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Get to Know Your Fort Smith Dental Team

At Dental Health of Fianna, our team’s goal is to give every patient a reason to smile. We work hard every day to do just that. Schedule an appointment with us soon – we can’t wait to meet you and provide you the best smile care around!

Kathryn Registered Dental Hygienist & Hygiene Team Leader

Kathryn began her dental career in 2010 and joined our staff two years later. She graduated from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith with two degrees – an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene (with high honors) and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (cum laude). During college, Kathryn competed in the Miss America/Miss Arkansas Systems and earned enough scholarship money to graduate debt-free. Today she is an advocate and volunteer for the Miss America organization.

Kathryn is licensed to perform expanded dental hygiene services, including administering inhaled sedation and local anesthesia. She is also certified in CPR for health care providers and completes a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education each year, including courses like Dental Office Medical Emergency Preparedness.

Kathryn says that our dental hygiene team is what she enjoys most about her job. She has 100 percent confidence in our team of highly trained hygienists to provide exceptional care to our patients. She loves that she gets to interact with our patients each day – listening and learning about their lives so that she can serve them better. Kathryn works hard to be kind, provide customized treatment, and be as thorough as possible with each of her patients. Her goal is to have them leave our office feeling happier and healthier than when they came in. When she’s not working, Kathryn enjoys spending family time with her husband and daughter, traveling, scuba diving and snorkeling, and exploring the outdoors with her family.

Heather Registered Dental Hygienist

Heather first worked in dentistry in 2001, then joined our crew the next year. She graduated from Westark Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Heather is licensed to administer inhaled sedation (laughing gas) and local anesthesia, and she is certified in CPR for health care providers. Over the years, she has completed many hours of continuing education to keep current on the latest techniques and guidelines. Heather says the best part of her job is our hygiene team because they are all awesome and work well together, especially when challenges come up. She loves having the opportunity to do her job for a living and works hard to treat her patients how she would want to be treated. Heather has been married since 1996 and has four amazing kids. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially traveling to different cities to watch her two oldest sons play baseball.

Shauna Registered Dental Hygienist

Shauna joined our team in 2015, having begun her dental career back in 2006. Besides her certification as a dental hygienist, she is also a registered dental assistant and completes a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education annually. In addition, she looks forward to receiving her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in December 2018. Shauna enjoys being an advocate for oral health care and having the opportunity to help our patients maintain healthy smiles. Getting to know her patients and building a foundation of trust are some of her favorite things about working here. When she’s away from work, she loves reading, going to the lake, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Sheila Office Manager

Sheila began her dental career in 1985 and has worked hard keeping our office running smoothly since 1999. She is certified in dental office emergency preparedness and loves all aspects of dentistry – from the business side to the clinical side. Sheila and her husband, Daniel, have been married for 40 wonderful years. They have two children, Amy and John, along with two grandchildren, Katelyn and Makinna. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family, boating, fishing, and working in her flower beds.

Pam Registered Dental Assistant

Pam has worked for us since 1996 when she began her career in the dental field. She is certified in advanced CPR and enjoys helping our patients get the smiles they’ve dreamed about. Away from work, Pam likes spending time with her family and friends, traveling, hiking, horseback riding, camping, and fishing. She and her husband, Roger, have six children and nine grandchildren together.

Destanie Front Office Assistant

Destanie is a full-time college student at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. She plans to graduate in the fall of 2019 with a degree in business administration, then pursue a career in pharmaceutical sales. Destanie started working in dentistry when she joined our team in 2016. She enjoys helping around the office and getting to meet new people. She married her high school sweetheart, Marty, and likes to spend as much quality time with him as possible – especially on vacation! In her spare time, Destanie enjoys photography, traveling, attending Razorback games with Marty, going to church, and spending time with her family.

Patti Scheduling Coordinator

Patti began her dental career in 2006 as a registered dental assistant, a job she enjoyed for six years. She joined our practice in 2018 and says the best thing about her job is working with such a great group of people and getting to know our wonderful patients. Patti married her high school sweetheart, Kevin, and they have three children, Chandler, Logan, and Karrigan. She and her family are very involved in their church as well as their children’s activities. Chandler’s band competitions, Logan’s soccer games, and Karrigan’s cheerleading keep them all busy. But she loves being a mom and wouldn’t change it for the world. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, singing, playing the cello, and practicing her photography skills.

Samantha Hygiene Coordinator

Samantha came onboard with us in 2018, brand new to dentistry. She loves all the humorous interactions she has with both her co-workers and patients. She and her husband, Stephen, have three children, Dakotah, Aleena, and Lukas. Samantha and her family are serious animal lovers. When she’s not working, she likes to spend time with Stephen and the kids playing games, going fishing, or simply enjoying a good movie.

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