Meet Our Providers



Dr Kyle Sparkman is a founding member of the Brighter Smiles Initiative team. Since the very beginning, Sparkman Orthodontics has been key to the success of the program, helping to shape our process and procedures and establishing a high bar for quality of care from Initiative providers. We are honored by Dr Sparkman’s continued dedication to helping kids achieve a Brighter Smile, and we are proud to have his continued leadership in this Initiative.

Dr Kyle Sparkman is an Amarillo area orthodontist. He attended dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he graduated in the top six percent of his dental class and was selected for membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honors society. Dr Sparkman continued his education by completing a two-year residency at the nationally recognized University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas. He has been trained in the most up-to-date orthodontic care and advanced technology. A member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr Sparkman is one of the youngest orthodontists in the nation with the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.



When the Ryan Palmer Foundation began to consider spreading the impact of the Brighter Smiles Initiative into the Dallas Metro Area, it was only natural we would turn to Amarillo native Chris Swayden, owner of SmileWorkshop. Already committed to serving the community in underserved areas, it is a great pairing as we combine forces for an even broader reach. We’re excited to have Dr Swayden on board, and we know that he and SmileWorkshop are a great asset to the Brighter Smiles Initiative.

Dr Chris Swayden grew up in Amarillo. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he received an undergraduate degree in biology and later attended NOVA Southeastern University where he received a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine. Prior to establishing SmileWorkshop Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, Dr Swayden completed hundreds of hours of courses in post-graduate dentistry. His areas of study include orthodontics and implant dentistry. Dedicated to the newest advancements in dentistry and technology, Dr Swayden is frequently among the first to perfect and use the newer, more advanced techniques for children.

Dr. Daniel Bekish


Dr. Daniel Bekish has been practicing orthodontics in Fort Worth since 2005. His practice has been listed as a Fort Worth “Top Doc” every year. Dr. Bekish has also been selected as a top Orthodontist by Fort Worth Mom’s Magazine.

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Bekish completed his undergraduate degree as well as his dental school training in Pennsylvania. After graduating first in his dental school class, Dr. Bekish moved to Texas to complete his orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He loves to say that “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as quickly as I could”! After specializing in Orthodontics, he moved to Fort Worth and started his orthodontic practice. Dr. Bekish completed his board certification in 2007 making him one of only a handful of orthodontists in the DFW area to obtain board certification.

Dr. Bekish loves creating beautiful smiles as much as he enjoys sinking ten foot putts or dropping into fresh powder somewhere in Colorado. In fact, if Dr. Bekish was unable to practice orthodontics, he would probably be a backcountry ski guide. But for now, he is happy to be living in Fort Worth with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children: Paige, Matthew, and Will.

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