Dr. Aaron K Forrester

PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Dr. Aaron K Forrester, D.D.S., is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in Conway, AR. After graduating from the University of Central Arkansas in 2001 and the LSU School of Dentistry in 2009, he went on to complete his studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2014. Dr. Forrester’s first practice, Groovy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, opened in August 2014.

He has completed five years as a general dentist and a two-year pediatric dental residency. His commitment to excellence means he stays up to date with skills and technology through continuing education classes and certifications. His top achievements include:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry 2016
  • American Orthodontic Society Comprehensive Education 2010
  • Theta Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society 2009
  • Baldridge Scholarship Recipient 2006 – 2008
  • C. Edmund Kells Dental Honor Society 2006 – 2009
  • The Pierre Fauchard Academy Award 2009
  • LSU Operative Dentistry Award for Excellence 2009
  • Roskens Scholar 1998 – 2001

When he’s not making groovy smiles, Dr. Forrester loves spending time with his wife, Sheila, and their children, Brady and Perry. In addition to family time, he enjoys working on his physical fitness, golfing, fishing, car detailing, and deer hunting.

 

 

Dr Jonathan Billings

Dr. Jonathan W. Billings

PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Dr. Jonathan W. Billings is a Board Eligible Pediatric Dentist in Conway, Arkansas. He was born and spent his young childhood in Russellville, AR before moving to Marion, AR after elementary school where he met his high school sweetheart and now wife, Tess, in the band and eventually graduated valedictorian of the Marion High School graduating class of 2013. He returned to Russellville where he completed his undergraduate studies and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Biomedical Science and a minor in chemistry with Summa Cum Laude institutional honors from Arkansas Tech University in 2017. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) and graduated at the top of his class with high honors at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2021. After graduating from dental school, he specialized and completed a postdoctoral residency program in pediatric dentistry at the Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut in 2023. Dr. Billings is a member of the following organizations: the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Medicine, and Arkansas State Dental Association.

 

Dr. Billings decided when he was just seven years old that he wanted to become a dentist when he grew up. He was terrified of medical visits as a child, but after having an incredible experience at his dentist and witnessing how a healthcare provider could cater so well to a young, frightened patient such as himself, he realized that this was exactly how he wanted to serve people with similar sensitivities. Because of this life-changing experience, preventing pain, discomfort, anxiety, and fear as much as possible all while providing a positive dental experience to patients is Dr. Billings’ whole approach to pediatric dentistry. While at Yale, Dr. Billings had the privilege to treat pediatric patients with exceedingly rare and unique special healthcare needs. He draws from these experiences to deliver compassionate and state-of-the-art care to all his patients. His top achievements include the following:

When he’s not movin’ and groovin’ at Groovy Smiles, Dr. Billings loves spending time with his wife, Tess, and his daughter, Abigail. He loves golfing, exercising, playing piano, participating in church activities, serving in his local community, and eating all the ice cream he can get his hands
on. Growing up, Dr. Billings spent a lot of time in and around Conway for band events such as Dixie Band Camp where he served as the head captain, and summer camps such as Arkansas Boys State to name a few, so he is filled with gratitude to finally be living in and serving the community that played an integral part in shaping him into the person he is today!