Dental Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Larry Gould, DDS
Dr. Gould Graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1977, and has practiced Dentistry in Mountain Home since 1980. Dedicated to providing the best quality dentistry, Dr. Gould is a graduate of the Medical College Of Georgia (MCG/AAID Implant Surgery Maxi-Course) “Comprehensive Training Program in Implant Dentistry”. A Founding member of The International Stomatognathic Honorary Alliance, A member of American Dental Association, Arkansas Dental Association, Academy Of General Dentistry, The American College Of Oral Implantology, The International Congress Of Oral Implantologists, The Academy Of Osseointergration, and The American Academy Of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Gould takes pride in his office and staff, and enjoys changing lives by focusing on complex Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic procedures, Oral Surgery, Bone Grafting, Periodontal Plastic Surgery, Implant Surgery and the Restoration of Dental Implants. Dr. Gould continues to educate himself in order to provide his patients with the best quality treatment they deserve. Courses such as Dr. Michael Pikos and Dr. Maurice Salama’s “The Ultimate Bone Graft and Soft Tissue Grafting for Implant Reconstruction” (Partners In Synergy-Orlando Florida). Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry “Hands On Implant Placement with Live Patient Surgeries and I.V. Sedation”. Medical College of Georgia, Department of Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine Advanced Cardiac Life Support In-Hospital Training Program (ACLS Certification). Columbia, South America “Comprehensive Sinus Augmentation Surgery and Grafts, Nasal and Sinus Lifts, and Implant Surgery Placement Course. Dr. Gould was honored to be one of fifteen from the United States to be invited to France to study abroad with Dr. Hilt Tatum, (Founder of the Sinus Graft and Pioneer of Dental Implant Surgery and Bone Grafts). Dr. Gould’s interests outside of work include spending time with his family, anything outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Mountain home area, and when time allows he enjoys traveling to beautiful and exotic places.

 

Sara Luna, RDH, CDA
Hi, my name is Sara and I began my love for dentistry in 2001. I am a Dental Hygienist who graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I was also a Certified Dental Assistant and continued to practice assisting during Hygiene School. I worked along side an Oral Surgeon receiving extensive experience with dental implant placement, restoration, Oral Surgeries, and IV Sedation. I live in Lakeview with my husband and my sons Blake and Jax. Our family has been called to full time foreign missions and will be leaving the country September 2016 to Jamaica (God willing). I will continue to do Hygiene (Pro Bono) there and will stay in contact with Dr. Gould and the Staff. Thank you for all of your love and support over the years.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS/RECOGNITIONS
RDH, CDA, CPR & AED, OSHA, MEMBER OF ADAA, ADHA, MDHA, OTC Outstanding Academic Award Dental Hygiene, MDHA Outstanding Graduationg Dental Hygiene Student of 2007, Best Attitude award 2007

 

Beth Wickersham, RDA, Office Manager
Hello my name is Beth. I have been in the Dental field since 1999 and just love it. I have been here with Dr. Gould since 2004.  It has been a pleasure to assist Dr. Gould in the growth of his Practice.  My background in dentistry has been hands on clinical and hygiene assisting, administration, and years of traveling to many areas of the country to continue my education in Dentistry and Management. I have been in Management since 1995 and am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such a growing practice and new technology.  Dr. Gould and I insist on having the most professional, experienced, and compassionate staff around, and I am proud to say that we do.  My interest outside of Dentistry is spending time with my wonderful husband and beautiful daughters. We are highly involved in our church and love to help our community in any way we can.

Professional Certifications/Recognitions
RDA, CPR & AED, OSHA, NITROUS, INVISALIGN, ZOOM2, STM EDUCATION, PRACTICE BUILDING, PALS, ACLS

 

Pam McKanna
Hi, my name is Pam and I am Dr. Gould’s Financial Coordinator.  I have been with Dr. Gould since 2001.  I have been to numerous continuing education seminars, arming myself with as much information as possible to be able to assist our patients with any questions or concerns they may have. I have been in finance and public relations since 1990. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, flower gardening, spending a lot of time outdoors, and just enjoying life.

Professional Certifications/Recognitions
CPR & AED, COMPUTER TRAINING, INVISALIGN, COLLECTION COMPLIANCE, INSURANCE COMPLIANCE, DEDICATION AWARD 2005, DEDICATION AWARD 2006

 

Joy Fortenberry, RDA, CDA
Hi, my name is Joy and I have been a Certified Dental Assistant since 1992. I have been with Dr. Gould since 2004. I have extensive training and experience in clinicl, hygiene, and administration. I really enjoy working with Dr. Gould and assisting with his beautiful smile makeovers. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart David and we have a beautiful daughter and son. we love going camping and enjoy the outdoors.

Professional Certifications/Recognitions
RDA, CDA, AED-CPR, OSHA, N20, Invisalign, ZoomII, Associates of Applied Science, Award of Excellence, STM education

 

Christina Garman
Hi, my name is Christina.  I am a Dental Hygienist and have been with Dr. Gould since 2014. I have lived in the twin lakes area for over 10 years with my husband and two boys. we love spending time in the gorgeous outdoors of this region fishing, swimming & canoeing. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and could not be happier with the career I have chosen as a dental hygienist. I first became interested in dental hygiene as I learned more about the correlation between oral health and overall health of the body. I love being in healthcare and especially enjoy teaching about the importance of preventative care. I am active in the community and regularly volunteer at the Mountain Home Christian Clinic assisting on dental nights; educating students on oral health at Mountain Home Junior High.

Professional Certifications/Recognitions
RDH BS, CPR, AED, local anesthesia permit, nitrous oxide administration, honors graduate of UAMS,