Meet our Family Dentist!
Compassionate Team of Dentists
At Higginbotham Family Dental, our family dentist are here to serve you. With years of experience and expertise, our family dentists have the knowledge to give you a beautiful, healthy smile! Dr. Higginbotham prides himself on hiring the right dentists for his team and our patients. Each of our family dentists understands the importance of extraordinary dental care and excellent customer service. You can find which family dentist is available at each dental office by selecting a location, and our staff will be happy to let you know a particular doctor’s next availability. Meet our team below, and be sure to visit our Media page to watch the “Meet the Doc” series.
Dr. Todd Higginbotham
Dr. Todd Higginbotham graduated from Arkansas State University and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the UT School of Dentistry in Memphis.
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. Dr. Higginbotham opened his first practice in Blytheville, Arkansas in 2006. Since then, Higginbotham Family Dental has flourished with locations in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri. 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.
He is a member of the ADA (American Dental Association), DOCS (Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation), and ASDA (Arkansas State Dental Association).
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.
Dr. Todd Higginbotham and his wife, Jennifer, are proud parents of sons, Noah and Xander. They are pleased to be a part of the Northeast Arkansas community, helping their friends and neighbors enjoy sparkling smiles and optimal oral health.
Dr. Steven White
Dr. Steven White was born in Jonesboro, AR, 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 put any patient at ease during their dental treatment.
Dr. White, his wife Erika, and their kid’s MacKenzie, Parker, Emery, and Morrison enjoy spending time together and cheering on the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
Dr. White looks forward to providing outstanding dental care to his friends and neighbors from the Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri communities.
Dr. Adam Fitzhugh
Dr. Adam Fitzhugh attended Christian Brothers High School in Memphis and, he attended college at MTSU earning his degree in Biochemistry. Dr. Fitzhugh graduated from the University Of Tennessee Health Sciences Dental School in 2014. He practiced dental in East Memphis for four years before joining the HFD Family in 2018. Dr. Fitzhugh says, "The Bartlett and Collierville communities are such a down to earth part of the greater Memphis area. I have great respect for the hard-working people that call this area their home.”
Dr. Fitzhugh and his wife, Kayla, have two children, Rowan and Rori. And we can’t forget about their two “yappy little weenie dogs”, Tucker and Lily. His hobbies include being a family man and making sure the grass stays mowed!
Dr. Anthony Rusher
Dr. Anthony Rusher graduated Magma Cum Laude in 2015 from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. After graduation, he attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN, and graduated in 2019 as a member of the Richard Dogget Dean and Marguerite Taylor Dean Odonatological Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and a Certificate of Merit – Highest Honor.
Dr. Rusher started his dental career at Higginbotham Family Dental in the summer of 2019.
“I chose dentistry because I felt like a different person when I finished orthodontic treatment as a teenager. I had new confidence in my smile and value for what a dentist can do for people. As a dentist, I most enjoy interacting and connecting with people daily. Those interactions allow me to provide quality, comprehensive care while teaching people about the importance of oral health. Each day in a dental office is a different challenge, but the people of Northeast Arkansas make every day a great one!”
Dr. Rusher is married to his wonderful wife, Samantha, together they have one son named Lawson, and a dog named Cooper. They enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, as well as cheering on the Red Wolves, Razorbacks, and Cardinals.
Dr. John Crown
Dr. John Crown graduated from dental school in 1994 from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.
He joined the HFD Family in 2019.
In his free time, he enjoys watching St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball and playing golf!
Dr. Chris Marshall
Dr. Chris Marshall grew up in Springdale, Arkansas and went to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he attained his Bachelor’s degree in 2015. He went to the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis and graduated in 2020.
Dr. Marshall chose dentistry as his profession because his grandfather is a retired dentist and inspired him to pursue the same career. He gained experience when he was an undergraduate, by being his grandfather’s dental assistant on a part-time basis. He enjoyed getting experience while being a dental assistant; from getting people out of pain, to transforming someone’s smile completely. This is when his passion for dentistry really grew.
He is currently engaged to Dr. Ashton Monks, DDS, and they have a pet Maltese named Pearl. His hobbies include spending time with his family, cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks, golfing, bowling, and going to the movies. They currently reside in Memphis, Tennessee, and are members of Harvest Church.
Dr. Bryce McPherson
Dr. Bryce McPherson grew up in Kennett, Missouri before moving to Memphis, TN to attend Rhodes College. After undergraduate, he attended dental school at UTHSC. Dr. McPherson is engaged to his fiancé, and they have golden retriever named Kiwi. Bryce chose dentistry because he has a passion for healthcare, he loves to be creative, and wants to serve his community.
Dr. Vickie Panousis
Dr. Alexis Bourgeois
Dr. Alexis Bourgeois grew up in Memphis and attended the University of Arkansas for her undergrad, then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. Bourgeois began working with Higginbotham Family Dental in 2022. She attends Hope Church in her community and enjoys reading, cooking, working out, online shopping and going on mission trips! She also has a rescue dog named Rip that she loves to spend time with.
Dr. Bourgeois chose a career in dentistry because “It’s a field where I can diagnose -> treat -> and actually see the outcome of my work.”. She enjoys that she’s able to treat her friends, family, and community. Dr. Bourgeois was inspired to become a dentist after a mission trip to Nicaragua!
Dr. Bourgeois is proud to serve the Bartlett and Collierville communities.
Dr. Erin Freeman
Dr. Erin Freeman brings warmth, expertise, and a passion for exceptional dental care to our practice in Memphis. Originally hailing from Kent, Washington, just a stone's throw from Seattle, Dr. Freeman's journey into dentistry was fueled by a deep-rooted family tradition and a dedication to serving her community.
Her educational foundation was laid at Eastern Washington University, where she pursued a major in dental hygiene. Eager to expand her horizons and delve deeper into the art and science of dentistry, she continued her academic journey at Nova Southeastern University's prestigious School of Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Graduating in 2008, she emerged as a skilled professional, driven by a commitment to providing top-notch dental care to her patients.
Dr. Freeman's approach to dentistry is shaped by her belief in the power of relationships. She cherishes the connections she builds with each patient, fostering an environment of trust and understanding. For her, dentistry isn't just about treatments—it's about making a positive impact on people's lives, one smile at a time.
Beyond the dental office, Dr. Freeman's world revolves around her loving family. Alongside her husband, Chris, she joyfully navigates the bustling schedules of their five active children. As newcomers to the vibrant city of Memphis, they're eagerly exploring all its cultural richness and delights.
When she isn't crafting beautiful smiles or cheering on her kids at their various sports events, Dr. Freeman savors precious moments of family time. Her downtime often involves diving into the pages of a captivating book, relishing those peaceful respites.
Dentistry is more than a profession for Dr. Freeman—it's a legacy and a calling. Her genuine care, coupled with her expertise, ensures that every patient receives not just exceptional dental care but also a warm and comforting experience.
Dr. Erin Freeman looks forward to welcoming you and your family to our East Memphis Office, where exceptional dental care meets compassionate service.
Dr. Sean Fitzhugh
Dr. Julianna Boskus
Dr. Julianna Boskus, a passionate advocate for empowering smiles and fostering genuine connections, brings her unique blend of artistry, compassion, and dental expertise to HFD.
Originally hailing from Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dr. Boskus embarked on a diverse academic journey that reflects her multifaceted interests. At the University of Alabama, she delved into psychology while nurturing her artistic and scientific sides, minoring in both biology and art. This eclectic foundation laid the groundwork for her future endeavors in dentistry.
Driven by her fascination with the transformative power of dentistry, Dr. Boskus pursued her dental education at the UTHSC College of Dentistry, where she graduated with distinction in 2023. Her journey into dentistry was shaped not only by her love for the artistic aspect but also by her profound understanding of the psychological impact of a confident smile.
Dr. Boskus's dedication to patient care extends beyond clinical expertise. With a deep-seated belief in the importance of empathy and comfort, she prioritizes ensuring her patients feel at ease during their dental visits. Her background in psychology serves as a cornerstone in creating a safe and welcoming environment where patients can confidently discuss their oral health concerns.
Outside the dental realm, Dr. Boskus is a devoted family person and adventure enthusiast. Growing up with a love for waterskiing, instilled by her parents, she shares this passion with her siblings and even skied competitively for the University of Alabama ski team alongside them.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Boskus finds balance in her life through activities like crossfit, yoga, and the company of her beloved weenie dog, Bo. Together with her fiancé, she relishes spending quality time with friends, exploring new places, and nurturing cherished connections.
For Dr. Julianna Boskus, dentistry isn't merely a profession—it's a canvas where art, science, and compassion converge to transform lives. She eagerly awaits the opportunity to welcome you to our HFD Family, where exceptional care and heartfelt understanding meet.