Meet Our Team - Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist - Dr. Blayne TiptonDr. Blayne Tipton

Dr. Tipton has provided pediatric dental care for the children of Hot Springs since 2008. He is originally from Hazen, AR, and graduated with a degree in Biology from The University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Tipton attended dental school at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis from 2000 – 2004. After dental school, Dr. Tipton worked as a general dentist in a pediatric dental clinic for two years before returning to UT to complete an additional two year residency program to specialize in pediatric dentistry. During his pediatric dental residency he received extensive clinical, emergency, and surgical training at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and Crittendon Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Tipton has a specialty license to practice pediatric dentistry in Arkansas and is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Garland County Dental Society.

Pediatric Dentist - Dr. Jessi TealeDr. Jessi Teale

Dr. Teale is originally from Wynne, AR, and graduated college from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in psychology. After finishing college, she completed dental school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, where she gained clinical experience in all areas of general dentistry. During her time in Memphis, Dr. Teale participated on three mission trip teams, twice traveling to Ecuador and once to Guatemala, where dental care for children was a primary focus. She has also spent time working at the dental clinics of UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.



Dental Assistants

Ashley

Ashley has worked with children since 2004, and began her career as a dental assistant in August, 2012, when she joined the Tipton Pediatric Dentistry staff. Ashley is loved by our patients for her gentle nature and ability to put even the most nervous patients at ease. She has been married since 2010, and she and her husband enjoy spending time with their first child, Elley Claire.


Holly

Holly has over ten years of experience as a dental assistant. She has been with Tipton Pediatric Dentistry since its opening in 2008. She is valued for her knowledge and experience, but the kids love her because she makes every appointment so much fun! Holly loves working with kids because “every day is a new adventure”. In her time away from work, Holly loves being a mom to her two boys, Cayden and Caison, and a wife to her husband, Mike.


Heather

Heather began her career as a Registered Dental Assistant at TPD in February, 2016. She loves working with pediatric patients because it allows her to be silly and have fun! She is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, and is a “mom” to her Siberian Husky, Sasha. When Heather isn’t working, she loves to spend time with her friends and family on the lake or while floating the Ouachita River.


Stephanie "Lola"

Stephanie, affectionately known as “Lola”, is a graduate of Hot Springs High School. She is new to dentistry and loving it! She enjoys being able to show kids that going to the dentist can be fun, and is a valuable translator for our Spanish-speaking patients. In her free time, she enjoys experiencing new places through her travels and spending time with her ”BIG crazy family”!



Receptionists

Gena

Gena has been in the dental field since 2009. Her favorite part of working with pediatric patients is meeting them then seeing how much they change as they grow. She has been married for 20 years and stays busy attending sporting events to watch her two children, Zac and Zoee, play.


Lexi

Lexi graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in Human Resource Management. She has been with TPD since March, 2012, as a receptionist and hospital coordinator. When she isn’t at the office, she can be found with her son, Tyler, playing sports, picnicking, reading, or watching a movie. She has been married to her junior high sweetheart since 2007, and has two miniature pinschers, Layla and Boston.



Insurance Coordinator

Susie

Susie has worked in dentistry for over twenty-five years and has been our insurance coordinator since 2011. She has an extensive background in dental assisting as well as insurance and billing. Her knowledge and experience allow her to answer many questions about treatment and dental insurance. She enjoys going to antique stores and flea markets with her husband, and spending time with her daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren.