Meet Dr. E Stanton Key

A Love for Beautiful Smiles

I have been blessed to work in a profession that helps people in a very tangible way. To watch young people grow up into beautiful young adults with confident smiles, and to help parents and grandparents achieve the amazing smile they’ve always wanted, is rewarding. I’m not sure how many lives I’ve touched in the 35+ years I’ve been an orthodontist, but I do know each person was important to me and I wanted to do the best I could for them.

I opened up Key Orthodontics in the 1980's and have now passed on the practice to my daughter Dr. Meredith Key Hill.

It was incredible to spend my days helping people develop their healthiest, most beautiful smile and getting to know them at the same time. I enjoyed our conversations and sharing in their lives. Whether we’re talking about school, work, sports, or hobbies, I always learned something new and loved that. I assisted my friends achieve a lifetime of smiles they love; what could be better?

My grandfather, Dr. Fern Robertson, was a big influence on my decision to go into oral healthcare. He was a dentist for more than 50 years in Olney. 

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science in biology – Texas A&M University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Master of Science in oral biology – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Certificate in orthodontics – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

After graduating from dental school, I practiced general dentistry for four years here in Graham. I met an orthodontist, Dr. Ed Pitt, who let me observe his practice, and I instantly fell in love with orthodontics and knew I had to make a change. I applied to the orthodontic program at UT Houston and have never regretted the decision.

In the summer of 2023 I decided to hang up my hat and retire from treating patients.  My daughter Dr. Meredith Key Hill is the sole practicing orthodontist at Key Orthodontics now.  


Away from the Practice

I was raised in the small farming community of Munday. My father was a farmer and rancher, so my weekends and summers were spent working cattle and driving a tractor. I moved to Graham in 1975 to establish my dental practice and returned in 1981 after finishing my orthodontic education.


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