Dr. Jordan Cooper is from Jacksonville, AR. His father is Dr. James Cooper, a Jonesboro, AR native and practicing dentist of 39 years and his mother, Tracy Cooper, is a dental hygienist from Little Rock. Dr. Cooper graduated high school from Central Arkansas Christian, after which he entered at the University of Arkansas as a Chancellor’s Scholar in 1998.
During his studies at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Cooper studied abroad in Mexico, Costa Rica and Spain. The culmination of his studies resulted in a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Arkansas, after which he enrolled in the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. Cooper graduated from UT in 2006. After dental school, Dr. Cooper joined his father in practice in Jacksonville.
Dr. Cooper was a member of the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2011. He has recently graduated from a prestigious program with the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce called Leadership Arkansas, designed for future state business leaders. He is published in The Progressive Dentist Magazine and functions as the Arkansas State Lead for the DHI Head Start Program. He is active in his church and various mission organizations, with experience providing dentistry and health care to several countries in Central America. He has led a dental group to Honduras summers of 2013 and 2014. Most recently, he was appointed an adjunct faculty member at UAMS Center for Dental Education.
In the summer of 2015, Dr. Jordan Cooper released his first book, Chasing the Blue Marlin; a motivational book that discusses goal setting, entrepreneurship and pursuing your life’s passion. It has recently become an Amazon International Best-Seller.
Dr. James Cooper was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He studied at the University of New Mexico and graduated from dental school from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. After 2 years of dental experience with the Army, Dr. Cooper moved to Jacksonville in 1973 to practice dentistry.
Dr. Cooper has been married to his wife, Tracy, for 31 years, and has two sons, Jordan and Lane. Tracy has been a dental hygienist for 28 years. Dr. Cooper is an active leader in his church, Cornerstone Bible Fellowship.
Quote: “The most satisfying part of my career has been serving my loyal patient base, which in many cases extends to 3 and 4 generations.”
A true Arkansan, Dr. Michael Ashcraft was born in Rison, Arkansas and graduated from Rison High School in 1980. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in science. He was named a member of the Honorary Odontological Society in 1986. He received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee in 1988. He was certified by the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners in June of 1988. He completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1990, where he also earned a Master of Science in Orthodontics. He has been in private practice since 1990. Dr. Ashcraft is an active member in many leading organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists and the Arkansas State Dental Association.
Dr. Ashcraft regularly supports local charitable organizations. In the past, he has provided free orthodontic treatment to underprivileged or underserved families through several local churches. He has donated contributions to Ronald McDonald House, Big Brother/Big Sister programs, CARTI, the American Heart Association, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the Junior Deputy league, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Pulaski Technical College.
Dr. Ashcraft lives with his wife of over 30 years, Pamela, in North Little Rock. They have two grown children: Chris and Brent. In his free time, he enjoys family activities involving the outdoors, primarily hunting and fishing. He is an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan.
Dr. Rachel Baker grew up in Illinois. She graduated from high school in Batesville, Arkansas and the University of Arkansas in 2007. She earned her D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee. She is a member of number of organizations, including the ADA, ASDA and CDDS.
She and her husband now reside in Little Rock with their 2 kids, Arch and Grace. She enjoys spending time with her kids, cooking, traveling and watching Razorback football.
Her favorite things about dentistry are giving someone function back when a tooth (or multiple teeth) have been missing for a long time, getting someone out of pain and restoring someone’s smile and confidence.