Keech Family Dentistry
Patients in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas have been trusting us with their dental care for many years. Today, Dr. Richard Keech and our team are dedicated to carrying on the legacy of high-quality dentistry and personalized care that our patients have come to enjoy and expect. Our goal is to treat you like family every time you visit because we know that building long-term, trusting relationships is the best way to help you achieve outstanding oral health.
We look forward to welcoming you personally to Keech Family Dentistry and treating you to one of the best dental experiences you've ever had. In the meantime, please take a moment to meet our awesome team!
Meet Our Team
Richard Keech, DDS
Dr. Keech graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Arkansas State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Keech is also currently pursuing a fellowship in general dentistry.
Dr. Keech and his wife, Elise, have two beautiful daughters, Amelia and Naomi. Their family also includes a boxer named Ethel and two cats, Fritzel and Harvey. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, especially golf and tennis. Travel is a passion for Dr. Keech and his wife, and they’ve visited over 20 countries!
Elise - Front Desk Coordinator
Elise is a native of Little Rock and received her Bachelor of Arts in advertising/public relations at University of Arkansas. She received her teaching certification at the University of New Orleans.
During the transition of Keech Family Dentistry to new ownership, Elise has enjoyed meeting each of our patients and helping in any way she can. She loves watching patients leave our office with a big smile.
Elise and her husband, Dr. Keech, have two adorable daughters, Amelia and Naomi, who are the center of their lives. She also enjoys anything Razorback, but mostly football and basketball. They love traveling when they can and spending time enjoying family and friends.
Amanda - Dental Hygienist
Amanda is a Texas native and came to Arkansas in 2007 to attend the University of Arkansas. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the U of A, she moved to Illinois for a few years and while living up there went to school for Dental Hygiene. After completing their degrees, she and her husband moved back to Arkansas in 2014.
Amanda joined our practice in February of 2016, and has loved getting to know our patients. She prides herself on being very gentle and always trying to educate the patients to ensure they are improving from appointment to appointment.
When she's not cleaning teeth, she enjoys baking goodies for everyone and spending time with her husband (and their two cats). They enjoy all things nerdy, including video games, board games, and watching and reading sci-fi and fantasy stuff. When the weather's nice, they also enjoy hiking and having picnics.
Skylar Dyke - Dental Hygienist
Skylar was born and raised here in Fayetteville. She attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway for 2 years then transferred to the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock where she received a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. She made her way back up to Northwest Arkansas where she now resides. She loves teaching her patients how to have a healthier smile and enjoys seeing patients come back with improvements. Skylar tries to make even the most apprehensive patient feel comfortable in her chair and she enjoys answering any questions that a patient might have about their oral health.
Jess Cheval - Dental Assistant
Jess was born on the south side of Chicago. Moving to northwest Arkansas in the late 90's, Jess went through the Rogers school district and graduated highschool in 2008. After receiving her Associates of Science from N.W.A.C.C. Jess spent the next several years working and managing restaurants. Needing a change of pace, she went back to school for her RDA license. Completing her clinical hours here with Dr. Keech, she was thrilled to have been offered a position to join the team.
Outside of the office, Jess spends a lot of time with her family, especially her young niece. She loves taking her large dog, Benny, on hikes, to the river and for camping trips. When the weather isn't cooperating for outside activities, she loves reading for her book club, playing video games, and watching movies.
Natalie Tuckett - Dental Assistant
Natalie grew up in the military, her father was in the Air Force. She lived in several different places throughout her childhood. After graduating high school in New Mexico, she attended college in Idaho where she received her Associates in Heath Science. After which she attended Concorde Career College in San Antonio and received her RDA license. Shortly after this, Natalie met her now husband who was finishing his commitment with the Marine Corp. They then moved to Fayetteville for him to attend the University of Arkansas. Natalie loves getting to know our patients and helping them to love their smile.
Natalie and her husband are expecting their first child and are excited to be starting the journey of parenthood. Natalie loves spending time outdoors, playing any kind of sport, and running on the many trails Fayetteville has to offer. She also loves a good book and playing the piano.