The smiles in Faulkner County are now a little brighter thanks to Dr. Gary Jones, a dentist who serves the Conway Interfaith Clinic.
Dr. Jones started working at the clinic last summer. In that short time, he has made a significant impact on the region and on his patients, and will be recognized at the upcoming North Metro Healthcare Awards as the North Metro Healthcare Professional of the Year.
This award recognizes and honors someone committed to excellent service and professional guidance, and who has positively affected the overall quality of health care in the region.
Angela Summarell of the Interfaith Clinic said Dr. Jones has been instrumental in educating patients about the importance of good oral health.
“He has been able to help many patients restore their smiles, which improves their confidence,” she said. “He is very compassionate in his work and has a mind for helping the community. He is a great asset to our clinic.”
Dr. Jones said the work of the Interfaith Clinic is a true team effort to provide oral health services patients that may be unable to afford dental care. He estimated they serve approximately 60 patients each week.
“This award is to my entire team, and without them, I’m unsuccessful,” Dr. Jones said. “I thank them every day that we have created a stable clinic where we can ensure patients are on a schedule to come in every six months to keep their oral health in the place it needs to be.”