interests include implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. She believes in restoring smiles and giving patients confidence in the most fundamental and social means of facial expression. Because of the breadth of her skill set, most dental procedures can be performed at Chesterfield Dentistry with only a few extreme cases referred out to specialists.
Melba and her husband, Goke, live in St. Louis West County. Her husband is currently a physician at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital. They love to travel, do volunteer missions, and eat at local St. Louis restaurants. Their favorite activity is biking around Forest Park in the summer months.
Get to Know the Rest of Our Team
Nikki Arment, Dental Hygienist
Nikki has been a hygienist for 20 years. Anyone whose teeth she has cleaned says that she is the best they have ever had. If you don’t believe us, check our Google and Facebook reviews! She is very gentle, caring, and great with patients who are apprehensive. Whether you need a general cleaning or periodontal treatment, Nikki will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.
Summer Urich, Office Manager
Summer has been in the dental field for 3 years, and customer service for 6 years. Her passion is always making people happy and lending a helping hand with patients that are in need. She is committed to providing resources for patients to help boost their self-confidence.
In her free time, Summer enjoys hanging out with her family, husband, and cats. She also enjoys watching and learning about new things that are happening in the beauty community.
Leah Williams, Assistant
Leah has been with our practice for 17 years and been in dentistry for over 20 years! She’s from Saint Louis and has a daughter and a son. In her spare time, she designs events for special occasions.