Meet Our Team
Dr. Jana Barfield
Originally from Southwest Arkansas, Dr. Jana Barfield is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She completed her pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver, CO. Although she didn’t grow up in the area, she has many fond memories of visiting her many relatives in the North Little Rock & Sherwood area as a child. After several years of working as an associate pediatric dentist, she decided to open her own practice and knew that this would be a great location. In her free time, Dr. Jana enjoys cooking, traveling, music and theater, and spending time with family. She and her husband, Stephen, have four wonderful rescue pets-Barley, a dog, and three cats, Molly, Lilly, and Charles. Dr. Jana and her husband will be welcoming their first child in april 2018!
What does it mean to be Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry?
Not all pediatric dentists are certified by American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). The ABPD certifies pediatric dentists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary 2-part written and oral examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care. Dr. Jana was a recipient of the Pugh Award of Excellence for scoring in the top 3% on the written portion of the ABPD examination.
A pediatric dentist certified by ABPD is also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jana is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Kim Gann, RDA
Hi! My name is Kim Gann and I am one of the registered dental assistants here at Central Arkansas Pediatric Dentistry. I have worked as a dental assistant for almost 15 years now. I absolutely love what we do in our profession pertaining to motivating our patients concerning their oral health and dental habits. I have a daughter who is 5, Karoline and a stepdaughter who is 11, Laynee. As a family we enjoy Rodeoing all over the United States, being outside on our farm in Lonoke, with all our animals and staying active in our Cowboy Church in Elpaso Arkansas. I look forward to meeting you and your family in our office very soon. God Bless.
Trudy, Scheduling Coordinator
Trudy has many years of experience working in the front office of many medical clinics, but decided to make a change to dentistry about three years ago. She loves children and working at Central Arkansas Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys flea marketing, listening to blues music, and most of all playing with the joy of her life, her 3-year-old granddaughter, Abi. She looks forward to meeting you and your children and helping in any way she can to make their dental visit a fun and positive experience!
Michelle, Insurance Coordinator
Michelle relocated to Arkansas several years ago. She has been in the dental field for many, many years and can say that it is an honor and privilege to work with such caring and compassionate professionals who love what they do. Michelle enjoys the outdoors and believes that Arkansas is the place to do that with its many lakes and mountains.