As one of our friendly and knowledgeable hygienists, Dena has years of experience making sure our patients have impeccable oral health. She started working here in 1988, shortly after joining the dental field. Over the years, Dena has really gotten to know our patients like family. She enjoys catching up on their lives and helping them to maintain good oral health. Dena is proud to work with the doctors and everyone on the team at the Smile Center.
Dena is married to a wonderful man named Robert, and together they have three daughters. Some of her hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, and running her children to sporting activities.
As a Registered Dental Assistant, Lindsay’s job is to help the doctors at chairside. From since vantage point, she has seen hundreds of patients transform their smiles since she began working at the Smile Center in 2005.
Lindsay lives in the Cave Springs area with her husband and her little Yorkie named Gracie. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys working out and Razorback football!
Ondie is a hygienist whose responsibilities include x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, oral hygiene instructions, sealants, and any needed gum treatments. She feels that forming a relationship with her patients is the most important aspect of her job, as trust is the key to success of each treatment. She loves coming to the Smile Center and claims that she’s never had the opportunity to work with doctors that apply so little stress to her day, which is filled with laughter and fun.
Ondie has been married to Joe for over 40 years and together they have two sons and one granddaughter. She is an avid football fan (OU especially) and enjoys horses, gardening, and reading.
Along with the rest of our hygiene team, Sherry looks forward to working with our patients each day and helping them to improve all aspects of their oral health. She’s been a member of the Smile Center team since 1995 and has truly made a home for herself here. Getting to talk with our patients is Sherry’s favorite thing to do, although working with the staff is a close second!
Sherry has a very active son, Jackson, who likes karate and playing sports. In her spare time, she volunteers with meals on wheels and plays tennis, paints and sews.
Jessica is part of our friendly and professional insurance staff who will take the time to talk about (and if needed, translate) the best treatment and out-of-pocket costs for our patients.
One of our front desk receptionists, Kenzie answers phones and greets patients and helps make each one feel comfortable, and counts getting to know the patients as one of her greatest joys.
Kenzie was born and raised in Arkansas and currently attends Northwest Arkansas Community College. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, hiking, and coffee shops!
Chasity has been part of the Smile Center team since 2004. She thinks of the Smile Center staff as family, and believes one of their strong points is that they show the same courtesy to their patients. “We take pride in providing patients with a beautiful healthy smile.”
Britney has been with the Smile Center since 2012. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Briney’s duties include screening for oral cancer, taking X-rays, cleaning teeth, applying fluoride treatments, and instructing patients on oral care.
Britney is a Springdale native and attended the UofA for her undergrad degree and Missouri Southern State University for her dental hygiene training. Britney is married to Brandon and they have two children. In her spare time, she loves to travel and attend Razorback sporting events.
Rina is the Smile Center’s accounting manager and her duties include almost everything! She takes care of payroll, accounts payable, as well as fixing flowers and decorating the office. Over her many years at the Smile Center, Rina has gotten to know most of the patients and considers many of them friends – she enjoys catching up with long-time patients and getting to know the new patients! Rina can’t imagine working anywhere else and considers herself extremely lucky to have found a job where she feels like family and where everyone works to compliment each other and do their job well. One of her not-so-well-kept secrets is that she can get anyone in the office to do anything she asks by making them her special dessert, “Death by Chocolate!” Her biggest reward is to see a patient leave the office with a smile on their face!
Maria is a longtime Smile Center employee, starting with us in 1998! As a chair side dental assistant, Maria assists our doctors with numerous dental procedures. According to Maria, helping patients leave the office with the smiles they always wanted is her favorite part of the job.
In her off hours, Maria stays busy with her three children – two sons and a daughter – and her hobbies, which include shopping, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
As one of the Smile Center’s hygienists, Kellie’s duties include dental checkups, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, oral hygiene instructions, sealants, gum treatments, and more. She enjoys getting to know each one of her patients, helping them feel comfortable, and restoring them back to health after dental complications. Kellie has worked at the Smile Center for more than two decades, during which she has made many friends and has watched many of her patients grow up. She loves coming to work and being part of a staff that is extremely supportive and caring.
Kellie and her husband, Andrew, have three daughters and a beagle named Lilly. She enjoys attending her daughters’ sporting activities, playing tennis, and is a Razorback and Pittsburgh Gorilla fan.
Natalie began working as a Smile Center dental assistant in 2012, assisting the doctor with chairside dental procedures and X-rays. She loves how excited patients are when they see their new smiles!
Natalie has been married for more than six years and has a three-year-old daughter.
Meredith has been a Registered Dental Hygienist with the Smile Center since 2014. As such, she helps provide preventative care to patients as well as to teach them proper oral hygiene strategies in order to maintain good oral health.
Her favorite part of the job is establishing trusting relationships with patients and making sure they feel comfortable. Meredith lives in Springdale with her twin sister and dog Grace. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, taking Grace on walks, and cheering on the Razorbacks!
As a Registered Dental Assistant, Paola works with patients to make them comfortable, preparing them for treatment, and assisting the doctor during the procedures.
Paola has been married to husband Othon for many years, and together they have three girls – Judith, Jaznin, and Jocelin. In her spare time, Paola enjoys shopping, especially for shoes! She also enjoys being with family and friends.
Originally from South Texas, Rosie moved to Arkansas in 2004. She has b een in the dental field since 2009.
Says Rosie, “I really love working here at the Smile Center – we treat patients like family!”
Rosie is married and has a daughter named Deya, and two dogs.
Gina is one of the Smile Center’s hygienists whose duties include dental checkups, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, oral hygiene instructions, sealants, and gum treatment. She also administers N20 and local anesthetics. Gina enjoys the personal relationship she has with her patients who know that if they need anything or have any questions they can call her anytime. She loves working at the Smile Center where she has been on staff for over 20 years, they are a part of her extended family.
One of the things Sarah likes most about her job as treatment coordinator at the Smile Center is getting to know each and every patient.
She is married with two children, and loves everything outdoors and speding time with her family and church.