Jennifer P Ketchel, DDS, MS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Jennifer Ketchel was born in Fort Worth and lived there until she finished junior high and high school in Arlington. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in biology before attending dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After graduating with her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Baylor College of Dentistry. She practiced general dentistry in the Dallas area for four years. During this time, she also attended training at the LD Pankey Institute in Florida. Always having a love for treating children, she decided to return to school and complete her specialty training in pediatric dentistry. She attended the University of Illinois in Chicago, obtaining her certificate in pediatric dentistry and receiving a Master’s Degree in oral sciences. After living and practicing in the Chicago area for five years, Dr. Ketchel and her family returned to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2010.

Dr. Ketchel is a board certified pediatric dentist and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Fort Worth District Dental Society, and her local pediatric dental study group. Dr. Jennifer Ketchel opened Arlington Pediatric Dentistry in 2012. APD serves the community by providing children with excellent dental care along with educating them to maintain a life-long healthy smile. Dr. Ketchel lives in Arlington with her husband, son and daughter. She is a former competitive amateur ballroom dancer who enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling.


Office Manager, Registered Dental Assistant

Originally from Grand Prairie, Shasta started her dental career 10 years ago. She enjoys serving families and leads our office with cheerfulness and dedication. Shasta has been married to the love of her life for almost 20 years and is raising 2 teenage daughters. She enjoys going on dates with her husband and family time with her girls.


Treatment and Sedation Coordinator, Registered Dental Assistant

Erica received her dental training from Everest College in Tacoma, WA. She has served in dentistry for 10 years and makes her home in Mansfield. Erica serves our APD families by guiding them through the hospital and sedation process. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children, husband and extended family.



Insurance Coordinator

Jo has worked in the dental field for almost 10 years. She takes care of our patients by processing their insurance and answers questions regarding dental coverage. Jo enjoys a well-made taco, outdoor adventure, sports and quality time with her family. She lives locally and stays busy with her two girls and husband.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Sheri was born and raised in Arlington. She graduated from TWU in Denton with a Bachelors degree in Science in Dental Hygiene. With a heart for helping children feel safe and valued at the dentist, she brings over 20 years of experience in pediatric dentistry. Sheri’s other passions include spending time with her 3 grown children, decorating during the holidays and traveling.


Lead Dental Assistant

Ana has three years of dental experience and enjoys working with children “because they are funny, sweet and kind”. She lives in Ft Worth with her two children. Ana leads our dental assistants with care and excellence. When she’s not working, she enjoys homemaking and spending quality time with her family.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Rachael grew up in Arlington, Texas and has worked in the dental field for 20 years. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Tarrant County College in 2002 and enjoys teaching and guiding children. She lives in Arlington with her husband and 3 children. Rachael enjoys music, really good questions, coffee and playing with kids.