Zara Ali was born and raised in Arlington, TX. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. Zara has been working towards pursuing a career in dentistry and hopes to start dental school very soon. As an undergraduate at UT Arlington, Zara spent several hours a week volunteering at the Mission Arlington Dental Clinic and gaining exposure to the practice of dentistry in undeserved communities. Her experiences at the mission’s dental clinic increased Zara’s passion for dentistry and being able to provide quality dental care to all people. Zara enjoys working at Willow Tree Dental because it allows her to constantly learn about various aspects of dentistry from the doctors, allows her to interact with patients on a daily basis, and help these patients get a healthier smile. In her free time, Zara enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to read, travel and sightsee. Some of her most memorable trips have been to Niagara Falls in Canada and Trafalgar Square in London.
Jodie Owens, RDA
Jodie was born and raised in Southern California. It is there she received her RDA and she has been in the dental field for over 30 years! She moved to Texas 10 years ago and has settled in Mansfield.
Jodie is actively involved in her community and believes firmly in giving back. She volunteers at health fairs for medical, dental and vision. She serves as a volunteer at various food banks in the area as well as Mission Arlington. She serves on the board of directors for Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Auxiliary and the Scholarship Board.
Jodie has 2 grown children, Shane and Ashley and she has 5 grandchildren, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is a member of the local Methodist church. When she is not working or volunteering she enjoys sports, movies, concerts, museums and art galleries.