Meet the Team


Dr. Rick Ranen

Dentist

Dr. Rick Ranen was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Dallas, Texas where he completed his bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas at Dallas and in 2001 received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Following graduation, Dr. Ranen completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) residency in the U.S. Army at Ft. Benning, Georgia and then spent the following year in the Republic of Korea as the 2nd Brigade dental surgeon located in Camp Casey.  Following discharge from the U.S. Army, Dr. Ranen returned home to the great state of Texas and his hometown Dallas where he worked as an associate in various dental practices for a few years until joining South Texas Dental in 2007 and became an owner and Clinical Director.  Dr. Ranen loves the patients and the team at Rootine Dental – Superior Smiles,  “We are like one big family!”  As a partner at Rootine Dental – Superior Smiles, my goal  is to consistently provide superior clinical dentistry and satisfying customer service in a family environment. In his free time, Dr. Ranen enjoy’s travel, scuba diving, sports, and spending time with his wife and three children along with his puppy Rita.

Dr. Ranen belongs to the ADA, TDA and Dallas County Dental Society.


Dr. Janell Moran-Kenny

Dentist

Dr. Janell Moran-Kenny has been a trusted team member at this office for over 12 yers.   Although most all patients know her as Dr. Kenny. Dr. Kenny grew up in the Panhandle of Texas in Amarillo. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in 1983 and then her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1987. She has been practicing dentistry with a passion for over 30 years. In 2008 she relocated her office and built out a space that reflects the warm caring nature of her dental practice and the esthetics of her dentistry. During the span of her career, Dr. Kenny has developed a real skill for recreating beautiful, natural-looking form and function in teeth. Patients routinely comment that not only is their dental work very pretty, but the procedures were not at all uncomfortable. Dr. Kenny firmly believes that this is possible not only because of her compassionate, gentle care but also because of her small hands! What an asset for a dentist!  And, for Dr. Kenny and the team at  Superior Smiles, patient comfort is a high priority. Dr. Kenny is proud of the warm, homey environment of her office and the caring attitude of the team. Patient treatment needs are presented candidly and thoroughly so that patients understand their needs and their options. Dr. Kenny understands that having dental treatment done can feel like a very “personal” decision and she wants the patient to participate in the process where possible.

Dr. Kenny pursues many hours of continuing education every year in all aspects of dentistry and enthusiastically employs new materials and techniques for her patients’ benefit. She and her husband, Wil, have two adult children and one grandson and a bevy of rescued dogs.  Dr Kenny loves to read, garden and runs daily with her dogs.

Dr. Kenny is a member of the following organizations::

• American Dental Association

• Dallas County Dental Society

• Dallas Executives Association

• Texas Dental Association


Dimary

Dental Hygienist

Dimary was born and raised in Plano, Texas. She graduated from Collin College and received her Associates in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2019. She is very passionate about her profession and committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health. Dimary loves getting to know her patients on a personal level and educating them on how to maintain a healthy smile. She strives to make hygiene appointments a comfortable and positive experience. The care she provides is gentle, yet thorough, and done in a courteous manner. She will always greet you with a warm caring smile and make you feel at ease throughout your hygiene appointment.

Dimary is the oldest of 3 children, bilingual in both English and Spanish, and member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and friends, enjoys visiting new places, and learning new things.

 


Hilda

Dental Assistant

Hilda is an RDA who has worked in the dental field since 1998. She has been a member of Dr. Kenny’s team since 2005. Her skills in dental assisting are a tremendous asset to Dr. Kenny, improving the office’s efficiency and helping patients feel relaxed and well cared for.

Outside of work, Hilda stays busy by spending time with her husband and keeping up with their five beautiful children ranging in ages from 10 to 19 years old.  And she’s now a Grandmother too!


Esmelda

Sterilization Tech

Esmelda grew up in Honduras where she received her high school diploma. She relocated to Dallas in 1992. She began her dental career right here in Dr. Kenny’s office in 1995. During the past two decades at Dr. Kenny’s office, she has absolutely perfected her role as sterilization assistant for the entire office. Because of her behind-the-scenes work, patient treatment flows smoothly. Sterilization is a vital part of Superior Smiles goal of excellent patient care and Esmelda oversees this aspect of the practice.  Esmelda has a daughter who is studying nursing at Texas Women’s University and a son who attends Richland College.

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