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Mayor Mark Stodola, courtesy of City of Little Rock

Square’ feel,” Stodola said. The city received a second grant from the EPA to address water quality. “There are 7,226 parking spaces within close proximity of Main Street from Markham to Seventh Street. This is good for patrons,” Stodola said, but it’s not so good for water quality. The EPA Grant and the Greening of America’s Capitals Grant addresses “how to manage stormwater and improve the public right of way” with rain gardens, native plants, green roofs, green alleys and permeable paving as well as new crosswalks, bike routes and racks, shaded sidewalks and an expanded trolley route. This year, the vision for the Creative Corridor, with art galleries, restaurants, residences, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Arkansas and The Arkansas Repertory Theater, began to take shape as projects in the 300 block of Main Street were completed and construction began in earnest farther down the street. “Downtown is the heartbeat of the state, and Main Street is the heartbeat of downtown. It’s vital that we invest in downtown Little Rock,” Stodola said. “With the addition of the three hotels, and more will come, the River Market District, the Clinton Library, the eight museums and the $68-million renovation of the Robinson Center, which buttresses the corridor, downtown Little Rock is truly an exciting place to be — it’s no wonder Kiplinger named Little Rock one of the 10 Best Places to Live.”

Look for partners … they are invaluable in providing support and getting a project off the ground …** The revitalization of downtown Little Rock can be traced to the development at 400 Pres. Clinton Avenue. That’s the address of the Little Rock River Market. Sharon Priest, executive director of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, said the addition of the Market Hall was the beginning of the resurgence. “Downtown fell into decline in the late 26 . NOVEMBER 2013

‘80s,” Priest said. “Public dollars were invested in downtown first, then private [dollars]. With the advent of the Clinton Presidential Library and Heifer International and the businesses that followed, turning the corner onto Main Street came next.” Today, Main is bustling with activity. “We recently hosted the third Food Truck Festival [on Main Street and Capitol Avenue]; the Mann Building is finished and full; construction on the 300 and 500 blocks is well underway; and South Main is flourishing,” Priest said. Priest named several companies and individuals as key to the progress of downtown but also pointed out the importance of Gov. Beebe’s commitment to the area. “The state of Arkansas has maintained a presence downtown with offices in the Main Street Mall, the old Dillard’s building and now the Mann Building … state government has made a considerable investment downtown.” “Mayor Stodola has certainly been dedicated to downtown. While he’s worked to improve the entire city, he’s stressed that if you don’t have a healthy downtown, you don’t have a healthy city,” Priest said. Priest noted business owners like the Bennett family of Bennett’s Military Supplies, who remain dedicated to downtown, as well as new business owners, such as Brad McCray and Michael Peace. “They’re the type of folks who believe in downtown and what’s happening here. They made an early commitment, and it wasn’t easy to be such a unique business or to be the first restaurant to open in the area,” she said. McCray leases the space that once housed the popular, though short-lived Porters Jazz Café and its reincarnation Montego Café. He will again reinvent the space, opening Club Level on Halloween night. “We knew that in order to make downtown attractive we’d have to have a 24-7 community, an area in which people live, work and play,” Priest said. Looking forward, she said she’d like to see additional retail downtown. “We need more soft goods … stores that sell clothing, gifts and such. I grew up in Montreal and spent my lunch hours downtown shopping for shoes — I’m a shoe person. We need more retailers, like the museums stores, who sell souvenirs, children’s items and more items that we often think of as touristy.” “There’s always something to do downtown,” Priest said, explaining her love for the area, “whether it’s educational or recreational … and it’s all within walking distance.”

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ittle Rock Mayor Mark Stodola has invested quite a bit of thought into the question: how do we get people to come to Arkansas and how do we get them to come downtown and stay? One way is by lighting the city; it’s not only attractive, it may also help lower the crime rate. Stodola had the idea of replacing the cityowned and maintained lighting with LED lighting in hopes that the savings would generate enough capital to light downtown’s Main Street, Junction and Clinton Bridges. He said, “There’s not really a way to change the lights out and make enough money to do so. However, Entergy Arkansas is celebrating its 100th birthday and is making a generous gift to the communities of Little Rock and North Little Rock by donating $2 million to light the three bridges with the latest and greatest LED lighting.” Stodola said, “With the technology Entergy is using, there will literally be millions of variations of lights possible.” With the inclusion of the Two Rivers and Big Dam Bridges, the five bridges will make for an attraction similar to bridges in Istanbul and Sydney as well as in Oakland Bay, Calif., Tampa, Fla., and Boston, Mass., he said. The dedication ceremony will be held Dec. 19; the bridges will also be programmed throughout the year for special events and holidays and will be managed by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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owntown Little Rock is comprised of a number of well-populated, lively neighborhoods. Beside the River Market and SOMA districts, there’s the Capital Area, which is the hub of Arkansas State Government; Center City, home to businesses and mixed-use buildings; MacArthur Park and Governor’s Mansion Historic Districts, both have a mix of residential and commercial spaces; Pettaway Neighborhood, which surrounds Pettaway Park; Hanger Hill, which is close to the Clinton Presidential Center and Heifer International; and Dunbar School Historic Neighborhood, which includes Dunbar Middle and Central High Schools.


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A key component to a vibrant downtown is an urban entertainment district. Walkable urbanism starts with urban entertainment venues and retail that are within walking distance of one another.* Some of the first and most significant projects in downtown Little Rock have been the result of investments by Jimmy Moses and Rett Tucker, directors, Moses Tucker Real Estate (MTRE). For nearly three decades the business partners have directed their energy and insight into constructing, restoring and converting some of the city’s most recognizable buildings, both commercial and residential. Their dedication to downtown Little Rock has helped indelibly change its landscape. “I grew up in Little Rock,” Tucker said, “I remember when downtown was the center of everything. We studied the renaissances of downtowns across the country, and I didn’t see why Little Rock couldn’t do the same. After all, downtown is the heart of a city and a body is only as healthy as its heart.” The two made rebuilding downtown Little Rock their mission, and though they’ve been

Rett Tucker, courtesy of MTRE

asked to develop in other areas, Tucker said, they’ve almost consistently said no and remained focused on that mission. Moses too remembers the excitement and dynamism of the 1950s-60’s downtown. “In the late ‘80s it became a wasteland. It was as if someone said, ‘Last one out, turn out the lights,’ but we believed the excitement and energy at the core could be reclaimed.” They pointed to the effort to capitalize ondowntown’s riverfront as a catalyst. Tucker said, “This effort kicked off with the River Front

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Jimmy Moses, courtesy of MTRE

Park. The renewal was really in its embryonic stages in the late ‘80s. The decisions of Heifer International, Acxiom and the Clinton Library to locate here were huge. [The rejuvenation required] a big commitment by private and public sectors to make it happen.” In the early ‘90s, a plan called The Diamond Center was conceived as “a community effort to rebuild downtown as a core centered around cultural outlets” with an arena, convention center and library as the anchors. The idea was presented as a ballot initiative, but


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he Thea Foundation was founded by Paul and Linda Leopoulos in 20 01 shor tly af ter the untimely death of their daughter, Thea Kay Leopoulos. Thea’s story begins as a rather typical one for a seventeen-year-old girl, making Cs and Ds and disliking school. By the end of her junior year, however, Thea was making As and Bs in difficult subjects and loving school. Paul and Linda immediately adopted the mission to understand what happened in Thea’s life to cause such a drastic transformation in a short seven months. Now, after more than ten years of experience and research in education, the founders as well

as countless parents, students and teachers can confirm that Thea’s sudden involvement in visual art, dance, drama and creative writing made all the difference. Based on this conclusion, our programs have been designed to inspire youth who, like Thea, gain confidence and learn most effectively through hands-on, artsinspired lessons. Our creativity-driven programs and events include but are not limited to Thea Scholarships, Thea’s Art Closet, Arkansas A+ Schools, Thea Ar t s Festival, Thea’s Art Class, and more. We are so thankful for the support of the community, because without it, these outreach initiatives would be

impossible. To learn more or donate to our meaningful cause, please visit www.theafoundation.org.

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ittle Rock is known for its distinctive neighborhoods, each filled with excellent restaurants, shops and extraordinary

attractions. In fact, Little Rock was recently ranked #1 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in “America’s 10 Great Places to Live” and was an Editor’s Choice in Outside magazine’s “Best Towns of 2013” for its

great quality of life. Little Rock’s stylish stores and unique neighborhood shops are the perfect place to find the one-of-akind gift for that special friend or loved one this holiday season. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family or friends, consider one of the below events – they’re all family-friendly, and sure to get you in the holiday spirit (see below). Little Rock’s genuine people, charming hospitality

Holiday EvEnts: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Whistle-Stop (New! Bass Pro Shops): Nov. 19 Annual Big Jingle Jubilee Parade (Downtown): Dec. 07

and new Southern style are uniquely its own –

Holly Trolley (River Market and Argenta Districts): Dec. 14

discover why we say, “Life is better with a Southern

River Lights in the Rock Bridge Lighting (Riverfront Park): Dec. 19

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or more than 100 years, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), Arkansas’s largest public library system, has helped patrons with materials

and services for their information and enjoyment. Books, DVDs, audio books and computers are available at 14 CALS branches for Pulaski and Perry county residents. Last year, more than 2 million people visited the branches and checked out more than 2.5 million items. CALS offers free wireless access in all branches, laptop computers for in-house check out, a state-of-the-art RFID self check system, an “Ask-a-Librarian” chat function for immediate service, and thousands of eBooks and audiobooks in the Downloadable Library. The Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library campus has books, shopping, art galleries, research materials, and coffee shops which will please readers, researchers and visitors. Browse the unique gift items and extensive collection of gently-read books in River Market Books & Gifts’ three-floor bookstore at 120 River Market Avenue.

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton, features four art galleries, an outdoor walking mural of the lower Arkansas River Valley, and digital photos illustrating Arkansas history. Programming and resources are all free. Just use your library card. Central Arkansas Library System | 100 Rock Street Little Rock, AR | (501) 918-3000 | www.cals.org

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owntown Little Rock Partnership’s 200 members have been leading and guiding downtown Little Rock to join the list of vibrant cities in the South noteworthy for living, playing, working and investing. Their dreams are becoming the new reality. The River Market District has seen the opening of a new hotel and renovations to another. The new “Arcade” will offer fine dining and a 325-seat theater. A new roof design adorning the First Security Amphitheatre in Riverfront Park was completed in time for Riverfest, the largest music festival in Arkansas, drawing thousands of people to our capital city. The Clinton Presidential Center and the Clinton School of Public Service set the stage regularly for worldrenowned speakers to engage with our community, free of charge. One of the most exciting occurrences downtown is the explosion of development on Main Street and the beginnings of a Creative Corridor. The restored Mann on Main building has opened, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and

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Sharon Priest, Executive Director Ballet Arkansas will soon join nearby Arkansas Repertory Theatre on north Main Street. South Main Street is also becoming the definition of “placemaking” with its recent revitalization spurred by private investment. Downtown lifestyle choices abound. Affordable apartments and lofts mix with luxury high-rise condos and nearby downtown historic neighborhoods. What an exciting time to be in downtown Little Rock!


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nowfall in Arkansas is highly-anticipated, unpredictable and treasured for the brief time it lasts. This year, people can say with 100-percent certainty that there will be snow; and not just snow, but enough to snow tube, build snowmen and throw snowballs. Beginning Friday, Nov. 22. Wild River Country in North Little Rock will be transformed into “Wild Winter Country.” Families will gather around a fire pit to roast marshmallows for the classic treat of s’mores. Festive lights and holiday music by local school groups will contribute to the joyful spirit as kids visit Santa and his helpers at the “Ski Lodge.” In Snowball Alley, anyone can take aim and fire snowballs at a special target range. While the older kids brave Tubin’ Ruben’s Slippery Slopes, the tykes can take to the Cub Paw Raceway for a l es s - inte ns e d ow n hill to b o g g a n r u n . G e n e ral a d m is si o n costs a reasonable $6 (including tax) and 90-minute snow tubing sessions are only $18 (including tax); sessions can be reserved in advance at WildWinterCountry.com. The winter

wonderland isn’ t just for kids: you can reserve the “Snow Deck ” for a group event or party by e-mailing groupsales@wildrivercountry.com. For more information, visit WildWinterCountry.com or call (501)753-8600.

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aduro Cigar Bar & Lounge is a unique, latin-inspired, fun bar & lounge which is locally owned & operated by Michael

Peace in the heart of downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Michael opened Maduro in February 2012 after years of dreaming & planning stemming from a passion for cigars, making unique cocktails, his love of salsa & latin music and culture, and the desire to create a unique place in Arkansas for adults to have a relaxing but still fun evening. We’re open 7 days a week, Sun - Thurs from 3pm until 11pm and Fri - Sat from 3pm until midnight. Our lounge area is comfortable and our bar area is vibrant and admittedly a little quirky, which helps create a

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fun yet still relaxing atmosphere for adults who enjoy

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selection of the best rum, tequila, scotch, whiskey,

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cocktails created by Michael such as the popular

Arkansas, with both men and women alike of all

favorites Sonrisa, La Buena Vida, Encantos, El Dueño,

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as our Main Street Manhattan & Old Fashioned 109. Not in the mood for alcohol? Try our delicious French Pressed Coffee or Cuban Espresso! With the background latin/salsa music being a compliment to conversation instead of being so loud that it prevents it, Maduro is an excellent place to have a date, hang out with family & friends, or even just enjoy a couple hours alone, and our amazing staff is here to help you choose the right drink or cigar and make sure you have a great experience each time you visit. Happy Hour is every weekday from 3 – 6pm and weekly specials include 20% off all wines on Mondays and every Thursday is Ladies’ Night which means 48 . NOVEMBER 2013

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fter almost 41 years in business, Wilkerson Jewelers continues the tradition of earning their customers’ trust and confidence through outstanding service

and quality. Wilkerson Jewelers, located in downtown Stuttgart, is owned and operated by Bobby Wilkerson, who is a second-generation jeweler and grew up in the business. Wilkerson leads a highly qualified and trained team that includes store manager Tim Trulove; graduate gemologist and sales associate Chris Brasko; GIA diamond graduate Robin Bracewell; and sales associates, Terri Smith, Jennifer Smith & Tori Parker. Wilkerson Jewelers carries the latest designs in luxurious jewelry by Hearts on Fire, Vahan, Kim International, Odelia and many more. We have also expanded our selection of Pandora to a Shop in Shop, which includes an extended line of Pandora. We pride ourselves in housing the largest inventory in the state, with selections from all over the world. We also offer several options to finance that special piece should you need it. Let us show you that buying fine jewelry can be an experience that can last a lifetime!

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Family and community are first at the ASAP Smile Center. Drs. Richard Gore and Sean Gore have built a successful dental practice by caring for their patients just like family. It is that simple philosophy and guiding principal which led the Arkansas Health Care Foundation to honor them both in 2013 for their dedication and service to Arkansans who are medically uninsured or facing financial hardships. Caring for others comes naturally to Richard and Sean, who both practice general and cosmetic dentistry in Little Rock. With over thirty-two years of experience, Richard finds joy in helping others gain confidence with their new smile. With an undergraduate degree from UALR and a D.D.S. with honors from the University of Tennessee, Richard and his wife Amanda continue to give back to their community in many other ways as well. He also travels the world as part of medical mission teams. As a second generation dentist, Sean finds value in building upon the legacy of community service that his father, Richard instilled in him. As an undergraduate from the University of Central Arkansas, he received his D.D.S. degree with honors from MeHarry Medical College in 2008. Sean knows that the dental industry and practice is constantly changing due to innovation and improvements in science and technology. With three young children, he and his wife Christina can relate to and understand the needs of young families. Together, Richard and Sean’s patients receive quality dental care by combining proven practice experience with forward-thinking innovation. That’s why ASAP Smile Center continues to be one of the best dental practices in Arkansas.

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ABOUT DENTIST

I wish to thank my patients for choosing my office as their dental home for the past 20 years. I wish to thank my staff for being the best at what you do for many years. I wish to thank my friends and family for their lifelong care and support. I am humbled that the readers of AY Magazine have nominated me for this honor. I thank my peers of the Arkansas State Dental Association. They mentored me as a young dentist, and accept my leadership now as a middle-aged dentist. As a business owner and home owner in the Historic Hillcrest District, I selfishly love this part of my hometown. My practice offers single visit all porcelain crowns/veneers, metal-free fillings, digital radiography, clear orthodontic aligners, sleep/apnea appliance therapy, implant surgery and restorations. I have also maintained many traditional facets of a general dentistry practice like root canal therapy, crowns, bridges, dentures/partials, extractions, cleanings, periodontal maintenance/non surgical therapy and pediatrics. My fellowships/affiliations include the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, ADA, ASDA, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, International Congress of OralImplantologists, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. My efforts towards the betterment of my profession include serving as a volunteer surgeon each year for the Arkansas Mission of Mercy, serving as director for continuing dental education for the Arkansas State Dental Asssociation since 2009, serving as president over my region in the Arkansas State Dental Association, work with the American College of Dentists/Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners in putting together the first continuing education mandate for all Arkansas Dentists in the field of ethics, and I serve on the board of directors for UAMS CDE and Central District Dental Society. 619 BeechwooD street

little rock, ar

501.664-7444


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Dr. Lamar Lane

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General & Cosmetic Dentistr y PRACTICE

We are a dental practice in Little Rock devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that result in beautiful, long-lasting smiles! As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly-trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-theart dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession. Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team in Little Rock, is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

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Dr. Robin Eiler

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ABOUT DENTIST Experience quality dentistry designed to last at Eiler Family Dentistry. Dr. Robin Eiler and her friendly team provide exceptional service and personalized dental care that will leave you smiling. The experienced team adheres to the highest clinical standards for general,family and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Eiler has practiced in Central Arkansas since her graduation from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry in 2005. It is her personal mission to see that each patient who visits her office is treated like a family member. She is married to her husband and love of her life, Eric. They have two daughters. Your comfort comes first with them, and you’ll enjoy their relaxing, state-of-the-art dental office, complete with spa-inspired amenities and tranquil dÊcor. They are committed to delivering a five-star experience for every patient at every visit. Dr. Eiler will take time to get to know you and understand your needs, then tailor a treatment plan for your unique situation. If you experience dental anxiety, Dr. Eiler can banish your fear with safe, effective oral sedation. Why live a lifetime without a beautiful smile? Call Eiler Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eiler. They give patients from Maumelle and surrounding areas personalized care and sensational smiles!

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Dr. Alvin W. Neff General Dentistr y

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ABOUT DENTIST

Dr. Neff is a native Arkansas who has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Northwest Arkansas for more than 30 years. Dr. Neff, known as The Smile Artist, grew up in Rogers and graduated with honors from Rogers High School, the University of Arkansas and LSU Dental School. He has received many national awards for being one of America’s Top Dentists. He has also been voted “Best Cosmetic Dentist” by the Readers of CitiScapes Magazine for five years in a row. Dr. Neff is clinical director for the Aesthetic Advantage, where he teaches cosmetic dentistry to dentists from all over the world as the recognized lecturer and has published several articles in dental journals. Dr. Neff was among the first dentists in the nation to provide porcelain veneers in 1983. He has transformed many smiles, helping people to achieve the smile of their dreams! Dr. Neff likes to point out that good dental health is a part of our overall health and self-esteem. Dr. Neff believes in treating his patients with empathy and offers many options for each situation. He offers advice and lets patients decide on the best choice that will fit their budget. In light of the recent economic downturn, and unlike many businesses everywhere, Dr. Neff has not raised his fees in several years and offers discounts and payment plans.

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Dr. Bryan Austin

WWW.SmileArtiStS.Net

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General & Cosmetic Dentistr y ABOUT DENTIST Bryan A. Austin opened Austin Family Dentistry in Maumelle 20 years ago in 1993. Since then the practice has grown tremendously. Dr. Julia T. Gildon joined the practice five years ago to help with the growth and to aid in the expanded services offered. Austin Family Dentistry provides family and cosmetic dentistry to all ages. Most services are performed in the office without needing referrals to other dental specialists. Some of the expanded services offered are implants, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, Botox and fillers, TMJ treatment and orthodontics including invisalign and brackets. Advanced technology has been a must throughout Dr. Austin’s career. Digital x-rays that use a third of the radiation that conventional x-rays use have another advantage of being larger and easier to read. Crowns can be made in one visit with a CEREC milling unit. A cone beam CT scan shows all the teeth, sinus, TMJ and airway in three dimensions. Dr. Austin plans on expanding into Little Rock in January to provide the same patient experience everyone in Maumelle has grown accustom to. The office will be located at 11211 Cantrell Road and Dr. Bradley Crossfield will be the resident dentist. Experience Austin Family Dentistry. You deserve it…

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Austin fAmily CliniC

3201 Club mAnor drive

mAumelle, Ar

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Dr. Matthew Bridwell General Dentistr y

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ABOUT DENTIST After spending the past 5 years in successful practice in Grant and Saline Co., Dr. Matt Bridwell decided to build his dream dental practice, Kanis Dental, in his hometown, Little Rock. He integrated some of the latest 3D/digital dental technology into his modern, upscale office. He also included special touches, like wall and ceiling LED TVs for patients to watch during treatment, and massaging dental chairs, because making you comfortable is of upmost importance.The team at Kanis Dental treats the whole family, making it convenient for everyone to get in, get out, and get on with their day. They take most insurances and provide multiple payment options tailored to meet each patient’s needs, making treatment affordable for any budget. Even if it has been a while since you have been to the dentist, our compassionate staff will take the time to give you the care you deserve. From routine dental cleanings to advanced smile make-overs, Dr. Bridwell and Kanis Dental can take your smile where you want it to be. After growing up in Little Rock, he graduated from Conway High, and attended Ouachita Baptist University. Dr. Bridwell graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2009 with his DDS degree. He lives in Little Rock with is wife, Brandi, and their daughter, Blakely. They are expecting their second child in April 2014.

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Kanis Dental

10825 Kanis RoaD

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