My whole family sees Dr. Wood and his staff.  We are always treated like family.  We always feel as if our comfort, health, and even financial concerns are top priority.  We will not go anywhere else.

Kymberly L.

Eric L. Wood, DMD

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Hygiene Team

Rhonda McCune, RDH

  • Professional

    I am passionate about YOUR oral health and how a healthy smile can effect your overall wellbeing. I love working in an environment that is Welcoming, Family Focused, and Compassionate!

  • Guilty Pleasures

    I LOVE a good Mani-Pedi! I escape my everyday with a good book, and my all time favorite is sneaking away on getaways with my husband Mark!

  • Family & Fun

    Married to Mark. Mom to Connor, Mackenzie, and Bryce. If you know me, I’m a self proclaimed sports junkie and can turn ANYTHING into a competition!

Gina Shadowens, RDH

  • Professional

    Your smile is my mission! I am dedicated to help you understand what is going on with your oral health. I am so excited to be working with Dr. Wood and the rest of our team in providing a happy and friendly place where you can put fears aside to really understand the importance of optimal oral hygiene.

  • Guilty Pleasures

    Ohhh the joy of total silence! After a busy (and noisy) day, I love just being in quiet. Shhhh… don’t tell my kids!

  • Family & Fun

    With both of my children off to college at the U of A, I enjoy soaking in all the moments that we are together as a family.

Dental Assistants


Donna Watkins, RDA

  • How I describe Gentle Dental..

    Simply put, we go above and beyond for our patients!

  • Guilty Pleasures

    As a busy working mom, anytime that I can sit down in my house (by myself) in peace and quiet is AWESOME.

  • Family & Fun

    I am married to my best friend Tyler and have a daughter (Emersyn) and a son (Ruger). Interesting fact, our family pet is a pot belly pig who really believes that he is a dog!

Whitney Bunch, RDA

  • How I describe Gentle Dental..

    Hospitable, Caring, and Friendly.

  • Guilty Pleasures

    ICE CREAM! Any time, any where.

  • Family & Fun

    I hear wedding bells! Getting married in June of 2018 is one of my greatest adventures.

Venessa Velazquez, RDA

  • How I describe Gentle Dental..

    Welcoming, Kind, and Amiable.

  • Guilty Pleasures

    I LOVE Cheetos! Orange fingers and all. Oh and Make-up, I love it!

  • Family & Fun

    Meeting new people is one of my favorite things! I will welcome you anywhere and made sure that you feel welcomed and comfortable. KIDS, they are the cutest things ever and they warm my heart.

Front Desk Team

Tessa Oldenburgh, RDA

Treatment Coordinator + Team Leader

  • How I describe Gentle Dental..

    Compassionate, Kind, Fun, Caring. We go above and beyond to exceed our patient’s expectations.

  • Guilty Pleasures

    Theres not a shoe that I don’t LOVE (along with purses and bracelets) !!

  • Family & Fun

    I’m a Grandma! I love my family and it is a big one! I have 5 children and 1 grandson. I love to go fishing, camping and being outdoors with all of them, especially with my husband!

Tee Lor

Financial Coordinator + Front Desk Super Star

  • How I describe Gentle Dental..

    Family, Gentle, and we go beyond to make our patients Comfortable.

  • Guilty Pleasures

    HOT Cheetos and shoes!

  • Family & Fun

    I pride myself on being very passionate and loyal to my family and all those who are important to me!

Hannah Wright, RDA

Appointment Coordinator + Paperwork Guru

  • How I describe Gentle Dental..

    Comfortable, Family, and Compassionate.

  • Guilty Pleasures

    Netflix and CHILL! With junk food, of course!

  • Family & Fun

    I am a graduate of Siloam Springs Highschool, and a new mom! I love the outdoors and spending time with my family.

Our Core Values

Exceed Expectations, ALWAYS.

Going above and beyond from the first phone call, is how we build trusting and long lasting relationships. We believe that your time is valuable and we strive to create an experience at Gentle Dental that is second to none. We work on REDEFINING the dental experience by delivering a warm, welcoming and compassionate environment while giving our patients control over their treatment decisions.


We Pursue Excellence

As a team, we believe in continuing education so that we can offer the most up to date treatment options available. Using modern technology, we are able to continue to improve the patient experience and grow our outreach into the community. We hire the best of the best and train them to uphold the Gentle Dental philosophy of providing care with the upmost respect without judgement.

We Practice Honesty

We believe that your mouth is the gateway into your overall wellness. It is our responsibility, as a member of your healthcare team, to provide HONEST and researched based recommendations so that you can make decisions related to your health and wellbeing. We help translate the sometimes confusing (and overwhelming) information into clear actionable steps to lead you to optimal oral and systemic health.


We Create Fun

Going to the Dentist can be FUN! Just read some of our reviews, or better yet, let us prove it! We hire great people & trust them to infuse our patient’s with what they need during their visit. We slay anxiety with compassion, ease fear with laughter, and celebrate with high-fives and hugs while exceeding our patient’s expectations. Our team members are a great fit and create magic in building trusting and lasting relationships with our patients.