40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

KATHERINE AND NATHANIEL BEHRENTS

  • Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Behrents Endodontic Specialists

Age:

30 and 32

Name of Practice:

Behrents Endodontic Specialists

Specialty:

Endodontics

Education:

Both: DDS, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry; Nathaniel also received a Certificate of Endodontics and MS in Dental Research from Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education.


Why They Were Nominated

The Behrentses have worked together since 2007, bringing a whole new meaning to the term “family practice.” Their patients love the comfortable feeling the husband-and-wife team bring to their daily routine, the couple says.

Inspiration

“We inspire each other every day,” Katherine says.

Philosophy

“Have compassion for our community and know our place in it,” Katherine says.That ethos encompasses not just patient care, but their practice’s environmental footprint as well. With more-efficient faucets and smart thermostats that recognize and adjust when patients leave the room, the Behrentses’ practice has gained plaudits locally for meeting
high conservation standards.

Biggest Challenge

Erasing patients’ frustrations over a dental problem they can’t figure out on their own. “People aren’t themselves when they’re in pain,” Nathaniel says.