Comprehensive Dental Care
Dr. Carl and Dr. Cody Friddle have brought together a great team of individuals who share their passion. Their team is comprised of only the best assistants, hygienists and front office staff. Several have been with Dr. Friddle for over 20 years, creating a solid team that ensures a positive experience for every patient. Their office is updated to include the most state-of-the-art equipment for providing the best in cosmetic dentistry.
About Carl Friddle, D.D.S.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas, Dr. Friddle attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Texas and graduated in 1976. A native Arkansan, Dr. Friddle then returned to his home state to begin his practice. Over the last 38 years, Dr. Friddle’s practice has grown to become one of the most successful in Arkansas. Dr. Friddle has completed over 2,000 hours of post-graduate continuing education. He has attended one of the most prestigious post-graduate teaching centers in North America, the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where he completed the Advanced Anterior Aesthetic course, and the Full Mouth Reconstruction course, which focuses on the benefits of neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Friddle’s passion for dentistry and his willingness to embrace innovative dental techniques is what has allowed him to create beautiful smiles for his patients for over 3 decades. His expertise is not only in cosmetic dentistry but also in neuromuscular treatment for headaches and oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
About Cody Friddle, D.D.S.
Dr. Cody Friddle was born and raised right here in Fort Smith, graduating from Southside High School in 1998. After high school, he headed to Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he majored in Biology and graduated in 2002. After being accepted at multiple dental schools, Dr. Friddle chose to attend Texas A&M’s Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He graduated in 2006 and returned home to Arkansas. Dr. Friddle began practicing dentistry in the Friddle family dental office in Fort Smith alongside his dad. Over the nine years since, he has been busy growing three additional dental practices in the greater River Valley – in Van Buren, Mansfield, and Lavaca. His practice revolves around providing excellent care, with a personal touch. He loves his work and strives to stay on the leading edge of dentistry while treating people with empathy, patience, respect, and humor too.
In 2014 Dr. Friddle completed his Fellowship with the Las Vegas Institute (LVI), the premier post-graduate dental learning institute for neuromuscular dentistry. This has equipped Dr. Friddle to treat the most advanced neuromuscular dental cases for pain management as well as state of the art cosmetic techniques. His training there has been integral to transforming his practice focus to cosmetic dentistry, short-term orthodontics for adults, TMJ/Headaches, and snore guard appliances for patients with sleep apnea.
In his free time, Dr. Friddle loves to be with his wife Kathryn and their four young children, either hanging out at home in the backyard fort or enjoying the kids’ activities from sports to the arts. Lastly, but most importantly, Dr. Friddle is a Christian, and His relationship with His Savoir Jesus Christ is top priority for him, and it informs every facet of his life both at home and at the office.
Michelle Cole- Front Office Reception
I was born and raised in Fort Smith, AR. I have been with Friddle Dentistry for 17 years. I have 2 children. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and going for long walks with my husband of 27 years and our 2 dogs! I love the relaxed atmosphere here at Friddle Dentistry that we offer our patients.
Michelle Carter- Front Office Reception
I am from Alma but currently live in Van Buren. I’ve been with Friddle Dentistry since May 2016. I have 2 boys. I enjoy watching my kids play sports and spending time with my big family. I have 6 siblings, so we always have something fun planned. I also enjoy relaxing at home watching a movie or reading a book. I love my work environment here at Friddle Dentistry. The patients are so nice and I love feeling appreciated for my work, I have the best work family!
Angela Davis- Office Manager
I live in Alma which is where I grew up, but I am originally from Wichita, KS. I have worked for Friddle Dentistry for 9 years. I worked for Dr. Cody Friddle as a dental assistant for my first 5 years and prior to that began my career in dentistry at a pediatric dental office. Currently I take on many different tasks as needed to nurture our practice as a whole. I enjoy organizing things both at work and at home. I love camping, watching my 2 boys play sports, and anything outdoors. I also love to plan weekend getaways and watch movies. I feel very fortunate to be a part of Friddle Dentistry’s growing success in providing an overall quality dental experience for our patients.
Angela Jones- Insurance/Financial Coordinator
I live in Mulberry but I am originally from the Fordyce, AR area. I have been with Friddle Dentistry since February 2014 but I have 10 years of experience dealing with dental insurance and the challenges it can bring. I work in Dr. Cody Friddle’s Van Buren location. I am a graduate of Colorado Christian University with a degree in Healthcare Administration. I enjoy spending time with my husband, singing, being a part of the Mulberry Community Theater, hiking and party planning. I enjoy the sincere appreciation I receive from the work that I do as well as the fact that we all work together as a team, which is seen by our patients and is one reason why our patients love us!
Jan Starr- Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in Arkansas and have been a dental hygienist for almost 40 years. 35 of those years have been with Dr. Carl Friddle. My husband and I love checking out new restaurants in the area and spending time with our grandchildren. I have thoroughly enjoyed my years at Friddle Dentistry because we treat our patients like family and I truly believe we have the best patients of any practice in town!
Amy Morrison- Dental Hygienist
I am from Fort Smith and have been with Friddle Dentistry for 14 years in June. I graduated from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith in 2003 and immediately began working for Dr. Friddle. I love to travel. I am always up for an adventure. I also enjoy working out and I ran my first half-marathon in November 2014. I love the family atmosphere we have here at Friddle Dentistry. We have the absolute best doctors and staff around.
Rachel Scharbor- Dental Hygienist
I am from Fort Smith and have been with Friddle Dentistry for 6 years. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist with off-site training at the Las Vegas Institute. I am married and spend the majority of my free time with family and friends or running. I love the close-knit group that I work with and how much fun we are able to have!
Roxy Reed- Dental Hygienist
I was born in Texarkana, Texas, but currently live in Fort Smith. I have lived in Fort Smith for over 26 years, but I still have my Texas accent! I started working at Friddle Dentistry in July 2016. I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 15 years. I graduated from UAFS in 2002 with an Associates of Applied Science degree. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the U of A and also have a Masters degree in Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling from John Brown University. I have been a licensed LAC and LAMFT for 8 years. I spend my free time with my 2 children Zander (age 8) and Zoey (age 3). My faith, my church and my kids’ school are all very important to me. I love to travel and like visiting new places while making lasting memories with my kids! I love both the patients and the staff here at Friddle Dentistry! The patients are wonderful and are like family to me. The doctors are excellent and have a great rapport with our patients. We all work together as a team and we really do have fun while providing exceptional care and dental services to our patients.
Kristin McEntire- Dental Assistant
I live in Lavaca but am originally from Purcell, OK. I have been working at Friddle Dentistry for 6 years. I have 16 years of dental experience and I am a Registered Dental Assistant. My husband and I have 5 boys and 7 grandkids! I love watching kids play sports and spending time with the family. Friddle Dentistry has awesome doctors and I love working with our group of people!
Barbie Domerese- Dental Assistant
I am originally from Denton, Texas, but currently live in Van Buren. I have been with Friddle Dentistry for 3 years. I have 3 kids; 2 girls and 1 boy. I love to lift weights and run. I’m always looking for fun ways to exercise! I ran my first marathon in February. I trained for 5 months and it took a lot of dedication. I plan to do another one next year. I am known to be an “early bird” because I love to have quiet time to myself and workout before the craziness of my day starts with my kids. Here at Friddle Dentistry, I love how patient the doctors are with patients. They always listen to the needs and wants of patients and they do their very best to fulfill them.
Lindsey Gramlich- Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Van Buren. I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for Drs. Carl and Cody Friddle for over a year and a half. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with family at the lake, duck hunting and anything that involves the outdoors. My favorite thing about Friddle Dentistry is that we offer four convenient locations to care for our patients!