All professionals at Djuana Cartillar maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Djuana Cartillar grew up in Bald Knob, Arkansas. She attended Lyon's College in Batesville, then attended and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1993. She practiced general/family dentistry for nine years in Forrest City before her dream of becoming a pediatric dentist came into fruition. Dr. Cartillar left the general dental field in 2002 to serve as a pediatric dental resident for 24 months at the University of Tennessee. During residency she trained at LeBonnher Children's Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Crittenden Memorial Hospital, and the Arlington Developmental Facility. When she graduated in 2004, she worked in Jonesboro as a pediatric dentist for two years. In 2004, she finally realized her dream of opening Pediatric Dentistry of Eastern Arkansas in Forrest City. Since this time, she has opened an additional clinic in West Memphis to better serve the children of Eastern Arkansas.
Dr. Cartillar is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Association, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Arkansas State Dental Association. She is on staff at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro and the Forrest City Medical Hospital.
Dr. Cartillar is married with two children, Jayme and Tori. Dr. Cartillar's other interest include working with the children in her church, gardening, cooking, photography, and horseback riding. Dr. Cartillar adds her personal touch of beauty and creativity, whatever the activity, from making a two layered coconut cake to digitally integrating her photographs to make collages and unique photo albums.
Dr. Ashton Monks received her undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Tennessee Society of Pediatric Dentistry Award and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award.
Dr. Ashton is a family dentist who limits her practice with us by just seeing children and young adults. Her goal is to provide quality service to her patients while maintaining a fun, relaxed environment. She is also an affiliate member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Ashton lives with her husband Dr. Christopher Marshall in Marion, Arkansas, and they have one dog daughter named Pearl. She enjoys weight training, reading, and crafting.
Jennifer Miller has been a part of PDEA Kids since 2015 as a dental hygienist. Jennifer is married and has two teenage daughters Ryder and Pyper. Jennifer’s favorite hobby includes anything outdoors and being with her family. She chose to work with kids so that every kid would be confident when they smile and learn good oral care at a young age.
Chasity Baskins has been a part of our front desk crew since 2019. Chasity is currently about to give birth to her first son, Harrison. Chasity enjoys working with kids which is why she loves her job. Her favorite hobby is going to the lake and being a new mom.
Denise Lumley has been a part of PDEA Kids since 2008 as the office manager. She is married to Andy, they have three girls Candice, Nicole, and Hannah along with 9 grandkids and 1 great grand kid. Her favorite hobbies include all things outside, spending time with all of her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. She has always enjoyed being around kids, so that is why she chose to work with kids.
Renee Littrell has been a part of our front desk crew since 2017. When she is not working she is a full time mammy to her grandkids Ryder, Pyper, Beckett, and Harlon. She is also a mom to Brandon and Jennifer, a dog mom to Sampson and Stella. Her favorite hobbies are gardening, grandkids activities, and spending time with family and friends. She loves working with kids because Kids are “The Best.”
Samantha Boileau “Sam” has been with PDEA Kids since 2008, being Dr. Cartillar’s dental assistant. She is married to Eric and has one son, Garrett whom she enjoys watching play football for the Palestine Patriots. Sam also has a dog and a pet rabbit! She enjoys working with kids because being a mom has always been her dream!
Erica Parchman has been a part of PDEA Kids since 2006 as a dental assistant. Erica has a son who is 28 and a daughter who is 20 and one granddaughter who is 8. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and going shopping. She chose to work with children because she loves them and they love her!
Chelsea Howard has been a part of PDEA Kids since 2017 as a dental assistant. She is married and has one kid named Camryn. In her free time she enjoys being with her family, swimming and fishing at the river. Chelsea enjoys working with kids because they are so much fun!
Amanda Barnes has been with PDEA Kids since 2021 as a dental assistant. She is married to Edmond and has one daughter named Alayna. Amanda’s favorite hobby and passion is hunting, of all kinds. Working in pediatric dentistry is rewarding for Amanda, because working with kids is a part of who she is.
Taylor Henderson has been with PDEA Kids since May of 2023 as a dental assistant. Taylor has a boyfriend and two boys named Baylor and Bennett. Her favorite hobbies include antiquing, crafting, and spending time with her friends and family. Taylor enjoys working with kids because it is always exciting and very rewarding to help shape children's oral health at an early age.
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