Dr. Lais graduated with honors from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He went on to serve his country as a dentist in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. During his three years of military service, he gained wide-ranging clinical experience serving under board-certified specialists in the areas of oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics.
FOR 25 YEARS, DR. LAIS HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE ACADEMY OF INTERDISCIPLINARY DENTOFACIAL THERAPY STUDY GROUP. Their approach is similar to the Mayo Clinic’s in which multiple specialists gather to craft a single patient treatment plan. His clinical focus on creating biology-based long-term health and esthetics rather than engaging the disease-repair cycle sets him apart as a leading-edge practitioner.
He and his wife, Jackie, have enjoyed living in Northwest Arkansas since 1996. Beyond dentistry, he enjoys golf, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.
"Incredible tenured team that looks not just how your teeth are but how your Health and Wellness is as a byproduct of your teeth and dental issues."
Jackie helps patients enjoy their experience, understand their treatment, and answer questions. SHE WORKED AS A CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT FOR 13 YEARS, AS WELL AS A CERTIFIED DENTAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT. JACKIE ALSO TAUGHT TEAM BUILDING IN DENTAL OFFICES AT NATIONAL DENTAL CONVENTIONS. Raised in Joplin, Jackie and Randy have been married for over two decades. She enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and her two dogs, Madison and Macie.
With a bachelor’s degree in business and a background in accounting, Guanica has served in dental management for over 20 years. She enjoys being part of a practice where customer service and education are at the core of the practice. A native of Tennessee, she and her husband Ed are proud parents of young adults: Edward III (Vanessa), Joshua, and Anica. Anticipating the arrival of their second grandchild, all available free time is spent with their first grandchild, Olivia.
David has been assisting Dr. Lais for over a decade. With a deep interest in the technical side of dentistry, he has become very involved in the laboratory procedures necessary to support the delivery of outstanding dental art. He has pursued advanced lab technician training at the Texas Center for Occlusal Studies on the way to becoming the first lab technician in Northwest Arkansas fully trained in Condylar Centering Orthotics used to treat bit instability.David, his wife, and son are natives of NWA. They enjoy spending time together camping, fishing, riding bikes, and attending automobile shows and racing events.
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