Scott J. Stephens, DDS: Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
When you come to Scott J. Stephens, DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you can expect high-quality dental care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Our exceptional dental team is what sets us apart, and we look forward to meeting you. Until then, please take a moment to get to know us by reading below.
Meet Our Team
Scott J. Stephens, DDS
Dr. Scott Stephens graduated as Valedictorian from Benton High School in Benton, AR in 1993. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hendrix College in Conway, AR in 1997, graduating Magna Cum Laude with distinction. He went on to earn his DDS from the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2001, where he was on the dean's list.
When Dr. Stephens completed dental school, he was looking to do something different (and perhaps a little adventurous) with the early part of his career. An opportunity to practice dentistry with the Indian Health Service allowed him to move to East Glacier, Montana, where he served as a staff dentist for three years at the Browning Community Hospital on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. While the Montana winters were quite a challenge for an Arkansas native, it was a great opportunity to experience a different culture and provide dental care to an underserved population. The hiking, biking, fishing, camping, skiing, and snowboarding weren't too bad either!
After braving 3 long winters in Montana, Dr. Stephens moved to Fayetteville and opened his practice in April of 2005. He wanted to create a dental office that had a distinctly personal approach to beautiful, healthy smiles. He designed the office to feel as warm and welcoming as possible, without the sterile and cold feel of the usual dental office.
Continuing education is very important to Dr. Stephens--he believes it is his obligation to stay at the forefront of emerging dental technologies and procedures to be able to provide the best quality care for his patients. Normally Dr. Stephens takes many hours in excess of the minimum continuing education requirements for licensure. Some of the more prestigious training he has undertaken has been with the Dawson Institute, Dr. Frank Spear, Dr. John Kois, and Dr. Rick DePaul, creator of the Powerprox Six Month Braces system.
Dr. Stephens was voted AY Magazine's Best Cosmetic Dentist of Northwest Arkansas in 2012 and Celebrate Arkansas Magazine's Best Dentist of 2012.
Membership in the Academy of General Dentistry and Opt-In Dental Advantage means an emphasis on quality treatment and patient care.
The path to becoming a dentist was somewhat nontraditional for Dr. Stephens. After seeing "Star Wars" at age 2, he developed a passion for science fiction and horror films, which continues to this day. His dream job was to become a special effects artist, but he quickly realized that the job market for the movie industry was a bit too adventurous and unstable for him. After talking with special effects artists, they suggested that he apply his artistic aptitude and interest in science to the field of dentistry. Paired with his interest in biology, this ended up being a great match. Dr. Stephens loves the artistic aspect of dentistry and strives to make each dental restoration a miniature work of art!
A few unique hobbies keep Dr. Stephens busy when he is away from the office. Most of his free time is spent working on models and creating replica movie props from his favorite horror and sci-fi films. His life-size motorized R2-D2 has been the hit of his neighborhood! He also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, photography, and is quite passionate about music – especially heavy metal and alternative rock.
Dr. Stephens has been married to his wife, Leslie, for 10 years, and they have a son named Liam as well as two cats, Ash and Phoebe.
Stephanie Cox, BS, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Originally from Malvern, Arkansas, Stephanie earned her BS in dental hygiene at the University of Arkansas and graduated with the highest honors. She has earned awards in Best Clinical Performance (Hu-Friedy “Golden Scaler Award”), Best Case Research and Presentation (International College of Dentistry Award), and Best Table Clinic from the Arkansas State Dental Association.
We are fortunate to put her exceptional skills to use for the last four years in our practice. She is a valuable part of our team and enjoys building relationships with her patients in order to help them achieve and maintain optimum oral health.
When she is away from the office she enjoys hunting, camping, traveling, and exploring the world with her two sons, Grayson and Dalton.
Loren Hamilton, RDH - Dental Hygienist
Loren is from Alma, Arkansas and attended the University of Arkansas Fort Smith for her dental hygiene degree. She has been with our practice for three years, helping our patients achieve and maintain clean, healthy, and beautiful smiles. She enjoys working with our patients to educate them on how to stay healthy and appreciates building relationships with them along the way.
Married with two daughters, her family enjoys spending time outside, hunting, fishing, and riding four wheelers. Her family’s favorite vacation getaway is taking weekend trips to Branson for trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo and going shopping.
Alex Poole , RDA - Dental Assistant
Alexandria is from Bandon, Oregon and joined our practice seven years ago, bringing with her the skills she learned at Dental Assisting Advantage in Rogers, AR.
She loves our dentist’s personality and that she still continually learns new things on a regular basis in this profession.
When Alexandria is enjoying her free time, you will find her spending quality time with her friends and family, reading, and planning her next travel adventure.
Jackie Estrada - Front Office Administrator
Jackie joins us from Van Nuys, California and attended Van Nuys High School. She has been with us for three years, making her one of our longest veterans and a long-time familiar face to greet our patients.
She enjoys interacting with our patients and getting to know them. As the front office administrator, she will be the one to help with scheduling, answering the phone, filing insurance, and making sure that the office runs smoothly, giving you the best experience possible.
Outside of the office, you can find her watching her boys play basketball.