ABOUT PEYTON AVEN, DDS
Dr. Peyton Aven is the new member of our Friddle Family and we are thrilled to have him on our team! He grew up in Senatobia, Mississippi and completed his undergraduate work from Ole Miss-The University of Mississippi before attending dental school in Memphis. He graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Denistry in Memphis, and also inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society and Dean Odonatoiogical Society.
When he’s not at the office, you’ll find Dr. Peyton spending quality time with his wife Haley, and two daughters Piper and Greer. He is an avid outdoors-man so we know he is going to love it here in the River Valley.
Dr. Peyton looks forward to welcoming new patients of all ages to Friddle Denistry. He believes in treating every papient as if they were family and makes it his top priority a comfortable dental experience with excellent care for the entire family.
Rachel Scharbor is also a Fort Smith native who earned her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2011. She has been in the dental field for over nine years, with an assisting background before she began her career in hygiene. The passing of the Collaborative Care Act has allowed Rachel to perform cleanings and x-rays one day a week at the clinic in order to assess patient needs for care by Dr. Aven.
The Friddle Dentistry team is comprised of many people who allow us to be successful—Kristin, Barbie and Lindsey who work side-by-side Dr. Aven as his assistants and Laura, Angela D and Angela J who oversee insurance, billing, and scheduling.
We recently successfully completed our first Sealant Day in which students ranging from grades K-6 were screened for any areas of decay. Teeth showing no signs of decay were sealed with a tooth-colored material, or “sealant,” that helps prevent future decay. All children seen received fluoride treatments as well as documentation of all findings.
Parents should be aware that our clinic doors are always open for them to accompany their child. The only thing we ask is that all required forms are signed, we have a copy of the child’s dental insurance card, and payment for any applicable co-pays prior to the child’s appointment. Our clinic is designed for convenience--school nurses can remove your child from class, bring them to their appointment, and escort them back. You will always be informed of all treatment procedures before and after appointments, and your child is not penalized for the class time that was missed. To schedule an appointment, please call: 479.471.8131 or 479.452.8800
VAN BUREN- 1612 N. 7th St., LAVACA- Lavaca Wellness Center, 603 S. Division St. Ph: 479.763.3514
Fort Smith 5008 S. U Street, 479-452-8800
MANSFIELD- Mansfield Elementary, 100 N. Walnut Ave., Ste. D Ph: 479.689.4199 or 479-269-6058