Person of the Month: David Myers

Dr. David Myers is a collector, which is obvious to anyone who steps into the DJM Orthodontics office in West Conway. “While I have a fair amount of sentimental things from my childhood and family history, I appreciate it’s ‘just stuff.’ However, I still have my first car, and even though it’s not currently running, it would rank right up there as one of the last things I’d let go of.” (Mike Kemp photo)

City: Conway.

Work: I’m an orthodontist in Conway and we also have an office in Greenbrier.

Why did you decide to go into health care: I always loved going to the dentist as a little bitty kid and decided I wanted to be one. By the time I was 6 or 7, my grandfather told me what an orthodontist did and I thought that sounded fun, so I decided that was it and never looked back. As I grew older, I began to appreciate the blessing it is to help someone gain a beautiful smile and the positive effect it can have on their life.

Family: Married to my wonderful wife, Michelle, and we have two daughters. Logan is an occupational therapist and married to Derrick. Our younger daughter, Katherine, is in the ninth grade.

Community activities: Michelle and I are supporters of several ministries, including Renewal Ranch, CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), The Education Alliance and several others outside the community.

Church activities: Members of Second Baptist Church.

Education: University of Central Arkansas, bachelor of science degree; University of Tennessee for dental school. After graduating with my DDS degree, I did my residency in orthodontics at UT.

Favorite book: Aside from the Bible, I enjoy “modern” history books about the early/mid 20th century, particularly the development of technology and the people involved.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: We enjoy
doing house/yard projects and junkin’ (remember, I’m a collector? LOL). We also enjoy traveling, especially taking road trips when we can. We once travelled 2,200 miles to Minnesota and back in three days, hitting all the Laura Ingalls Wilder historical sites (we love museums). Given the time, I like to mess with my old cars and attend a few car shows across the country.

Favorite quote: I’m going to have to go with lyrics from my two favorite songs….It is Well with My Soul and His Eye is on the Sparrow.

Favorite place in Arkansas: We love to camp, and our favorite spot is Petit Jean. We never tire of the beauty, being next to nature, the endless hiking and the great programs by the park rangers.

What do you love about living in the 501: We love the small town feel and the ready access to adventure….parks, museums, concerts, dining, nature.