Healthy Connections is proud to welcome the services of dentist Rachel Head, DMD, to our Hot Springs dental clinic.

New patients are being accepted with Dr. Head at Healthy Connections’ clinic located at 1723 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs. Call (888) 710-8220 for appointments.

Head is a graduate of the University of Missouri and A.T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dental and Oral Health (MOSDOH).

“I’m definitely excited to be at Healthy Connections and to work in public health and the opportunity to give back to the community,” Head said. “I’ve been exposed quite a bit to the public health side of dentistry. We had to rotate through FQHC’s (Federally Qualified Health Centers) around Missouri, Wisconsin, and Texas. Arkansas has a great need for these services.”

Head’s mother was a doctor but she became interested in dentistry after a family friend, who was a dentist, allowed her to shadow his work in her hometown of Omaha, Neb.

“I’m kind of an artsy, science person and I like to work with my hands. The best field to get into if you like those things is dentistry,” she said. “There is a lot of artistry involved in the work we do.”

Healthy Connections is a Mena-based nonprofit FQHC health center serving the needs of children and adults throughout West-Central Arkansas. Since its founding in 1998 as a home-visiting program, Healthy Connections has been able to provide much-needed health, dental and social services to families of every lifestyle.

Healthy Connections accepts Medicaid, including ArKids First insurance. HCI accepts most forms of dental insurance; however, no person will be turned away for lack of insurance. Qualified families will be charged according to their total family income and total persons living in the household. More information is available on the website at Medicaid and ARKids First enrollment assistance are also available at no cost.

Healthy Connections has 10 clinics located in Mena, Hot Springs, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Mount Ida, and De Queen providing primary care/family medicine. Depending on location, Healthy Connections also offers dental, behavioral health, cardiology, pediatrics, podiatry, chiropractic, physical therapy, and OB/GYN women’s services.

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