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.
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.
Hannah Johnston - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hanna grew up in small town Arkansas and enjoys working in a small town where she can get to know her patients. She always wanted to ge employed in the dental field and is happy to be doing what she loves! Hannah was homeschooled K-12 and then obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from UAMS in 2011. She married Justin in 2006 and they love spending time with their families and spoiling the nieces and nephews. Her hobbies
include reading, organizing, and good finds at thrift stores!
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 mother of two children, Alayna and Blake. They love the water, enjoying swimming, kayaking, camping and anything else this great state has to offer.
Ashley Stone- R.D.A.
Ashley was born and raised in the beautiful Ozarks. She enjoys anything outdoors with friends and family including but not limited to, Side by Side/ATV riding, swimming, exploring, camping, hunting, fishing, and so much more. Ashley has one cat named Willie and is getting married in 2022. She went to RDA school in Bentonville, AR at North West Dental Assisting Academy. Ashley is passionate about making people feel confident and comfortable in the dental chair. She has loved dental for years and is excited to help you with your smile!!
To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!