Meet The Team

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 *Special thanks to our good neighbors Evandro and Didi from Delucca Gaucho Pizza and Winewhere our team photos were taken.*

Dr. Kurt Calender, DMD

Dr. Calender is kind and gentle, compassionate, thorough and meticulous.  He’s been practicing for over twenty-five years, and keeps up with technology for his patients’ best care and comfort.  He loves cycling, fly fishing, hiking, 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.  She loves hiking and can still sleep in a tent (with ear plugs).  She also loves babysitting their grandsons in Colorado. 


Joni Crowdis

Office Manager

Joni is the face of the practice!  She is a twenty-five-year veteran with our team, coming from a dental assistant position to office manager with us.  She is our office “hostess” and resident prayer warrior and is very compassionate, and she extends her hospitality to all of us.  She loves her faith, family, and friends, as well as her pet chihuahuas and quilting, which she says is cheaper than psychotherapy.  So glad to have her here!


Susan Porter

Treatment Coordinator

Susan is both very friendly and knowledgeable, with twenty-five years in the dental field with both back and front office experience.  She and Candace keep our office healthy.  She is also a master treatment coordinator and does an excellent job of air traffic control.  She keeps the office “temperature” nice and even with her great sense of humor, and she and Joni are experts in insurance.  Susan also loves her children and Boston terrier ten-year-old puppy.  So glad to have her on our team!


Suzy Martin

Registered Dental Hygienist

Suzy is another long-time team member, having celebrated her twenty-year anniversary with us.  She has excellent clinical skills and her patients love her.  She is married with one grown son, and she and her husband love to travel, especially on cruises; her favorite so far was Hawaii.  She also loves her pet bulldogs and dachsunds.  We're glad to have her on the team!


Candace Miller

Registered Dental Hygienist

Candace is our resident resource library!  Another long-time team member, she is also gentle yet thorough and her patients love her.   She also has excellent hearing and is our expert audio volume tester.  She enjoys volunteering at church and spending time with her family, especially their two precious daughters who are guarded by their pet yorkie.  Thanks for being on our team!  


Kellie Starnes

Chairside Assistant

Kellie is one of our two favorite chairside assistants!  She is a Fort Worth aficionado whose favorite color is TCU purple.  A long-time Fort Worth-area resident, she brings expert experience and her 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 restful 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 Morales

Chairside Assistant

Kim is our newest chairside dental assistant and we couldn’t be more grateful for her calm, pleasant personality and capable skills.  She is a local girl, having grown up in Fort Worth.   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 Pomeranian puppy and time with her family.  We’re glad to have her here!


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