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.
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 and a daughter named Gabby as well as two cats, Ash and Phoebe.
Zoe M., RDH
Zoe was born in Norwich, England, and moved to the US when she was three years old. She grew up in Hot Springs, AR and graduated from Lake Hamilton High School. She moved to Fayetteville where she attended the University of Arkansas earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish. In 2005, Zoe graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Zoe has been actively practicing dental hygiene since 2005 in Northwest Arkansas, and recently joined the team at Dr. Stephens’ office in June of 2016.
Zoe takes the quality of care she provides her patients very seriously. She strives to provide a professional and comforting environment for her patients.
Zoe and her husband love to spend time with their two amazing children hiking, fishing, camping, gardening, and riding bikes.
Channing M., RDH
Channing joined the Scott Stephens Family and Cosmetic Dentistry team in May 2019. She is from Van Buren, Arkansas where she attended the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and received her Bachelors Degree in Health Science and Dental Hygiene.
Channing likes to travel and be outdoors with her husband, Casey, and two dogs, Lucy and Dannie. She welcomed her son, Dawson, in May 2020 and is loving the mom life!
Channing loves kids and enjoys going to her Community Bible Church to volunteer with the youth in fun activities and worship.
Keshia A., RDA
Keshia is from Greenland, Arkansas and started with Dr. Stephens' office in November 2018. She has been an RDA for 3 years! She is Dr. Stephens' right-hand woman and assists with treatment and patient care.
She has a daughter, Addison (8), a cat named King Joffrey for all the Game of Thrones fans out there, and a golden retriever named Alexia.
Keshia enjoys swimming in her pool, shopping with her daughter, and working with Dr. Stephens to make the smiles in NWA healthier and happier!
Cindy was born and raised in Missouri and came to Arkansas for college and never left! She has made Northwest Arkansas her home and is a staple in the medical and dental communities. She has a Bachelors's in Management and consults with offices throughout the area. She joined Dr. Stephens' office in January 2019 and works closely with insurance and office protocols.
She has three beautiful daughters and two grandbabies. She recently married Dr. Clyde Redmond which gave her six more stepchildren whom she loves dearly.
Cindy works hard and enjoys spending time with friends and family with her time off. She loves traveling and especially going to the beach!
Patient Care Coordinator -- Insurance Specialist
Katie joined the Scott Stephens' Family and Cosmetic Dentistry team in November of 2019. She is a Fayetteville native and attended Northwest Arkansas Community College for her CNA license.
Katie has been married to her husband Bret for 5 years and they have three kids: Addisyn (7), Brooks (3), and Banks (2). They enjoy going out on the boat and camping, while spending a lot of time at the lake during the summer.
Katie works as our Insurance Specialist which ensures that a patient's insurance is accepted and manages payments and estimates. She ensures that our patients are knowledgeable and comfortable with their treatment. She is hardworking and truly cares about every patient and person that comes through our door.
Patient Care Coordinator - Treatment Specialist
Lauren joined the Stephens' Dentistry team in May 2019 as a Pre-Dental intern. She has since become a part-time employee and runs our social media platforms. She also manages Treatment Plans for patients and ensures that all patients understand what is being treated and why.
She is from Dunwoody, Georgia but grew up moving around throughout the south. She graduated from high school in Greenville, Mississippi and is currently working on her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Anthropology at the University of Arkansas. She plans to attend dental school next year and come back to the Fayetteville area to practice.
Lauren has been playing the French horn since 4th grade and was in the Razorback Marching Band for the last four years. Her favorite memory is walking out onto the field for the first time and hearing the cheer of the stadium. She is also an Alumni Member of Tau Beta Sigma, a national honorary band service sorority.
She loves hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends!