Kristen Jones

Chief Operations Officer

Kristen has been a part of the Smile Dailey Team for over 16 years. She has been chairside with Dr. Dailey for most of that time, but within the last year has become the Practice Manager. She has 18 years of experience in the dental field. She has a passion for creating beautiful healthy smiles that have changed the lives of many of our fantastic patients. Kristen is originally from the Dallas Texas area, and she moved to the natural state back in 2006. Kristen and her husband Josh reside in the Benton/Bryant area. They have 4 kids (Kate 18, Addison 16, Devin 12, Kynsley 11). She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, traveling, and being involved in her church!

John D. Pitts


Dr Pitts returned to his hometown of Little Rock to begin his dental practice in 1993. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (1985-1989), the University of Tennessee at Memphis College of Dentistry (1989-1993). He received his Master of Oral Implantology from California Implant Institute and University of Nevada at Las Vegas (2014-2022).

His work history over the past 30 years includes owner and dental surgeon for John D Pitts, DDS, PA (1993-2020), dental implant surgical instructor for the California Implant Institute in California and Mexico (2014-2018), claims reviewer and Special Investigation (fraud) Unit member for Program Integrity for MCNA (2017-2021), Director over dentistry for Ryan White Part B for the Arkansas Department of Health (2020-2022), and dental surgeon for Wellpath/Correct Care Solutions within the Arkansas Department of Corrections (2022-present). He serves as a Commissioner on the Arkansas Ethics Commission as appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson (term 2022-2027).

He was granted and maintains Fellowships in Pierre’ Fouchard, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the International College of Dentists, the California Implant Institute, and the American College of Dentists.

His distinctions include, Dental surgeon for the Arkansas Mission of Mercy (2006-2019), President for the Arkansas State Dental Association (2015-2018) and President to its Central District (2009-2011), adjunct faculty instructor to UAMS for the graduate residency program (2014-2015), live surgical implant instructor for the California Implant Institute (2014-2018), Arkansas Chairman for the American College of Dentists (2012-2015), the representative dentist on the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Board (2012-2023), and was Arkansas Deputy Regent for the International College of Dentists (2015-2018)

He is the recipient of the Arkansas Distinguished Service Award for Pierre’ Fouchard (2015), the National Deputy Regent of the Year Award (representing the United States) for the International College of Dentistry (2018), and the Arkansas Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas State Dental Association (2020). He maintains membership in all these organizations; also, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration, ADA, and ASDA. He holds current dental licensure in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Oklahoma and adjudicates dental claims for each of those states. He is a consultant to OralEye/ToothPic, P&R Dental, and NewSmile

Katie Monhead

Financial Coordinator

Katie is new to the Dental world but loves interacting with new people and helping out our patients in any way she can to make sure their dental needs are met. She resides in East End, AR with her husband (James) and 3 children (Landon, Lakyn, and Lawson). She grew up in Maumelle where she graduated from Little Rock Christian in 2007. Her oldest son and daughter are very active in sports, so she spends most of her time at the ballpark. In her free time she loves hanging out with family and friends, camping, fishing and just being outdoors.

Crystal Gonzalez

Financial Coordinator

Kerri Ann Harris

Scheduling Coordinator

This is Kerri's first experience in the dental field and she is excited about learning all about Dentistry and assisting in providing the best dental care in Central Arkansas. Kerri resides in Sheridan, AR with her husband, Matt and their two children, Eli (6) and Caroline (3). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and being outdoors.

Lauren Smith

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lauren is from Rogers, AR and graduated from the UofA in 2015 with a B.E. in Kinesiology. After undergrad, she move to Little Rock to attend Hygiene school at UAMS. Lauren has been on Team Dailey for a total of 1.5 years. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and is passionate about oral health and education for everyone who sits in her chair.
Lauren lives in Benton with her boyfriend and two fur babies. In her free time she likes to hunt and fish. Appropriate for this week, Halloween is her favorite holiday!

Liz Hester

Registered Dental Assistant

Jaiden Legenbauer

Dental Assistant

Jaiden is from Ward, AR and graduated from CASDA with her dental assisting license in 2020. She has been apart of the Smile Dailey team since 2021 and is very passionate about helping patients find their smile again! Jaiden enjoys spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her sweet fur babies, Russel, Paris, and Ava.

As a licensed Dentist in Little Rock, AR we work with our patients so they can achieve and maintain a beautiful smile and healthier gums and teeth. We take the time with our patients to explain their treatment options and inform them of additional preventative care. We feel this will lead to a more trusting doctor/patient relationship and, for many people, relieve the stress about seeing a dentist.

We take pride in providing you with a comfortable office experience where our qualified staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Our main office is conveniently located in Little Rock, AR and we invite you to call with any questions or email us via the contact us or request an appointment page of our Web site. We will do everything possible to ensure you a pleasant visit.