When you become a patient at Dental Solutions, you become a part of an extended dental family. We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the members of our team!
Dr. Lauren Harmon, DDS
Lauren Harmon, DDS, is a family-friendly dentist dedicated to helping her patients achieve optimal dental health. She believes communication regarding treatment options, financial options, as well as alternatives for anxiety relief are some of the most important concerns that must be addressed with each patient on an ongoing basis.
A 2002 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Dr. Harmon attends many courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry to further her education and has completed extensive orthodontic coursework. Dr. Harmon also has a special interest in treating TMJ disorders. She serves as Secretary of the Northeast Arkansas District Dental Society and is actively involved with several dental organizations:
- American Orthodontic Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- American Dental Association
- Arkansas State Dental Association
Dr. Harmon is native to Northeast Arkansas, having graduated from Nettleton High School and Arkansas State University. While in college, she was a 4 year member of women's volleyball team and was twice named the Sunbelt Conference Player of the Year. As a senior, she was chosen as the Terry Gwin Award winner, one of the most prestigious awards given to Arkansas State scholar-athletes. Dr. Harmon was also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, has served on the Sigma Omicron Chapter's Alumni Advisory Committee, and is an ongoing member of the local AOII Alumnae Chapter.
Dr. Harmon enjoys spending her free time with her two children, Jackson and Hayden, and loves to travel and play tennis.
Dr. Brett Burris, DDS
Dr. Brett Burris strives to help his patients achieve the highest possible standards of oral health by providing comprehensive dental care in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Dr. Burris hopes to make your trip to the dentist as stress free as possible. He will design a custom treatment plan to fit your goals and needs.
Dr. Burris is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and a native of Northeast Arkansas, where he graduated with honors from Arkansas State University.
To help ensure the highest quality dental services possible, Dr. Burris has attended extensive continuous education in fields including implant restoration, endodontics, esthetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and preventative oral health care.
Dr. Burris is active in Jonesboro Young Professionals Network and an active member in the Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys cycling in his free time. He and his wife, Dr. Brooke Burris, have two children Bentley and Bryant.
Meet Our Team
Kristi Adams - Hygienist
Kristi Adams, RDH, began her dental career at the age of fifteen as a dental assistant in her hometown of Augusta, Arkansas. She received her Associate of Science Degree in 2002. Kristi then graduated in 2004 with honors from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in dental hygiene.
She has been a member of the Dental Solutions team since graduation. Kristi is empathetic and compassionate about delivering exceptional dental hygiene services. She attends a variety of continuing education courses in order to help her patients make educated decisions for the best course of periodontal disease treatment and prevention.
Kristi is an active member of Central Baptist Church. She enjoys crafting, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends. Kristi and her husband, John, are blessed with three beautiful daughters, Hanna, Haley and Morgan Jewell.
Mary Leigh Burnette - Hygienist
Mary Leigh Burnette, RDH, graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 1991 with an Associate of Science Degree in respiratory therapy. Mary Leigh continued her education at UAMS, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in dental hygiene in 2000.
She and her husband, David, relocated to Jonesboro in 2001; she has been a Dental Solutions team member since that time. Mary Leigh enjoys working with her patients each day and is dedicated to providing them with comprehensive dental care. One of Mary Leigh’s highest priorities is staying current on the latest dental hygiene procedures and products so that she can enhance her patients’ health as well as the beauty of their smiles.
Mary Leigh is a native of south Arkansas. She lived in Lake Village until 1988 when she married David. Mary Leigh is blessed with a wonderful family, including two daughters, Anna and Kathleen; one son, Elliott; and two granddaughters, Ava Grace and Adlee. Mary Leigh’s hobbies include tennis, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Alex Gann - Hygienist
Alexandra Gann, RDH, graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 2010, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a member of the Dental Solutions team since October of 2013.
Alex is committed to using her knowledge and experience in order to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care to maintain patients’ smiles and overall dental health. She is a gentle, kind-hearted person who strives to treat her patients the way she would want to be treated. She also attends continuing education courses in order to stay current on the latest developments in dental hygiene and educate patients on the importance of maintaining good oral health.
A hometown girl, Alex attended Valley View High School. Alex is blessed with a wonderful husband, Darrell Gann, and three stepchildren, Kayli, Michael, and Taylor Grace. She enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, Annie and Axle. Her hobbies include traveling, crafting, shopping, and being an active member of Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, AR.
Mandy Trotter - Hygiene Coordinator
Mandy graduated from Weiner High School and enjoys the company of her husband, Payton, and her two children, Kaylen and Eli. Mandy joined the Dental Solutions team in 2012 and is dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Her goal is to train to be a dental assistant.
She is an Army wife who enjoys life, family, and friends. Mandy is an avid Memphis Grizzlies fan who enjoys working as the karaoke director at Josie’s Steakhouse in Waldenburg on weekends.
Vicki Foley - Treatment Coordinator
Born and raised in Smithville, Arkansas, Vicki is a graduate of Lynn High School. She obtained her RDA certification and has been with Dental Solutions since September 13, 1971 – more than 40 years!
When Vicki is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves all types of sports, is a proud supporter of the ASU Red Wolves, and is a St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Cassidy Thomas - Treatment Coordinator
Cassidy Thomas graduated from Weiner High School in 1999. She then went on to become a Registered Dental Assistant. She has been a part of the Dental Solutions team, assisting Dr. Lauren Harmon, since October of 2006.
Cassidy is dedicated to helping educate every patient on the importance of good oral health, as well as helping patients achieve the smile they desire. Cassidy is the proud mother of one son, Deacon Thomas. She enjoys spending time with her son, family, and friends.
Sarah Mathis - Treatment Coordinator
Sarah is a graduate of Corning High School and a native of Corning, Arkansas. She has worked in the dental field for 23 years and has been with the Dental Solutions team since 2009. She loves helping her patients achieve their dental goals.
Sarah recently married her wonderful husband, Tommy. She is a loving mother of four children and the proud grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren. Sarah loves the beach and enjoys spending time with her family, church, and friends.
Sara Roth - Treatment Coordinator
Sara joined the Dental Solutions team in 2017. She graduated from Marvell Academy in 2006. She played college basketball for Ouachita Baptist College and then transferred to ASU where she obtained an Associate Degree in Education. Sara went on to obtain her certification in Registered Dental Assisting in 2011 and began working in the dental field. She is married to Jeremy Roth and they have three beautiful sons; Lane, Sawyer and Ty. When she is not working, she and her family are actively involved in rodeo life across the country. Sara looks forward to taking care of you and your dental needs.
Lou Ann - Financial Coordinator
Lou Ann is originally from Northeast Missouri. She and her husband, Randy, have two married daughters and two grandchildren. She graduated from Robert Morris College in 1979 with her CDA. Lou Ann was a Dental Assistant for two years before moving into the banking field for 24 years. In 2006, she returned to dental and joined the Dental Solutions team in March of 2012.
Lou Ann takes pride in serving Dental Solutions patients with their insurance and financial needs. She enjoys being with her family and friends and is a huge St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Heather Young - Scheduling Coordinator
Heather joined the Dental Solutions team in January, 2014. She has actively worked in the medical and dental field since 2001. Customer service is her top priority, and she is always ready to assist you with any questions or concerns that arise.
Heather is a native of Oxford, Mississippi. She now resides in Paragould, Arkansas, with her husband, Chris, and their two shih-tzus, Bella and Macy. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, and photography.