Meet Our Team

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.  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!

Front Office Team


Candie: Office Administrator

Candie is a Kansas City native and has lived within a 20-mile radius her whole life. She started at Somerset in April 2023. She has been in dentistry since 1983 as a dental assistant, supragingival scaling assistant and office administrator. In her spare time, Candie enjoys her faith, spending time with her husband Doug, her children and especially her grandchildren.

She enjoys dentistry because she likes people and wants to help by making a difference in their lives through dentistry.


Adia: Front Office Team

Adia is from Overland Park, Kansas and started at Somerset Family Dentistry in the summer of 2023.  She began looking for a dental office position to gain more knowledge about the dental field.  Adia prides herself on creating a warm and inviting environment for patients on the phone and in the office.

Away from the office Adia loves to sew, have movie nights with her fiancé, Scott, and spend time with her friends and family.





Shari: Treatment Coordinator

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.  Her family enjoys going camping and hanging out on the lake.  Away from the office Shari enjoys reading and singing karaoke.



Hygiene Team


Sarah: Registered Dental Hygienist 

Sarah is originally from Southern California and has lived in Southwest Missouri, Texas and now Kansas City.  Sarah earned her dental hygiene degree in Dallas, Texas and has been a hygienist since 2019.

Away from the office Sarah loves spending time with her husband, Brock, and their son and daughter.  They love taking walks, eating good food, and playing golf.

Sarah loves being a hygienist because she loves to help people achieve their best smile.



Casey: Registered Dental Hygienist

Casey grew up in a small town in N.E. Kansas.  She attended Kansas State University and earned her dental hygiene degree at JCCC.  Casey has lived in Kansas City for four years and loves trying new restaurants around the area. 

Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing yoga and learning new hobbies. 

Casey is engaged to Jordan and lives downtown with their two cats, Minnie and Boophie.  She loves educating patients about oral health and creating a positive dental experience for each patient.  She looks forward to getting to know you!


Rachel: Registered Dental Hygienist 

Rachel grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri and received a bachelor’s in health science with a minor in Psychology, in 2021. In 2023, she earned a bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri Kansas City.  One of her favorite parts of the dental field is its continuous adaptation to new technology.

In her free time, Rachel coaches a high school cheer team. She enjoys reading, watching movies and traveling. She is so excited to continue to grow her relationships with our patients.



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!