Our Staff

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Dr. Kristi Gipe Golden


Dr. Kristi Gipe Golden has been a resident of Hot Springs Village since 1979. In 1994, she graduated from Jessieville High School. Upon graduation she attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway from 1994-1998 where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. While at UCA she was a Campus Ambassador, a member of the Student Orientation Staff & Honors College, served as President of Sigma Kappa Sorority & was elected to the homecoming court. After receiving her degree from UCA, she was accepted to the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1999 where she graduated in 2003 & was president of her class her senior year.

In July 2003, Dr. Golden became the owner of Plaza Carmona Dental Associates which proudly serves her hometown. Volunteering is very important to her, for which she gives of her time, skills & knowledge to serve others through The Charitable Christian Clinic in Hot Springs, Arkansas Mission of Mercy (board member), Central District Dental Society (former President), the Garland County Dental Society, The Jessieville School District Foundation (founding board member) and was inducted into the International College of Dentists.

Recently she traveled to Peru for her first overseas mission trip. She is married to Tyron Golden,  who owns Golden Insurance located in Hot Springs & Malvern. During her free time Dr. Golden enjoys reading, traveling & spending time on the lake.

Dr. J Stephen Wilson


Dr. Kristi Golden, DDS would like to welcome Dr. Steve Wilson, DDS as a permanent fixture to Plaza Carmona Dental Associates.  Dr. Wilson has worked at PCDA temporarily since December 2012.  Now that his practice has sold in Fort Smith, Arkansas he is available here every Monday seeing current & new patients.  His integrity, experience & sense of humor make him a perfect addition to the team at Plaza Carmona Dental Associates. 

Dr. Wilson was raised in Stuttgart, Arkansas and graduated from Stuttgart High School as Valedictorian of the class of 1975. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville graduating with Honors in 1978. Then, proceeded on to the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry earning his degree in 1982.

Dr. Wilson has been in private practice for 33 years in Fort Smith, Arkansas and is an esteemed member of The American Dental Association and The Arkansas State Dental Association. 

In his spare time Dr. Wilson enjoys traveling, water sports, tennis, and flying.  He has been a private pilot since 1985 and has built two airplanes.  Along with his pilot’s license Dr. Wilson is a member of The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association and The Experimental Aviation Association.  Dr. Wilson and his wife Kim are enjoying lakeside living on Lake Hamilton. He has two children, a son at the University of Arkansas Law School and a daughter at Oklahoma State University.

Lisa Kuykendall

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa is a native of Arkansas and graduate of UAMS School of Dental Hygiene.  She joined our team in 1996 and has enjoyed meeting people from all over the country when they relocate to Hot Springs Village.  Lisa also focuses on building relationships with her patients and helping them with their oral health.  She and her husband, Lee, also spend time enjoying the outdoors and spoiling their grandson, Hayes. 

Mollie Reynolds

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mollie is a native of Jonesboro, Arkansas and a graduate of Harding University and UAMS - Dental Hygiene.  She joined Plaza Carmona Dental Associates in 2016 and has enjoyed helping patients achieve optimal oral health.  She strives to provide the utmost quality of care, while ensuring her patient's dental experiences are as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.  She and her husband, Mason, also enjoy spending time with their family, going to church, traveling and being outdoors.

Dena Lambert

Registered Dental Assistant

Dena is originally from Jessieville, Arkansas.  She started her dental career in October of 1999 here at Plaza Carmona Dental Associates and has enjoyed helping and getting to know our patients over the years.  She and her husband, Josh, enjoy spending time together in the outdoors hunting and fishing and are very active in their church.  They are also volunteer Firefighters.

Katherine (Kathy) Orrell

Registered Dental Assistant

Kathy has been with our practice since 2004.  She is originally from Brawley, California and moved to Arkansas in 1999.  Kathy has been married to her husband Rodney for 15 years.  They both enjoy spending all of their free time with their 7 year old grandson, Ben.

Kerri Stiles

Patient Concierge

When you first walk in PCDA, more than likely the first face you see with be that of Kerri Stiles.  She works the front office as Schedule Coordinator and Patient Concierge.  Kerri is a Hot Springs native and Cutter Morning Star alumni.  She and her husband Darby moved to Hot Springs Village 7 years ago and she has been part of the PCDA family for 6 years.  They have one daughter Gavin, a soon to be son in law Tyler and grand dog Sophie (golden retriever).  Her free time is mostly spent with family and looking forward to the next beach vacation.  Since becoming an empty nester in 2014, Kerri enjoys binge watching Netflix, going to bed at 9 pm and not cooking.

Tanya Allen

Practice Administrator

Tanya Allen, has been in Hot Springs Village 39 years and with the practice for 13 years.  She studied at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and graduated with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Computer Information Systems.  She enjoys training and implementing new systems to provide a better experience for our patients. She says that she is happy to be a part of such a great team of professionals that are providing excellent dental care to the community.  Tanya enjoys spending her free time with her son Jackson, family and friends, reading and traveling.

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