Anthony Bartels, DDS
Our team is highly skilled and extremely gentle. We believe in treating our patients like we treat our own families! Please take a look through our bios, where you can learn a little bit about us. We look forward to seeing you in our office!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Anthony Bartels, DDS
Dr. Bartels attended Arkansas State University, where he earned a bachelor's of science degree in zoology. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Bartels is a dental advisor on the Northeast Arkansas Kids Count Coalition, and he is also on the Board of Directors at St. Bernard’s Hospice and a staff member of St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bartels was voted “Best of the Best” by Occasions Magazine and KAIT8 television viewers. He received an award for many years of volunteer service to the Women’s Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas in 2014, as well as the “Outstanding Young Dentist in Arkansas” award by the Arkansas Dental Association in 2002. He was selected for the General Dentistry Residency Program in New Orleans in 1995.
Dr. Bartels is passionate about using the latest technology to improve the comfort and quality of dentistry for his patients and their families.
He and his wife, Martha, have been married for twenty-five years. They have three children, Will, Walker, and Caroline. As a family, they enjoy watching Red Wolves football, hiking in national parks, playing sports, and watching old sitcom reruns! They also attend Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Brandy Crittenden , RDH - Dental Hygienist
Brandy graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Medical Sciences with a degree in dental hygiene. She enjoys making sure her patients are well taken care of. “Gentle” is her middle name.
When she is away from the office, she enjoys watching the Denver Broncos and is a huge Peyton Manning fan. She also loves spending time with her husband, Tyler, and their two dogs, Allie and Booth.
Whitney McPike, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Whitney attended Arkansas State University and received her bachelor's of science degree in dental hygiene from Darton College in Albany, Georgia. She has worked with us for thirteen years and enjoys teaching kids and parents about brushing, flossing, and a proper diet. Since your oral health affects your overall health, she feels great about her profession!
She and her husband, Derek, have two daughters, Ella and Avery. They attend First United Methodist Church. They also enjoy cheering on the Red Wolves.
Carla Kerley, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Carla is from West Memphis Arkansas and she received her bachelor's of science in dental hygiene from the University of Arkansas School of Medical Sciences. She has been with us for seventeen years and enjoys working with our whole team. She especially loves working with our patients and developing personal relationships with them.
Carla enjoys traveling and running. She likes to spend time with her husband, David, and their two children, Megan and Nathan.
Stephanie Welch - Dental Assistant
Stephanie graduated from Nettleton High School and has seventeen years of experience in the dental field. She is also a registered dental assistant. She has worked with Dr. Bartels for fourteen years and enjoys helping our patients by making them feel comfortable during their treatment. When they leave with a smile, it makes her happy! She also enjoys giving Dr. Bartels a hard time.
She is married to her husband, Justin, and they have three children, Chance, Sloane, and Lanie. They attend Bono Church of Christ. Stephanie and her entire family enjoy sports and coach or play baseball, softball, volleyball, and basketball.
Leanne Keedy - Dental Assistant
Leanne has over nineteen years of experience as a dental assistant. She is from Bono, Arkansas, and attended Westside High School. She received her Registered Dental Assistant Certification from the State of Arkansas. Leanne has worked alongside Dr. Bartels for over eighteen years. She loves interacting with our patients and keeping up on their lives.
She and her husband, David, have been married for twenty years. They have two sons, Garret and Cole. They enjoy camping & spending time outdoors.
Rachel Seats - Dental Assistant
Rachel graduated from Brookland High School. She received her Registered Dental Assistant Certification from the State of Arkansas and has been working in dentistry for over eight years. She loves working with our patients and seeing them leave with a smile.
She has a baby girl, Molly, and enjoys softball, volleyball, fishing, and hunting.
Lisa Tims - Schedule Coordinator
Lisa is a graduate of Trumann High School and has worked in the field of dentistry for over twenty-eight years. She loves interaction with our patients and has the ability to answer almost any question. Lisa is great at helping patients thoroughly understand their treatment and payment options. Lisa is truly an expert in her field.
She enjoys spending time with her two sons, Brandon and Will.
Holly Paynter - Financial Coordinator
We are happy to welcome Holly to our office. Holly is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has 15 years of dental experience. Holly and her husband, Todd, are avid golfers and live in Paragould with their two children, Matthew and Sarah.
Holly is wonderful at working with our patients and their budgets so that their dental care is affordable. She is familiar with many dental insurance companies and is a great asset to our team.