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Each person on our staff works to provide comfortable, comprehensive dental care in a relaxed, friendly environment where our patients’ questions are answered, their concerns are addressed and their time is honored. That’s not just something we say- it’s our mission.

The Dental Office of Henry Matthews, DDS has been serving patients from Fayetteville, Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and the rest of Northwest Arkansas since 1987. We serve patients of all ages and recognize that quality dental health services in a family-style atmosphere is very important to them. Our staff is qualified to perform general or cosmetic dental procedures that will exceed patient expectations, as well as oral surgery using conscious sedation methods.

We offer comprehensive dentistry in a relaxed, friendly environment. It is very important to our staff that our patients’
questions are answered, their concerns are addressed and their time is honored.
That’s not just something we say- it’s our mission.

Dr. Henry Matthews

Dr. Henry “Hank” Matthews

Dr. Matthews has been in private practice since 1987. He received his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Arkansas in 1981, his DDS from LSU School of Dentistry in 1985, and completed a General Practice Residency at Charity Hospital of New Orleans in 1987 prior to moving to Fayetteville with his wife Diane.  He is a member of both the Arkansas and American Dental Associations, the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a founding member of the Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy.  He is on the board of the West Campus Dental Assisting Training Program where he also volunteers his time in direct patient care.  In addition to that he offers his time bimonthly at the Samaritan House Free Dental Clinic in Rogers, a ministry of Fellowship Bible Church Of NWA where he and his family have been involved since moving to Fayetteville in 1987.

Dr. Matthews and Diane have been married for over thirty -five years and have four children: Joshua, Courtney, David and Daniel. In 2012 they added a precious daughter-in law to the Matthews Clan. Joshua married Taylor Johnson of Fayetteville in May of that year and they live in Fayetteville where he is an architect in the Marlon Blackwell Architectural Firm. In 2016, David married Jenna Locklear of Allen Texas and he is on staff at Fellowship Bible Church in Fayetteville, AR. We love our new additions!

Dr. Matthew’s interests include hiking, kayak fishing, and photography. He especially enjoys outdoor photography and his favorite subjects are waterfalls, remote creeks, and other outdoor landmarks unique to Northwest Arkansas.

Dr. Matthews and his wife, Diane, have been happily married for over 30 years and have four kids-Joshua, David, Daniel, and Courtney

Dr. Evan Johnson

Dr. Evan Johnson

Dr. Evan Johnson joined the practice in July 2021. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas and graduated from Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.  The received the Comprehensive Dentistry Program Award as well as the American Equilibration Society’s Occlusion, TMD, Comprehensive Care Senior Dental Student Award for achievement in the field of occlusion and temporomandibular joint therapy.  Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.  Dr. Johnson volunteers his time at the NWA Community College of Dental Assisting and enjoys providing care at the dental clinic for school age students that qualify for the program. He is native of Springdale and resides in Fayetteville with his wife Ashlyn.


Sara Moon Chilcutt, Office Administrator

Sara Moon Chilcutt

Sara grew up on the family farm in Northeast Arkansas. She is efficient and knows how to run an office well. She knows it’s important to have professional practices in place while also being kind to people. She loves building relationships with her co-workers and our patients as she helps them with the business side of their dental care. When not working, Sara spends time with her husband Neal, two sons, two grandchildren, two dogs and one cat. They keep her busy!

Diane Matthews, Office Accountant

Diane Matthews

Diane Matthews job title is Office Accountant, She has been married to Dr. Hank Matthews for 30+ years. Diane handles payroll, tax reports and A/P. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and attended the University of Arkansas. She was on the platform diving team at the University of Arkansas where she holds the distinction of being the first female All-American Athlete. She enjoys spending time with her children and is involved in Women’s Ministry at Fellowship Bible Church of NWA.

Cynthia Puckett, Hygienist

Cynthia Puckett

Cynthia has over 50 years of experience as a dental hygienist and we are honored to have had her in our office since 2003. She stays active in several professional organizations such as the American Dental Hygiene Association, Arkansas Dental Hygiene Association, Northwest Arkansas Dental Hygiene Association and Ozark Dental Hygiene Study Club. She has been married to Don for over 50 years and has two children and two grandchildren.

Phet Thirakoun, Dental Assistant

Phetubon Thirakoun

Phet has been with the practice since 2007. She loves being able to help our patients have healthy, beautiful smiles. Shen she is not brightening our patients’ lives she enjoys baking and crafting. She has two amazing nephews that allow her to join them in playing super heroes and iron chef!

Pamela Mardis, Registered Dental Hygienist

Pamela Mardis

Pamela graduated from the University of Tennessee, Memphis with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is also certified by the state of Arkansas to administer local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide. Prior to starting Dr. Matthews’ team, Pamela started her hygiene career in Germantown, Tennessee. She later moved to Northwest Arkansas and has over 18 years of dental experience. Pamela’s role as a hygienist is very rewarding to her because she gets to help people improve their oral health. Pamela and John have been married over 13 years. They have one son and a cairn terrier that is the joy of their life. Pamela loves going on an adventure through traveling. In her spare time she loves reading books.

Kristy Brown, Administrative Assistant

Kristy Perritt

Kristy graduated top of her class in 2017. She enjoys working in the dental field but takes great satisfaction in patient interaction. Her main focus is making a patient feel comfortable, cared for and relaxed. A smile from a patient is a wonderful reward for her. When Kristy is not working she enjoys quality time with family and friends. She cherishes every moment of life she is given.


Karen Lomax Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen Lomax

Karen has been a staff member for 10+ years and has over 40 years of experience as a hygienist. She spent 19 years in Africa as a missionary. Karen and her husband have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.  She enjoys reading and running in her spare time. 



Emily Gavin Registered Dental Assistant

Emily Gavin

Emily graduated from Petra Allied Health in 2020 at the top of her class! She loves working in the dental field to see everyone’s unique smile.  Making the patient feel relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair is her number one priority. Prior to working in the dental profession she was a preschool teacher for six years.  Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, she is married to her high school sweetheart Kristopher.  They have two boys, Mason and Owen. Emily enjoys baking and crafting in her spare time.