Dr. Derek Ford is a native of Northwest Arkansas. He attended Fayetteville High School, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas, and chose to continue his education in dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Graduating in 1994, Dr. Ford decided to begin his practice in NWA where he grew up.


Dr. Ford is cautious and gentle when seeing to your dental work. He takes pride in attention to detail, an emphasis on quality, and a deeply personal approach to the needs of each patient.


Ford Dental Care is a one-dentist-practice, which means you get individually-catered services that keep your unique situation in mind. 


In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He loves to keep active whether it’s in the gym or a sunny day enjoying the outdoors. Calling the Hogs is always a favorite of Dr. Ford’s. These activities, of course, would mean nothing without the love of his wife Shani, and his two sons, Cameron, and Chandler.