Meet Staff
Office Manager

MaryJo Widner – Office Manager

Mary Jo has been a registered dental assistant since 2010. Responsible and compassionate, Mary Jo’s conscientious nature and technical expertise perfectly complement her knack for knowing how to comfort and connect with kids of all ages. It’s no wonder parents feel at ease when their children are in Mary Jo’s capable care. Thanks to her young son, Mary Jo is busy attending sporting events, reading bedtime stories and enjoying every minute of being a mom.

Cheryl Garcia- Front Office

Cheryl was born and raised in Fort Worth, Tx. She has worked in the dental field since 2009 and absolutely enjoys every moment of it. In her spare time she loves being with her family and friends. Cheryl is a mother of 3 Gerrick , Alex, and Brianna as well as a grandmother to one beautiful baby girl named Hailey. She has shared 20 amazing years with her wonderful husband Ralph. Cheryl loves helping children and serving people


Michelle Martinez – Insurance Coordinator

Michelle was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. Michelle has worked in the Dental field since 2010 as a front office Scheduler, Treatment Coordinator and with Insurance Verification. She enjoys spending time with her children, family, friends, and especially her beautiful granddaughter. Michelle’s children are gifted and talented in music and are students of the School Of Rock. Michelle also loves music and frequently attend concerts and shows. Her love and passion for children and her life long experience with a brother of special needs has brought her to the iKids family. Michelle is always ready with a loud “HELLO” and a big smile

Heather King – Registered Dental Hygienist

Heather King was born and raised in Midlothian, Texas. She pursued her Dental Hygiene Career at Baylor College of Dentistry, Caruth School of Dental Hygiene. She loves making the dental experience enjoyable for all of her patients by incorporating a fun, educational, and friendly energy into the appointments. Pediatric dentistry is special to her because her goal is to start early in the patient’s life, teaching them how to properly care for their teeth. Heather also wants to help eliminate the assumption that the dentist is a scary place. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as reading, watching movies, and listening to music.

Charie Vaughn – Registered Dental Hygienist

Charie Vaughn is from Arlington, Texas 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 is actively a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygienists’ Society. Charie loves spending time with her husband, Chad, and their energetic Jack Russell, Ace. Her hobbies include reading, working out, spending time with friends and cheering on the Dallas Mavericks.

Dawn Jenkins – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dawn was born and raised in Burleson, Texas. A loving wife and mother of 2, Dawn began her journey in dentistry in 2010 when she graduated from Tarrant County College as a Registered Dental Hygienist. “I chose pediatric dental hygiene bc it allows me to connect with the kiddos while teaching them how to take better care of themselves in a fun way!” Dawn joined iKids in October 2013.

Whitney Beseda – Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2008, and after her first day at a pediatric office she knew it was where she was meant to be. She loves the upbeat environment, helping kids to be excited about coming to the dentist like she was as a child, and having an impact on their overall health through dental hygiene instruction. Whitney obtained a Bachelor of Arts from UTA in Human Relations and a minor in Spanish, and fulfilled her dream of studying abroad in Spain. She is a lung cancer awareness advocate and a volunteer for the Mission Arlington dental clinic. Whitney enjoys family time, movies, cooking and camping with her husband

Amanda Boettger – Registered Dental Hygienst

Amanda, a native Texan , is a proud graduate of Texas Tech University where she met her husband and began her family. From there she went on to attain a degree in dental hygiene. She has served as a pediatric hygienist since 2011. Amanda has always enjoyed helping others and is happy to educate the children in our community about oral health. As a parent of two wonderful children, Amanda can relate to her patients and loves to make a personal connection with them. Amanda strives to serve God in all she does, likes to play with her children, attempts to garden and loves to learn.

“Children are great imitators; give them something great to imitate.” author unknown

Alicia Alexander – Registered Dental Hygienist

Alicia Alexander was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to Arlington, Texas when she was 5 years old and considers herself a “true” Texan. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Dentistry. She loves children and enjoys working in an atmosphere where children make her laugh and smile all day. Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband, Kameron, and her two sons, Jeffrey and Logan. Alicia’s boys are very active in sports, where their family spends most of their time.

Priscilla Herrera – Registered Dental Hygienist

Priscilla Jo Herrera was born and raised in Beeville, Texas. She is a graduate of Del Mar College in Corpus Christi , Texas where she obtained her degree for dental hygiene. She started her career in General Dentistry in Ingleside, Texas . In August 2014 she moved to Grand Prairie, Texas and says it was the best decision she made. Since starting at iKids she has grown an even bigger passion for her career. ” Love what you do and you never have to work a day in your life” .”This is the way iKids makes me feel” , she says. She loves educating all her little patients on the importance of their oral health and doing her best to give her patients the best dental experience. Priscilla loves spending time with her boyfriend Steven, their silly, loving dog “Sancho” , her family and friends. Priscilla’s hobbies include; couponing and shopping.

Monica Hall – Registered Dental Assistant

Monica is married with 3 children, 2 boys and a girl . Monica has been a registered dental assistant since 2005. She loves working with children, making sure they are comfortable, and most importantly putting a smile on their faces. In Monica’s spare time she enjoys spending every moment with her loving husband and children. She is also a faithful church member, where she and her family actively participate in the youth ministry.

Lisette Castro – Registered Dental Assistant

Lisette attended ATI for dental assisting. She received her certificate to become a registered dental assistant and began working in the dental field in 2011. Lisette loves helping young children have a great experience when visiting our office. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She loves to educate our patients and their parents on how to improve their overall health. In Lisette’s spare time she enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her loving husband and beautiful daughter Delilah.

Amanda Rivas – Registered Dental Assistant

Amanda has been in the dental field since 2007 and enjoys helping people achieve their very best smiles! Though she has no children of her own she has 4 nephews,1 niece and 5 godsons to keep her busy and loves them all like her own! She can’t wait to help your children achieve their very best smile!