Stephen Beetstra, DDS, MHSA is the Director of Dental Services at Arkansas Children's Hospital, the largest provider of dental care for individuals with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions in the state. 

He is a graduate of Baylor University, Baylor College of Dentistry and the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences and has been at Arkansas Children's Hospital since 2005. Dr. Beetstra's past experiences include service in the US Public Health Service at various locations with the Indian Health Service and the National Health Service Corps. In 1999, he created the Division of Dental Services at the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine, where he was instrumental in the creation of the dental residency program and assisted in providing access to care to underserved populations.

Throughout his career, Dr. Beetstra has published articles and presented at national meetings concerning dental program development, models for dental care for the underserved and dental care for individuals with complex medical and behavioral issues.

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