Meet The People Who Will Care For You

Our staff specializes in many different areas and all will be a benefit to you and your needs. Many of them are also certified in various areas through the Dental Assisting National Board and the American Heart Association. Get to know who they are and what they like to do!

Suzy moved here from Albuquerque in 1988, as a trained assistant with passion for orthodontics it didn’t take long for her to fit in with this team. Now with the title of Clinical Supervisor she has taken on and welcomes the added responsibility. When she isn’t working hard at the office you can find her at a shooting range, hunting, or at a livestock show with her husband, Travis and their two children Sharlae and Justus. She holds certifications in:

  • Orthodontic Assistant

  • Coronal Polishing

  • CPR

  • Infection Control

  • Dental Radiography

Kari joined our team in 1992 after being a patient herself, working first as a receptionist and then being convinced to try assisting. She helps the office stay current with OSHA and HIPPA requirements and is also a trainer for new assistants. In her personal time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kenny and two boys, Cole and Trevor at the races or at the baseball field. She holds certifications for:

  • Orthodontic Assistant

  • Coronal Polishing

  • CPR

  • Infection Control

  • Dental Radiography

Tara began her orthodontic assistant career in 2002. Along with her clinical skills, her talents in flower arranging and promotion ideas for fun patient giveaways keep her busy, not to mention keeping up our office social media accounts. Tara enjoys spending time with her husband, Rick and their three children, Ryan, Aiden and Callie. You can usually find her supporting her children at basketball, soccer and football games and cheerleading events.

  • Orthodontic Assistant

  • Coronal Polishing

  • CPR

  • Infection Control

  • Dental Radiography

Melissa has been a great addition to our clinical team since joining us in 2007. Her compassion and friendliness help make patients feel at ease while going through treatment. She enjoys spending time with husband, Reed and visiting her family in Michigan as often as possible. She holds certification as:

  • Orthodontic Assistant

  • Coronal Polishing

  • CPR

  • Infection Control

  • Dental Radiography

Tissie joined our clinical team in 2014 after relocating to Las Cruces from Plainview, Texas with her husband Michael and children Emma, Stephen and David. She brings with her 2 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant along with a friendly and compassionate personality which has helped her build good relationships from day one. She and her family already love Las Cruces and are glad they had the opportunity to move closer to family. In her personal time she can be found at basketball and football games at Mesilla Valley Christian school or serving at her church. She is working towards other credentials during this year but she is currently certified in:

  • Dental Radiography

  • Infection Control

  • CPR

Cindy has been our new patient coordinator since 1999. She holds a degree in Marketing from New Mexico State University. She loves meeting and helping new patients learn how to achieve their goal of a beautiful smile. Outside of the office she loves spending time with her husband, Randall and their two children Jared and Rylie, working in the yard or relaxing by the pool. Cindy is certified in:

  • CPR

  • Dental Radiography

Brittany began working in the field of orthodontics in 2001. She is a graduate of NMSU with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, minoring in Marketing and Business Administration. Brittany was born and raised in southern New Mexico, she recently moved back to Las Cruces from Albuquerque to be closer to her family. Brittany has three beautiful girls, Kyla, Kinsey & Kelsey. They love spending time outdoors. Brittany is currently certified in:

  • CPR

As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Debra loves making the experience of getting your braces removed a pleasant one. With over 35 years in the dental profession she knows just how to make patients feel comfortable and the procedures painless. She loves spending time with her husband and two boys, sewing, refurbishing furniture, reading and archaeology.

  • Registered Dental Hygienist

  • CPR

  • Infection Control

Ernest started building appliances in our lab in 2006 after retiring from a position with the State. We had the pleasure of getting to know him while treating his son, Emilio. His attention to detail in making appliances fit accurately and in a timely manner is a benefit to us and our patients. When not in the lab you can find him playing golf, watching NMSU football and basketball games or rooting on the Raider’s with his supportive wife, Becky.

Roma has been a part of the front desk team since 1996. Her friendly and outgoing personality makes people feel right at home, making her the perfect fit as one of your first impressions of our office. She also helps with the filing of insurance claims and sends out New Patient packets. She loves traveling, spending time with her two grandchildren, walking with a friend in the early mornings before work, and stays involved with her church group.

Carol has been our Financial Coordinator since 1999. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from New Mexico State University. After living in Carlsbad, NM for 20 years she returned to Las Cruces to be closer to family. With her management experience she keeps the financial side of our office running like a well oiled machine. She enjoys working in the garden, lunch on Saturdays’ with her two sisters, visiting friends in Carlsbad, and playing games on her iPad.

Originally from northern New Mexico, Michelle has called Las Cruces home for 25 years, with the exception of a brief move to Brooklyn, NY. Bringing a strong background in customer service and experience in the insurance industry for over 25 years, we welcomed her to our front desk staff in 2016. Michelle enjoys meeting and helping people, and traveling while learning about other cultures. She is an avid reader and volunteers her time as a bible study instructor.

Jamie joined our front desk team in 2016. Answering phone calls, scheduling appointments and greeting people is her specialty, while keeping the front desk organized. She is certified in CPR and a licensed cosmetologist. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Leonard and their three children, Ava, Gia and Leo. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at her church, serving others and baking.

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