The Best Dental Staff Providing the Best Dental Care

Our Staff

Dr. Tim Lawrence, D.D.S.


Tim Lawrence, D.D.S. has practiced pediatric dentistry for almost 20 years. He graduated from dental school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1993 and completed his pediatric dental residency at the University of Michigan Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in 1995.  Dr. Tim is a native of Russellville and a 1989 graduate of Arkansas Tech University. Dr. Tim is married to Dayna Lawrence, a Southside graduate, and has a daughter, Savannah, who is a student at Fort Smith Southside. Their family is a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Smith and enjoys watching the Razorbacks, local athletic events, vacationing, going to the lake and photography.

Dr. David Ciesla D.D.S.


David Ciesla D.D.S. graduated summa cum Laude from Arkansas Tech University in 1998, where he was a three-time Academic All-American and All-Conference baseball and was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies, playing in their minor league system. Following his baseball career, he attended Baylor College of Dentistry and graduated in 2003. David completed his residency in pediatric dentistry from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2008. While completing his education David served the U.S. military and completed a year long tour of duty in Iraq in 2005.  David is married to his wife Jamie and has three children. He enjoys being active in his church. His hobbies include running, playing golf, reading, and traveling.

Pat Sullivan - Estes


I have worked in dentistry for children and young adults for 40 years. I love their fresh outlook on life and that keeps me young! My free time is spent in the great outdoors, cooking, and listening to great music with my two kids! Ain’t life grand?

April Espino


I am originally from California. I have lived in Fort Smith for 5 years. I love to entertain children by singing and dancing with them. I am a 5 year old stuck in a 20 year old body. I love my job.....and I LOVE BEYONCE!!

Christi Roberts


I have been married for 9 years and have two sons, ages 7 & 8. We live in Monroe, Oklahoma. I have worked in dentistry for 17 years. I enjoy working with children because with kids, what you see is what you get — all honesty. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family.

Tara Pfeifer


I have worked in dentistry for 7 years.  I have twin boys, Dalton and Dillon.  I enjoy going to the lake in the summer and spending time with family.  I enjoy working with kids because it’s important to me to make the kids have an enjoyable dental experience.

Joyce Bourlon


I love the beach, photography, and most of all my two amazing sons. I have been in dentistry since 2006 and in 2015 God’s grace placed me in the RVPD family. You may see me around the office if you are getting x-rays or a cleaning, however my specialty and love is Orthodontics. I really get attached to our patients. It is hard to see them leave after watching them grow up in our office. #ILOVEMYJOB 

Tina Story


I live in Muldrow with my husband Kyle and two kids, Jakob and Jaiden. I attend Mineral Springs FWB. I've worked in dentistry for 6 1/2 years. I love working with kids because everyday is a new experience. My life is filled by three things......... God, Family, and my Sooners! Boomer Sooner!

Summer Brassfield


I’m married with two kids, Madden, age one, and Cameri, age 7. I’m a native from Nashville, Arkansas. I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy all sports — especially Razorback football! Wooo-Pig-Sooie! I have worked in dentistry for one year. I love to make kids smile and enjoy coming to the dentist!

Desiree Macias


I have been a part of the RVPD family since November, 2013. I am so grateful to work for and with such talented, funny, and caring people. I love my job working with kids, all of the smiles, happiness, and fun they bring along with them every day. I truly believe laughter is the best medicine and there is not a day I leave this office without it.

Krista Corcoran


I’m married with five wonderful children. I grew up in Bonanza, Arkansas. I now live in Van Buren. I enjoy watching football — especially my Razorbacks and Van Buren Pointers. I have been in dentistry for five and a half years. I enjoy working with children because they are so sweet.

 Kalin Stewart


I am married with two fur kitties, Lillian and Walter. My husband and I enjoy traveling, calling the HOGS, and hanging out with friends and family. I am new to RVPD, but this job has been such a blessing. There is never a dull moment here and we are always having a blast! I have BIEBER FEVER and I want to build a snowman.

Paige Lewis


I have two beautiful daughters, Madilyn, age 6, and Londyn, age 3. I am from Fort Smith, Arkansas. I have worked at River Valley Pediatric Dentistry for 14 years. I enjoy spending time with my girls. We like to garden, swim, go for walks, and go to the beach. We attend Grace Community Church.  I love working with children because they make me smile. They are so funny! I have seen a lot of patients grow up to be young adults from the time they were toddlers.

Terri Griffin


I am a native of Michigan but grew up and currently live in Greenwood, Arkansas. I am married to Tommy and together we have three beautiful daughters, Miranda, Ciara, and Nastassja. When I’m not working, I enjoy working in my flower gardens, cook-outs, and spending time with our nine wonderful grandchildren. I have been in pediatric dentistry for 32 years. We have a lot of fun here and my love for children make this the perfect atmosphere in which to work.

Debbie Wilson


I have worked in Pediatric Dentistry for 37 years.  I am a native of Boston Mass.  I enjoy working with children and young adults because this is when their self-esteem is so important, and a beautiful smile is important.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughters and two grandchildren.

Messina Nottke


I am a native of Mena, AR. I enjoy traveling, anything arts and crafts, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.  I have worked in dentistry for a year.  I love working with the kids because they are definitely the most fun to be around and can always teach you something new every day.

Alisha Jacobs


I’m married with two kids Kylee and Tanner.  We are from Alma.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I’ve worked in Pediatric dentistry for 10 years. I love the energy and happiness the children bring to our office. It’s contagious and brings a smile to all our faces.

Janet Moore


I’ve worked in Pediatric Dentistry for 11 years.  I’m awesome at what I do! I love going to the lake, hanging out with my friends and going to music festivals.

Courtney Halsey


I’m married with two kids, Bryson and Cooper. I’m from Illinois. I enjoy working with our youth group, scrapbooking, and spending time with my family. I have worked in dentistry for nine years.  I enjoy working with children because they are so fun and exciting! You never know what they are going to say. It keeps things interesting!

Julie Stockton


I am married with two kids, Mackenzie and Tyler, and I also have a furbaby named Charlie. I enjoy watching sports with my husband and cheering on the Razorbacks. I love working with kids because of their outlook on life and the fun they like to have. Kids have a way to put a smile on your face without even having to try and that is what I enjoy day in and day out about my job.


 Kiera Minor


I am from Stigler, a small town in Oklahoma. I graduated from Stigler High School in 2014 and started college in hopes for pursuing a career in dental hygiene. I am grateful for the opportunity to work at such great place with wonderful people. I hope to one day have a family. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, camping, swimming, and cooking out. I love working with kids because they are exciting and keep you on your toes.

 Melissa Granados


I was born in California and moved to Arkansas in 1993. I have three younger siblings. I graduated from Van Buren High School in 2006. I am married and have 3 beautiful children named JoAndy, KhyliAna, and Tylyn. I love spending time with my family and traveling. I have been in the dental field for 6 years and counting. I have been blessed to join RVPD in 2013. 

Stefanie Henry


I have worked in dentistry for 22 years. I absolutely love what I do!
My hobbies include watching my girls play ball and spending time with family.

Suzzy Fernandez


I was born in Fort Smith, but lived in Mexico for 5 years as a toddler. I graduated from Northside High School in 2015. I am currently enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. In my free time I like to spend time with my family, play soccer, and work out. I started at RVPD as a patient before I was given the opportunity to become on the members of the RVPD family. I love to work with kids. I never knew how easy it is to get attached to a patient in a matter of minutes. Patients are definitely the joy of my days.