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Meet The Team

Compassionate Dentists in Dardanelle

The dental practice of McCormick Family Dentistry is blessed to have assembled a truly dedicated team of dental professionals. It is our goal to ensure that everyone has access to comprehensive dentistry that is both anxiety-free and affordable. We are able to fulfill our commitment to our community by continually improving the way we work, utilizing efficiency-boosting technology and techniques. When you book an appointment with us, we don't treat you like just another patient - you're a member of the family whose wellbeing and oral health we are fully invested in protecting!
Michael McCormick and Team

Michael McCormick, DDS

Dr. McCormick takes tremendous pride in his ability to give back to the county that raised him. A Danville native, he returned to Yell County to open up his dental practice immediately after graduating from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1984, having received his undergraduate degree in 1980 from the University of Central Arkansas. He has since put in hundreds of hours furthering his knowledge and skill set and incorporated the latest technological advances into his practice to provide an ever-higher level of dentistry to his community.

Michael has been happily married to his lovely wife, Dawn, since April of 1984, raising three outstanding children. Their oldest is Katie who, along with her husband Brett Papasan, are both practicing attorneys in Fayetteville, AR and have a son of their own, Davis. Their second child is Mallory, a nurse practitioner married to Tim Onarecker, a pediatrician. They live in Pittsburgh along with their daughter, Eleanor. Will McCormick is the youngest of the three, and has recently graduated from LSU Dental School. He is now joining his father in the family practice this year!

Dr. McCormick is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Dardanelle, and regularly volunteers at the River Valley Christian Clinic to ensure every member of his community has access to top-quality dental care. He also enjoys fly fishing, bow hunting and spending his free time with his family.

Will McCormick, DDS

A May 2017 grad of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Will McCormick is proud to join his family's owned and operated dental practice. Will is a lifelong resident of Dardanelle, graduating from Dardanelle High School in 2008.

Following his father's footsteps, Will also attended the University of Central Arkansas and graduated in December of 2012 with a degree in Biology. He was an active member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at UCA.

Dr. McCormick is a member of the American Dental Association and also attends Dardanelle United Methodist Church. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and sports of all kinds.

Evelyn Berry

Evelyn brings over 25 years of dental assisting experience to our practice. She is known for her kindness and calming nature and puts every person who steps in the office, at ease.

She is happily married to her husband Daryl, with whom she has raised three daughters with.

Evelyn enjoys crocheting in her free time and keeps busy with her six, beautiful grandchildren. 

Kim Judkins
Receptionist & Office Manager

Kim brings over 15 years of experience running medical and dental offices to our firm, and keeps us running at peak efficiency.

She is happily married to her husband Johnny, with whom she has raised two children, Macey and Gaige. Macey and her husband Austin have a son Oliver, and are expecting a baby girl in April of 2017. When Kim isn't working with us, she can be found in the great outdoors with a fishing rod in hand.
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Karen Harper, Dental Assistant

An experienced dental assistant, Karen brings over 21 years of expertise to the table. With a steady hand and a friendly bedside manner, she helps put our patients at ease.

She and her husband Aaron lead an active outdoor lifestyle and enjoy hunting and fishing together. Karen's children are Kirsten Tuggle (married to Blaine Tuggle) and Kody Kizer who, along with his wife Elizabeth are expecting Hunter Wess Kizer in August of 2017!

Janae Pate, RDH

Janae is a skilled hygienist that joined our practice shortly after graduating from UAMS in 2011. Our patients trust in her expertise to help keep their teeth healthy.

A lifelong resident of Dardanelle, she enjoys getting in shape with CrossFit as well as relaxing to watch Netflix with her husband Aaron Pate and her daughter Skylar.
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Taffy Laymon, RDH

Taffy brings over 15 years of experience in dental hygiene with her to our firm.  A 2002 graduate of UAFS, she is exceptionally knowledgeable, and our patients look to her when they need info on their oral health.

She and her husband Johnny run a busy household with four lively children: Jaelie, Falon, Carson and Callie. In her free time, she can be found painting.

Dawn McCormick, RDH

With over 34 years of experience as a dental hygienist, we rely heavily on Dawn's extensive expertise. She is a master of her trade, and provides guidance for our patients and staff alike.

She grew up in Slidell, Louisiana and graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 1983. 

When Dawn isn't at the family practice, she can be found hard at work in the garden, or enjoying time with her grandchildren.
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Schedule your appointment with our caring dental team at (479) 229-3150!
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