About Our Doctors

Richard L. Scarbrough, D.D.S., P.A.

DrSDr. Richard L. Scarbrough was born and raised in West Memphis, Arkansas. His education has enabled him to provide only the best and most effective treatments for his patients. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental College in 1995. He has also completed a Fellowship in the Academy of General Practice Orthodontics as well as the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Scarbrough strives to stay ahead of technology and keep up-to-date on any new information available in order to continue to provide patients with the greatest level of care. He has recently been named an elite provider by 6 Months Smiles and is a member of the Arkansas Dental Association, Academy of General Practice Orthodontics and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Dr. Scarbrough is active in his local community, and is active in Marion Rotary Club, Marion Chamber of Commerce and the Marion United Methodist Church. He has served on the boards of Marion Youth Sports Association, the Mid-South Community College Foundation and the Crittenden Regional Hospital Foundation. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Marion United Methodist Church.

He currently resides in Marion with his wife, Pamela, and their two sons, Landon and Layton. When he isn't following his sons with their many sports, he enjoys hunting and camping with his family.

James T. Johnston, D.D.S.

DrJDr. James T. Johnston earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Northwest Arkansas Dental Society. He is on the board of directors of Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas. He has served on the Marion School Board and the Mid-South Community Foundation Board. He is active in the Marion Rotary Club and the Marion United Methodist Church.

Dr. Johnston established the practice in 1966. After many years in a solo practice, Dr. Johnston sold his practice to Dr. Scarbrough. He now works alongside Dr. Scarbrough three days a week. He is also involved in a dental transition company named Paragon. He enjoys his extra time helping other dentists buy and sell dental practices.

Dr. Johnston is married and has three children which have blessed him with five grandchildren. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and rock hounding.

Dr. Steven Cloyd

Dr.-CloydDr. Cloyd is a retired professor from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. During his tenure at the College of Dentistry, he was Program Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program. He received the Certificate of Completion in Comprehensive Implant Dentistry from the Midwest Implant Institution and University of Tennessee in 1994 where he was also named an honorary fellow of the Institute in 1997.During his 20 years with the College of Dentistry, Dr. Cloyd trained dental students, post graduate residents, and dentist in private practice in implant dentistry. He has published many articles and presented numerous programs in implant dentistry. Dr. Cloyd is a member of the Academy of Implant Dentistry, Richard Doggett Dean & Marguerite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Cloyd lives in Marion, Arkansas with his wife Cindy and granddaughter, Lilly. He is a member of the United Methodist Church in West Memphis, Arkansas. His hobbies are gardening, golfing, and restoring his 1971 Volkswagen Karman Ghia.

Dr. Cloyd has a website for more information: jscdentalimplants.com

Lauren Teachout, D.D.S.

teachoutDr. Lauren Teachout has always called Northeast Arkansas home. She was born in Jonesboro, AR and attended college in Batesville, AR at Lyon College. She earned her dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and upon graduating was awarded the Sidney S. Friedman, Sr. Periodontology Award. Dr. Lauren is currently a member of the American Dental Association and Arkansas State Dental Association. She is looking forward to becoming involved in the Marion community as well!

Dr. Lauren knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a professional in the medical field, and while in college she began exploring all the many options. “After seeing the impact that a changed smile made in my father and husband’s lives, I knew that dentistry would allow me the opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of others,” she says. Dr. Lauren is excited about the ever-changing dental field, learning to provide treatment with the newest technology, and being able to share her passion with her patients.

Aside from dentistry, she most enjoys spending time and making memories with family and friends- especially her husband, Kirk, and her son, Parker. They enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and live music.