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.
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.
Throughout his 36 years in the dental laboratory, David has had the unique privilege of learning his craft from some of the best artists in the industry. All have instilled in him the core value of providing the highest quality of work and personal patient care possible. David assists our doctors in providing a wide variety of customized and personalized removable appliances, including Implant Dentures, Partials and Neuromuscular “TMJ” Appliances. His personal commitment is of the highest standard of care and service for all patients at Central Dental.
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.
Registered Dental Assistant
Rachael has worked in the field of dentistry for eight years, and is one of our Registered Dental Assistants here at Central Dental in Little Rock. Specializing in Orthodontics and TMD, she loves building relationships with her patients. She’s 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 she’s not working, she’s spending time with her family, traveling, or trying out new crafts or recipes. She is trained in CPR and furthers her education through courses at our Little Rock dental office. We love having Rachael as part of our Central Dental family.
Somerset grew up in Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock Central High. She then attended New York University in New York, NY where she graduated with a BS in Accounting. After NYU, she earned her CPA and began working for KPMG, LLP where she worked for seven years in their New York, Dallas and Tulsa offices. In 2010, she returned to Little Rock with her husband, Steven, and joined the accounting firm of Thomas and Thomas, LLP. After having her daughter, Savannah, in 2012, she joined the Central Dental team.
Stephanie is the Insurance Coordinator at Central Dental in Little Rock. With over six years of dental experience, her areas of expertise are medical insurance, dental insurance filing, appeals, account audits, billing, coding, and any other administration work that seems to keep piling up. Stephanie is essential in making sure the team stays in line with insurance regulations and keeping everything in order in the often confusing world of insurance. Stephanie loves crafts, spending time with her family, and every once in a while, singing Karaoke. She also has two cats, Max and Rocky.