Dental Staff

All professionals at Forest Heights Family Dentistry 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.


Melissa, Financial Administrator

Hello, my name is Melissa. I am married to my best friend and we have 2 awesome sons. When not at work, we enjoy the outdoors with lots of camping and boating on our beautiful Arkansas lakes. I have 25 years experience in the dental field to include being a chair-side Registered Dental Assistant and office manager. I absolutely love working beside Dr. Gildon. There is not a dentist who is more genuine than her. The standard of care given by Dr. Gildon and our staff goes beyond treating our patients like family. We look forward to taking care of all your dental needs here at Forest Heights Dental.


Jan, Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a graduate of UAMS with a BS in Dental Hygiene , 1985.My career spans over 35 years and I wouldn’t trade a single day. I love what I do, the friends that I’ve made and the lessons I’ve learned. My family is my son Sam and his wife Shelby. They are blessing me with a granddaughter very soon! My dog charley has been my companion for 12 years now. I added a cat, Tucker just this year.

Fun things i do- I enjoy camping in the teardrop camper in one of our State parks. Hiking, Photography and soon to add Kayaking. I also like to frequent estate sales, maybe a little too much!!!


Jennifer, Registered Dental Hygienist

My passion has been dentistry for over 25 years. I am a proud graduate of UAMS where I completed my BS in Dental Hygiene. I also obtained my graduate degree in education from UALR in 2018. I look forward to building relationships with my patients and helping them achieve optimal oral health. Although not originally from AR, I have been a hillcrest resident for over 20 years and I love working in my own neighborhood at FHD. I have a teenage daughter, a fiance, a cat, and backyard chickens! When not working, I enjoy time with my family, relaxation, and good food!


Erikah, Registered Dental Assistant

I have been with Dr.Gildon since 2017. I’ve learned and continue to learn so much from her and this practice. There is no place i’d rather be than here at Forest Heights Dental. Dr.Gildon and our staff care deeply about our patients and their needs being met and making them as comfortable as possible.
When not at work I enjoy spending my spare time at the splash pad and skate park with my little ones Ella and Landon. They put a smile on my face and in my heart! Definitely keep this momma busy!


Kim, Registered Dental Assistant

Hello, My name is Kim. I have been in the dental field for 26yrs.
I am one of Dr. Gildons assistants. I have worked in Endodontics for 14yrs and General Dentistry for 12yrs now. I enjoy my job and helping our patients receive the best care they can, here at Forest Heights Dental. Even with my
years of experience, I still learn new things here with Dr. Gildon. She stays up to date on all types of Dentistry and is one of the Best I have had the
privilege of working for.

In my spare time I enjoy my friends and family. I recently remarried my best friend, David. Together we have a blended family with 5 children aging from 12 to soon to be 26. 3 boys and 2 girls. We also have 2 fur children. I also enjoy Calling the HOGS, off-roading in my Jeep, cooking, reading and of course watching NetFlix.