Our Team

Audrey Nichols

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 12 and 7. 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.

 

 


 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Genia Percifield

Genia Percifield is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been with Dr. Liggett/the Johnson doctors for a total of 9 years. She has a total of 35 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 two grandchildren Coralie and Henley, with 2 more on the way. Genia enjoys 4-wheeling up mountains, yard sales, antique shopping and spending time with her 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.

 


Lisa Harms

Hello everyone – I am Lisa Harms, a Registered Dental Hygienist for Dr. Johnson since January of 1997.  I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 34 years.  Jim, my husband, and I have been married for 33 years and we have 2 children, and 2 grandchildren with one on the way!  I enjoy being with my family, swimming, knitting and watching football – Go Hogs!!!

Come see me at River Valley Smiles so I can take care of your dental needs!

 

 

 

 


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!

 

 

 


Andrew Thompson

Andrew is an RDA and Mr.-Fix-It at RVSC. He has been with RVSC for 3 ½ years, with a total of 7 years’ experience in the dental field. He started in orthodontics and moved over to general dentistry. He graduated from Austin Dental Assisting School and is Nitrous and Conscious Sedation certified. His hobbies include working on cars and racing them as well as spending time with family, including his 5-year-old daughter. He previously served in the United States Army in the Field Artillery from 2010-2011 and was honorably discharged for injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CynDee Etches

Cyndee is the Insurance Coordinator for RVSC and has been here since February 2018. She has been in the dental field for 26 years, with many years in treatment planning, insurance filing and scheduling. She has lived in Alma for 32 years and has 7 children with her husband, Warren. She loves to travel abroad, explore the backroads of Arkansas and spend time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stephanie Meza

Stephanie has been a Registered Dental Assistant with RVSC since January of 2018. She and her husband Sergio have a son, Isiah. She enjoys going to Target, hanging out with her family and eating ice cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Daphne Crossno

Daphne is in Patient Care Services and has been for the past 6 months and has been in the dental field for 2 ½ years. She graduated from Mulberry High School with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from UAFS. She is an ACE certified personal trainer. She has two children, Tyler and Farah. Her hobbies include going to all her children’s sporting events, playing with her 3 pups, horseback riding, all things outdoors and singing karaoke!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stephanie Philpot

Stephanie is the RVSC Patient Care Services and Scheduling Coordinator, having joined the team in October 2017. She is a Certified Surgical Technologist and has her AA Business Administration, both from UAFS. She is married to Heath. She enjoys traveling, going to the Lake, doing Crossfit and anything outdoors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.