A native Arkansan who grew up in Monette and has a farming operation in Manila, Dr. Higginbotham graduated from ASU and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the UT School of Dentistry in Memphis. He is a member of the ADA (American Dental Association), AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists), DOCS (Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation), and ASDA (Arkansas State Dental Association).
From 2002-2006, Dr. Higginbotham practiced dentistry in Jonesboro with one of the largest general dentistry practices in the area. There, he gained tremendous experience treating adults and children. His dental practices feature state-of-the-art technology, including digital radiography, intra-oral cameras, advanced cavity detection, and anxiety-free dentistry through conscious sedation.
Dr. Higginbotham's practice philosophy is to develop long-lasting, health-centered relationships based on trust, integrity, and honest communication with patients. He wants to help patients understand the causes of their current dental condition and develop a long-term plan to increase their self-esteem and well-being by enhancing their appearance, comfort, and ability to sustain excellent dental health. His dental practices feature complete smile makeovers, but as a family dentist, he treats all dental needs, large and small.
Dr. Todd Higginbotham and his wife, Jennifer, are proud parents of Xander and Noah. They are pleased to be a part of the Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri communities, helping their friends and neighbors enjoy sparkling smiles and optimal oral health.
Ashley Brewer, DDS, joined the Higginbotham Family Dental team in July 2008. She was born and raised in Lake City, AR and is a 1997 graduate of Riverside High School. In 2001, she graduated magna Cum Laude from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Dr. Brewer obtained her dental degree from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry and graduated with high honors in May 2008. She is a member of the Richard Doggett Dean Honorary Odontological Society of UT College of Dentistry, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, ADA, ASDA, Northeast District Dental Society, and the American Dental Educational Association.
Dr. Brewer's calming demeanor, generous spirit, and keen sense of humor make her a favorite among our patients. Her eagerness to share her extensive experience and knowledge in solving difficult dental problems and restoring them to beauty and comfort is what makes her a great addition to the Higginbotham Family Dental team. She is excited to treat the families of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.
Dr. Brewer is married to Colby and they reside in Jonesboro, AR. They have three children, Bryson,Burkeley and Bevan. They attend First Baptist Church in Lake City, AR.
Dr. Turner is a native Memphian. He Graduated with honors in cell biology and a minor in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1994. He graduated with honors from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis in 1999. Dr. Turner works in our Blytheville office and has a private practice in Bartlett Tennessee since 1999. He married to Clarissa Turner, DDS who graduated from dental school in 2001.She is from Little Rock. They have 2 children Estelle and Henry and live in East Memphis with 4 pugs, 3 of which are rescues. He enjoys duck and bird hunting, fishing, riding his road bicycle and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Turner looks forward to providing great dental care to all the families of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.
Keith Jones, DDS
After graduating high school, Dr. Keith Jones attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he received his degree in Biology, becoming the first person in his family to graduate college. While attending the U of A, he was a recipient of the University of Arkansas Chancellor's Scholarship and a member of the Chancellor's list during the duration of his college years. Dr. Jones also devoted time to community service projects while in college. One of many was during his sophomore year, he founded the University of Arkansas Chapter of the White Ribbon Organization, a national men's group striving to educate people on ending violence against women. After college Dr. Jones attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. While attending UTHSC he was President of the American Business in Dentistry Association, President of his 2012 Dentistry class, received numerous scholarships and awards like the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award. It is leadership positions like these that make him a great asset not only to Higginbotham Family Dental, but to the communities he serves.
Dr. Jones' practice philosophy is simple, "Treat people how you would want to be treated yourself." He has a desire to uphold strict ethics, care about patients through spending time with them, and act as a consultant or advisor for their dental health.
Dr. Jones and his wife, Kendall, are residents of Marion, AR. Aside from dentistry he enjoys golfing and hunting, and Razorback games. They are pleased to be a part of the Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri communities Higginbotham Family Dental serves.
Steven White, DDS
Dr. Steven White was born in Jonesboro and has lived in the Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri area for the majority of his life. He graduated from Senath-Hornersville High School in 2001 and attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro where he graduated with a Bachelor's in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry in 2006. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) in May 2012. Dr. White pays attention to detail and seeks perfection in his endeavors, as illustrated in the smiles of his patients. His warm and caring personality will make any patient at ease during their dental treatment.
Dr. White enjoys spending time with his daughter, MacKenzie and supporting the Arkansas State Redwolves. Dr. White looks forward to returning to his home area to provide outstanding dental care to his friends and neighbors from the Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri communities.
Bryan Copeland, DDS
Dr. Copeland has been a lifelong resident of Jonesboro. His parents are Ken and Marilyn Copeland and he has a brother Drew Copeland. He graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1997 and then went to college at Mississippi State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001 with a Degree in General Science. After college he went to dental school at UT Memphis where he graduated in 2006. While in dental school he was one of 5 students that was asked to go on a mission trip to Honduras to help them with their dental needs. Also, while in dental school he excelled in academia and was awarded several scholarships. He has been practicing dentistry for 6 years in the Jonesboro and Kennett areas at an established dental office and is now thrilled to join Higginbotham Family Dental and continue to serve dental patients in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.
Dr. Copeland is on the northeast Arkansas dental society board. His motto for dentistry is treat everyone like you would your own family and you can never go wrong. He is married to Ronda Copeland and they have two children Hudson and Addison Copeland. He believes in serving his community through outreach and charity work. He is a member of First Baptist Church and enjoys serving on committees at church. He just recently finished serving on the Hispanic committee in Jonesboro thru the Hispanic Center. His hobbies are my family, sports- especially cardinal baseball and Mississippi state sports, coaching his children's teams, running, and good movies.
Deana Joined Higginbotham Family Dental in 2007 assuming managerial duties for all office locations. Having many years experience since 1994 as an office, financial, and Public Relations Coordinator, Deana was well prepared for this role. Deana is married to Kerry Muegge and they have two children, Lori and Sarah. Deana enjoys spending time with her two beautiful granddaughters, Averi Grace and Bentley Ann, and enjoying outdoor activities with her family. Please contact Deana if you have any accounts payable, human resources, or other questions about our offices.
Marketing, Public Relations Director
Lai Ferrell has been with Higginbotham Family Dental since 2007. She began her marketing career at St. Bernards Healthcare in the marketing department, so her primary focus since graduation has been in healthcare. She obtained her BS from Arkansas State University and her Masters in Business Administration/Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix. As Marketing/PR Director of Higginbotham Family Dental, Lai is responsible for overseeing marketing, public relations, and advertising for the five dental clinics and the entire counties they serve. In addition to business development, Lai creates the artwork for all the marketing efforts and coordinates special events, both externally and internally. She helps guide the marketing and charitable budget and internal marketing. She is a member of the Jonesboro Young Professionals Network. Lai is also the Executive Director for the Non-profit Organization sponsored by Higginbotham Family Dental. Lai resides in Jonesboro with her husband Doug, and their daughter Averie Bey and they have one dog, Tia. If you have any questions for her please give her a call or send her an email.
Finance Controller-Administrative Office
Tiffany Creecy joined Higginbotham Family Dental in 2011 as the Financial Controller. She began her career in medical finances in 2005 and is responsible for overseeing the financial reporting, auditing, and accounts payable duties for Higginbotham Family Dental. She obtained her Business Finance degree from Williams Baptist College, where she also played college softball. Tiffany is married to Adam Creecy and they have one daughter, Linley. The Creecy's reside in Brookland, AR, where they are members of Woods Chapel General Baptist church. If you have any questions for Tiffany please give her a call or send her an email.
Production/Customer Service Manager/ Training Coord.-Administrative Office
Kellie Ashlock joined Higginbotham Family Dental in 2011. She resides in Marked Tree, AR with her husband, Ford. Kellie is a proud mom to her two boys, Gavin and Hudson. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, any activity outdoors, and most of all spending time with her family. Kellie looks forward to meeting you, and helping you with anything you may need.
Insurance Coordinator-Blytheville Office
Brittney joined Higginbotham Family Dental in August of 2011. She resides in Caraway with her husband, Hunter, and her daughter, Kendall. She enjoys shopping and spending quality time with her family. As the Insurance Coordinator for the Blytheville office, Brittney is in charge of all insurance related tasks. Please contact Brittney if you have any insurance questions for the Blytheville office.
Financial Coordinator-Jonesboro Office
Molly joined Higginbotham Family Dental in April of 2011. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Arkansas State University in December of 2011. As a Financial Coordinator in the Jonesboro office, Molly will be happy to answer any questions regarding your financial needs.
Financial/Insurance Coordinator-Kennett Office
Lindsey Barker has been with Higginbotham Family Dental since June 2011. She resides in Paragould with her husband Eric. They have two beautiful children together, Millie and Gavin. Lindsey has experience in finance since 2008 from another doctor’s office. As a Financial Coordinator in the Paragould office, she will be happy to answer any questions regarding your insurance benefits or financial needs.
Heather Dix joined Higginbotham Family Dental in May of 2012as Financial Coordinator for the Jonesboro office. She was born and raised in Jonesboro and currently resides in the Valley View area with her husband, Brandon, and two boys, Brody and Bryson. She enjoys spending time with her very energetic boys. With over 6 years of medical and pharmaceutical experience, Heather will be happy to help you and answer any questions regarding your financial needs. Feel free to email or call her anytime.
Insurance Verification Coordinator-Administrative Office
Meredith (Smith) McMillon has been with Higginbotham Family Dental since April of 2012. She has had over 10 years experience in the medical field including pharmaceuticals, dental, and medical healthcare. She is a graduate of Greene County Tech High School and has attended college at Black River Technical College and Arkansas State University majoring in business. Her hometown is Walcott, AR but she currently resides in Paragould with her husband, Zack McMillon. She has two dogs: a Rottweiler named Ozzie, and a Miniature Schnauzer named Rowdy. As Insurance Coordinator at Higginbotham Family Dental of Paragould, Meredith would be happy to answer any questions that you have about your insurance coverage. Feel free to email or call her anytime.
Misti Ross joined the practice in April of 2010. She resides in Jonesboro and is married to her high school sweet heart Jonathan. Together they have two daughters Jordan and Macy. As the Insurance Coordinator for the Jonesboro office, Misti is in charge of all insurance related tasks. Please contact Misti if you have any insurance questions for the Jonesboro office.
West Memphis Office
Mari Pinedo has been with Higginbotham Family Dental since April of 2012. She is a graduate of Williams Baptist College majoring in Business Administration. Her hometown is Cabot, Arkansas but she currently resides in Jonesboro. As Patient Coordinator for the Jonesboro office, Mari schedules and confirms appointments and makes sure all documents are up-to-date in patient files. Please contact Mari if you need to make an appointment or have any questions.
Hygiene/Marketing Coordinator-Administrative Office
Elizabeth Rose has been with Higginbotham Family Dental since April 2011. She obtained her Bachelor Degree at Arkansas State University in Business Marketing/Management. She resides in Jonesboro with her husband Cord and sons Luke and Conner. As hygiene/marketing coordinator for all locations, Elizabeth schedules and confirms all hygiene appointments and assist the Marketing Director in all aspects of marketing all the offices. Please contact Elizabeth if you need to make an appointment or have any questions.
Clinical Manager/Registered Dental Assistant
Amber Murray received her dental assistant license from the Northeast Arkansas Dental Assistant School in 2006 and started her career at Higginbotham Family Dental in February 2007 as a registered dental assistant. As a dental assistant Amber works with all five dentists when needed and performs all dental assistant duties. She is responsible for ordering all the dental supplies for all five locations and acts as the liaison to the dental supply representatives. She is from Delaplaine where she resides with her husband Michael and they have one son, Bryson. Please contact Amber if you have any questions for her.
Registered Dental Assistant
Courtney Brech graduated from Northeast Arkansas Dental Assistant School in 2006. She joined the Higginbotham Family Dental Team in 2008 and mainly assists Dr. Higginbotham at all four locations but will assist the other dentists when needed. Besides assisting she is also responsible for the implant and Invisalign orders for all five offices. Courtney is also certified to assist in IV Sedation procedures. Please contact Courtney if you have any dental questions or concerns.
Registered Dental Assistant
Sonya Standley attended dental assistant school at Cotton Boll Technical School in Burdette, Arkansas and graduated in 2003. She has been a dental assistant since 2003 and joined the Higginbotham Family Dental Team in 2008. She works on a rotating schedule at all five locations with all the dentists when needed. Sonya is from West Memphis and is a graduate of West Memphis High School. She currently resides in Arbyrd, Missouri with her husband, Lonnie, and they have two sons, Travis and Cody. Please contact Sonya if you have any dental questions or concerns.
Registered Dental Assistant
Courtney Shumate has been with Higginbotham Family Dental since June 2008. She attended Arkansas Northeastern College for Registered Dental Assisting. Courtney is a wife and mother to one daughter. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. If you have any dental concerns or questions please contact Courtney.
Registered Dental Assistant
Jennifer Owen has been a valuable employee with Higginbotham Family Dental since March 2011 and has been a registered dental assistant since 2007. Jennifer resides in Marion, AR with her husband and two children. In Jennifer's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Jennifer is happy to help others in reaching and maintaining their goal of having a healthy, beautiful smile.
Registered Dental Assistant
Dana has been a dental assistant since 2008. She started
with the Higginbotham Family Dental team in 2011, after getting married in August and
relocating to Jonesboro with her family. She has a wonderful husband,
Jon and a son, Gavin. They attend Jonesboro First Assembly
of God church. While originally from Hot Springs, Dana loves Northeast
Arkansas and will be happy to help you with any dental concerns.
Registered Dental Assistant
Rachel Hughes has been with Higginbotham Family Dental since July 2011. She graduated from Cotton Bowl Technical Institute in 1999. Since her graduation she has assisted in dental offices in Arkansas, Missouri and California. She lives in Walcott with her husband and two children. Please contact Rachel if you have any dental questions or concerns.
Registered Dental Assistant
Angela is from Greer, South Carolina. She obtained her credentials from Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina in 1993 and has been in the field since that time. Angela is a CDA (certified dental assistant), and she is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board. She has been with Higginbotham Family Dental since June 2012. Angela looks forward to serving the people of the communities we serve and enjoys time with her husband Jeff and their two children Kaleigh and Tristen.
Registered Dental Assistant
Shannon has been in the dental field since 2001, and employed at Higginbotham Family Dental since February 2012. She lives in Paragould with her husband and their three children. She attends Southside Community Church and enjoys crafts, cooking, and laying in the pool.
Registered Dental Assistant
Emily has been with Higginbotham family dental since January 2012. Emily attended ANC in 2007 where she received her license as a registered dental assistant and has been a RDA for 5 years. Emily is originally from Joiner, Arkansas but is currently living in Paragould with her husband Dillon. Emily is an avid Hogs fan and enjoys hunting in her spare time. If you have any questions for Emily please give her a call.
Registered Dental Hygienist-Jonesboro office
Michelle Schmidt has been with Higginbotham Family Dental since 2006. She obtained her under-graduate degree at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR then continuing education at the University of Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR where she received her BA in Dental Hygiene. Michelle is a full-time clinical hygienist with main interest in preventing and treating periodontal disease. She also oversees the ordering for the hygiene supplies for all offices. Michelle volunteers for the American Cancer Society and is the silent auction chairperson for the Relay for Life in Jonesboro. She is a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church. She resides in Jonesboro with her husband Steve, and has 2 children, Blake and Andrea and grandaughter, Sadie.
Registered Dental Hygienist-Paragould and Jonesboro Offices
Jessica Bruce began her career as a hygienist in 2007 with Higginbotham Family Dental. She attended Arkansas State University where she danced on the ‘A-Team’ and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry in 2005. She then moved to Kansas City and attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2007. She rotates throughout all five offices. Jessica is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, the Arkansas State Dental Hygienists’ Association, and is licensed to practice dental hygiene in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee. Jessica was the team captain for the 2010 Higginbotham Family Dental Relay for Life team with the American Cancer Society. Jessica and her dog Macy live in Paragould. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Paragould. Please contact Jessica if you have any dental hygiene questions or concerns.
Registered Dental Hygienist-West Memphis, Jonesboro, and Blytheville Offices
Lindsey Poe started her career as a dental hygienist at Higginbotham Family Dental in June of 2011. She obtained her undergraduate degree at East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City, Arkansas before attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where she received her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene in May of 2011. After graduating, Lindsey moved from Forrest City to Jonesboro and joined the Higginbotham family dental team. She rotates throughout all five offices and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Arkansas State Dental Hygienists' Association. Lindsey wants to help everyone maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. If you have any dental hygiene questions or concerns please contact Lindsey, and she will be ready to answer them.
Registered Dental Hygienist-Jonesboro and West Memphis Offices
Ashlee Riley attended Arkansas State University and majored in biology before attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in May 2008. After graduating, Ashlee moved back to Northeast Arkansas and joined the Higginbotham Family Dental Team. She rotates through all five offices and is licensed to practice dental hygiene in Arkansas and Tennessee. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Arkansas State Dental hygienists’ Association. Ashlee currently lives in Jonesboro and is a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church. If you have any dental concerns please email her. Ashlee is ready to answer any of your dental hygiene questions.
Registered Dental Hygienist-Jonesboro and Paragould Offices
RaeAnn Carter started her career at Higginbotham Family Dental in August 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. She is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. RaeAnn is experienced in treating periodontal disease, teeth whitening and helping you maintain your overall oral health. She is a native of Batesville, AR, but now resides in Jonesboro, AR with her husband Jon. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, shopping and traveling. If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health please contact RaeAnn.
Registered Dental Hygienist-Jonesboro, Paragould and Blytheville Offices
Madison was born and raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for three years prior to moving to Kansas City, Missouri. Madison attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in May of 2011. She returned back to Jonesboro and joined Higginbotham Family Dental in June 2011. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association, and she is a member of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Madison is eager to get to know you and discuss any oral health care concerns.
Registered Dental Hygienist-Blytheville Office
Dana has been in the dental profession for 27 years. She is a registered dental hygienist and has practiced for the past 15 years. She is a graduate from Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Department in Fresno, California. Dana is an active member with the American Dental Hygiene Association. She served 13 years on the advisory boards at Fresno City College and San Joaquin Valley College Dental Hygiene Departments. When moving here from Hanford, California, she joined Higginbotham Family Dental in September 2011. Her passion is dental hygiene, treating patients and educating patients in their dental concerns. Dana resides in Osceola, AR with her husband Jon and son Justin. She enjoys gardening, watching her son play sports and traveling to California to visit her two other sons Bryce, Blake and her family.
Registered Dental Hygienist-Blytheville, Jonesboro, and Kennett Offices
Chelsey has been working in the dental field since 2007. She worked as a registered dental assistant for 3 years and decided to further her education and become an registered dental hygienist. Chelsey earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene while attending Concorde Career College in Memphis, TN. She started her career at Higginbotham Family Dental in January of 2012 as an assistant. She is now one of our full time dental hygienist at our Blytheville location. Chelsey is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and enjoys serving our community in helping them have a healthy, beautiful smile.