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Meet the Doctors

When it comes to preserving, enhancing and beautifying our smiles, we all want the best. The best care. The best service. The best results. It's as simple as that.

Family Dentistry

DR. RICHARD A. CAIN

Dr. Cain is a graduate of the University Of Texas School Of Dentistry at Houston and has been practicing Dentistry for over 30 years. He is a member of the ADA, Arkansas State Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Dawson Academy. He spends his Tuesday nights at Shepherds Hope Dental Clinic as the Dental director performing free dental care to the under privileged inner city citizens of Little Rock; he has also been on mission trips to Honduras to participate in dental clinics. Dr. Cain enjoys spending his free time biking and coaching his 5th grade basketball team, and spending time with his 5 grandchildren. He is also an active member at his church in Little Rock.

Family Dentistry

DR. LANE H. SMITH

Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Tennessee in Memphis and has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years now. He is a member of the ADA and Arkansas State Dental Association. He was born, raised, and has lived his entire life in Saline county and has been practicing at Saline Dental Group all the while since 1991. Dr. Smith is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys hunting, fishing and playing golf. He is a devoted husband and father, and is an active member at his church in Benton.

Meet the Team

Tamara – Registered Dental Hygienist

Tamara – Registered Dental Hygienist

Tamara has been a dental hygienist at Saline Dental for the past eight years. She graduated from UAMS in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She offers lots of experience in the field. Tamara grew up in Bryant and enjoys being able to return to her hometown to work. She currently resides in Beebe where her 2 children attend school and her husband Mark is a coach and a teacher. She started working at Saline Dental thinking she would only do it temporarily because of the long commute but, after a few weeks of working there, she found Saline Dental like part of her extended family.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching anything Razorback as well as other sporting events her husband and children are involved in.


Shana – Registered Dental Hygienist

Shana – Registered Dental Hygienist

Shana graduated from Pulaski Tech in 1985 and began practicing as a Certified Dental Assistant. With a love for dentistry and serving others, within four years she began working on her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. After completion, she graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1993. She has worked for the past 24 years at Saline Dental Group as a Registered Dental Hygienist, helping treat the clinical needs of others in a compassionate manner.

She is a graduate of Bryant High School and continues to live here with her husband. She has one son in college. In her spare time, she enjoys running, baking and spending time with family and friends.


Sheila – Registered Dental Hygienist

Sheila – Registered Dental Hygienist

Sheila graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 28 years, 26 of which has been as Saline Dental Group. She has established life-long relationships with many patients throughout her career here. She strives to continually provide compassion and genuine concern for their optimum dental health.

Sheila has been married for 29 years and has one son and two grand dogs. In Sheila’s spare time she enjoys traveling and mud riding. She is also very passionate for the care and welfare of animals, big or small.


Brandy – Registered Dental Hygienist

Brandy – Registered Dental Hygienist

Brandy, a dental hygienist at Saline Dental Group. Brandy has been working for both Dr. Cain and Dr. Smith for 8 years. As a hygienist, her number one goal is to give comprehensive dental care with love and compassion.

Brandy grew up in Benton and later moved to Springfield, Missouri. There, she attended Ozark Technical College where she received her degree in dental hygiene.

In her spare time, Brandy enjoys crafting and spending time with her family.


Amy – Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy – Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy is a Registered Dental Hygienist at Saline Dental Group and has been working here since 2003. Amy grew up in Little Rock and graduated from Westark College in Fort Smith with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Amy comes to work ready to help and always with a smile on her face.

In her spare time, she enjoys several outdoor activities including horseback riding, kayaking, hiking and scuba diving.


Robin – Office Manager

Robin – Office Manager

Robin is the Office Manager and has worked for Saline Dental since 1999. She enjoys the day to day contact with all our patients. Robin attended the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

In her spare time, Robin and her husband, Brad enjoy cheering the Razorbacks, traveling and spending time with their dogs, Marty and Dolly.


Peggy – Office Coordinator

Peggy – Office Coordinator

Peggy is the Office Coordinator at Saline Dental Group. She has been with Saline for the last 3 years but has been in the dental field since 1987. She attended Pulaski Tech and University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

She feels blessed to be in her hometown. She has been married for 29 years and has 2 wonderful children.

She enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her family.


Terri – Dental Assistant

Terri – Dental Assistant

Terri has 17 years’ experience as a dental assistant and joined our team in September 2004. She strives to make patients feel welcomed and at ease during their appointment.

When she’s not working, Terry enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her grandbabies.


Jennifer – Dental Assistant

Jennifer – Dental Assistant

Jennifer is a dental assistant at Saline Dental Group. She has worked alongside Dr. Smith for 19 years, ensuring their patients are comfortable and receive the best care possible.

Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, five children, family and friends. In her spare time, she loves playing softball, spending time outdoors, and getting to help coach and her children in any and all of their activities.


Kim – Certified Dental Assistant

Kim – Certified Dental Assistant

Kim is a Certified Dental Assistant at Saline Dental Group. She has been working with Dr. Cain for the past 18 years, making sure their patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Kim grew up in Saline County, attending college at UCA and graduated from Dental Assisting School from PTC. She is always compassionate and comes to work ready to work.

In her spare time, she enjoys working in her yard, fishing and spending time with her husband and their two children.


Amy – Registered Dental Assistant

Amy – Registered Dental Assistant

Amy has worked at Saline Dental for the last 10 years as a registered dental assistant.

In her spare time Amy enjoys volunteering at Shepherd’s Hope, traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.