Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Phelan

jamesDr. Jim Phelan graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Tennessee in 1971. Upon graduating from dental school, he then received his postgraduate specialty training at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas. In 1974, he was awarded a Master of Science in Dentistry with a specialty in Orthodontics.

Dr. Phelan has long been active in professional, civic and church activities. He has served as president of the Arkansas Association of Orthodontists and the Pulaski County Dental Society as well. He has also chaired and served on numerous committees involving the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists.

Years ago, Dr. Phelan chose Little Rock to be the home of his orthodontic practice. After practicing solo for 28 years, he was honored when his eldest son, Dr. Tom Phelan, joined Phelan Orthodontics in September 2002.

When asked what he loves about being an orthodontist, Dr. Phelan replied, "I have loved doing what I do for all these years, but the real joy in what I do is not just straightening teeth. It is in getting to know and love all my families!"

Dr. Tom

tomDr. Tom Phelan graduated with honors from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1996. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas in 2000. While in dental school, he was elected into the Baylor Odontological Honor Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He was also honored on the Dean's List every year while attending Baylor College of Dentistry. In 2002, Dr. Tom also received his Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master's of Science in Oral Biology from Baylor College of Dentistry.

Dr. Tom is an active member of several professional organizations such as the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southwest Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Arkansas State Dental Association, the Central District Dental Society in Arkansas, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Tom and his family live in Little Rock where he joined his father at Phelan Orthodontics in September 2002. He and his wife, Wendy, are members of Fellowship Bible Church. When Dr. Tom is not bending wires and straightening teeth, he enjoys the outdoors, shooting, working land with his tractor, and being involved in his children's sports and activities. Dr. Tom also serves as the Chief Dental Officer for the 189th Airlift Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard.

Phelan Orthodontics

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