Meet the doctors

Larry Powell, DDS

Dr. Powell graduated from University of Tennessee Dental School in 1995 then went on to earn an Advanced Education Degree at UT Memphis and Implant Internship. His natural talent and fascination with the cosmetic side of dentistry led him into the Prosthodontic Program at the Memphis VA Medical Center where he spent three years becoming an expert in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and sleep disorders. Dr. Powell has practiced advanced cosmetic and family dentistry for more than 20 years and is sensitive to the needs, wishes, and fears of his patients. He is a frequent visitor of Lake Ouachita where he enjoys swimming and wake-boarding and his out of town vacations are spent under the sea in scuba gear.


Stephen Raines, DDS

Stephen Raines, DDS

Dr. Raines is a native of Camden, Arkansas, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, and attended dental school at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.  While in college at Ouachita, he met the love of his life, Lauren Raines, who is also a dental hygienist at our practice.  After getting married in June of 2013, the two moved off to Memphis, Tennessee for dental school and dental hygiene school.  When he isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Raines enjoys cooking, surfing on the lake, playing music, portrait photography, and wedding videography.  He and his wife are the newest additions to VDG!

 

Dental hygiene staff

Karen Matthews, RDH Karen is a 1975 graduate of the prestigious Fones School of Dental Hygiene in Bridgeport, Connecticut and in 1990 graduated from Northern Arizona University's Local Anesthesia and Expanded Function Program.   She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 40 years and served as a Research & Development Consultant for Professional Dental Tech Group of Batesville, Arkansas.  Karen and her husband, Dr. Mickey Matthews, make their home in Hot Springs with their 2 Shetland Sheepdogs, "Stella" and "Morgan".  In her spare time, Karen enjoys golfing, dancing and gardening.

Karen Matthews, RDH

Karen is a 1975 graduate of the prestigious Fones School of Dental Hygiene in Bridgeport, Connecticut and in 1990 graduated from Northern Arizona University's Local Anesthesia and Expanded Function Program.  

She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 40 years and served as a Research & Development Consultant for Professional Dental Tech Group of Batesville, Arkansas.  Karen and her husband, Dr. Mickey Matthews, make their home in Hot Springs with their 2 Shetland Sheepdogs, "Stella" and "Morgan".  In her spare time, Karen enjoys golfing, dancing and gardening.

Lauren Raines, RDH Lauren is a native of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and the wife of our very own Dr. Raines.  Lauren and Stephen met in the lobby of the Jones Science Center at OBU during freshman orientation their first week of school.  The two hit it off from the start, and the rest is history.  Welcome Lauren to the Village Dental family!

Lauren Raines, RDH

Lauren is a native of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and the wife of our very own Dr. Raines.  Lauren and Stephen met in the lobby of the Jones Science Center at OBU during freshman orientation their first week of school.  The two hit it off from the start, and the rest is history.  Welcome Lauren to the Village Dental family!

Kristi Bishop, RDH Kristi, a longtime resident of Glenwood, has been with our practice since January 2013. Born in California, Kristi received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska. She has practiced as a full-time Hygienist since 1991. She is also licensed to administer Nitrous Oxide as well as local anesthesia for patient comfort. She obtained her Collaborative Care Permit II to assist those in nursing homes facilities. Kristi and her husband spend their free time attending sporting events for their two sons and listening to live music. Kristi also enjoys long walks and playing the piano. Well versed in all areas of oral health, she is looking forward to the opportunity to care for all of your dental hygiene needs.  

Kristi Bishop, RDH

Kristi, a longtime resident of Glenwood, has been with our practice since January 2013. Born in California, Kristi received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska. She has practiced as a full-time Hygienist since 1991. She is also licensed to administer Nitrous Oxide as well as local anesthesia for patient comfort. She obtained her Collaborative Care Permit II to assist those in nursing homes facilities. Kristi and her husband spend their free time attending sporting events for their two sons and listening to live music. Kristi also enjoys long walks and playing the piano. Well versed in all areas of oral health, she is looking forward to the opportunity to care for all of your dental hygiene needs.

 

 Support Staff

Esther Coffin, Office Manager Esther and Dennis, her husband of 40 years, moved to the Village in August 2011, from New York.  Esther has been an office manager in a dental office for the past 34 years.  Although it was hard leaving all her family and friends, she has met so many wonderful people from all over the country here.  Esther looks forward to many wonderful years at Village Dental Group with her new family!

Esther Coffin, Office Manager

Esther and Dennis, her husband of 40 years, moved to the Village in August 2011, from New York.  Esther has been an office manager in a dental office for the past 34 years.  Although it was hard leaving all her family and friends, she has met so many wonderful people from all over the country here.  Esther looks forward to many wonderful years at Village Dental Group with her new family!

Danielle Crumpton, Dental Assistant Danielle has been in dentistry for 16 years and joined VDG in 2007. She and her husband Mark have two beautiful children, Emily and Tyler. When not working Danielle and her family enjoy boating, water sports, camping and attending their children's sports events.    

Danielle Crumpton, Dental Assistant

Danielle has been in dentistry for 16 years and joined VDG in 2007. She and her husband Mark have two beautiful children, Emily and Tyler. When not working Danielle and her family enjoy boating, water sports, camping and attending their children's sports events.

 

 

Patty Ninke, Dental Assistant Patty's been in dentistry since 1981 and joined VDG in 2011. She and her husband, Duane live here in the village where they enjoy many activities the village has to offer. But her favorite is pickleball!

Patty Ninke, Dental Assistant

Patty's been in dentistry since 1981 and joined VDG in 2011. She and her husband, Duane live here in the village where they enjoy many activities the village has to offer. But her favorite is pickleball!

Holly Catron, Dental Assistant

Holly Catron, Dental Assistant