MEET OUR STAFF

 

Dr. Michael Carter
Dentist

Dr. Carter graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry at Memphis in 1981 and moved to Fayetteville shortly after graduation where he began his practice. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Arkansas State Dental Association, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of Interdisciplinary Study Club and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Carter is married to Babs, They have three grown children; Brian who is married to Amanda, Erin who is married to Nick, and Megan who is married to Chad. Dr. Carter and Babs have three grandsons, Andrew, Carter and Nicholas and a granddaughter, Paige. In his spare time, Dr. Carter enjoys visiting his children, working in the yard, hunting and fishing. He has two hunting dogs, Ty and Sonny.

 

Babs Carter
Bookkeeper

Babs has been in the dental field with Dr. Carter since he opened his practice in 1981. She truly enjoys the relationships she's built with patients over the years. She is in charge of bookkeeping and payroll and assists in all other duties necessary to manage a business successfully.

Babs and Dr. Carter have three grown children; Brian who is married to Amanda, Erin who is married to Nick and Megan who is married to Chad. They have three grandsons, Andrew, Carter and Nicholas and one granddaughter, Paige. In her spare time she enjoys reading, yard work, snorkeling and spending time with her children and their spouses.

 

Debbie Stidham
Insurance Coordinator

Debbie joined Dr. Carter's staff in 2011 and feels honored to work with such a caring staff that is full of compassion for their patients. Debbie comes to Dr. Carter with over 13 years experience in the dental field. The staff at Dr. Carter's share the same philosophy that Debbie has , top-notch professionalism, service and compassion for all patients.

Debbie and her husband, Ray, have been married for over 30 years and have two children; Brandon and Leah and one grandchild, Ella Claire. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Michele Jackson
Registered Dental Hygienist

Michele is a Registered Dental Hygienist, receiving her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. She is also certified to administer local anesthesia in the State of Arkansas. Michele has been with Dr. Carter since January 2006. Before a career change into the dental field, Michele was an engineer for AT&T for 14 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.

Michele enjoys camping, kayaking, mountain biking, and reading when she has some time away from work. She loves meeting and talking to so many different, interesting people.

Michele and her husband, Randy, have been married for 24 years. They have two dogs, Emma and Molly.

 

 

Jeanie Mayfield
Registered Dental Hygienist

Jeanie began working for Dr. Carter as a dental assistant in August 2004. She developed an interest in becoming a dental hygienist and attended dental hygiene school at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Jeanie returned to the practice in June 2008 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is also certified by the State of Arkansas to administer local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide.

Jeanie loves the wonderful patients she gets to know. She feels that her role is very rewarding because she gets to help people improve their overall oral health and comfort. Everyone she works with is like family and makes her feel at home.

Jeanie comes from a loving and supportive family whom she loves dearly. She has an older brother and sister whom she is very close to. Her father is retired from the Army so, as a child, she had the opportunity to move around and see many fascinating places.

 

 

Ramona Mason
Registered Dental Assistant

Ramona began her career with Dr. Carter in 1994. Prior to joining Dr. Carter's staff, Ramona worked at a dental clinic in Tucson, AZ and another clinic in Northwest Arkansas. Ramona received her certification from Pima Medical in Tucson and is also certified for polishing, x-ray, nitrous oxide. She has also taken many CE classes over the years to further her knowledge in the dental field. Ramona enjoys the challenge of her work, learning new techniques, and meeting new people.

In her free time, Ramona enjoys volunteer work, fellowship, and spending time with her kids. She has three daughters, Erin who is married to PJ, Lindsey, and Olivia.

 

 

Polly Zieammerman
Office Manager

Polly worked for Dr. Carter from 1996 until 2004, leaving at that time to help care for her elderly mother and to enjoy being "Nana" to granddaughter, Maddie Ann. She came back in April 2010 and works full time at the front desk. Polly loves people! She is the first smiling face that will greet you when you come into our office. Her goal is to make all patients comfortable and have a good dental office experience.

Polly loves visiting with her family and friends. She is very active in her church where she sings solos and also with a mixed group.

Polly and her husband, Chuck, have four grown children: Jeffrey, Scott, Jennifer and Rocky and seven grandchildren. They also have one 'spoiled rotten' Bichon puppy named Prissy.

 


 

Brittany Vogus
Registered Dental Assistant

Brittany has been with Dr. Carter since the fall of 2009. She has 7 years previous dental experience here in Arkansas, and in her home state, California. Her experience includes assisting in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery and implants. She is licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant in the State of Arkansas and California and certified for polishing, x-rays, nitrous oxide and CPR.

Brittany enjoys one-on-one time with her patients and helping them feel comfortable during their dental procedure. The staff at Dr. Carter’s makes her feel like family as they work together as a team. She says she loves working for the best dentist in Northwest Arkansas. She has a Yorkie named Jazmine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pamela Mardis
Registered Dental Hygienist

Pamela is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She is also certified to administer local anesthesia in the State of Arkansas. Prior to joining Dr. Carter's staff, Pamela started her hygiene career in Germantown, TN. She later moved to Northwest Arkansas. She has over 12 years of dental experience.

Pamela and her husband, John, have been married for over seven years. They have a Cairn Terrier named Farah that is the joy of their life. Pamela loves to travel, going on an adventure, and experiencing new things. Pamela also loves photography and reading books.

 

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