About Your Team

Lauren Russell

Practice Manager of Operations

“Be the reason someone smiles today.”

My Mission

“I know coming to the dentist can be stressful. I want to make our patients feel welcome and at-ease knowing that we will give them the best care possible.”

Education and Professional Background

“I am a graduate of Van Buren High School and received an Associate’s Degree from UAFS. I have been with Dr. Morton since 2003.”

Life and Hobbies

“I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two daughters. I am very active in my church’s children’s ministry. We love to travel, especially to the beach! I am a diehard Razorback fan – Go Hogs!”

Tami Baker

Business Assistant

“Be true to your teeth, and they won’t be false to you.”

My Mission

“My mission is to help patients who have dental anxiety feel welcome and comfortable by the time they leave our office.”

Education and Professional Background

“I have worked with Dr. Morton since 2015, and I started working in dentistry 40 years ago.”

Life and Hobbies

“I have lived in Fort Smith my entire life. My husband and I have been married for 38 years. Our daughter, Laura, is expecting our first grandchild. I enjoy walking, antiquing, and spending time with my family and granddog, Ellie.”

Jennifer Wooten

Registered Dental Hygienist

“A genuine smile comes from the heart, but a healthy smile comes from a good dental team.”

My Mission

“I strive to provide high-quality dental care to every patient I treat. I greatly value my patients’ relationships, and my goal is to always provide a friendly, caring, and comfortable environment. I am committed to helping every patient improve his or her oral health and maintain a healthy smile through life.”

Education and Professional Background

“My love for dentistry began in 2005, when I first joined Dr. Morton’s team as a dental assistant. In 2006, I was accepted into the Dental Hygiene School at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. I graduated in 2008 with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I have been a dental hygienist with Dr. Morton since 2008.”

Life and Hobbies

“When I’m not spending time with my work family, my husband and I have a passion for traveling and being outdoors. I love to hunt, bow fish, and go off-road camping. Some of my favorite places I’ve traveled to include Africa, Spain, and Argentina.”

Kelsey James

Registered Dental Hygienist

You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”

My Mission

“I plan to always put my patients first and build long and meaningful relationships with every patient I come into contact with. I will always stay ethical in my clinical decisions and do what is best for my patients and their oral health.”

Education and Professional Background

“I am a Fort Smith native and plan to stay that way. I graduated high school from Southside High School. I graduated from UAFS in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. I have worked for Dr. Morton since 2016.”

Life and Hobbies

“I got married in 2017 to my husband, Benjamin, and we have one white fur baby German Shepard, Mila. We are very involved in fitness and have both been doing CrossFit competitively for 6 years. We also love socializing and spending quality time with friends and family.”

Alissa Wagner

Dental Assistant

“There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all.”

My Mission

“To create an inviting and caring environment that allows trust and confidence to help patients have and maintain a healthy smile.”

Education and Professional Background

Alissa graduated in 2015 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. She continued her education at Grayson College to receive an Associate's Degree in Dental Assisting in 2016. She has worked in dentistry ever since and loved every minute!

Life and Hobbies

Alissa is happily married to her husband since 2013 and they have two furry Australian Shepherds. They enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and visiting their family.