Get to Know…AY’s Best of 2020: Heathman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Winner, Best Dental Practice
Meet Monty Heathman, DDS, the founder and owner of Heathman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and the Dental Clinic at Stuttgart. He is this year’s winner of AY’s Best Dental Practice in Arkansas, an honor which he also carried in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Dr. Heathman is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arkansas State Dental Association, the Central Arkansas District Dental Society, and he has served in various local and national dental organizations.
Heathman is an Arkansas native from Springdale. He obtained his bachelor of science degree from the University of Arkansas and his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2000. He is a second-generation dentist, following in his father’s footsteps, the late Dr. Norman “Dwight” Heathman Jr.
After practicing in Springdale for 10 years, Heathman moved to Little Rock. He worked as an associate for a couple of years until he founded Heathman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Little Rock and the Dental Clinic at Stuttgart.
“The best part of my job is developing patient relationships over the years and my passion for the many disciplines of dentistry,” Heathman says. “What gives me and my team the greatest satisfaction is to see the transformation of our patients’ oral health, and their trust in us as their family dental home. We take pride in listening to our patients’ wants and needs in order to guide them on their journey, and to deliver exceptional service in a kind, caring and understanding manner. We use state-of-the-art techniques and equipment in order to deliver healthy and happy smiles.”
Both clinics serve both children and adults and provide many services, such as prophylaxis (cleanings), tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, implant restorations, root canal therapy, veneers, smile makeovers, and all-on-four fixed dentures. For the patient who might have anxiety, the clinics also provide nitrous oxide and other therapies in order to make appointments as comfortable as possible.
Heathman and his wife, Kelli, live in Roland with their four dogs: Madison, a rescue and lab mix; Oakley and Lola, both Akita rescues; and Koning, a Belgian Malinois currently being trained for protection, therapy and Protection Sports Association competition dog. They also have a son, Zach, who is a senior in high school. The Heathmans enjoy animal rescue work and have been “adopted by their dogs,” as they put it. Heathman is an avid Razorback fan, likes to travel, and enjoys fishing in deep-sea tournaments all over the world. His fishing buddies, “Team Tunacious,” are always on the prowl for the next big trophy fish.
“When we found out that we were being honored in AY’s Best of 2020, we felt tremendously honored, humbled and grateful that our patients thought highly of us enough to vote us as the winner,” Heathman says. “We appreciate the thoughtfulness and trust of our family of patients and friends.
“Our primary goal is to serve others. I remind our team of this every day. That’s our mantra. By being bestowed this award, it serves as a confirmation of our dedicated service to our patients and community. We would like to say, ‘Thank you,’ from all of us at Heathman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and the Dental Clinic at Stuttgart!”
Heathman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry // Little Rock // 501-223-3838
The Dental Clinic at Stuttgart // Stuttgart // 870-551-3836