Tina Nichols, DDS
Dr. Nichols is from Vilonia, Arkansas. She attended Hendrix College in Conway before obtaining her Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1995.
She graduated with her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis in 1999 before beginning an associateship in Little Rock. In 2002, she purchased an existing practice.
Dr. Nichols has been married to her husband, Don, since 1998. They have a son and triplet daughters. She enjoys volunteering at Harmony Clinic each month and Arkansas Mission of Mercy every year. Dr. Nichols also visits Guatemala for yearly medical and dental care trips.
Samaria Mascagni, DDS
Dr. Mascagni received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville before attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. Upon graduating, she joined Dr. Tina Nichols’ Little Rock practice.
Dr. Mascagni has two children: her son, Paxton, and daughter, Avery. She enjoys cooking, hiking, vacationing, and spending time with family and friends. Her other hobbies include painting, drawing, and decorating.
Kimberly Pollard, DDS
Dr. Pollard is from Conway, Arkansas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a Minor in Psychology from Hendrix College and attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. After graduating as a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Pollard joined Dr. Nichols and Dr. Mascagni at Arkansas Family Dental.
Dr. Pollard lives in Little Rock. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and cooking. She is also passionate about animal rescue.
Joshua Ludford, DDS
Dr. Joshua Ludford was raised in Conway, AR before attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in 2016 with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery.
Dr. Ludford enjoys attending yearly dental conventions to stay informed about progressive techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment. He is a current member of the Central District Dental Society, Arkansas State Dental Association, and American Dental Association. His focus is treating his patients like family — with compassion, respect, and comfort. During his free time, Dr Ludford loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah Atkins, DDS
Dr. Atkins was raised in Conway, Arkansas. She attended the University of Central Arkansas where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and graduated from the Schedler Honors College in 2014. She then attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, graduating with her Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2018. She is passionate about dentistry and strives to make even the most anxious patients feel comfortable.
Dr. Atkins lives in Little Rock with her two rescue dogs, Sookie and Baloo. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading and hosting game nights for friends and family!
Camella Card, DDS
Dr. Card was born and raised in Magnolia, Arkansas. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Louisiana Tech University in 2015. She is a Phi Mu alumna and was the drum major of the Louisiana Tech Band of Pride for three years. From there she attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN. Dr. Card joined Arkansas Family Dental in 2021.
Dr. Card loves music and enjoys going to concerts and spending time outdoors with her wife Courtney and their dog, Nico. She loves cooking, drawing, and playing the piano. She is excited to be in central Arkansas with close proximity to many friends and family in the area.
Dr. Card is a current member of the Arkansas State Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Her focus is to take the time to treat her patients with compassion and dignity while providing the highest quality of treatment.