About Your Dentist
“You don't have to brush your teeth, only the ones you want to keep!”
“My mission is to provide the best possible dental care for my patients while also building a trusting relationship with them. My passion is providing care for people, not just teeth.
Education & Continuing Education
General Practice Residency
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, Arkansas
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center – Dallas, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Ouachita Baptist University – Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Dr. Abbott is an active member of the Arkansas State Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Life & Hobbies
When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Abbott enjoys taking walks with his dog, Winston, watching movies, listening to music, and playing basketball.
"For 45 years, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many unique and interesting people as I have helped to give them happier and healthier lives through providing them gentle and effective dental care. Throughout the years, my patients have become my friends, and our lasting relationships we have created together have guided my commitment to providing the type of care and treatment that I would expect if I was in their position. Because my patients are a part of my family, I have made it my life's aim to be caring, thoughtful, and gentle while I help to give them a lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles."
Education and Continuing Education
"I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Arkansas and then went on to complete my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee at Memphis.
Beyond my formal education, I have made it a dedicated priority to continually further my knowledge and education of the latest advances in technologies and techniques within my field. I understand how important to my patients my involvement in continuing education really is, so I am committed to providing them the best care available. I have attended thousands of hours of continuing education, and I continue to add more hours each year. I am also afforded many opportunities to further my education through my professional affiliations for the benefit of my ability to give the best patient care."
In the Community and Beyond
"I have been an Arkansan ever since I moved here from Michigan when I was five years old, and I have been blessed by my community in so many ways. My home is such an important part of who I am, and for that reason, giving back to the people around me is a priority I do not take for granted. I volunteer with the Give Back a Smile organization, and I volunteer as a doctor for the Arkansas Mission of Mercy. I have also spent the last ten years volunteering at the North Little Rock Public Health Clinic and I am a member of the Arkansas Master Naturalists preservation group. I have even spent time in Brazil on dental missions. Giving my time and expertise back to the community is one way that I can thank those around me for helping make me who I am today."
Life and Hobbies
"When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my wife, Phyllis, who also works at the practice, our three children, and our ten beautiful grandchildren. I also enjoy photography, cycling on my bicycle and motorcycle, hiking, tennis, kayaking, and working toward wildlife preservation."