Jennifer P Ketchel, DDS, MS

Dr. Ketchel was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Arlington. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She attended dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She was inducted into the dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) and served as the local president of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA). She was also the 2000 recipient of the Woman’s Faculty Association Leadership Award and Scholarship.

After graduating magna cum laude with her DDS in 2000, 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 diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society, and Fort Worth District Dental Society. She lives with her husband and son in Arlington.


Erica is Dr. Ketchel’s Clinical and Hospital Coordinator. She has been in the dental field since 2008. Her favorite part of pediatric dentistry is helping nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist. She lives in Mansfield with her husband, two busy boys and daughter. In her spare time she loves to watch movies, attend her son’s sports games and photography. Erica is an integral part of the team and has worked with Dr. Ketchel since she opened Arlington Pediatric Dentistry in 2012.


Shasta is Dr. Ketchel’s clinical dental assistant. She assists with new patient exams, recall exams, dental treatment and sedations. She has worked in dentistry since 2008. She loves making kids feel relaxed and comfortable at the dentist. She lives in Grand Prairie with her husband and their two girls. In her spare time she loves spending time with family and loves sports with her kids. We are so glad to have her as part of the team and love the hilarity she has brought to the office!


Jo is our front office Coordinator. She has served in the dental field since 2010. She is well-versed with dental insurance and is the friendly voice to help with you with any dental insurance questions you might have. Jo lives in Kennedale with her husband and two girls. She loves to ride horses and four-wheelers in her spare time. We are so happy to have Jo as part of the team!


Charie is our Registered Dental Hygienist and has been in the dental field since 1999. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from The University of Texas at Arlington. She then earned her dental hygiene license from Tarrant County College. Charie loves children and volunteers for community events whenever she can. She lives in Arlington with her husband, son and energetic Jack Russell. Her hobbies include reading, working out and spending time with friends and family.


Julie is our Billing and Insurance Coordinator.  She graduated from Baylor University with a business degree.  Before working in dentistry, she worked in publishing for ten years. She is a busy mom of two who loves to volunteer at her kids’ schools and read when she has time.  She lives in Arlington with her family.


Rachael is a dental hygienist and joined us in the summer of 2014. She has been practicing hygiene for 14 years and enjoys connecting with kids and making them laugh. Rachael lives in Arlington with her husband and children. She enjoys traveling, singing, playing with her kids and general silliness. We love having Rachael on our team!


Ana has been a dental assistant for 2 years and joined our team in the summer of 2017. Her sweet soothing voice and big smile helps to keep our patients calm and relaxed through their appointment. She lives in Fort Worth with her husband, son and daughter. In her free time, she loves to be with her family and cheer for the Philadelphia Eagles.