2600 Browns Lane

Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Dr. Heather Bond Southard

Doctor of Dental Surgery

A native of northeast Arkansas, Dr. Southard attended the University of Arkansas for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry in 2002.  She feels very blessed to be practicing general dentistry in this wonderful town.

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Over her years in practice, Dr. Southard became interested in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Dr. Southard understands this disorder from the patient’s point of view, because she has suffered for years with the neck and shoulder aches, headaches, & vertigo that accompany this problem.


In 2011, Dr. Southard completed a mini-residency in orofacial pain at the University of Kentucky. She is currently working toward her fellowship in a year long program with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. This program consists of intense study of TMJ disorders, craniofacial pain, and dental sleep medicine. She stated, “I am very excited about the future of dental sleep medicine. Our ability as dentists to help people who struggle with sleep apnea and are intolerant of CPAP can be life changing for our patients.”


The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain recommends that dentist treating OSA(obstructive sleep apnea) with an OAT (oral appliance therapy) be knowledgeable in treating TMD based on problems that can occur with mandibular repositioning.


Dr. Southard is a member of the American Dental Association, Arkansas State Dental Association, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.


Dr. Southard is married to Stephen Southard II. They have 2 children, Brandon and Blakely.

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Dr. Alex Rowlan

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Alex Rowlan is originally from Central Arkansas but has been a member of the Northeast Arkansas Community since 2012. Dr. Rowlan graduated from Bryant High School in 2012.  Furthering his education, Dr. Rowlan completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Arkansas State University 2015.

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Furthering his education, Dr. Rowlan completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Arkansas State University 2015. While at ASU, Dr. Rowlan enjoyed volunteering as the assistant soccer coach at Jonesboro High School and always looked forward to spending time with his fraternity brothers. Dr. Rowlan also met his wife, Brielle, while attending ASU in 2014. Dr. Rowlan was accepted into dental school at the University of Tennessee and graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2021. Dr. Rowlan joined Dr. Southard’s office staff in 2022. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Arkansas Dental Association. Dr. Rowlan is married to Jonesboro native, Brielle. Dr. Rowlan and Brielle have been raising a son, Brenson, for over 7 years and are looking forward to growing their family more soon. Dr. Rowlan and family are active members of Word Baptist Church in Jonesboro. On weekends you’re most likely to find Dr. Rowlan watching the Razorbacks or spending time with his family. In the office, he strives to treat everyone like family and believes that integrity and trust are extremely important values to have in the field of dentistry.  Dr. Rowlan likes to keep the mood light in his operatory and gives his best to all his patients.  

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Office Assistant - RDA

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Elaysha has spent all her life in Northeast Arkansas.  She graduated from Bay High School and earned her Dental Assistant License shortly after.  Elaysha joined Dr. Southard in 2015; Elaysha looks forward to meeting you and will help you with all appointment and insurance questions.

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Amber attended Arkansas State University for her undergraduate, before transferring to Meridian Community College.  There she received her degree in dental hygiene in 2003.  She has been serving our patients for 11 years.  She especially loves interacting with patients and developing personal relationships with the team.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, attending church regularly, traveling, and her beloved St. Louis Cardinals.

Hayley Booker, RDH - Southard Family Dentistry



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Hayley was born and raised in Jonesboro.  She graduated from Nettleton High School in 2014.  She attended Arkansas State University (GO REDWOLVES) for her undergraduate studies. From there she attended Concorde Career College to achieve her Dental Hygiene Degree in 2019.  Hayley began her career in 2020 and started working with Dr. Southard shortly after.  Hayley loves helping her patients maintain excellent oral health. 


Hayley is married to her high school sweetheart, Chris.  They have a precious little boy, Dallas.

When Hayley is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching Razorback football, and going to SHADS!

Lauren Qualls, RDA - Southard Family Dentistry



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Lauren was born and raised in Northeast Arkansas. She is a 2005 graduate of Harrisburg High School. Lauren holds a registered dental assistant license with the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners since 2006.  Lauren has 16 years of dental assisting experience. Not only is Lauren an experienced dental assistant; she has received extra training in the Pinhole Surgical Technique and TMD and Sleep Therapy.


Lauren is the mother of two boys. She enjoys watching sports and spending time with her family.

Renee Brewer, RDA - Southard Family Dentistry



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Renee has been with Dr. Southard since she started her practice in 2005.  She was born and raised in Jonesboro.  Renee graduated from Jonesboro High School.  She then became a Registered Dental Assistant, having 30 years’ experience. Renee is responsible for assisting Dr. Southard with all dental procedures.  She can help explain your dental procedures to you.


Renee and her husband Jim have three children.  They enjoy spending their free time vacationing.

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