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OUR DENTISTS

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At Higginbotham Family Dental, our dentists are here to serve you. With years of experience and expertise, our dentists have the knowledge to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Now, read below to learn more about our dental providers and visit our Media page to view the Meet the Doc series.

Next, request an appointment with one of our doctor by visiting our locations pages to see who works at each clinic. Our staff will be happy to let you know when a particular doctor’s next availability is.

Our History

Higginbotham Family Dental is owned and operated by Dr. Todd Higginbotham. Dr. Higginbotham is from Monette, AR where he grew up on his father’s farm. Dr. Higginbotham graduated with his DDS in 2002 from the University of TN in Memphis. Afterwards, Dr. Higginbotham returned to Jonesboro, AR where he worked as an associate dentist for four years.  Then in 2006, Higginbotham Family Dental was opened in Blytheville, AR. Since then, the practice has grown to 10 location in AR, TN, and MO with more to come.

Dental Providers

Dr. Higginbotham prides himself on hiring the right dentists for his team.  For instance, our dentists understand the importance of extraordinary dental care and excellent customer service to our patients. Meet our team below.

Dr. Todd Higginbotham

Dr. Todd Higginbotham

A native Arkansan who grew up in Monette and has a farming operation in Manila, Dr. Higginbotham graduated from Arkansas State University 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), 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. Shane Smith

Dr. Shane Smith

Born and raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Dr. Shane Smith is a Northeast Arkansas native. After graduating from Brookland High School and completing his undergraduate at Arkansas State University, Shane moved to Memphis, Tennessee to pursue a dental education at the University of Tennessee’s College of Dentistry.
Dr. Steven White

Dr. Steven White

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. Katie Bell

Dr. Katie Bell

Dr. Katie Bell graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 2008 and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in May of 2014 with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She is a member of the ADA (American Dental Association), the AAWD (American Association of Women Dentists), and the AGD (Academy of General Dentists).
Dr. Doug Thomas

Dr. Doug Thomas

Dr. Doug Thomas graduated from Lambuth University in 1980 with a bachelor's in chemistry with Cum Laude honors. He attended dental school at UTCHS in 1984 with honors. Dr. Thomas has been part of the HFD Family since November of 2017.
Dr. Anthony Rusher

Dr. Anthony Rusher

Dr. Rusher started his dental career at Higginbotham Family Dental in the summer of 2019.

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. Adam Fitzhugh

Dr. Adam Fitzhugh

Dr. Adam Fitzhugh graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Dental School in 2014. Before dental school, Dr. Fitzhugh attended Christian Brothers High School in Memphis 2006, and attended college at MTSU and earned his degree in Biochemistry. He practiced in East Memphis for 4 years before joining the HFD Family in  2018.
Dr. John Crown

Dr. John Crown

Dr. John Crown graduated from dental school in 1994 from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys watching Cardinals Baseball and golfing! He joined the HFD Family in 2019 and we couldn't be more excited to welcome Dr. Crown and his family to Memphis!
Dr. Dennis Dickson

Dr. Dennis Dickson

Dr. Dennis Dickson attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro before attending Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Glendale. AZ. He began his career with Higginbotham Family in 2018.
Dr. Jessica Gursakal

Dr. Jessica Gursakal

Dr. Jessica Gursakal joined the HFD family in 2020. She is from Cordova, TN, attended Cordova High School. After graduating from the University of Memphis, she earned her D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 14 years and they are parents to two boys. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her family.
"I love getting to know my patients and the opportunity to work with my hands to restore smiles to health!"