Higginbotham Family Dental now open in Leachville

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dr. Todd Higginbotham grew up in Monette and knows how important it is to keep his hometown and the surrounding communities thriving. As a hometown boy and member of a local farming family, he wanted to make sure the area continued to grow economically. When the opportunity came up to keep the only dental practice in Leachville open, he instantly knew it was something he had to do. Dr. Marty Harderson, former owner of Harderson Family Dental, decided to sell his practice after 18 years so he could eventually move closer to his hometown of Clarksville. Dr. Harderson will continue to work at the Leachville practice for at least the next year, along with Dr. Todd Higginbotham and his two other associates, Dr. Jason Botts and Dr. Ashley Brewer.

Dr. Todd Higginbotham (photo provided)

This makes the Leachville location the third Higginbotham Family Dental in Northeast Arkansas. He opened an office in Blytheville two years ago and an office in Jonesboro earlier this year.

The Leachville location has undergone major renovations and technological updates that patients have really appreciated. All three practices are paperless to allow faster access to patient records. Patients of all locations have access to the 3D iCAT located in the Jonesboro office. This is a cat scan that will allow better precision providing treatments such as, bone grafts, implants and wisdom teeth extractions. This means less recovery time and pain for the patient.

"I want to see my business grow into a Northeast Arkansas tradition of excellence in dentistry. My goal is to establish long lasting relationships with the community and my patients through trust and personal service at every location," Dr. Higginbotham said. He also says his favorite part about working in dentistry is changing lives. Dr. Higginbotham also believes, "There is something great about going to a job where you can have such a large impact on someone's life. Whether a patient's visit alleviates a painful problem or totally revamps a smile, they have something to feel good about. I enjoy meeting and being around people, but to be able to help them in the process is definitely a blessing."

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