Meet the Mesilla Valley Family Dental Team

Teri

Office Manager

Teri has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Her exceptional performance and dedication makes her a vital member of Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry. As an office manager, Teri oversees the business side of the practice. She also ensures that each patient fully understands their dental care procedures and options. Teri started her dental career as a dental assistant – acquiring expertise in dentistry’s sub fields such as dental radiology, periodontal surgery, as well as patient scheduling, and dental financial and treatment coordination. Teri has BLS Certification for healthcare providers. She has undergone training with the Center for Dental Medicine and the Life Line Screening, successfully completing the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation training.

In her free time, Teri likes giving back to her community by volunteering for the NM Missions of Mercy.

Lisa

Scheduling Coordinator

Lisa was born and raised in California and has lived in Las Cruces since 2008. She has been working in the dental field as an assistant/administrative staff since 1999 and recently joined our office as a scheduling coordinator. Lisa is our primary front desk receptionist, answering your call or making your appointment. Outside of work she enjoys time with her 2 kids and hiking with friends.

Yvette

Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in Las Cruces, NM, Yvette brings eight years of experience to the Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry team. She is a 2010 graduate of the Dona Ana Community College dental hygiene program where she was also the recipient of the Golden Scaler Award. Yvette is certified in the administration of local anesthesia, dental laser therapy and Basic Life Support. She enjoys interacting with and building a strong rapport with her patients, as well as educating patients to help them achieve optimum health. On her spare time Yvette enjoys spending time with her family and miniature Schnauzer, participating in outdoor activities, sports, and time at the gym.

Gail

Registered Dental Hygienist

Gail Frost recently joined our team at Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry. She brings with her over 25 years of experience. She began her career as a Dental Assistant working in private practice and with the Public Health Service. She graduated from Dona Ana Community College in 2013 where she earned her licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist and certificate in the administration of local anesthesia. Gail takes pride in providing the best experience for every person by ensuring their comfort and peace of mind. She believes a healthy mouth is important for overall health and strives to educate her patients.  In her spare time, she stays active by exploring the outdoors with her husband and teaching dance fitness classes.

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Gustavo

Dental Assistant

 

Gus completed his dental assisting training at Doña Ana Community College in 2011. He is currently licensed by the New Mexico Board of Dental Healthcare in Las Cruces dental radiography. Gus is a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and is recognized as a certified implant auxiliary member. On top of that, he has fulfilled the dental assistant sedation and review course. Gus is committed to excellent patient care. He enjoys meeting new patients and the ones we have seen for years have become like family to him. Gus is married and has two children who he loves to play soccer with. He has been a resident of Anthony, NM for over 20 years.

Jessica

Dental Assistant

Jessica has been with Mesilla Valley Family Dentistry for 1 year. She is certified by the dental assistant’s National Board in both radiology and infection control. Jessica is currently licensed by the New Mexico board of dental health care. She is also CPR certified.

Jessica was drawn to dentistry from an early age and really enjoys providing dental care for all patients. She continues to expand her dental knowledge and infuses the office with her happy attitude and friendly manner. Jessica was born and raised here in Las Cruces. She has been married for 13 years and has three beautiful daughters. Jessica strives to give her best every day to every patient.