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OUR TEAM

Leslie Brady

Leslie Brady is the Office Manager for River Valley Smile Center and has been with Dr. Liggett for 6 years. She started in dentistry 30 years ago and fell in love with this field of healthcare and has made it a lifelong career. Leslie studied business administration, business management, and computer programming at EOSC. She has been married to Alan for 19 years and they have 6 kids (“the Brady Bunch”), 5 grandkids, 3 dogs and 6 horses! In her spare time, she loves spending time with the horses, camping, traveling, reading and is a big country music fan (specifically George Strait).


Mariana Ramirez

Mariana Ramirez is a Dental Assistant at River Valley Smile Center and has been with Dr. Liggett since joining the dental field 3+ years ago. She is a Certified Dental Assistant, and graduated with a Major in Spanish with a teaching license and minor in teaching English as a second language. She loves to read, watch movies and travel in her off time.


Shanna Douglas

Shanna Douglas is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been with Dr. Liggett over 5 and a half years. She has spent 24 years in the dental field and holds an Associate’s Degree. She is married to her husband Billy and they have one daughter. She enjoys swimming, going to concerts and baking.


Danielle Malenshek

Danielle Malenshek is one of River Valley Smile Center’s Registered Dental Hygienists. She has been with Dr. Liggett 5 years and started in the dental field in 2004. She attended Van Buren High School and later graduated with an Associate’s of Arts in 2001 and an Associate’s of Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene in 2004. She is married to her husband Andrew and they have a son named Kolton, and a daughter named Bailey. In her spare time, she is a Crossfit trainer and also enjoys horseback riding and anything outdoors with the kids.


Stacey Lockhart

Stacey (Nagy) Lockhart grew up in Alma, AR, graduating from Alma High in May of 1989. She graduated from Westark Community College (UAFS) with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in 1991 and UAMS in Little Rock with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1994. During May 1993 she met her husband Tim, who grew up in Van Buren. Despite their high school rivalry, they married in July of 1994 and had their only son Ryan in May of 2003. Stacey has remained a hygienist in the River Valley her entire career and joined River Valley Smile Center in July of 2012 when Dr. Liggett joined the practice. Stacey loves being a member of RVSC because it is such a “close-knit” family environment. Her biggest enjoyment about being a dental hygienist is getting to meet members of the community and developing a “relationship” with her patients. In her free-time she enjoys reading (autobiography and political non-fiction), traveling, and playing with her 2 rescue dogs, Henry and Edgar.

Heather Liggett

Heather Liggett grew up in Northeast Arkansas, attending Greene County Tech. Gymnastics was the first love of her life, training for twelve years, in Paragould, under coach Bill Grogan. In this sport she gained valuable life skills, as well as, life-long relationships. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arkansas State University and associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from UAFS. During her educational venture in Fort Smith, she met her amazing husband, Dr. Charlie Liggett. The two of them have two sweet and beautiful daughters, Emery and Piper. Heather enjoyed working, for eight years, for Dr. James Lee Jr., as a pediatric dental hygienist. She now enjoys working at River Valley Smile Center in accounts payable and general office support.


Drea Bonner

Drea has worked for 14 years as a Registered Dental Assistant and is now working as a scheduling coordinator. She was in General Dentistry for 6 years and pediatric dentistry for 8. She graduated from North Eastern State University and got her RDA at the Green County School of Dental Assisting. She is married to Troy and has five children, Rylon, Logan, Brooks, Georgia Mae and Bodhi. Her hobbies include watching football games, chasing chickens and raising kids! She has a passion for dentistry, especially with children. She served in a dental missions trip in 2014 at Orphanage Emmanuel in Honduras with hopes of serving more in the future.


Sara Allen

Sara has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 15 years. While having worked most of her career in the Fort Smith area, Sara has enjoyed building new relationships with patients and co-workers at RVSC. She takes pride in her work and strives to provide gentle care for her patients in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Sara grew up in Fort Smith and earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from UAFS in 2002. She and her husband Nick have been married since 2003 and they have 8 year old boy/girl twins. Sara loves the Lord and has been a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church since she was a little girl. In her free time, Sara enjoys being an active member of the PTA, tackling DIY projects, spending time with friends and traveling with her family.


Lynnett Lott

I’m Lynnett Lott, a graduate of the 2010 UAFS Dental Hygiene program, and have worked with Dr. Johnson since 2012.  I am married to the best man on earth, Daniel Lott, who works at ArcBest.  We have 3 wonderful children; Shannon (who attends Southside), Rebecca (who attends Ramsey), and Wyatt (who attends Ballman Elementary).  I attend and volunteer at Community Bible Church Fort Smith. I love all sports – watching, coaching, playing, outdoor activities but most of all my family!

Everyday is a good day, just some are GREAT!


Jennifer Smith

Jennifer is a Dental Hygienist. She has been with RVSC 9 months, but has been in the dental field since 1996; as a Dental Assistant for 7 years and then a Dental Hygienist for 15 years. She earned her BSE from the University of Arkansas, her Associates of Dental Assisting from the Community College of Air Force and Dental Hygiene from U of A Fort Smith. She has a son, Tyler and daughter, Emma. She is a Fort Smith native who enjoys playing tennis and gardening in her free time.

Wanda “Lulu” Nolte

Wanda has been a Registered Dental Assistant with RVSC for one year and has worked in the dental field for 39 years. She has two grown children, Chris and Vickie, and four grandchildren, Maddie, Hunter, Rachel, and Leah. Her black cat, Rocky, is 14 years old. She enjoys singing, reading, and going for walks. When Lulu is not at CBC Fort Smith, she is spoiling the RVSC staff with her cooking and baked goodies.

Taylor Kannady

Taylor is a Hygiene Coordinator who stated working at RVSC this year. She is originally from Southern California, but she currently lives in Greenwood, AR. Before working in the dental field, she worked at an insurance billing company for 5 years. Taylor has been married to her husband Dillan for 4 years, and they love attending car shows together. Her interests include working out, tri-state racing, concerts, and interior design. She enjoys chasing around her almost three-year-old son, as well as her Shih-poo and Dalmatian. In addition, she is expecting a baby boy in January 2022.

Ashley Jones

Ashley began her role as RVSC’s Insurance Coordinator this year, She graduated from Greenwood High School, and received her Cosmetology License from Career Academy of Hair Design. She has 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys at ages 11, 9, 9, 6, and 1. Ashley loves anything in the outdoors, especially kayaking and fishing. She is a cheerful, outgoing, honest, and sometimes goofy person. She loves God, family, and friends. In February, she will have been married for 3 years. Her 6 year old step daughter is a barrel racer, her 11 year old son plays football and is in MMA classes, and her 9 year old daughter is in cheer and tumbling. They are always on the go! In her free time, take her to the water! She loves the lake, river, ocean, pool, and everything in between.

Aletha Lensing

Aletha has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2016 and is a native of Greenwood, AR. She has a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from UAFS and an A.A.S. in Fitness Management from CCAF. Aside from dentistry she loves kayaking, intense game nights, pickle ball, rock climbing, and reading, She attends Community Bible Church in Fort Smith with her husband, Bobby John, and their three handsome boys. Now that she’s part of the RVSC family, she looks forward to getting involved with the community and helping others through dentistry.

Debi Sloan

Debi started in the dental field  over 20 years  ago when she first became a Registered Dental Assistant .  She knew she loved  helping people prior to that when she became a  First Responder in her home town  in Oklahoma.  That is also why she is currently a certified CPR instructor with American Red Cross.  Debi graduated from EOSC with an Associate’s degree in Computer Science. While in Oklahoma, she met and married her amazing husband Brian and they have enjoyed  many ventures over the last 23 years. They have one beautiful daughter.  Living by Bible principles and putting God and family first is very important to Debi.  In her free time she enjoys being outside especially gardening, raising chickens, kayaking, hiking, and riding bikes.

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