Meet Our Team

DrJill_HeadShot_200_0816Dr. Jill Sentlingar

Raised in Santa Clarita, California, Dr. Sentlingar moved to Texas to attend Baylor University. While at Baylor, Dr. Sentlingar met her husband, Pat, a McKinney native, and began to adapt to the Texas way of life. Dr. Sentlingar earned her doctoral degree at Baylor College of Dentistry in downtown Dallas. While attending Baylor, she developed a love for family dentistry because of the variety of challenges and rewards it brings. Dr. Sentlingar graduated first in her class, earning both the Gold Medal and Alpha Omega Scholar Awards. Dr. Sentlingar’s professional affiliations include: American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, North Texas Dental Association, American Association of Women Dentists, Texas Association of Women Dentists of which she is the Regional Vice President, Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Academy of Sports Dentistry. Dr. Sentlingar’s professional recognitions include: Gold Medal for First Scholastic Honors at Baylor College of Dentistry, Alpha Omega Scholastic Award, the Eleanor Bushee Senior Woman Dental Student Award, The Academy of Oral Medicine Award, The Texas Academy of General Dentistry Award, The Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis Award, and selection into the Odontological Honors Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa. She is also certified by the World Clinical Laser Institute in the use of the Waterlase MD and the EZLase diode lasers. In her free time, Dr.Sentlingar enjoys camping, water skiing, crocheting, playing piano and spending time with her husband and two boys, Jacob and Nathan.


DrCara_HeadShot_200_0816Dr. Cara Kessler

Dr. Cara Kessler is a native Texan, born and raised in Bedford.  She graduated from L.D. Bell High School in 2003, and then studied at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  She continued to further her education when she attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas for her Master’s in Biomedical Sciences, focusing on TMJ research.  Thereafter, she continued at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  She was highly involved in research throughout her time in dental school, and even earned the prestigious Hinman Dental Society Student Research Award as well as an AADR Student Research Fellowship Travel Grant Award.  She was also asked to participate in the AADR NSRG DENTSPLY/Caulk Competition. She was a member of the prestigious Odontological Honor Society and graduated with honors on the cumulative Dean’s List from Baylor College of Dentistry.

Dr. Cara is a member with the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Dallas County Dental Society, and The Academy of General Dentistry, and participates in a local study club. She enjoys staying up-to-date with current topics in dentistry by participating in multiple continuing education meetings throughout the country. She loves to educate patients on their oral health and treatment. Dr. Cara also enjoys donating her time to help patients in need, including participating in Texas Mission of Mercy events.

Dr. Cara spends most of her spare time with her husband, Robert, and their baby girl, Kynlee. They enjoy spending time with friends and family, college football, traveling, and trying new restaurants.


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Staci is outgoing and caring. She strives to provide gentle, patient specific treatment that our patients genuinely appreciate. Staci received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1998. She is certified in nitrous oxide monitoring, CPR and sealant application, as well as EZLase laser whitening and diode laser therapy for the treatment of periodontal pockets. She initiated the Prosper Family Dentistry hygiene team in February 2005. Along with her husband and three boys, she loves going to church, sporting activities and vacationing.


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Carli joined the PFD team in August of 2015. She graduated with honors from the Collin College Dental Hygiene Program in May of 2015 in McKinney. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Texas Woman’s University, and will graduate May of 2016. Carli has been married to her high school sweetheart Jason for over 11 years. They have one daughter Ashlynn, who is the light of their life, and two sweet pups Daisy and Scooby. In her free time, Carli and her husband love to travel, and go to the movies. At work, Carli loves to empower patients with knowledge of how to best care for their oral health. She strives to make each patient in her chair feel at ease and free to ask questions. She is a wonderful addition to our team!


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Denise has been with our office since March 2007. She is a registered dental assistant who is certified in nitrous oxide monitoring and CPR. She is hard working, outgoing and dependable and always makes it a point to keep the staff involved in fun activities. When she is not working she is having fun spending time with her children, Jacob, Taylor, and Baby Joseph.


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Lorrie is one of the first people you meet upon your arrival at Prosper Family Dentistry. Her cheerfulness is contagious, and she will put a smile on your face before you even sit down. When Lorrie joined the practice in April of 2009, she brought with her over 25 years of experience in the dental field. She is a registered dental assistant and CPR certified. Lorrie has four children, 2 grandsons and 4 granddaughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and helping others.


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Melanie joined Prosper Family Dentistry in July 2011 and is happy to work with Dr. Jill and her wonderful team. “It’s exciting to work with a team who are really dedicated to their patients and determined to give the best care possible.” Melanie started in dentistry in 1999 and looks forward to using her skills and experience to make sure every patient has a positive dental experience each time they visit our office. Melanie enjoys reading, shopping and traveling and spending time with her husband, Chris and son, Ethan.


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Kenneth was born and raised in a small town at the gulf coast of Biloxi, Mississippi. He earned his Dental Hygiene degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2011, and is certified in CPR, nitrous oxide monitoring, sealants, and local anesthesia injections in states that do allow it. Kenneth joined Prosper Family Dentistry in July of 2012, and his goal is to educate patients about oral hygiene in order to prevent further dental problems. “Knowledge is power, and it is up to you to use that power for the better or for the worse.” He shows great southern hospitality to his staff and patients and brings positive energy to his surroundings. In his free time, Kenneth loves to try different restaurants, Olympic lifting, swim, and produce electronic dance music.


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Hannah joined our practice in the spring of 2014 as an intern to complete the qualifications of her Registered Dental Assistant certificate. She trained with us for 2 months and planned on looking for a job in a pediatric dental practice. After 2 months of working together, we decided not to let her leave us and hired her as a full time dental assistant. She is certified in nitrous oxide monitoring, x-rays, and CPR. She has been a wonderful addition to the office, helping in every area of the practice from the front desk to assisting the doctors chairside. Hannah is from Bells, Texas, and lives in Sherman with her husband Roy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her new baby boy Ben (born August 2016).


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Danielle joined our practice in January 2016 to help fill a vacancy when Dr. Jill’s chairside assistant went out on maternity leave. After just 6 weeks of working with us, she was offered a permanent position because she fits into and complements our team so well! Danielle was trained as a Registered Dental Assistant at Grayson County College, where she became friends with our dental assistant Stephanie.  They finished their certificates in 2006 and remained close.  Now they are both roommates and teammates at Prosper Family Dentistry.  Danielle has experiences in many areas of dentistry, including oral surgery, family practice, and front office administration.  She is currently working towards her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology.  Danielle is an asset to our team as she is cross-trained to work in both the front office and the clinical area.  In her free time, she enjoys dancing, fitness and travelling and exploring other cultures..  Another goal of Danielle’s is to compete in fitness competitions, and she is diligently working toward that goal.  Danielle loves sports and is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, and the Cleveland Cavaliers!


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Kadi has been a vibrant member of the PFD team since August of 2016.  She joined the practice to help us meet our growing needs when we added a third doctor.  Kadi was certified as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2013 and was introduced to PFD by our hygienist Carli, who had worked with her at another office.  Carli thought Kadi’s enthusiasm and positive attitude would fit right in at PFD, and she was right!  Kadi always has a smile on her face and is constantly making everyone laugh.  Kadi has worked in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, and she loves working with children.  In her free time, Kadi loves being with her two daughters, Pazley and Tatum.