dr. stephens grew up in benton, arkansas where he was valedictorian of his high school graduating class. he continued his education at hendrix university in conway and earned a bachelor's degree in biology.
after acceptance to the university of tennessee dental school in memphis, dr. stephens plunged into what he described as the perfect profession for him - one that “melded art and science” since he had a strong interest in both of those fields. dentistry has enabled him to help people as well, and that was another strong consideration in his career choice.
upon completing his d.d.s. requirements, dr. stephens moved to browning, montana and practiced dentistry on the blackfeet indian reservation. in the three and a half years he worked for them, he gained the experience necessary to realize his dream--return to arkansas and establish his own practice.
he and his wife leslie live in the fayetteville area with their 3 cats.