It’s National Dental Hygienist Week, which means we get to brag on two of our incredible team members: Amanda Taylor and Angie Gonzales! These two play a critical role in helping our patients achieve and maintain a strong foundation when it comes to oral health. If you see either of them around the office, there’s bound to be laughter and a good time! Our team is thankful to have these two as our hygienist. Learn a little more about them below!

Amanda Taylor – Hygienist since 2005


    • Harding University, 1999, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
    • University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, 2005, Associate of Dental Hygiene

Other qualifications:

    • Member of the American Dental Hygiene Association
    • Broad background in dental disease prevention and a deep understanding of dental treatment

Outside of the office:

“I love to be at the beach every chance I get.  Everyone that truly knows me, will say I always am ready for a taco.  Most people don’t know that I have a degree in Dietetics.  I can say that nutrition goes hand in hand with dentistry.  I am always ready for swimming and spending time with my daughter and husband.”

Helpful tips for patients:

“I can never emphasize the work Floss does every day.  Getting normal dental check-ups will definitely help keep the patients oral health.  I love seeing kids to educate them from a young age about the importance of dental health, as well as making it fun for them.  I thoroughly enjoy my job and really enjoy coming to work.”

Angie Gonzales – Hygienist since 1999


    • UAMS in Little Rock, 1999

Favorite thing about the job:

“Getting to meet new people & educating them on their dental needs while helping them maintain good oral habits.”

Outside of the office:

Angie enjoys walking & spending time with her 17 year-old daughter & husband & keeping all the little kids in the family & or friends kids (kids are her FAVORITE)

Helpful tips for patients:

“Flossing is SO important & getting into a good daily habit, even with floss picks, at an early age will bring them a lifetime of GREAT SMILES!!”


Thank you Amanda and Angie for all you do for Dr. Drew and Crew!!