Shelby Gilmore, RDA
I started working in the dental field when I was 17 years old as a scrub tech right out of high school. I’ve known since the 8th grade, when I got to job shadow a dentist, that I wanted to work in the dental field. I am so thankful now that I get to do something I have been passionate about for years, and I am surrounded by an amazing team of dental practitioners. I knew I would love the dental field, but it wasn’t until I started working at Kidz Choice that I realized I loved working with kids! Not a day goes by that a child doesn’t impact my life in some way, and I try to do the same for them by sharing my knowledge about the importance of dental hygiene at such a young age.
I earned my dental assistant degree in Batesville, Arkansas in 2013; and just a few months after that I was hired at Kidz Choice. Not only am I a dental assistant, I also work at the front desk verifying insurance, answering phones, making appointments, and helping with any other administration work.
When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family, friends and fur babies. I have two dogs, Polo and Mattie. My parents are my role models, and my twin sister, Whitley, is my best friend. I also love to shop, go to the gym, be out on the water boating, go on vacations, being involved in my church and cheering on the Hogs! I am so blessed to be a part of the Kidz Choice Dental family.
Jennifer Davis, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
I have been in the dental field for over one and half years and have always worked with children. I graduated in 2011 from Pulaski Technical College. I continue my education by attending seminars and online classes. As a registered dental assistant, I assist the dentist with fillings, stainless steel crowns, and extractions cases. I also clean teeth and take x-rays.
I entered the dental field because a smile is a big first impression and what better thing to do than to fix someone’s smile, especially a child’s. I love working with children. Nothing beats a hug and a smile from a child.
I have lived in Greenbrier for 18 years. I like spending time with my 16-year-old son whether it is going out to eat or staying home for a movie night. We have two dogs and one cat in our family. I am also a huge Arkansas Razorback football and basketball fan. When I have by myself times I like to read and work puzzles.
Brianna Boone, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
Bri has been a registered dental assistant for the last year and has loved every minute of it! She graduated from Dental Assistant School at Eastern College. Bri loves working with kids and finds her work incredibly rewarding. She loves to see her patients smile, laugh, and have fun at the dentist office. Teaching kids about good oral hygiene at an early age is so important. I try to impact a child’s life in a positive way at least once a day, but strive for more!
Outside of work I spend my time with my two year old son, Cody! We love to sing and dance, and spend time with our family and friends as much as possible. I have family in Florida, so every chance I get, I go visit them! I love the beach and taking vacations.
Assistant- Se Habla Español
Although this is my first time working in the dental field, I have been serving as a Spanish Language interpreter in some capacity for over 10 years. I have always felt a strong passion for breaking down language barriers. I know from personal experiences with my loved ones, that something as simple as going to the dentist can be terrifying, when you are unable to communicate your needs. I strive daily to bridge this unfortunate gap in any way that I can. I feel that providing this sort of assistance to our patients is my way of bettering our community.
I am a wife and mother of 3 awesome kids! We are active members of the New Life United Pentecostal Church of Cabot. In our free time we enjoy camping and cheering on our San Antonio Spurs!
I am thankful to be so richly blessed in both my home and work life! Kidz Choice has truly blessed me with the amazing opportunity to serve our patients and so many Arkansas families. I am so excited to start this new chapter in my life.
Aunque esta vez será mi primera vez trabajando como asistente dental, yo he estado sirviendo como intérprete de i español en alguna capacidad dentro de los últimos 10 años. Siempre he sentido una gran pasión por romper las barreras idiomáticas. Sé por experiencias personales con mis amigos y familiares, que algo tan simple como ir al dentista puede ser un aterrador, cuando uno está incapaz de comunicar sus necesidades. Me esfuerzo diariamente para salvar esta brecha desafortunada de cualquier manera que pueda. Siento que proveer este tipo de ayuda a nuestros pacientes es mi manera de mejorar nuestra comunidad.
Soy esposa y madre. ¡Tenemos 3 niños impresionantes! Mi familia y yo somos miembros activos de la Primera Iglesia Pentecostal Unida de Cabot. En tiempos libres nos disfrutamos con ir de campo juntos y ver partidos de Los San Antonio Spurs.
Estoy agradecida de ser tan bendecida en mi casa y en mi trabajo. Kidz Choice Dental realmente me ha regalado una oportunidad increíble de servir a los niños y las familias de Arkansas. ¡Estoy tan emocionada por empezar este nuevo capítulo de mi vida!
Kayla Kuykendall, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
“Do small things with great love” -Mother Theresa.
My name is Kayla, and I choose to live and work by this inspiring quote daily. I graduated dental assisting school in 2013 from Eastern Heritage College and began my career in the surgical field just a few months after graduation. Although I was a surgical nurse for almost 3 years, I knew that my heart always belonged in the pediatric field.
I feel very blessed to be able to work at Kidz Choice dental where my career is not just a job, but a passion. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my two children and husband. We spend a lot of time playing outside, at the soccer fields here in Conway, and attending our home church, NLC on Sundays. Our favorite thing to do as a family is to grill out and make smores around our fire pit.
As a parent myself, I know how important it is to feel comfortable in the place that you bring your children. My goal is to treat your children just as I would my own and to help teach them about dental hygiene in a way that they love and enjoy.