Business Name: Westport Dental Associates, Inc.
Location: Conway – 810 Salem Rd.
Date opened: 1989 originally as Richard L. Wiedower, DDS, PA; then remodeled in 2012 and name changed to Westport Dental Associates, Inc.
Number of employees: 10
What type of business is it? General dentistry
What specifically does your business do? Take care of the dental needs of our surrounding community.
Owner: Dick Wiedower
Managers: Patty Sanders and Cyndi Winter
Why did you decide to open this location? In 1989 it certainly provided room to grow.
What is the best part about operating this business? Getting to know new people with an opportunity to help them.
What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? (1.) Dr. Conner, an individual interested in dentistry or any health-related field must have a servant’s heart and a genuine love for people. Make sure this defines who you are or at least who you desire to be. (2.) Dr. Wiedower, Invest in your employees.
What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? Cyndi Winter, I believe our dental practice is unique in itself, however, I am a little biased! We are a group of caring individuals and all of our employees with the exception of two were born and raised in Conway/Faulkner County area.
What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? Patty Sanders, Over the years, I have held various positions within our dental office and during this time period Dr. Wiedower’s commitment to his staff and investment in our careers has made this a remarkable work environment.