What makes us different as a Fort Smith dentist?
Dr. Brittany McLaughlin has been practicing dentistry since 2008, when she graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Kentucky. She is originally from Arizona, but grew up in Paris, Arkansas. She earned a degree in Psychology from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas before attending dental school. She has practiced for several years in both Arizona and Arkansas and received further training in laser dentistry as well as Invisalign treatment.
She believes in having good communication with patients to involve them in finding the best solutions to their dental needs and ease any anxieties they may have. It is always exciting to her to help improve a patient’s health and give them a great smile. Dr. McLaughlin purchased the practice from Dr. Richard Staton in December 2022 and has enjoyed getting to know his many long-term patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Arkansas State Dental Association.
When not in the office, Dr. McLaughlin and her family enjoy cheering for the Phoenix Suns and playing games and puzzles. She also enjoys running and loves listening to a wide variety of music.
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Debi Frye, Front Office
Debi is a native of the Fort Smith area. She started as a chairside assistant and has worked for several doctors in the building since 1982. She and her husband love time with their seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and fur baby, Katy Bug. Debi also enjoys boating on Lake Ouachita, fishing, camping. She is an avid fan of all Razorback sports and loves Mexican food!
Pam Wann, RDA
Pam grew up in southeast Oklahoma. She originally applied for a front office position in a dental office in 1996, but was offered a position as a chairside assistant instead. She has loved helping people improve their smile and overall health ever since. Pam joined this office in 2020.
She and her husband, Roger, share five adult children and ten grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, fishing at Broken Bow Lake, and spending time with her family.
Laura Warren, RDH
Laura was born and raised in Fort Smith. She graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith in 2011 with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Laura joined Dr. Staton’s practice in 2018 and is excited to continue caring for her patients alongside Dr. McLaughlin.
She and her husband love cheering on the Razorbacks. They have two children, Ruby and Charley, and one standard poodle, Polly. They enjoy trips to the beach and spending time outdoors.
Shai Wilkinson, RDH
Shai grew up on a small farm in Mountainburg, Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, graduating with her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2020. When she isn’t in the office, she enjoys gardening, woodworking, and canoeing. She also enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, Hagrid and Bailey.
Brittany Cunningham, RDA
Brittany was born and raised in the Fort Smith area, attending high school in Van Buren. She graduated from ATU in 2010 with an AAS in Business Technology, then became a chairside dental assistant in 2015.
Away from the dental office, Brittany has many hobbies including lifting, running, hiking, obstacle course racing, and anything involving the outdoors and physical activity. She enjoys spending all her free time making memories with her daughter, Rylee.