Meet Dr. Walker
Crystal Walker DDS
I grew up in a small town in Northwest Arkansas. I had an early interest in dentistry and wanted to pursue a career in pediatric dentistry since the sixth grade. After graduating from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, I attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry. While in Kansas City, I met my husband, Robin. Upon graduating from dental school, I earned my certificate in pediatric dentistry from Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry. After completing dental school and my pediatric training in 2006, we moved to Wichita, where I started our pediatric dental practice. We have two sons, Zachary and Ethan, and a golden doodle named George.
I was inspired to become a dentist by my own pediatric dentist. As I was growing up, I always admired the way he could help others through the service of dentistry. I am thankful for his positive influence and encouragement to pursue my dream career.
I love interacting with my patients and their families each day. The best part of my job is helping children transition from being apprehensive in the dental setting to being fully confident for their dental visits. Seeing the growth and progress that many children make over time is extremely rewarding. To have an opportunity to positively impact a child’s life is incredible and is something that I work toward each day.
Both of my children (7 years and 2 years) see Dr. Walker. We always have a positive dental experience! The hygienists are so sweet with the kids and make cleaning their teeth fun.
I love this office! The staff is so welcoming and great with my kids and make them feel comfortable for something most kids have a fear of.
This is a great place to bring your kids. I am so glad we found them! Everyone was so understanding and patient with our girls.
The patience and attention given to my three-year-old on his first ever visit to the dentist was wonderful.
After all, we are a kids' dental practice.
- What Do You Do Outside of the Office?
I love spending time with my family. I enjoy watching our sons play sports as well as spending time together at home. Our family loves board games! I am also an avid fan of all Arkansas Razorbacks sports and also like to cheer on the Royals and Chiefs as well.
- Who Is Your Hero?
My real hero would be my family. It’s hard to pick just one person. My parents are incredible and I am so grateful to them for so many things. They taught me to work hard, have integrity, and trust God. My paternal grandmother was such an inspiration too.
- Best Day of Your Life
There really is no one day that I can pick. I guess finding out I was accepted to dental school, marrying my husband, starting the practice, becoming a mom for the first time, and then the second, having Dr. Frazier join as a partner, and now Dr. Parr join as a partner… there are so many significant days.
- Interesting Fact
I love sports! In fact, sports are pretty much the ONLY thing that I watch on TV. Also, my wanting to become a pediatric dentist since the sixth grade is a little unique (although my husband picked his career in the third grade, so he has me beat).