We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs as a patient.
Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Our staff includes:
Sonja Davenport - Office Manager
Sonja is a lifelong resident of Marion County. She is married to Tim Davenport, and they have two children, Karlie and Steffan. Karlie married Zachary in 2017, and they have a beautiful daughter, Briar. Outside the office, her hobbies include painting, sports, and enjoying all the outdoors has to offer with her family and friends. Sonja has 7+years experience in the dental field and handles most of our insurance and billing issues.
Carla Gilley - Scheduling Coordinator/Receptionist
Carla is a lifelong resident of Baxter County and has lived in Marion County for the past eleven years. She has 30 + years experience in different medical fields. Carla handles scheduling, insurance, and billing issues. She enjoys being outdoors, especially spending time on the lake with family and friends.
Malinda Williamson - Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Malinda graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene in 1996 and has been practicing for over 20years. In 2008, she and her husband of 25 years moved to Mountain Home after he retired from the Memphis Fire Department. They feel very blessed to be living in the Ozarks and share a deep love for the outdoors while hiking, kayaking, and exploring. Malinda can also be found working around there home and tending their large vegetable garden. Experience has taught Malinda that a friendly positive attitude, with a true concern for the well-being of our patients is a recipe for success.
Lauren Cunningham - Dental Hygienist
Lauren was born and raised right here in the Ozarks and is a 2010 graduate of UAMS in Little Rock with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene. Meeting new people and helping her patients maintain a healthy smile are some of the best parts of her job. She believes getting to know each patient individually is key to providing high quality dental care. When not at work, Lauren can be found enjoying any aspects of the outdoors such as hunting, fishing, or running, but her biggest passion has to be her horses. One of her favorite things with them is taking advantage of all the great trails here in our National Forests. She also is an avid team roper and raises a small handful of American Quarter Horse foals every year.
Denise Ryndak - R.D.A.
Denise has been a dental assistant for over 20 years and has been chair side for Dr. Thomas since he purchased the practice in 2012. She enjoys integrating new technologies and procedures into treatment plans and likes educating patients about the new advancements in our office. Denise moved to the Mountain Home area from Michigan in 1997 and enjoys all the Ozarks have to offer. She is married to Kevin, and is the proud motherof two children, Alayna and Blake. They love the water, enjoying swimming, kayaking, camping and anything else this great state has to offer.
Kayla Nugent - R.D.A.
After graduating high school, Kayla moved to Chicago, IL where she began her dental career in 2012 with a private Endodontics office in Chicago, IL. She gained knowledge that applies to both front office duties and chair-side assisting. She continued on her learning path with a private general practice in Flower Mound, TX. She received her RDA certificate through the University of Texas Science program online. Kayla made her way back to Arkansas where she has been working for Bull Shoals Family Dental since 2015. She enjoys connecting with patients and helping people overcome their fear of dentistry. Outside of work, Kayla spends time with her husband Nick and their family. She enjoys traveling, indoor rock climbing, and being on Bull Shoals Lake.
To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!