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Meet the Team

Melinda Calhoun

Melinda Calhoun - CFO, COO

Melinda Calhoun has worked in the insurance and dental industry for over 16 years. She enjoys taking care of her patient’s oral health and watching the transitions. Melinda is married to Cody and they are raising two wonderful children Zachary and Breana. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking mini weekend getaways and watching sports.

Barbie Browning

Barbie Browning - RDH

Barbie Browning graduated from UAMS in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite part of dentistry is building lasting relationships with her patients. She and her firefighter husband are raising 2 great kids. She loves New York City, chocolate and football.

Kerri Obert

Kerri Obert - RDH

Kerri Obert, RDH, originally from Pocahontas, Arkansas, attended the University of Central Arkansas before graduating from UAMS where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. With over 20 years of Dental Hygiene experience, Kerri is both gentle and thorough. She enjoys educating her patients and helping maintain great dental health while personally getting to know her patients. Kerri resides in North Little Rock with her husband and 3 children. She enjoys volunteering her time at children’s schools and loves watching them participate in various sports.

Crystal Gonzalez

Crystal Gonzalez - RDA

Crystal Gonzalez joined Heathman Family Dental in September 2017 as a Registered Dental Assistant. She assists Dr. Heathman and was recently promoted to the front office where she enjoys personally interacting with our patients. She clearly explains treatment plans and finances, answering any questions you may have along the way. Spending time with family and friends is what Crystal enjoys most. Crystal has an 8-year-old daughter and is expecting her second daughter in April. During her free time, she also enjoys swimming, shopping, and getting manicures with her daughter.

Nikki Tarvin - RDA

Nikki Tarvin joined Dr. Heathman’s team July 2017 and is his lead dental assistant. She has been assisting for 8 years and just moved to Arkansas from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is with you from start to finish during your dental procedures. In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband, Chris and their two fur babies. They enjoy going camping and exploring or natural state.

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"Dr. Heathman has always done great work on me! He makes sure his patients are well taken care of! Highly recommended."

-Sara Meeks
Little Rock, AR