7515 Quaker Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79424
Dr. Sarah “Jody” Welch grew up on a farm in Rural Ohio and is so excited to live here. Before she was old enough to drive, she was driving tractors, backhoes, and bobtail trucks on the farm. She received her dental degree in 1987 from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and continued her dental education by completing a GPR at Cleveland Metropolitan General/Highland View Hospital in 1988. Dr. Welch practiced general dentistry for the next 16 years. During this time, she actively pursued and received her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Welch has served LSU School of Dentistry achieving the rank of full-time assistant professor and clinical course director for the Department of Restorative and Biomaterials. Due to her passion and lifetime of learning, Dr. Welch trains Endodontic residents as a Part-Time Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. After years in the big city, she has decided to move back to the countryside and her roots she loves so much.
Dr. Welch has extensive general dentistry experience most Endodontists could only dream of. Her deep understanding and knowledge of aesthetic and restorative dentistry provides a unique background and passion for maintaining the natural dentition including root canals, utilizing the most dentin conservation. This passion for excellence led Dr. Welch to further her education and become a Board Certified Endodontic Specialist. Dr. Welch received her Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. Dr. Welch successfully completed a three-part examination that included a review of her education, knowledge and skills, and the ability to apply new research and advances to the practice of endodontics, as well as, her commitment to providing the Highest Quality of Patient Care. This has earned her the designation of Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics. She has a special interest in Regenerative Endodontics, Dentin Conservation, and models that can be used to test new materials and methods to expand the scope and success of endodontic therapy. She maintains membership with the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association. She has served the Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Houston Academy of Endodontics as Program Chair.
Dr. Welch has been married to her husband, Arun, a computer network architect, for twenty six years and they have one daughter, Maya. In her spare time, Dr. Welch enjoys Sudoko, walking, and is an avid reader. Dr. Welch treats referring doctors and your patients like family. Dr. Welch is here to serve you and your patient with outstanding service & clinical excellence within a short distance here at home.