Dalton Designer Smiles to join Central Dental

by Donna Lampkin Stephens

Dalton Designer Smiles, a fixture in Conway since 1998, is now a part of Central Dental.

Dr. Todd C. Stewart recently bought the practice from Dr. Kyle Dalton and merged it into his other offices in the 501. Dr. Stewart, who also has a practice in Helena, bought Arkansas Dental Health & TMJ Therapy Center of Little Rock and Jacksonville following the 2011 death of Dr. Sam Beavers. With the addition of the Dalton business, the practice has become Central Dental.

Justin DuBose, marketing director/financial coordinator for Central Dental, said the Conway deal was expected to have been completed by late November.

Central Dental now offers comprehensive dental care with Drs. Stewart, Dalton, Ryan Moore, Ed Passini and Josh Leal with offices in Conway, Little Rock and Jacksonville.

According to the website (centraldental4u.com), Central Dental’s purpose is to provide its patients with the most comprehensive dental care:

“With our team of talented doctors and dedicated staff, we are committed to helping our patients achieve life-long oral health by providing a patient-focused, team-guided approach in a comfortable, professional environment.”

Central Dental offers general dentistry, reconstructive dentistry, orthodontics, TMJ treatment, dental implants and solutions for sleep apnea among its services.

Dalton, originally from Senath, Mo., earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Arkansas and his doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He started his general dentistry practice in Little Rock in 1988. He earned his LVI (Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies) and maintains a fellowship status. He is one of a few dentists in the state to achieve this status.

DuBose said the move would allow Dalton to focus more on TMJ disorder, which has for some time been a growing part of his practice. Dalton is one of a few dentists with advanced knowledge and training in TMJ treatment in Arkansas, allowing him to focus and provide the best care to his patients.

“He simply wanted to get out of the management side to focus on the doctor side,” DuBose said. “Each office will be fully staffed with a professional team to ensure our patients the best comprehensive dental care.”

DuBose said everything would remain the same for Dalton Designer Smiles except the sign on the building and Dr. Dalton will be traveling between the Little Rock and Conway offices.

“All the people here, the staff, will be staying the same,” he said.