Our Staff

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

Kelly West, DDSDr. 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.   Upon graduation from dental school Dr. West became an associate in a thriving private practice in Colleyville, Texas for almost seven years.  In 2010 she started her own office to proudly serve the Saginaw area residents.  Providing technologically advanced and quality care to every patient is a rewarding aspect of practicing family and cosmetic dentistry for Dr. West.

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.

 

Front Office Staff

Sara Phillips, RDA- Front Desk Administrator

Sara graduated from dental assisting school in 2005.  She has worked in nearly all aspects of the dental practice from being chair side with the patient and dentist, to managing all cares and concerns of the patients.  She loves learning about and watching the wonderful advancements in the dental community and loves to help create beautiful smiles.  Sara helps you plan your next visit with us and can answer any of the financial questions you may have to move forward with your care.  Sara cares about building a relationship with you and expects only the highest level of care to be given to all our patients.

Sara and her husband, Daniel, married in 2006 and were blessed with two wonderful children, her son Kane and daughter Lennon.  In her spare time, when they are not with family or friends she enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, shooting bows and doing home improvements.  

Johanna Pule, Patient Care Coordinator

Johanna graduated from dental assisting school in 2007. Being bilingual, she realized that she could be of more use in an administrative role and transitioned to the front office. Johanna goes above and beyond to exceed patient expectations when helping them with their insurance needs. She has enjoyed a very rewarding career in dentistry and loves exceeding the patient’s expectations each and every time they come into our office. She loves learning about the latest trends and modern techniques in the dental field and loves to help patients feel comfortable and informed of their needs. Her favorite thing about dentistry is helping a patient, when they didn't think they could be helped. Johanna cares about building a relationship with you and expects only the highest level of care to be given to all of our patients. She is proud to be a part of such a caring dental team. She loves working with such amazing women and shares the common goal of excellent customer service and patient care. 

Johanna has three wonderful children, Alexis, Lauren, and Mason.  Johanna and her family enjoy attending church, spending time with her niece and nephews, and going to her daughters’ games. They also enjoy watching movies and cheering on the New England Patriots!

Hygienists

Kammy Arment, RDH

Kammy has been in the dental field since 2003 and practicing as a dental hygienist since 2014.  We have been glad to have her with us as our hygienist for the last 2 years, she provides exceptional care to our patients and we are grateful to have her. Kammy takes pride in providing dental education to her patients and assisting them in obtaining optimal oral health.   She resides in Decatur TX with her husband and 2 kids and enjoys spending time off with family in friends.  

Kristin Byam, RDH

Kristin, a Registered Dental Hygienist and 2008 graduate of Tarrant County College, is one of the newest members of our practice.  Her friendly personality, kind smile and dedication to educating her patients are just a few of the many great qualities that Kristin shares with everyone she meets. Kristin enjoys learning about new preventive products and modalities to treat dry mouth, gingivitis and periodontal disease to provide our patients with the best care possible. Originally from the mountains of Truckee, California, she now resides in Fort Worth. Kristin and her husband of 17 years, Darian have two children. Samuel is and 8th grader who is busy with band, track and boy scouts. Her daughter, Gwyneth, is a precocious 5-year-old who recently started kindergarten. When not working and taking care of kids, Kristin is working out at Camp Gladiator or the gym. 

Dental Assistants

Patricia Mayo, RDA

Patricia was born in Frankfurt, Germany.  Her dad was a full bird colonel and dentist in the Army.  Moving every three years, her family eventually retired from the Army in Junction City Kansas, Fort Riley.  Patricia started working for her father in private practice dentistry on summer breaks starting at the age of fifteen.  She then attended the University of Kansas for art, GO KU!  After graduation she moved to Colorado to find a graphic design job.  Instead she found a dental clinic at the base of a mountain in Breckenridge, enabling her to hit the mountain when she could to snowboard.  She then traveled on her own to Alaska, Atlanta, then Pennsylvania practicing dentistry, eventually calling Texas home.  Patricia has over seventeen years of dental experience from oral surgery to orthodontics.  With such a broad spectrum of experience, she will be able to assist Dr. West with all clinical needs a patient may have, as well as answer any questions from the patient. 

Outside of the dental office, Patricia loves the outdoors, kayaking, hunting, fishing, and taking her son on hikes with their pit bull Barley.

Justine Chavez, RDA

Justine graduated from TCC with her associates degree in applied science. She found her passion for working in the dental field in 2009 and has been enjoys her work.   She loves coming to work each day and interacting with all of our patients. Justine finds it rewarding to see how dentistry can improve a patient's overall health, and loves that we can be the reason a patient gets their smile back. Justine is one of our registered dental assistants and enjoys taking care of her patient's needs as they arrive and throughout the entire appointment. She also enjoys getting to know each patient and believes that communication is vital when a patient is in the dental chair.

Justine and her husband Stephen married in 2012 and they have three children together; two girls and one boy. She enjoys staying active by doing HIIT cardio and lifting weights. She also loves shopping, spending quality time with her family, and discovering new family friendly activities to experience with her children.