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Meet Our Team

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ZACK COCO

AESTHETIC NURSE

Zack comes to us with not only a background in dentistry, with his mother, grandfather, and great-grandfather all being dentists themselves, but with a medical knowledge as well, as he is a practicing Nurse practitioner.

Zack started at Hart & Coco in February of 2015 as our new office manager. He has since stepped down from this position so that he can focus more on his patients, clinically. He is certified in multiple aesthetic procedures, including Botox and Xeomin injections, dermal filler injections, and neck fat reduction with Kybella.

Zack originally graduated from Arkansas State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then moved to Little Rock to pursue an education in nursing. While in nursing school, Zack served on the boards of multiple organizations, and served as President of the Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association. Zack is currently a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as well as the American Nurses Association.

He has a beautiful daughter, Olivia, who he loves spending all of his free time with, as well as a dog, Hank, who is his entertainment at home. His wide range of leadership abilities paired with his love of helping others makes him perfect for the Hart & Coco team!

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MICHAEL STOCKING

PRACTICE MANAGER

Michael possesses more than 30 years of finance, management and operations experience. Prior to working for us at Hart & Coco Prosthodontics, Michael served 15 years as CFO for Real Practices, Inc., a healthcare and real estate development company.

He has also developed and operated various profitable private sector business ventures and served in the public sector as a management analyst for the State of South Dakota. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Political Science from Northern State University.

Michael has a passion for all things sports, particularly the Razorbacks and Red Sox.  He’s spent many years volunteering as a referee for high school basketball games, a skill which he has threatened to use to keep us all in-line!  Michael is married to Ronda, and they love spending time outdoors and traveling.  We are proud to have Michael on our Hart and Coco Prosthodontics team.

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TOSHUA THOMAS

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST/TMJ TREATMENT COORDINATOR

Toshua began her career in dentistry as a chair side assistant from 2003-2011. In 2012, she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene with Highest Honors from UAMS. She worked as a hygienist at a family dental office, and then at UAMS, before joining the Hart & Coco team in the summer of 2014.

Toshua’s qualifications include intra- and extra-oral cancer screenings, nutritional counseling, tobacco cessation and treatment planning, and she is certified to administer local and electronic anesthesia, nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation monitoring.

As a student, Toshua was acknowledged for her dedication and commitment to excellence in dental hygiene by being presented the Colgate Star Award and the Patterson Clinical Performance Award. She is a member of the Arkansas Dental Hygiene Association and the American Dental Hygiene Association and also serves as Hart & Coco’s HIPAA and OSHA Privacy Officer.

Toshua just might be the most amazing super-mom you may ever encounter.  Tayton and Aubrianna are the light of her life, and it shows.  As a free-lance photographer, Toshua has oodles of beautiful pictures of her kids in her treatment room, and she is always ready to talk about them.  Pull up a chair and get comfy when you’re in the room with Toshua, cause you won’t want to leave.

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TALOR SHUMAKER

Treatment Coordinator/Patient advocate

Talor joined our team in 2016 as a dental assistant. She has an infectious smile, a ridiculously loud sneeze, and a permanent great attitude.  Her skills and attributes have led her to become an integral part of our team, and she has recently assumed the reigns as our treatment coordinator.  Her role is to integrate our new patients into our practice family by working between our doctors and patients to ensure that we are hearing what our patients want, and delivering on our promise of a beautiful, long-lasting outcome!

Talor and her husband, Chance (who works in our laboratory) are the definition of ‘dog-people,’ and are crazy about their labradors Bo and Bella.  Have a pet?  Talor is going to find out, and want to know all about them…so make sure you have pictures to share!

Whether you come with one or not,  Talor is ready and excited to put a smile on your face.

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MORGAN GALLAWAY

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

Morgan loves watching her patients transform their lifestyles with their unique smile. Working in the dental field has always been a dream for Morgan. She attended Harding University and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2014.

Following graduation, she pursued education from Dental Assisting School with expanded functions in coronal polishing, radiography, nitrous oxide and CPR certification. Soon after school she began working and has been with the Hart & Coco team since June of 2016.

Morgan has proficient skills as a chair-side dental assistant, and has helped develop our clinic’s processes for our surgical care.  Recently, Morgan has returned to school, pursuing a degree in nursing…but you’ll find her here (every chance we can get) helping us manage our surgical cases.

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BETH STONE

DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Beth Stone earned her degree as a dental laboratory technician in 1987 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While there, Beth was chosen as an outstanding graduate, and received the faculty award for excellence from 1985-1987.

In 1991, she became eligible and acheived status of a National Board Certified Dental Laboratory Technician (an honor currently held by only 6,500 persons in the U.S.) after completing and excelling at peer-administered and reviewed comprehensive technical exam.​​​​​​​​​​​

In her 28 years of dental lab experience, Beth has managed several sections of nationally-admired dental laboratories, owned her own dental laboratory, and most recently joined Hart & Coco in their prosthodontic and implant specialty lab. Beth is well-versed and trained in the design, fabrication and principals of comprehensive dental lab technology, and has become one of the most important parts of the Hart & Coco professional team.

Her skills include: design and fabrication of maxillofacial and conventional intraoral acrylic based prosthetics, design and fabrication of both acrylic and zirconium based full arch dental implant prosthetics, application of ceramic technology in the fabrication of full-coverage crowns, veneers and inlays/onlays, and TMJ splint fabrication and design.

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GRANT METZ

DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

After graduating high school from Dover, Arkansas, Grant received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Arkansas Tech University in 2002. He then moved on to receive his Associate of Science in Dental Laboratory Technology from the Southern Illinois University in 2005. While in school Grant received the Illinois Dental Laboratory Association scholarship, American Dental Association scholarship, and was a Recognized Graduate with the Nation Board for Certification.

Grant started at Hart & Coco in August of 2016 after three years of experience at a commercial dental laboratory. A few of his many skills include the design and milling of zirconia dental restorations, coloring zirconia crowns and bridges, and final shade match and glaze of dental ceramics. He is so good at color matching that Dr. Hart has named him the “King of Color”!

When Grant isn’t working, he loves spending time with his growing family. Along with his beautiful wife, Jeanifer, he also has four children: Donavon, Davis, Dylan, and Phoebe. He likes to coach youth basketball and baseball because it gives him even more time with his kids.

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RONDA STOCKING

RECEPTIONIST/CLINIC TEAM LEADER

Ronda graduated from Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia in 1984 with an Associate’s of Science Degree in Nursing. She always wanted to be a nurse since she was a little girl, when she helped take care of her grandmother. She started working as an aide at a nursing home before she even graduated high school.

Ronda worked many of her early years in the hospital and home health field. She has been Director of Nursing at a 144 bed nursing home, spent 15 years at the Area Agency on Aging where she was the staff RN and assistant director of home care services for a ten-county region.

For the past 11 years, Ronda worked at DHS as an assessment RN for the Elder Choice/ArChoice Program. Ronda and her husband Michael moved to Little Rock last summer when Michael became the office manager for us. She spent the summer helping out with her twin grandchildren and then decided to hang up her nurse hat and become our front desk receptionist.

Ronda enjoys spending time with her husband Michael and their four children and seven grandchildren, when they can get them all together. She loves to read, take beach vacations, go for long walks and play with her moody-pooch,  Abby. Ronda is also the very proud mom of our own Dr. Hart! We are proud of Ronda’s lifelong commitment to serving her community. She is the first voice our patients hear and we couldn’t be more thankful she is on our team!