Team Directory

our hygienists

Our Hygienists - Kris and Kay

Krisaundra Len Qualls, RDH, BS, (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Kris is a member of UAMS School of Dental Hygiene Class of 1992. She started working in dentistry in 1990 and started with Lefler Dental in 2007. Kris says “she loves interacting with her patients and having the opportunity to make a difference in their overall well-being as their oral health. My relationships with my patients overlap into friendships.” She enjoys spending time with her sons Peyton and Garrett, and her husband Chris. She loves to play with her fur babies, Rocko and Drake, listening to music of all genres, singing with her church choir, cooking and drinking coffee.

Kay Howard RDH, MPH (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Kay graduated from UAMS school of hygiene in 1997 and received her Masters of Public Health from Tulane in 1999. Kay started working as a dental assistant in 1973 before graduating from high school in in 1974, she continued assisting until she started college in 1992. She started her career with Lefler Dental in July of 2003. Kay says “I enjoy helping keep my patients health! Very rewarding!”  Her spare time is used being a wife, Mother of three and Grandmother of six! She enjoys wool applique quilting, reading a good and trying a new recipe.


our assistants

Our assistants- Mandy and Zelene

Mandy Dreyer, RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)

Mandy started in dentistry in 2002 and became part of the Lefler Family in February 2008. Mandy was raised in Benton, Arkansas but now lives in Magnet Cover. She is married to her husband Dale and they have 5 children, Shelbi, Ariey, Austin, Krista and Gage. They also have two fur babies, Bear a lab and Ruffles a Labradoodle. Mandy says “outside work I enjoy serving in our church Meadow View Missionary Baptist Church, camping and boating with friends. One thing I enjoy about dentistry is to see how changing a patients smile transforms their life, I also enjoy our patients and building relationships”.

Zelene Dickson, RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)

Zelene started in dentistry as a dental assistant for Lefler Dental in 2015. Zelene says “I enjoy having the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives as a dental assistant.’ Zelene loves spending time with her family that includes her husband, their three daughter and two dogs.


front office staff

Front Office Staff- Lynn, Cindy and Erica

Lynn Batson, Office Manager

Lynn has been with Lefler Dental since March of 2013. She started her dental career in 1997. During her time in the dental profession she has worked as an assistant, sterilization clerk, receptionist, insurance specialist, scheduling coordinator and now Office Manager. Lynn loves being able to answer the patients questions and advise the patients about their dental insurance benefits. Lynn and her husband David enjoy traveling and experiencing different regional foods. They have two children, Brady and Ashlen, son-in-law Dustin and the apple of their eye, their granddaughter Kendall. And let’s not forget her puppy dog Scout.

Cindy Lefler Financial Coordinaor

Cindy joined the Lefler Family as Dr. Tom’s wife in 1980. She makes sure we all get paid (which we are all happy about) and handles all things monetary. Cindy is cross trained for all ‘up front duties” and very graciously has to step in when someone is out sick or on vacation. One of her favorite hobbies is cooking so the staff gets to enjoy the fruits of her labor often. She and Dr Tom have three children, Kelly, Amy and Bill and two fur babies Bailey and Molly.

Erica Alvarez, Receptionist and Scheduling Coordinator

Erica started to work for Lefler Dental in September of 2017. She came to us with 5 years of previous experience in Customer Service. Erica says what she loves most about dental is “watching people transform and love their smile again”. Her spare time is used being a wife and a mom of two, enjoying the outdoors, playing with her dogs and eating tacos.

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Lefler Dental

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