About Your Team

Amanda Jones, Practice Manager of Operations

Why I Chose Dentistry: It runs in the family and I have stuck with it for 12 years. I love helping people see how dentistry can change their lives.

My Hobbies: I like to sew and craft. My children play sports, so my hobbies follow sports season!

Fun Fact: I can make a 5 course meal in crock pots.

Katelynd , Hygienist

Katelynd Fennell is currently working as a full time dental hygienist.

Why I Chose Dentistry: As a dental hygienist, I hope to be more than a healthcare provider by connecting with each and every patient I treat by being an educator, friend, and motivator. I am passionate about my role in healthcare and seek to provide the highest quality of care by bringing brighter smiles to those who need it most.

Hobbies: I am the mother of a wonderful 2 year old boy. In my free time I enjoy camping with my family and watching criminal minds.

Wanda Lathem, Hygienist

Why I Chose Dentistry: Assisted for 7 years and decided that the dental field of hygiene was my calling. Have been an RDH for 21 years now, so my calling took!

My Hobbies: Running, working out, playing the drums and keyboard, and singing. I love spending time with my husband, kids, grandkids, and wonderful friends. I like most sports but mostly golf!

Fun Fact: I married my high school sweetheart! Knew I was marrying a Minister and did it anyways!

Emily , Hygienist

My name is Emily. I’m the newest hygienist at Arkadelphia Dental Care and I earned my degree in Dental Hygiene from UAMS! I’m so excited to be back in my community!!

I chose dentistry because of how rewarding it is to serve others and because of the chance to make a difference in peoples oral health, and overall confidence❤️

Bridget Kennedy, Dental Assistant

Why I Chose Dentistry: When i was 12 years old I had my first dental visit. I was kind of scared because I knew I had some cavities. Fortunately, the dental assistant was very kind and didn't make me feel judged. Because my first dental visit was positive I knew I wanted to work in the dental field. I now get to create a positive experience for my patients.

My Hobbies: Reading, spending time with my dogs (Sammy and Cabo), marathon phone conversations with my daughters, friends, and my many siblings. I also love landscaping my yard.

Fun Fact: I am from the midwest, I have 3 daughers (Chelsea, Lindsey, and Marissa), I am number 8 of 12 children, I have a fraternal twin sister, and my youngest daughters are fraternal twins.

Sherri , Dental Assistant

Why I Chose Dentistry: Runs in my family!

My Hobbies: Playing with Kutter and Beau, shopping, spending time with family and friends, riding in our jeep, and side by side.

Fun Fact: I have two boys, 4 years apart, born on the same day and almost at the same time!

Melissa , Business Assistant

Why I Chose Dentistry: My grandfather was a general dentist, so I got to visit his dental office often. I have always found it interesting.

My Hobbies: Anything with my 3 grand boys, hunting, and traveling.

Fun Fact: I am from New Orleans, so I am a HUGE LSU fan. Go Tigers.

Melinda Crews, Business Assistant

Why I Chose Dentistry: Because Dr. Jones was learning music at our church, and Keith and I were in the choir. Dr. Jones stated he had bought a dental practice in Arkadelphia and was looking for employees.

My Hobbies: Traveling whenever I can and enjoying my pool and yard. I also enjoy playing with my great neices.

Fun Fact: I am the best Nertz player in the world

Daniella , Business Assistant

Why I Chose Dentistry: Dr. Jones has been my dentist since 2004. I have always enjoyed being a patient of Arkadelphia Dental Care so when a job opening was posted I decided to go for it after 10 years in personal injury!

My Hobbies: I love cooking and entertaining. I enjoy being around our pool and going on Jeep rides with my husband and two daughters. I love traveling and exploring new cities.

Fun Fact: I have flown an airplane solo twice. My favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arkansas Razorbacks. I love cats!!

Brooke , Dental Assistant

Brooke is currently working as a Dental Assistant.

Brooke has one beautiful daughter who she loves to spend time with.

She chose dentistry because she loves helping transform smiles and ensuring positive experiences for everyone!

Tarnell , Hygienist

Kandice , Business Assistant

Why I chose Dentistry: I've always enjoyed working in a office, so when I relocated to Arkadelphia, the Lord blessed me with a great office to work at full of amazing co-workers.

My Hobbies: Family time, crafting and of course shopping!

Fun Fact: My favorite color is leopard.

Lanna , Dental Assistant

Why I chose Dentistry: I chose Dentistry because I love getting to be a part of making patients love their smile. 

My hobbies: spending time with my kids. Cooking/learning to cook new things. 

Fun Fact: I have 4 boys .