Janell I. Plocheck, DDS
Dr. Janell Plocheck grew up in the small community of Crosby outside of Houston. She graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, and completed a two-year pediatric dental residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. After two sub-freezing winters on the shores of Lake Erie, she was eager to return to the Texas sunshine. As luck would have it, the director of her academic program had a Texas connection: One of his favorite students from his years at the University of Maryland was Dr. Bruce Weiner, who had settled in Fort Worth. The teacher connected Dr. Plocheck with Dr. Weiner. She came on board in 2000, and the rest is history.
Dr. Plocheck currently is the immediate past-president of the SouthWestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, an eight-state regional affiliate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is board certified, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. For the past eight years, she has served as a Board Examiner. In addition, she is a past-director of the Fort Worth District Dental Society.
Dr. Plocheck has been active in the Junior League of Fort Worth for many years and served on its Mayfest committee. In 2016 she received a Junior League of Fort Worth Sustainer Spotlight. An avid gardener, her home in the TCU area has received the Yard of the Month award.
Dr. Nathan G. West, an Arizona native, graduated from the University of Arizona in 2005 with a degree in business management and from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2009. He then moved to San Antonio for his pediatric dental residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center and fell in love with Texas. In 2011, he joined Fort Worth Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. West and his wife, Brittanie, have five children. They are active in their church and community. Dr. West, an Eagle Scout, is a leader in local Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs. He is fluent in Spanish. He served on the board of the Fort Worth District Dental Society and is board certified, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
When he's not helping make healthy smiles, Dr. West enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, camping, hiking, going on road trips, watching movies, and working on projects around the house.
Bruce H. Weiner, DDS
Dr. Bruce H. Weiner grew up in Long Island, NY, graduated high school in Silver Spring, MD, and received his college degree from the Virginia Military Institute in 1967. He acquired his dental degree from the University of Maryland’s Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1971. He then served as an Air Force dental officer in Germany from 1971 to 1975 before completing a two-year pediatric dental residency at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board certified, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Weiner founded this practice in Fort Worth in 1978. Throughout his career—at his air base in Germany, in Fort Worth, and now on a national level—he has spearheaded innovative oral-health programs for children. He has taught at Baylor College of Dentistry, has served as Southwestern District Trustee for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and has lectured at local, national and international dental and medical conferences.
Dr. Weiner and his wife, Hollace, have two children and four grandchildren. He is a past president of his synagogue, Beth-El Congregation. Among his hobbies are biking, skiing, scuba diving, and golf. He still drives his first car, a 1967 Mustang convertible, which he bought when he graduated college.