Meet the Team at Fossil Creek Dental Partners

Meet Kenneth D. Kirkham, D.D.S, FADI in Fort Worth

The Team

Back Row: Stacie Edmiston, RDA, Kelly Cain, RDH, Cindy Hogue, RDA, Suzy Martin, RDH, Kathryn Sturgeon, RDA Front Row: Karla Costello, Tracey Cipriano, CDA, RDA, Holly Arendt, RDH, Malina Bauer, RDH, Murphy.

Holly Arendt, RDH
Office Manager

A patient since childhood, Holly joined our practice as a hygienist in 2007. In 2023, she transitioned from her clinical role to the office manager. She is an extremely dedicated team member. Holly was born and raised in Fort Worth and now resides in Keller with her husband, son, and daughter. Holly enjoys working out, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.

Karla Costello
Director of First Impressions

Another long-time patient turned team member, Karla is the first friendly face that you will see when you walk into the office. She joined our practice in 2021, but has been a part of our patient family for over 30 years! Karla and her husband have two grown children that we’ve also watched grow and mature throughout the years in our practice. Karla enjoys working out, time at the lake, and time with her family.

Stacie Edmiston
Insurance Coordinator

Stacie has been part of our team for 17 years. She loves getting to know our patients and caring for them as our friends. She is your main point of contact for any insurance-related questions. She is a married mother of two. Both of her children are in college pursuing a career in nursing. In her spare time, she enjoys going on dates with her husband, reading books, and baking sweet treats. She’s a member of Cross City Church and loves her time serving in the nursery there.

Cindy Hogue, RDA

Cindy has been with us since 2001. Her daughter, Whitney, is a music teacher in Lufkin and loves her career. At home, Cindy has three amazing cats: Sophie, Jack, and Rusty. Cindy is a hard worker, and you just might also see her at The Home Depot on the weekends.

Tracey Cipriano, CDA, RDA

Tracey joined our team in 1999, so she definitely has some seniority on our amazing team! She began her dental career in 1985 in Raleigh, North Carolina. She moved to Texas when she married her husband Ray. Although not a native Texan, she considers herself a true one, although she does miss her family and the beaches of Carolina. She and Ray have two golden retrievers, Zac and Milo. Between work, church, and family, Tracey stays very busy.

Kathryn Sturgeon, RDA

Kathryn ‘Kathy’ joined our team in May of 2019. She is incredibly knowledgeable and handles our digital workflows. She is a proud mother of two and devotes the majority of her time outside the office to their activities. When she’s not running around with the kids, she can be found on her patio enjoying the scenery on the golf course.

Kelly Cain, RDH

Kelly joined our team in 2012. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Tarrant County College in 1982. She is married and has 4 beautiful daughters and 3 young granddaughters. In her spare time, she enjoys an occasional ‘girls night out’, fantasy football, wine tasting in the Hill Country, and traveling. Although she is forced to attend many Oklahoma State games, she still bleeds burnt orange and purple.

Susan Martin, RDH

Susan “Suzy” is our newest member, joining us in July 2023. She was born and raised in the local area and graduated with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Tarrant County College in 1996. She loves caring for her patients. Outside of work, she enjoys cruises with her family and playing with her English Bulldogs.

Malina Bauer, RDH

Malina started her career in dentistry in 1997 and became a hygienist in 2006. She recently joined our team in the summer of 2023. She is married with three boys, a daughter-in-law, one granddaughter, and soon to have a grandson. In her time away from the office, she likes to read, cook, and spend time with her growing family.

Murphy, The Bernedoodle

Murphy is our most recent addition to our team. He is a certified ‘Emotional Support/Therapy Dog’. He is Dr. Kirkham’s sidekick. If he’s in the office on your appointment day, he’ll gladly come shake your paw or sit by your side. Outside of the office, he doesn’t leave Dr. Kirkham’s side and loves chasing ducks in the backyard. He’s hard to miss and harder not to love!

Meet Kenneth D. Kirkham, D.D.S, FADI in Fort Worth