staff

 

                                                             Louise Vallejos, Concierge

 

    Louise was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she graduated from Valley High School. She started her dental career in the summer of 1985. Louise became a registered Dental Assistant while working in Los Angeles, California from 1991-1997. She is licensed in California and New Mexico. Since 2003, she has worked as a front office administrator where she has developed her strong customer service skills.

    Louise is also the proud mother of a daughter and son, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.     

 

                                                              Brianna Chavez, RDH  

 

   Brianna earned both her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene and her local anesthesia license from the University of New Mexico in 2018. During school Brianna gained a passion for oral hygiene education and making sure each patient leaves a little more confident with their smile. Her goal as a healthcare provider is to help her community better, not only their oral health, but their overall health.

   Brianna was born and raised in the East Mountains of Albuquerque. She has played sports most of her life and has a strong passion for family. In her spare time, she loves to draw paint, travel, and volunteer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                              Jordan Thorpe, RDH

 
Albuquerque native, Jordan, joined the practice in May of 2021. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 8 years. Jordan graduated from The University of New Mexico in 2014 and is certified in using the dental laser as part of her treatment.Jordan enjoys getting to know her patients while providing thorough and friendly dental care. She believes that dental health is key to good overall health.Jordan is happily married and has a 9 year old daughter. In her free time she enjoys playing golf, painting, working out and spending time outdoors with her family.

 

 

                                                              Maria Chavez, Dental Assistant 

 
 

     Maria is a native of New Mexico and graduated from Santa Rosa high school. Following high school, she earned her dental assisting certification from the Luna Vocational Technical Institute.  Maria is radiology certified with the State of New Mexico.  With over 20 years of dental assisting experience, she is dedicated to the care and comfort of her patients.

  Maria’s family consists of her husband, who is also a New Mexico native, and her two children.  She enjoys going home to Santa Rosa and spending time with her family.

 

 

                                                Rachel Kercherside, Concierge

 

   Rachel was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she graduated from Sandia High School. She then, moved to Lubbock, Texas where she played college volleyball at Lubbock Christian University and was a two time All- American who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science is Exercise Science. She met her husband, Spencer, of 11 years in Lubbock and ended up in Amarillo, Texas where she had her two kids, Rylee and Eli. Rachel also has a step son, Mason, who is attending college in Amarillo.

    Rachel enjoys cooking and baking with her family, being outdoors and traveling to visit family in Texas. She has been in the dental field for almost 9 years and recently moved back to Albuquerque to be closer to family.

 

                                                              Yolanda Saiz, Billing

 

    Yolanda received her certificate in 2006 from PIMA Medical Institute for dental assisting. With her time as a dental assistant she has had the ability to treat a number of smiles, while her true calling for the dental field stands out with her warm smile and ability to connect with each patient. She has now taken her strong dental skills to our front office checkout and billing area. She loves that she gets to connect with each patient as they leave our office with a smile.

    Yolanda grew up in Albuquerque and enjoys spending time outdoors and with friends and family.             

                                                             Crystal Garcia, Dental Assistant

 
 
      Crystal was born and raised in Tijeras, New Mexico. Her dental career began in the summer of 2010 when she graduated from Carrington College with her certificate in dental assisting. She enjoys helping people improve their smiles while getting to know the patients.

     Crystal is the proud mother of a daughter, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

                                                  

                                                              Cristela Jaramillo, Dental Assistant

 
 
     Cristela was born & raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a 2017 graduate from Cibola High School.  She joined our office in December of 2017 after graduating from Matrix School of Dental Assisting with her certificate in dental assisting. She plans on continuing her dental career by attending Hygiene school in the near future. She enjoys interacting with patients and getting to know them.

    Cristela enjoys spending time with her family and loves the outdoors. 

                                                    Elizabeth Gomez, Insurance Coordinator

 
 
      Elizabeth was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in February 2020. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She continued onto Grand Canyon University to receive  her Master of Science in Health Care Administration, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During her education Elizabeth discovered her passion in healthcare and building relationships with patients. 

     Elizabeth is happily married to her husband, Christian, and enjoys traveling back home to El Paso to spend time with friends and family. She loves traveling, going to concerts and working out.