Carrie, one of the Office Coordinators at Central Dental, makes sure everything runs smoothly and effectively every day. She has over 15 years of experience in the dental field and is currently working in the Little Rock office doing a little bit of everything. Carrie first got into the dental field when her sister was working as a manager over orthodontics and needed extra help with administration duties. From there, she took on a management position over the General Dentistry department and finally moved on to the role of Office Coordinator. In her down time, Carrie enjoys hunting and fishing with family and friends or sitting on a beach soaking up some rays.
Joanna Brown, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Joanna, a Registered Dental Hygienist at Central Dental Little Rock, has been a dedicated and warm member of the Central Dental family since April 2011. She is very passionate about preventative dentistry and educating her patients on the best way to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Her specialties include routine hygiene, local anesthesia, periodontal disease prevention/treatment, patient education, and whitening. She utilizes online webinars and CE courses to further her education. Her unique flossing game has earned her the nickname of “Floss Boss”, and she has recommended a water flosser to so many people that she should probably buy stock in Waterpik! Her patients always leave with a smile and often a promise to do better next time. In her free time, Joanna can be found working on a Pinterest project, watching Criminal Minds marathons with her boyfriend, playing kickball, or checking on her latest Fantasy Football stats. She has four cats that she lovingly refers to as “his, mine, and ours” and enjoys curling up with one or two of them on the couch with a good book.
Rachael Cunningham, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
Rachael has worked in the field of dentistry for twelve years. She is one of our Registered Dental Assistants who specializes in TMD and Sleep. She loves building relationships with her patients. She is glad to be in a position to help relieve patients of pain and headaches, and allow them to be more confident in their smiles. When Rachael’s not working, she loves traveling and spending time with her family
Chris Russell, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
Chris Russell recently joined the Central Dental team after she and her husband moved from Michigan to Arkansas. She has been working in the dental industry for 15 years as a General Assistant and Orthodontic Assistant. In her free time, Chris enjoys working out, cooking and traveling.
Keri Sutton, RDA
Keri has been in the dental field for 4 years! She is one of our assistants for general dentistry. She made a move to the Little Rock area and is looking forward to planting her roots here. In her free time, Keri enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.. and looking forward to their newest addition coming this January.
Kristi Friga, RDA
Kristi is a Registered Dental Assistant. She has been a part of the Central Dental family for 7 years. Her primary responsibilities include specializing in TMJ/Sleep/Ortho scheduling, referrals, and front office duties. Helping the patients to get out of pain and making them smile is what she loves most about her job. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her husband, Corey, and their boys Eli and Gannon. They enjoy spending lots of time at the lake, camping and traveling!
Samantha Sanders, RDA
Samantha is originally from good old south Arkansas. She moved to central Arkansas in 2006 after meeting my husband in college at Southern Arkansas University .She has a Bachelors Degree in Communication. She has twins that are growing up way to fast. When she decided to move down here she just so happened to get a job at a dental office and loved it. She became a dental assistant on a whim and it has been the best decision that she has ever made. She has been assisting for over 10 years. Samantha loves the interaction with her patients and loves to see them leave Central Dental with a huge smile.
Samantha believes that Central Dental is a step above the rest because of our cutting edge technology and comprehensive care that we offer to our patients.
Dr. Passini and Dr. Dalton are very compassionate about what they do. Samantha hopes that you will give us a chance to give you that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.