Meet Our Team
At Burcham Dental Arts, we are pleased to have a team full of caring, knowledgeable, and dedicated dental professionals. Each member of our team enjoys what they do, and we look forward to using our developed skills and training to care for you and your family! Our dental hygienists and assistants will help our dentists to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, while our front office staff will ensure that every other aspect of your dental care runs smoothly. We welcome you to get to know our team by reading their biographies below. To schedule your appointment with one of our hygienists and with Dr. Burcham or Dr. Hodge we welcome you to contact our office today.
gERALDINE- ADMINISTRATIVE cONSULT
Geraldine has been with Burcham Dental Arts since 2003. As retiring office manager, she has over thirty years’ experience in dental administration. Geraldine retired in 2020 and is greatly missed in the office but still helps out working remotely from home. Geraldine is a lifetime resident of Piggott, Arkansas, and a 1976 graduate of Piggott High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Dale Crawford. They have two daughters: Mistie, who found her passion in teaching kindergarten, and Elizabeth, who followed after her mother in the dental field as a dental hygienist. Geraldine has four grandchildren -two amazing grandsons and two awesome granddaughters. Geraldine enjoys attending any event that involves her “grands”, rescuing old furniture with fresh paint and hanging out with her family. She is an active member of the South Thornton Church of Christ in Piggott.
Ashley- Office manager / PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
As our office manager and patient care coordinator, Ashley has been with our team for over 7 years. Ashley is a very dependable, hardworking and amazing team player. Our patients enjoy seeing her familiar face when they visit our office. She is focused on greeting patients with the utmost respect and friendliness, and she enjoys the excitement of helping patients achieve their aesthetic smile goals. Her favorite part of our practice is our great team and genuine care for our patients. With a great understanding of each of our provided treatments, Ashley is able to help our patients understand their treatment process. Ashley has two beautiful sons – Bryson and Carson. When she isn’t at our office, Ashley enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her fiancé- MC and two boys.
JOURDAN – INSURANCE & BILLING
Jourdan started in our practice July of 2023 as our Insurance and Billing coordinator. Jourdan is a Rockstar when it come to handling any insurance or billing questions, problems, or concerns. Jourdan is from Piggott, Arkansas. When Jourdan was asked about what she likes most about working at Burcham Dental Arts, she explained that loves her coworkers and continuing to learn the business side of dentistry. In Jourdan’s free time, she is busy running around with her daughter and twin boys. Jourdan and her kids love anything outdoors and new adventures.
KIM – APPOINTMENT COORDINATOR
Kim joined Burcham Dental Arts in August of 2023 as our Appointment Coordinator. When it comes to filling our schedule, checking out patients and accepting payments from patients, she is always ready one step ahead. Kim enjoys helping patients understand their treatment plans, answering any questions, meeting new patients, and having fun with her coworkers. Kim is from Braggadocio then moved to Ripley, TN where she was a Dental Assistant for 35 years then moved back home. Kim she strives to be helpful to our patients and is proud to be working for Burcham Dental Arts. Kim has three daughters and three amazing grandchildren. Outside of the office, Kim loves spending time with her family and her church family.
Vickie – RDH, BSDH
Vickie has been a registered dental hygienist at Burcham Dental Arts since December 1st, 1989. A 1982 graduate of Caruthersville High School, she attended college at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences (UTCHS) in Memphis, receiving her bachelors degree in dental hygiene in 1986. She has built strong relationships with her patients over the years and loves being part of a practice that treats patients like family. Vickie and her husband, Joel, have 2 wonderful children, Alexandra and Brenton. In her spare time Vickie enjoys traveling, visiting her children, and running her own custom catering business.
Ayana – RDH
Ayana started at Burcham Dental Arts in February of 2018 as a temporary hygienist then permanently added in June of 2018. She graduated from Hayti High School in May of 2012, after graduating she attended Missouri Southern State University receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Ayana loves sharing her knowledge and educating her patients on the importance of oral health, along with seeing the difference this can make in a patient’s life. Outside of the office, Ayana’s life revolves around her family. As a busy mom of three active boys, she doesn’t have much time for hobbies but as a family they love to spend time together, travel, and take on new adventures.
Ragan – RDH,BSDH
Ragan joined Burcham Dental Arts as a dental hygienist in August of 2021. Her hometown is Dewitt, Arkansas, where she graduated. She then attended 2 years of undergrad at Arkansas State University, before attending UAMS in Little Rock where she received her bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene. Ragan loves to aide in educating patients about their dental health while working alongside them to create positive dental experiences. She feels such accomplishment allowing her patients to leave with the confidence of a healthy and beautiful smile. Ragan has established roots in Kennett through her marriage to her husband, Britt. Together, they have a German Shephard named Heckler. In her free time, Ragan enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Shea – RDA
Shea has been with Burcham Dental Arts since November of 2017, She has since been a favorite among patients who are a little more anxious than most. Her work is gentle, fast, and precise which helps keep chair-time to a minimum, while helping patients achieve optimum oral health. Shea continually strives to learn the latest in dental technology and advancements. She believes in high quality dentistry and is proud to be part of the Burcham Dental Arts family. When Shea is not in the office, She enjoys time spent with her husband Jeremy Ford and 3 beautiful children.
Carli – DA
Carli joined our Burcham Dental Arts family in June of 2020. She graduated from Holcomb High School and then Three Rivers College with her Associates Degree. Carli has since exploded into the world of Dental Assisting with an open heart and a kind smile. She enjoys working with and educating her patients on proper home care. Carli is especially proud of the one-on-one care Burcham Dental provides. She now calls this office home and hopes to for many years to come. In her spare time, Carli loves to spend time with her friends and family, her favorite place is anywhere in the sun. She says, “The most enjoyable part of being a dental assistant is relieving any pain and anxiety from my patients”.
Melany – RDa
Melany joined Burcham Dental Arts in June of 2022. She graduated from Senath-Hornersville High School and then completed her externship in our office after graduating from Arkansas Northeastern College’s Dental Assisting Program. She has a desire to learn the latest advancements in dental care, and is committed to the best patient dental care. She enjoys working with the team at Burcham Dental who all show an eagerness to make patients feel as comfortable and informed as possible. Her professional chair-side manner is sure to make you feel welcome and relaxed. Melany’s goal is to enhance her skills as an RDA and make positive and lasting impacts on patients through education and affirmation about their smile. When Melany is not busy assisting, you can find her with friends and family.