Dr. Richard Keech, DDS
A Great Dentist

Our Team

Keech Family Dentistry

Patients in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas have been trusting us with their dental care for many years. Today, Dr. Richard Keech and our team are dedicated to carrying on the legacy of high-quality dentistry and personalized care that our patients have come to enjoy and expect. Our goal is to treat you like family every time you visit because we know that building long-term, trusting relationships is the best way to help you achieve outstanding oral health.

We look forward to welcoming you personally to Keech Family Dentistry and treating you to one of the best dental experiences you've ever had. In the meantime, please take a moment to meet our awesome team!


Meet Our Team

Richard Keech, DDS

Dr. Keech graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University.

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Arkansas State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Keech is also currently pursuing a fellowship in general dentistry.

Dr. Keech and his wife, Elise, have two beautiful daughters, Amelia and Naomi. Their family also includes a boxer named Ethel and two cats, Fritzel and Harvey. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, especially golf and tennis. Travel is a passion for Dr. Keech and his wife, and they’ve visited over 20 countries!

Elise - Office Manager

Elise is a native of Little Rock and received her Bachelor of Arts in advertising/public relations at University of Arkansas. She received her teaching certification at the University of New Orleans.

During the transition of Keech Family Dentistry to new ownership, Elise has enjoyed meeting each of our patients and helping in any way she can. She loves watching patients leave our office with a big smile.

Elise and her husband, Dr. Keech, have two adorable daughters, Amelia and Naomi, who are the center of their lives. She also enjoys anything Razorback, but mostly football and basketball. They love traveling when they can and spending time enjoying family and friends.

Amanda - Dental Hygienist

Amanda is a Texas native and came to Arkansas in 2007 to attend the University of Arkansas.  After completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the U of A, she moved to Illinois for a few years and while living up there went to school for Dental Hygiene.  After completing their degrees, she and her husband moved back to Arkansas in 2014.  
Amanda joined our practice in February of 2016, and has loved getting to know our patients. She prides herself on being very gentle and always trying to educate the patients to ensure they are improving from appointment to appointment.
When she's not cleaning teeth, she enjoys baking goodies for everyone and spending time with her husband (and their two cats). They enjoy all things nerdy, including video games, board games, and watching and reading sci-fi and fantasy stuff. When the weather's nice, they also enjoy hiking and having picnics.

Skylar - Dental Hygienist

Skylar was born and raised here in Fayetteville. She attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway for 2 years then transferred to the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock where she received a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. She made her way back up to Northwest Arkansas where she now resides. She loves teaching her patients how to have a healthier smile and enjoys seeing patients come back with improvements. Skylar tries to make even the most apprehensive patient feel comfortable in her chair and she enjoys answering any questions that a patient might have about their oral health. 

Ace is her fur child, he is a black labradoodle. She loves to talk about him and has pictures on hand if you would like to see him. She loves playing sports and anything outdoors. Reading is another hobby she enjoys so if you have any good book recommendations please let her know.

Jess - Dental Assistant

Jess was born on the south side of Chicago. Moving to northwest Arkansas in the late 90's, Jess went through the Rogers school district and graduated highschool in 2008. After receiving her Associates of Science from N.W.A.C.C. Jess spent the next several years working and managing restaurants. Needing a change of pace, she went back to school for her RDA license. Completing her clinical hours here with Dr. Keech, she was thrilled to have been offered a position to join the team.

Outside of the office, Jess spends a lot of time with her family, especially her young niece. She loves taking her large dog, Benny, on hikes, to the river and for camping trips. When the weather isn't cooperating for outside activities, she loves reading for her book club, playing video games, and watching movies. 

Carrie - Dental Assistant

Carrie was born in San Diego, and at the age of 10 moved to Mountain Home, AR where she graduated from Mountain Home High School. She then went on to receive her license in Clinical Medical Assisting in San Juan Capistrano, California. Carrie returned back to Mountain Home to start a family and began working in an in-house dental assisting training position for a small practice. During this time, she received her Registered Dental Assisting license. In 2017, Carrie moved to NWA into a fixer upper on Beaver Lake.

Carrie has been in the dental community for 12 years and has a passion for improving smiles and connecting with her patients. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family of boys. They are busy fishing, riding go-carts, swimming, bike riding and playing with their family dog. On her own, Carrie loves yoga, renovating her home and watching documentaries.