VIP Dental is staffed by a highly-experienced team of dentists who are committed to giving everyone in Yukon a smile they are always proud to show off. When you come to VIP Dental, you can trust that your smile is always in good hands.
Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Bryan Kariya, DDS
Dr. Bryan Kariya was raised in Utah, just north of Salt Lake City. While growing up, he enjoyed sports of all kinds and was an active Boy Scout, earning his Eagle Scout award. After high school, Dr. Kariya served a two-year church mission in Melbourne, Australia speaking Mandarin Chinese. Upon returning from Australia, he played football at Brigham Young University. Dr. Kariya married his high school sweetheart, Sammy, and they have two beautiful daughters, Goldie and Poppy, each of whom were born right here in Oklahoma at Mercy Hospital.
Dr. Kariya graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. After practicing in Nevada and Utah for a time, he and his family made their way back to Oklahoma, a state they love! Dr. Kariya loves helping his patients get the smile they desire, and is looking forward to meeting you at your next appointment at VIP Dental.
Dr. Ray Tate, DDS
Dr. Ray Tate is an Oklahoma native. He was a varsity athlete at Weatherford High School before going on to play collegiate baseball. Dr. Tate is passionate about the outdoors, and especially enjoys hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Kiera, have three wonderful children: Remy, Ari, and their new baby girl, Kricket. The Tates have lived in Yukon since 2012 and feel blessed to raise their children in this community. They proudly call Life Church in Yukon their church home.
Dr. Tate has been passionate about serving people through healthcare since he was diagnosed with a major medical condition as a child. He pursued that passion by earning a degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, and he is excited to continue to do what he loves as he serves the VIP Dental community with the same excellent care provided by Dr. Stepniewski for the last 10 years.