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Dr. Richard E. Phelan Joins The Dental Clinic at CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock

CARTI has added dentist Richard E. Phelan, D.D.S. to its team of cancer specialists. Dr. Phelan will oversee The Dental Clinic at CARTI, located at CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock. He has run his own private dental practice in Benton for more than 40 years. 

“Oral health is an important part of cancer treatment that is often overlooked,” said Adam Head, president and chief executive officer of the statewide network of cancer care providers. “When a patient undergoes treatment, it is imperative that they receive individualized recommendations and appropriate dental hygiene products to minimize infection, decrease harmful side effects and prevent delays and breaks in their course of treatment. With Dr. Phelan at the helm of The Dental Clinic, we will continue incorporating oral health into our patient’s overall treatment plan.”

Dr. Phelan earned his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Arkansas Dental Association and the Central District Dental Society.