Welcome to our practice!
At Somerset Family Dentistry you will find a professional and compassionate team, led by Dr. MeLinda A Garcia. Our practice is designed to provide a convenient and comfortable dental experience for every patient. We are proud to offer advanced dental technology in a family, friendly environment.
Call us today at 913-383-5373 to reserve an appointment time to meet our amazing team.
Dr. MeLinda Garcia is a Kansas City native and has been practicing family dentistry since 2006. She graduated from Notre Dame de Sion Lower, Middle and High School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego with a Bachelors of Arts in biology with a minor in chemistry. Dr. Garcia received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, Nebraska.
Away from the office, Dr. Garcia enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Personal interests include: working out, snow skiing, and traveling. She is married to retired Kansas City Wizards soccer star, Nick Garcia and they have three children; Cruz, Axle and Isla. They reside in the Prairie Village area.
Dr. Garcia has volunteered time in the Dominican Republic treating the dental needs of the less fortunate.
Dr. Garcia and her husband are passionate about children’s health. Together they have started a health and wellness program aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle choices through soccer and dentistry. Dr. Garcia volunteers her time on a regular basis speaking to children about the importance of overall good health. Together she and her husband enjoy watching children’s lives change by making healthy lifestyle choices and having teeth and healthy smiles.
Please set up an appointment to meet Dr Garcia and her friendly team to find our how they can improve your smile and overall dental health.
Meet our Somerset Family Dentistry Team!
Anna Williams: Office Manager
Anna was born and raised in Central Kansas and moved to Kansas City in 2000. Anna has been in the dental field since 2000 and has worked with Dr. Garcia since 2006. She is veryexcited to be a part of the new office in Leawood.
Anna enjoys spending time with her two wonderful children, Reed and Mya. Together they enjoy watching KU sports, swimming, going to parks, and playing outdoors together. Her children are just getting old enough to play sports and enjoy staying active together.
Anna looks forward to speaking with you on the phone; to schedule your appointments, answer your dental questions, and meeting you and your family.
Shari is a native of S.W. Kansas and has lived in Kansas City since 2002. Shari has been in the dental field since 2000 and has worked with Dr. Garcia since 2011. She loves working in the dental field because there is nothing better than giving someone a smile.
Shari has been married to her husband, Mark, since 2007. They have two children, Braden and Sydney. Her family enjoys going camping and hanging out on the lake. Away from the office Shari enjoys reading and singing karaoke.
Gretchen Rutledge: Registered Dental Hygienist
Gretchen is a native of S.E. Kansas and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2006. She graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene and Liberal Arts, with an emphasis in sociology.
Away from the office Gretchen enjoys traveling and reading. Gretchen is currently learning how to golf.
Gretchen is a huge animal lover and recently adopted a cat from KC Pet Project and named her Elsa. Gretchen is planning a mission trip to Guatemala. She will help build a school and help teach children about health and hygiene.
Danielle Polita: Registered Dental Hygienist
Danielle was born and raised in a small town in Northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan. She relocated to the Kansas City area in 2016 and loves the Midwest! She is one of our hygienists and has been practicing since 2014. Danielle likes to stay current on dental hygiene techniques and is Diode Laser certified. When she is not in the office, Danielle leads an active lifestyle and enjoys being in the outdoors, doing CrossFit, and spending time with family. She enjoys getting to know our patients and making their smiles sparkly and clean. She looks forward to meeting you!
Your Visit to Somerset Family Dentistry
Our compassionate team prides ourselves in creating an enjoyable dental experience for you and your family. We have taken great care to provide relaxing amenities, convenient scheduling options, and comfortable dental treatments.
Once you arrive, we greet you with flavored water, soothing music and relaxing chairs. Our state-of-the-art office offers digital x-rays (90% less radiation), 3D x-ray imaging, intra oral cameras, and the latest computer technology. Patients are able to interact with their treatment options using monitors located at the end of each chair. This enables Dr. Garcia to detail treatment options for her patients’ individual wants and needs.
Welcome to our dental family!