Healthy Connections offers dental services in Mena and Hot Springs.
Experienced dentists and hygienists
close to home
A general dentist is your primary care dental provider. This dentist diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.
Rachel Byland (Head), DMD
Sukhmandeep Bhandal, DMD
Kristen Irby, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
We gladly accept 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. Please see our Discounted Medical & Dental Care page for details. Medicaid and ARKids 1st enrollment assistance
TEETH CLEENING & EXAMS
Regular dental exams are an important part of preventive health care. During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease.
Similar to traditional dental X-rays that use film, your dentist inserts a sensor into your mouth to capture digital radiography images of your teeth. They are available instantly.
FILLINGS, EXTRACTIONS & ROOT CANALS
Root canals and tooth extractions are procedures dentists can use to treat teeth that are damaged or infected in some way.
CROWNS & BRIDGES
Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist. Crowns are used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or cover an implant.
Teeth whitening is not a medical procedure but it can result in whiter teeth and a brighter smile. This in turn can make people feel better about themselves.
Velscope Oral Cancer Screenings
Head and neck cancer, including oral cancer, cancer of the larynx, and cancer of the pharynx, is the sixth most common type of cancer worldwide.