About Us

Welcome To

Smiles of Arkansas

Smiles of Arkansas Dental Center is a full service general family dental practice, established in 2008 by Dr. Robert Carter. We currently have 6 dentists, Dr. Robert Carter, Dr. Chad Johnson, Dr. John Barlow, Dr. Charles Alston III, Dr. Greg Martin and Dr. Regina Ferguson. We also currently have 7 Registered Dental Hygienists and 21 Registered Dental Assistants making Smiles of Arkansas Dental Centers one of the most successful practices in Southwest Arkansas.

At Smiles of Arkansas Dental Centers, you are not just a number. We take the time to get to know not only you, but your family as well, because we’re not just creating beautiful smiles, we’re also building lasting relationships. Our experienced staff and family atmosphere gives everyone a professional and caring experience. All of our clinics are child friendly while being warm and inviting for adults. We make everyone from children to grandparents comfortable and confident that they are given the best possible treatment.

At Smiles of Arkansas we utilize the most current dental technologies and techniques to help our patients achieve a smile that they can be proud of. We strive to keep the most up to date equipment, with televisions, computers, digital x-rays and nitrous oxide in each operatory, allowing us to educate our patients as well as keeping them comfortable. With highly trained dentists and hygienists on staff our goal is to provide all our patients with affordable quality dentistry under one roof for the entire family.

Why Choose Us?

1. Educate the public, parents, educators and children about oral health.
2. Providing high quality dental care and insure a positive and fun experience.

1. A dedicated and qualified staff committed to providing the best possible care. Our employees “Do the right thing” rather than just “do things right”
2. Experienced dental, clinical and front office staff with over 30 years combined service in the industry.

The Smiles of Arkansas Dental Center promotes and markets the dental center using a partnership philosophy with schools, healthcare agencies, daycare centers and other programs available to children and adolescents in the community. It is our goal to provide access to quality dental health services to children throughout our communities.

The surgeon general has concluded that oral care is the #1 unmet need for children across the United States today. Dental caries(tooth decay) is the single most chronic childhood disease and statistics show that tooth decay is one of the most common chronic infectious diseases among U.S. children.

Since its inception, Smiles of Arkansas Dental Center has experienced great success and has exceeded all expectations as it relates to production goals and patients seen. A large part of this success can be attributed to a business philosophy of treating all patients with respect and dignity. Smiles has earned the respect of its patients and their families as well as those in the community who help provide various services to underserved families. The Smiles team is poised to continue this path of success in other communities in Southwest Arkansas. Smiles employs only the best and brightest dentist, hygienist, assistants and front office staff that firmly believe in not only “doing things right” but “doing the right thing”. Our team takes pride in caring for our community by providing high quality, accessible, and compassionate dental healthcare.


Partial and Dentures

The implant fixture is first placed, so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment is necessary when parts of your tooth become inflamed or diseased.

Teeth Whitening

Bleaching methods use carbamide peroxide which reacts with water to form hydrogen peroxide.

Crowns and Bridges

Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth.

Dental Examinations

The most important part of preventive dentistry is to brush teeth with fluoride toothpaste approved by ADA.

Tooth Extractions

There are only 2 dental specialties that only focus on dental esthetics: Prosthodontics and Orthodontics.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings that are designed to match the color of your teeth are called composites.

Scaling and Root Planning

A scaling and root planing treatment is a non-surgical cure for periodontal disease.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening is an examination performed by a dentist or doctor to look for signs of cancer.

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