Meet Our Team
Sarah is our patient care and financial coordinator. She takes great pride in making sure our office runs smoothly and efficiently with patient care being of the utmost importance to her. Her goal is to make your visit with us a positive experience from beginning to end. Sarah is friendly and has a genuinely compassionate demeanor. She enjoys her Merchant Endodontics Dental family and the kindness they all show for our patients and each other.
She is able to do all of this while being a wife to John and an awesome mother to Zach and Nikki. They reside in Carlsbad with their two boxers. Sarah’s favorite things to do are hanging out with her husband and kids, hiking, swimming and going to the beach.
Araceli is our lead dental assistant. Araceli is an expert at assisting Dr. Merchant while utilizing the operating microscope. Araceli strives to make every patient’s experience positive and efficient. Araceli has been with Merchant Endodontics since finishing her dental assisting school. She has learned to work under the microscope so efficiently we have patients comment on her abilities daily. She has grown in leaps and bounds and now manages all of our dental assisting operations. She is meticulous about cleanliness and keeping organized. She has an amazing work ethic and we always know we can rely on her for whatever our patients need, including helping to treat our patients after hours. She has always been open to growing with the practice and implementing new techniques. Araceli is always calm and positive. She is a kind and compassionate and a joy to work with.
In her free time, Araceli enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves enjoying the southern California weather.
Kerry has been a dental assistant for over 18 years, working in both general dentistry and endodontics. She is passionate about her work and committed to making sure all of our patients have the best experience possible. She is thoughtful, looks for the best in everyone and always has something kind to say. We are referred some of the most anxious and fearful patients, and Kerry is the kind of person you want to have at your side to care for them in the most compassionate way. If you ask Kerry what her favorite part of her job is, she will quickly reply, “the patients!”. With Kerry’s many years in dentistry she appreciates that our doctors are committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care to our patients.
Kerry is a North County native and has been married to her husband Sean for 20 years. They live in Fallbrook with their 2 horses, and their cat (Mocha), their dog (Josey) and their chickens. When she is not at the office she loves spending time with family and friends and riding her horses.