Learn More About Our Practice

Dr. Erwin & Dr. Barnett would like to invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.

About us.

At Smile Hot Springs you will have the pleasure of experiencing our wonderful dental team, but also receiving the benefits of the latest, state-of-the-are and cutting-edge technology that will create and maintain the smile you deserve.

We understand that many people are anxious about their dental visits, which is why we have made it our mission to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

At Smile Hot Springs from the moment you walk in and throughout your treatment, our team will make sure you will have a pleasant and comfortable experience.

We hope you will make us your new dental home. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Ethan Erwin, DDS

Dr. Ethan Erwin is a talented and compassionate professional who grew up in Hot Springs and graduated from Lakeside High School in 2012.

Dr. Erwin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Arkansas in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a double minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Chemistry. Dr. Erwin attended Dental School at Texas A&M College of Dentistry formerly Baylor. Upon graduation in 2020, Dr. Erwin practiced dentistry in Central Arkansas at Smile Dailey and Arkansas Dental Centers garnering excellent experience in general and cosmetic dentistry.

In July 2021, he joined Dr. Robert J Barnett and formed Smile Hot Springs serving his home city of Hot Springs. He currently resides in the Hot Springs area with his wife, Dr. Cara Erwin, who is Regional Lead Physical Therapist at Hot Springs Sports Medicine.  When not practicing dentistry, you can find them with their children, Blakely and Everett, enjoying time on the farm, fishing and exploring the beautiful state of Arkansas. You might even get Dr. Erwin to play the fiddle for you!

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Robert J. Barnett, DDS

Dr. Barnett received his DDS degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1980. He has completed hundreds of hours of advanced aesthetic, CEREC and surgical training with some of the world’s leading dental experts.

He is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Garland County Dental Society.

Dr. Barnett has committed much of his free time volunteering in his community through various outreach programs. He received an award for excellence in Community Preventative Dentistry. He has practiced in Hot Springs since 1982 and has a successful, family-oriented practice. Dr. Barnett enjoys playing tennis, swimming, and spending time with his wife, children, and a growing number of grandchildren.

Our patients say.

"Smile Hot Springs is wonderful, for 25 years Dr. Barnett and the entire staff has treated me so well. They have gone far beyond The norm to take care of me and my dental needs. From the time you walk in until you leave it is first class. kind , considerate and caring should be their logo.  I have had several critical issues over the years and they took care of me immediately. And the best part is "I still have All my teeth” All kidding aside these guys are like family. Your teeth will never look better! Smile."

Maxwell B

"Dr. Barnett has been my dentist for almost 40 years and I couldn’t be more pleased with the care I have received . He always knows the best course of treatment and goes out of his way to explain every detail. Dr. Barnett has a way of making you feel like family and never fails to inquire about how things are going in the lives of your family."

Sheri W

"I’m happy to find this place. I have a great experience and love the service. Dr. Barnett And his Dental hygienist was very professional and explained to me what was going on with my oral health."

Maria T

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