Meet Your Team


  • John Puckett, D.D.S.

    A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Dr. John H. Puckett graduated from White Hall High School and from Arkansas State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then moved to Oklahoma City to pursue a career in dentistry. While earning his dental degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Dr. Puckett enjoyed an environment that emphasized pediatric and orthodontic dentistry, which would form the foundation of his practice. Dr. Puckett's memberships and affiliations include:

    • • American Dental Association
    • • Academy of Gp Orthodontics
    • • Surgical Staff, Outpatient Surgery Center of Jonesboro
    • • Recent certifications and training through continuing education include:

    Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification Moderate sedation permit Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) Pediatric mini-residency (University of Florida) Two-year Comprehensive Orthodontic training (Academy of Gp Orthodontics) Dr. Puckett's favorite part of dentistry is the personal interaction he enjoys with his patients. Although treating toothache and restoring oral health is important, it's only half the job. He relishes the opportunity to impact his patients' entire outlook on oral health and on the profession of dentistry as a whole. Dr. Puckett feels that it is his job to physically care for his young patients while practicing in such a way that will motivate them and their parents to improve and maintain good overall health. He especially enjoys helping his younger patients conquer their fear of going to the dentist. The Ridge Kids Dental team takes great pride in making sure patients have a great experience from beginning to end. Dr. Puckett wants them to feel valued and to know they are receiving the best care possible!

    When away from the office, Dr. Puckett enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children - Jack, Anna-Tipton, and Liza.

  • Hayley Richardson

    Dr. Hayley Richardson received her Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University before moving back to her hometown of Rector to work for her family dentist as an assistant. She went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. After working with patients of all ages at a previous practice, she decided her passion was to work solely with children, and she soon joined Dr. Puckett at Ridge Kids Dental.

    Dr. Richardson is a member of:

    • • American Dental Association
    • • Arkansas State Dental Association
    • • Northeast District Dental Society

    Always eager to expand her expertise, Dr. Richardson has regularly enhanced her education through continuing education courses. These course topics include:

    • • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
    • • Pediatric Dentistry
    • • Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
    • • Endodontics
    • • Oral Health and Nutrition

    Away from the office, Dr. Richardson enjoys being involved in children's ministry at First United Methodist Church in Paragould. She also enjoys traveling with her family. Their favorite spot to visit is Walt Disney World.

  • Lindsay Mans
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Joined practice in July 2013

    12 years dental experience

    Graduated with Dental Hygiene degree in 2007

    Married to Travis 3 kids, Tucker, Maggie, and Rhett

    Enjoys going to the lake, traveling, going on new adventures with her kids, and spending time with her friends and family. 

  • Kelly Simon
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Dr. Puckett lead assistant

    Been with practice since opened in 2009

    17 years Dental experience

    Have one dog Jag.
    Enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends

  • Monica Hoselton
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Dr. Puckett lead assistant

    Joined in December 2009

    10 years dental experience

    Married to Brandon and they have one son River

    Enjoys Reading a good book and spending time with family.

  • Morgan Tedder
    Registered Dental Assistant

    Morgan helps in hygiene and with orthodontic treatment

    Joined practice in 2011

    8 years dental experience

    Has 2 sons, Kainen and Knox

    Enjoys Spending time with family, going to the lake, and activities with her boys

  • Melanie Ford-Robertson
    Registered Dental Assistant, Treatment Coordinator

    Joined practice in 2012

    Has 20 years dental experience

    Married to Kurt and has two children. Daughter Whitney and son Drake

    Enjoys going to the river and relaxing.

  • Ashley Dowler
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Joined practice in March 2015

    8 years dental experience

    Graduated with Dental Hygiene degree in 2013

    Married to Jake one son Creed

    Enjoys going to Crossfit and spending time with her family

  • Sarah Ashbaker
    Insurance Specialist

    Joined the practice in May 2020. 4 years of dental office experience. 

    Graduated with Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Management/Administration 2016.

    Married to Nick with two dogs (Sadie & Penny) and a cat (Rexxy).

    Recently moved to Jonesboro, AR from St. Louis, MO. Enjoys farmer's markets, taking dogs on nature walks, hanging out with family, and relaxing.

  • Katie Alger
    Scheduling Coordinator

    My name is Katie! I’m married to Patrick and we have one son, Jack. 

    I’m new to the dental field but experienced in patient coordinating. I’meager to become an assistant in the near future as well! 

    I enjoy traveling, camping, and spending time at the lake with my family in my spare time!

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