Meet Our Arlington Dental Team
Kyle Sembera, Registered Dental Assistant &
New to the dental field and to the South Arlington Dental Care team in 2015, Kyle enjoys building relationships with his coworkers and patients and sharing his knowledge and skills to help patients smile more every day. Kyle studied dental assisting at Kaplan College in Arlington after working for 20 years in the mortgage servicing industry.
Outside the office, Kyle enjoys spending time with his large, Czech family. He is the oldest of six siblings. Kyle loves all kinds of music and is a huge comic book enthusiast.
Deanne Jones, Practice Manager
Originally from Gordon, TX, Deanne has 14 years of experience in dentistry. She says her favorite part of her job is meeting new people and helping patients with their oral health goals. A graduate of Tarrant County College, Deanne remains engaged in her field through the American Association of Dental Office Managers, and she is also a certified dental coach. Deanne enjoys spending time with her daughters, gardening, listening to music, and going to the beach. She also plays the guitar.
Cari Word, Insurance Coordinator
Cari has 10 years of experience in dentistry and says the best thing about her job is seeing happy patients and working with our wonderful team. Originally from Waxahachie, Cari studied dental assisting at Eastern College and is certified in dental radiology. In her free time, Cari enjoys going to Rangers games, traveling, watching cooking shows (and cooking!), and spending time with her loved ones.
Ann Malicdan, Registered Dental Assistant
Ann has over 20 years of experience in the dental field, and she says she loves being part of a team that is always willing to help out at South Arlington Dental Care. Ann grew up in the Philippines (in Baguio City), but has been living in Texas for over 12 years. When she is not at the office, Ann enjoys spending time with her family -- she and her husband have two older children, a boy, and a girl. Ann also enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures and foods.
Kim Lake, Dental Hygienist
With over 21 years of experience in dentistry, Kim says she most enjoys teaching patients about oral hygiene -- and she loves seeing that “light bulb moment” when it all makes sense. Kim is originally from Fairfield, TX, and has an associate’s of applied science in dental hygiene from the Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Kim and her husband have two grown children and two grandchildren, and in her free time, she enjoys reading and gardening -- almost as much as she loves the sun, sand, and swimming.
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