Dr. Nathan Proud – Owner & Dentist
A resident of Edmond for the past five years, Dr. Proud hails from Northern Alberta, Canada. He enjoys providing comfortable dental care that makes people change their view of dental visits. Dr. Proud is married and has two amazing boys that always keep him busy!
Dr. Proud knew when he first chose the profession of dentistry that he would have a job where most people would not be happy to see him, some may even dread it. His personal goal with every patient is to have a positive experience at the dentist and that over time, they will enjoy coming to the dentist. He believes having a painless visit at the dentist is great place to start.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry’s motto is – Service is Our Calling – and Dr. Proud tries to live up to that on both a local and international level. He has enjoyed participating in the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy as it gave him an opportunity to serve his fellow Oklahomans. He has also had the privilege of going to Guatemala and Peru in the past and looks forward to many future dental trips to areas of need.
When Dr. Proud is not in the office he enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle, including training to be a triathlete/marathoner. He and his wife also enjoy taking an active role in their local church ministries.
Dr. Ayesha Kashif
Pakistan native, Dr. Ayesha Kashif, was influenced at a young age by her three siblings, who are all doctors, to become a dentist. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she completed dental school in Pakistan and began her journey as a general dentist.
Shortly after Dr. Kashif married her husband in 2010, she moved to the United States. In order to utilize her skills in the U.S., Dr. Kashif had to go through the bittersweet experience of dental school one more time.
Practicing dentistry throughout different cultures has given Dr. Kashif the confidence to treat patients from different backgrounds and has helped her understand her patients’ needs better. She is amazed by how dentistry is related to the overall and psychological health of each patient. Dr. Kashif believes dentistry is not only her profession, but also her passion.
Dr. Kashif is looking forward to alleviating pain, restoring function and improving the overall aesthetic of each patient. She feels privileged and honored to serve her patients and the Guthrie community.
When she isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Kashif enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, reading, jogging, trying different cuisines, and traveling.
Office Manager – Miranda Clifford
Miranda Clifford is the office manager of Proud Dental. Born and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana, she moved to Oklahoma City to join the Proud Dental team. She began her dental career in 2014, entering the field as a dental assistant, while earning her associates degree in business administration from Northwestern State University. Miranda takes great pride in making sure our office runs smoothly and efficiently, with patient care being of the utmost importance. Her favorite part of dentistry is building relationships with patients and seeing patient’s smiles transform through the artwork of dentistry.
When Miranda is not in the office she enjoys spending time at home with her fiancé and two dogs, shopping, and traveling home to visit her family in Louisiana.