All our professionals at Kelly West DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Kelly West, DDS
Dr. Kelly West has been a mid-cities native the majority of her life. After growing up in Hurst, Texas, she now resides in Fort Worth with her husband Joel and their sons Grayson and Grady.
Upon graduation from L.D. Bell High School she attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in biology. While attending Austin College, she played for the nationally ranked women's basketball team. Dr. West then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas in May of 2003. During her final year at Baylor she was chosen to be a faculty extender in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department. For the last 7 years Dr. West has had the pleasure of practicing in Colleyville with Dr. Keith Metzger.
Dr. West is a member of several organizations including the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Fort Worth District Dental Society. When not in the office, she often attends local and national meetings to further her dental knowledge and continue her dental education.
Aside from dentistry, Dr. West enjoys spending time with Joel and her boys, extended family, and close friends. Other interests include participating in various athletic events, cycling, cultural arts, attending concerts and social gatherings. She also enjoys involvement in volunteer organizations in the area and lending a helpful hand, or fundraising effort when needed. She has previously participated in dental mission trips to Mexico to deliver dentistry to those in need.
Malina Bauer- Registered Dental Hygienist
Malina started her dental career in 1997, as a dental assistant. In 2006, Malina received her dental hygiene degree from Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.
Malina is passionate about dentistry and provides the utmost care to her patients with a gentle touch and infectious smile. She is a proud mother of 3 boys; Blake, Mason and Grant and a devoted wife to her husband, Greg. In her spare time, Malina attends her children's sporting events and various social events. She loves to spend time with family and friends, she also enjoys cooking and reading.