Meet Our Team

Dr. Djuana Cartillar

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, who are very active in church and sports. She enjoys watching her son, Jayme, compete in baseball and his many other sporting interests, and she enjoys watching her daughter, Tori, compete on her horse during barrel races. 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.


Erica Jackson, RDA

Hello my name is Erica Jackson I'm married with two children son Tre' and daughter Makayla. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include shopping, shopping and more shopping. I graduated from the Concord Career College Dental Assistant Program in Memphis, TN in 1999. I'm a registered dental assistant, and has been in the pediatric dental field for over 15 years now. I enjoy working with children because they're so honest and fun to be around.

As a teen, I was once a patient of Dr. Cartillar so needless to say our relationship goes back many years. When Dr. Cartillar was in the dental residency program at the University of Tennessee, I was working as a dental assistant at U.T. during the time. We became reacquainted again, and enjoyed working together. Once Dr. Cartillar opened her new clinic in Forrest City, she gladly welcomed me to join her practice.

I feel that I'm a valuable asset to the practice and works wonderfully with children. I'm on staff at Forrest City Medical Center in Forrest City where I assist with Dr. Cartillar's surgery cases.




Samantha Boileau, RDA

Hi, My name is Sam! I am one of the dental assistants here at PDEA. I studied dental assisting at Concorde Career College from 2000 to 2001. I joined the dental team here at PDEA in February 2008.

When I joined the team I was welcomed by the great staff and the great patients. I love meeting all the great kids and enjoy helping them with all their dental needs. I am married to my husband Eric and we have a son, Garrett, and 2 dogs, Fred and Lulu. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I hope to see all of you in the future.

Credentials:
*Public Relations Coordinator
*Registered Dental Assistant 2001
*PALS/CPR Certified
*Completed a Compliance Management Program mandated by the ADA, ASHD, and OSHA
*AADOM member


Jennifer Miller, RDH, CPR, PALS, LA

Hello my name is Jennifer. I am a recent graduate of Concorde Career College where I graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my family and church. I am married to Eddie and we have two daughters Ryder and Pyper. I cant wait to meet you all in the months and years to come.

Credentials:
Registered Dental Hygienist, CPR Certified, Local Anesthesia Administration, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring


Sharon Franks RDA, CPR

Hi, my name is Sharon AKA Miss Shug. I began working for Dr Cartillar in 1995 in her general dentistry practice. When she opened Pediatric Dentistry of Eastern Arkansas in 2006 I was happy to join her team again! I love working with children! They always put a smile on my face. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, making the most of every moment and attending church. I am married to Michael and have to great kids Brett and Emily. We have two dogs Kaci and Paisley.


Denise Lumley, Office Manager

Hello, my name is Denise! I am the Office Manager here at PDEA. I joined team in 2009. We have a great team and we really work good together. I love meeting and greeting all the kids. They are all so sweet.

I am married and have 2 daughters and 3 step-daughters. I am the nanny to Hunter, Hannah, Zachary, Neely, Lexi, John Henry, and Ella Kate. I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Credentials:
*PALS/CPR Certified
*Completed a Compliance Management Program mandated by the ADA, ASHD, and OSHA
*AADOM member


Dionna Schmidle RDH

Dionna Schmidle our newest dental hygienist at our practice. Dionna graduated in May of 2017 from UAMS with her Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene. She lives in Searcy with her husband Gus and three children Savannah, Parker, and Rivers. In her free time she enjoys going to the lake, shopping, and watching her daughter do gymnastics. Dionna is excited to join our team and have the opportunity to take care of your children and their smiles.