Audrey Nichols graduated from the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith in 2003 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is currently pursuing additional hygiene education through the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Over the years, Audrey has worked with Dr. Liggett, Dr. Johnson, Dr.Becker and Dr. Yandell. She enjoys her relationships with patients and helping them achieve and maintain their oral health goals. Audrey is married to Jeff and they have two daughters ages 10 and 5. When they are away from the office, Audrey is active in her children’s school, her church, is an avid runner, and loves her time with friends and family.
Debi Sloan is one of our Patient Care Coordinators and has been with Dr. Liggett 3 years. She has been in the dental field a total of 17 years. She is an AR state Registered Dental Assistant and started as a hygiene assistant/lab tech. Debi now helps patients with scheduling appointments and insurance needs. She has been married to her husband Brian for 17 years, and has one daughter named Addisen. Debi enjoys anything outdoors, specifically hiking and four wheeling.
Leslie Brady is the Office Manager for River Valley Smile Center and has been with Dr. Liggett for 4 years. She started in dentistry 28 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 17 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 is a Dental Assistant at River Valley Smile Center and has been with Dr. Liggett since joining the dental field a year and half 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.
Tonya Casey is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been with Dr. Liggett 3 years. Tonya has been in the dental field for 28 years, and graduated from Oklahoma with an Associate’s Degree of the Arts, Certified Dental Assistant, and RDA. She has been in Dental Assisting since she was 16 and loves being able to make a difference in her patients’ dental experience, whether it be easing their fears and anxieties while in the dental chair or giving them a new smile they can really smile about. In 2010, Tonya won Dental Assistant of the year and was President of the Dental Assistant’s Association from 2012-2014. She is married to her husband Larry and enjoys reading, scrapbooking and traveling.
Susan Neubauer is our Patient Care Coordinator and has been with Dr. Liggett over a year. She has spent 14 years in the dental field and has a certificate in early childhood education. She has been married for 14 years, and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, watching football, grilling and spending time with family.
Shanna Douglas is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been with Dr. Liggett over 3 and a half years. She has spent 22 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 is one of River Valley Smile Center’s Registered Dental Hygienists. She has been with Dr. Liggett 3 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.
Genia Percifield is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been with Dr. Liggett for 3 years. She has a total of 33 years in the dental field and attended Vo-tech in Tulsa, OK for Dental Assisting for one year. She has two children, Tony and Jennifer, and one grandbaby Coralie. Genia enjoys 4-wheeling up mountains, yard sales, antique shopping and spending time with her kids.
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 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.