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Meet our Arkansas Leadership Team!
Meet our Arkansas Leadership Team!

Our Arkansas leaders, Dr. John Grammer and Dr. Thomas Isbell, have spent their careers caring for Medicaid and CHIP participants in state, and guide our program with the Arkansas provider community in mind. Read on to learn more.

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Meet our Arkansas Leadership Team!

Our Arkansas leaders, Dr. John Grammer and Dr. Thomas Isbell, have spent their careers caring for Medicaid and CHIP participants in state, and guide our program with the Arkansas provider community in mind. Read on to learn more:

John Grammer, DMD

Arkansas Executive Director

Dr. John Grammer serves as MCNA's Arkansas Executive Director. Dr. Grammer is a graduate of the Washington University School of Dentistry and has over 35 years of clinical experience treating children and adults from all socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to his extensive years of experience in private practice, he has worked as a staff dentist with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, providing acute care dentistry to alleviate pain for a specified population. Dr. Grammer is a former President of the Arkansas Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and served two terms as an AGD National Trustee and two terms as Director of AGD Region 12. He is also a former President of the Northeast Arkansas Dental Society. As MCNA's Arkansas Executive Director, Dr. Grammer works closely with MCNA's operational leadership ensure that our operational goals continue to facilitate the provision of high quality oral health care that meets the needs of our Arkansas members. His expertise within the Arkansas professional dental community forms the basis of MCNA's collaborative relationships with network providers.

Thomas Isbell, DDS

Arkansas Dental Director

Dr. Thomas Isbell serves as MCNA's Arkansas Dental Director. Dr. Isbell earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. A dental provider serving Medicaid patients in Arkansas for 45 years, Dr. Isbell provides expert insight into the state's evolving Medicaid program and serves as a critical link with the professional dental community. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas State Dental Association. He is a former President of the Arkansas Academy of General Dentistry and the Northeast Arkansas Dental Society. Dr. Isbell is a proponent of lifelong continuing education and the promotion of high quality dentistry in rural areas where children and adults may face greater challenges to access. As MCNA's Arkansas Dental Director, Dr. Isbell provides expert leadership for our team of Clinical Reviewers and serves as an invaluable resource to our Arkansas network providers.