A native of Mississippi and southern Arkansas, Dr. Susan McBeth grew up in the Arkadelphia area, spending much of her time on beautiful Lake DeGray, fishing and water skiing. After graduating from Arkadelphia High School, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry at Ouachita Baptist University.
After earning the DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas in 1992, and finishing at the top of her class, Dr. McBeth completed additional years in Orthodontic Specialty study at the University of California in Los Angeles where she received a Masters Degree in Oral Biology and completed her residency in Orthodontics in 1994.
Orthodontists have 2-3 years of specialty education beyond dental school, instructed by orthodontists. These years of Orthodontic Specialty training have equipped Dr. McBeth so that she can provide the level of expertise that not only creates beautiful smiles that build self-esteem, but also builds the framework for a life time of dental health.
Dr. McBeth is an active member of:
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Southwest Society of Orthodontists
- Beaver Lake Dental Study Club
- Texas Orthodontic Study Club
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society
- Baylor Odontological Honor Society
At the ceremony for graduation from Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. McBeth received several honors, including the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Dentistry, and the Academy of Dental Materials for Excellence in Scholarship.
She is also a published author in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Locally and regionally, Dr. McBeth has been a frequent presenter, sharing her orthodontic expertise at dental and hygiene study club meetings. Dr. McBeth and her husband Matt live in Bentonville with their three children. They chose NW Arkansas as their home back in 1995 because of the incredible natural beauty of the area and the pleasant graciousness of the people.
Most of the activity around the McBeth house centers around homework, piano practice, video games, and Chutes and Ladders. Growing great tomatoes every summer is one of Dr. McBeth’s missions outside of the office, and you can find her in the garden often, and sometimes even when it’s raining.
Dr. McBeth and her practice support the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. This wonderful and nurturing place is a landing spot and refuge for children who need help.
Favorite smell: tomato plants and puppies (not together)
Favorite flare: “You’re now aware that you can’t say Irish wristwatch”
Favorite song: Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes”