Our Dental Team

Our Doctors

Todd Higginbotham, DDS

Corey Haughey, DDS

Matt Williams, DDS

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), 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, Southeast Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee communities, helping their friends and neighbors enjoy sparkling smiles and optimal oral health.

Dr. Haughey is originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas. After completing high school, Corey moved to Memphis, Tennessee to pursue his education in dentistry from the University of Tennessee’s College of Dentistry. Dr. Haughey realized at an early age that he wanted to pursue his passion for dentistry from going on missions trips to Bogota, Columbia with his father. There, Corey was able to study and assist other dentists in the field and saw what a difference oral health could make in the lives of people who desperately need it. Those trips sparked a passion in Dr. Haughey driving him back to his home of Northeast Arkansas to turn his passion for oral health into a reality for his patient’s smile. Now, Dr. Haughey’s love for people and passion for oral health make him a favorite with his patients. Schedule your next appointment with Dr. Haughey today!

Dr. Williams is originally from Arkansas and previously resided in the Hardy, AR area. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN in 2002 & has been practicing Dentistry since. In his free time, Dr. Williams enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling with his wife, Lacy, and their two children, Blakely and Jackson. Dr. Williams passion for dentistry is a direct reflection of his love for helping his patients look and feel better about their smiles. Request your next appointment with Dr. Williams now.

Office Staff

Tabatha Parton

Amber Ward

Jasmine Turner

Insurance Coordinator
tparton@smiledentalar.com

Tabatha joined our practice in 2017 and brings over 4 years of dental experience to our team. As an insurance coordinator, her job is to help our patients understand their benefits so they can maximize them at every visit. She loves being a part of HFD because she truly enjoys being able to help people achieve a better quality of life through her efforts.

Originally from Casa, Arkansas, Tabatha graduated from Arkansas Tech University before attending Eastern College of Health Vocations. While there, she earned her associate’s in early child development and was trained as a dental assistant.

Away from the office, she likes to spend most of her time with her 2 daughters and 1 son. She is also very active in her church and tries to go on at least one mission trip every year.

Financial Coordinator
chuggler@smiledentalar.com

Chelsea was born in Carrolton, Georgia and attended 9 different schools growing up before finally graduating from Sheridan High School in Arkansas. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys reading, doing yoga, hiking, music, and cooking. Chelsea loves to meet new people and help them achieve the smile they want. Chelsea looks forward to meeting you at one of our events, screenings, or in our office at your next appointment.

Financial Coordinator
award@smiledentalar.com

Amber was born and raised in Bryant, Arkansas, graduated from Bryant High School, and is currently attending UALR to finish pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Amber currently resides in in Little Rock with her husband, Kelly, their baby boy, Davis, and their dog, Ellie. Amber and her husband enjoy being involved in the Little Rock Kickball Association, along with many other hobbies including hunting, fishing, going to the beach, and cheering on the Razorbacks. WOO PIG SOOIE! Amber loves getting to see people fall in love with their smiles and looks forward to helping you at your next visit!

Patient Coordinator
jturner@smiledentalar.com

Jasmine was born and raised in Conway, Arkansas, graduated Conway High School, served in the United States Military, and received her associates degree in criminal justice from Everest University along with her dental assisting certification from Eastern College of Heath Care before joining the Smile Dental team in 2017. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her little girl, Paisley. Jasmine loves working with people one on one to help them achieve their smile goals. Jasmine looks forward to helping you at your next visit.

Lai Ferrell

Kasey Eakins

Marketing, Public Relations Director
lferrell@smiledentalar.com

Lai Ferrell 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 Smile Dental, Lai is responsible for overseeing marketing, public relations, and advertising for the six 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 a Non-profit Organization 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.

Marketing Coordinator
keakins@smiledentalar.com

Kasey graduated from Buffalo Island Central High School and received her bachelor’s in Journalism & Public Relations from Arkansas State University. Kasey enjoys reading, singing, being involved with her church, and spending time with friends and family. Kasey and her husband have a precious 2 year old son. Kasey joined the team in 2016 and is excited about informing you about everything going on at Smile Dental!

14810 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 USA
Todd Higginbotham, DDS Little Rock, AR dentist providing preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. (501) 673 - 3905 lferrell@smiledentalar.com