Meet the Team






Dr. Kurt Calender

Dentist Owner

Dr. Calender is kind and gentle, compassionate, thorough and meticulous.  He is a veteran dental professional, and keeps up with technology for his patients’ best care and comfort.  He loves cycling, fly fishing, hiking, sailing, and visiting his grandchildren in Colorado.  


Lynne Calender

Practice Administrator

Lynne is sweet, kind, caring, organized, and an excellent list maker.  She also spells everything correctly.  She has enjoyed working with a great boss for thirty years and counting.  Along with Dr. Calender, she is also a graduate of Oral Roberts University (BA English with a minor in secretarial studies).  Lynne also loves hiking and camping and can still sleep in a tent (with ear plugs).  She also loves babysitting their grandsons in Colorado. 


Joni

Office Manager, Insurance Coordinator

Joni is the face of the practice!  She is also a skilled dental professional veteran, coming from a dental assistant/front office position to office manager with us.  She now keeps us all connected and running smoothly.  Joni also serves as our expert insurance coordinator and is an excellent patient advocate; she's the one you want on your team!  She is our office “hostess” and resident prayer warrior and is very compassionate, and she extends her hospitality to us all.  She loves her faith, family, friends, and quilting, which she says is cheaper than psychotherapy.  So glad to have her here!


Susan

Treatment Coordinator

Susan is both very friendly and knowledgeable, with several years in the dental field at both back and front office departments.  She does a masterful job of "air traffic control" for us, keeping patients flowing smoothly in four rooms all day long. So glad to have her on our team!


Candace

Registered Dental Hygienist

Candace is our resident resource library!  Another long-time team member, she is also gentle yet thorough, and is another patient favorite.   She also has excellent hearing and is our expert audio volume tester.  Candace graduated from Dallas College with her Associates Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.  She enjoys volunteering at church and spending time with her family.  Thanks for being on our team!  


Kellie

Registered Dental Assistant

Kellie is one of our two favorite chairside assistants!  Graduating from the Health Occupation Students of America program at Garland High School,  she is a long-time Fort Worth-area resident, and brings her expert experience and fun-loving personality to our home-town dental community.  Kellie never meets a stranger and her guidebook is full of fun people and places.  She adds much to a safe, enjoyable experience for both our patients and Dr. Calender.  She also has a lovely daughter and two fun Dachshunds. We’re glad to have her on our team!


Kim

Registered Dental Assistant

Kim is our newest dental assistant and we couldn’t be more grateful for her calm, pleasant personality and capable skills.  She is a local girl who grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from the College of Health Care Professions located there.  She also has two years as a leader for Young Life on her resume, including a fun summer at camp in Colorado.   Kim enjoys her sweet kitty and time with her family.  We’re glad she's on our team!