The Team

Experience. Expertise. Extraordinary Care.

Our expert team is well trained in accommodating the general dentistry needs of infants, children, teens, and the handicapped.

We focus on preventative techniques combined with high-quality dentistry. Our goal is to educate and motivate your child to maintain good oral health that lasts a lifetime.

Heather T. Hudkins, DDS, PC - GENERAL DENTIST

Dr. Hudkins Dr. Hudkins graduated with a BA in Biology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 1997. She then spent four years in graduate studies, working towards her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UMKC School of Dentistry.

Following graduation, Dr. Hudkins practiced in a children's clinic for four years in the Branson area. It was there that she realized her love for working with children, which compelled her to join in private practice with Dr. Brell in 2005. Just a year later, she created Smile Zone to provide a fun and friendly atmosphere that meets the dental needs of children.

Staff Bios

  • Amanda Russell
    Close Amanda Russell

    Amanda RussellDental Assistant


    What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

    Journey - Don’t Stop Believing

    3 things you cannot live without?

    My boys, cell phone, sunshine

    If you were an animal what animal would you be?

    A bird

    If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

    Ireland

    If you could be a Disney character which one would you be?

    Rapunzel from Tangled because she is sweet and happy with long pretty hair.

    Amanda Russell

  • Caitlin Stenlake
    Close Caitlin Stenlake

    Caitlin StenlakeScheduling Coordinator


    What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

    Everlong by Foo Fighters

    3 things you cannot live without?

    Keegan, my son
    Mascara
    Music

    If you were an animal what animal would you be?

    Walrus, lazy and sleeping in the sun

    If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

    Ireland

    If you could be a Disney character which one would you be?

    Belle from Beauty & The Beast — that library :)

    Caitlin Stenlake

  • Chelsea Keohane
    Close Chelsea Keohane

    Chelsea KeohaneDental Assistant


    What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

    Here comes the sun by The Beatles

    3 things you cannot live without?

    Terrence, Music, Summer

    If you were an animal what animal would you be?

    Giraffe

    If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

    Belize

    If you could be a Disney character which one would you be?

    Aurora from Sleeping Beauty because true loves kiss woke her up :)

    Chelsea Keohane

  • Harlie Schilkoski
    Close Harlie Schilkoski

    Harlie SchilkoskiDental Assistant


    What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

    L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole

    3 things you cannot live without?

    Family, shoes, and carbs

    If you were an animal what animal would you be?

    Monkey because they get to play all day

    If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

    Neverland where you never have to grow up

    If you could be a Disney character which one would you be?

    Ratatouille because he loves food

    Harlie Schilkoski

  • Jessica Griffin
    Close Jessica Griffin

    Jessica GriffinDental Assistant


    What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

    My Girl - The Temptations

    3 things you cannot live without?

    My family, water, music

    If you were an animal what animal would you be?

    Cheetah - Rawr! They are fast, and good hunters.

    If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

    Virgin Islands

    If you could be a Disney character which one would you be?

    Lizzy McGuire because my co-workers say I’m ditzy, funny, sweet, endearing.

    Jessica Griffin

  • Kendall Swayne
    Close Kendall Swayne

    Kendall SwayneDental Assistant


    What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

    Don’t Worry Be Happy - Bob Marley

    3 things you cannot live without?

    Food
    Sunshine
    My family

    If you were an animal what animal would you be?

    Dolphin - they are in the ocean. They are free, warm

    If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

    Cayman Islands

    If you could be a Disney character which one would you be?

    Belle - because I love Beast

    Kendall Swayne

  • Rebecca Dameron
    Close Rebecca Dameron

    Rebecca DameronInsurance Coordinator


    What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

    This is your stuff! By Fancesca Battistelli

    3 things you cannot live without?

    My Family
    Music
    My Bible

    If you were an animal what animal would you be?

    Shih Tzu puppy. They’re loved, taken care of and just play.

    If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

    Europe to see the art!

    If you could be a Disney character which one would you be?

    Goofy. He’s goofy and doesn’t have to be serious all the time!

    Rebecca Dameron