Dr. Wavel Wells
Welcome to Lawton Kids Dentistry & Braces
Dr. Wavel Wells grew up in Fredonia Kansas. He graduated Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with a major in Zoology. He then attended Dental School at the University of Missouri in Kansas City graduating in 1971. At graduation he Dr. Wells was awarded the Certificate of Merit from the Academy of Oral Medicine and elected to the National Dental Honor Society Omicron Kappa Epsilon. He went from Dental School Graduate to Oklahoma City to attend a General Practice Residency at Saint Anthony’s Hospital. From there he enlisted in the Army as Captain, U.S. Army Dental Corps, stationed in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. After a year in that position he became the Officer in Charge of the Children’s Dental Clinic. Here is where he found his interest in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry. He left the Army in 1974 with a Commendation medal for Meritorious Service to attend a Pediatric Residency at James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital, University of Indiana Medical Center. He completed the residency in 1976 and returned to his adopted state of Oklahoma. He founded Wavel L. Wells DDS, Inc. in 1976. In 2020 Dr. Wells transitioned the practice to Dr. Chris, who changed the name to Lawton Kids Dentistry and Braces. Dr. Wells is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is also the owner of Blue Star Dental Lab, a lab dedicated to orthodontic and pediatric dentists. He has been married to the love of his life for over 40 years. They have three children and six wonderful grandchildren. In his free time Dr. Wells enjoys fishing, kayaking, he is an extra class radio operator-licensed to operate his own radio station, w5sk and often talks to others both across the U.S. and many foreign countries, he enjoys working on and driving a classic Prevost bus RV conversion and visiting the Oregon coast with his wife Laura.