Our Team

Dental Hygienists

Eric Smith, RDH

Erik received a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Mexico in 1993. A dedicated excellent professional, he is one of those rare right and left-brained people. Though dentistry is close to his heart, Erik makes it his business to know a little bit of everything, and he is always willing and eager to help the rest of us, while delivering a joke or two along the way....Erik is as competent, smooth, and comfortable within our dental practice as he is in his kitchen, a construction site, or a mechanic shop!

Mary-Kaye Vigil, RDH

In 1991, Mary-Kaye received a Registered Dental Hygienist degree from Phoenix College in Arizona, and in 1997, she earned a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Mexico. An absolute wonder, she is capable of delivering dynamic, quality patient care and a Zen sense of creativity, which is also expressed through her love for quilting. But, don’t think of her as passive; she is extremely passionate about adventurous camping with her husband, Tony, and about her love for their four dogs and one lucky cat!

Andrea Martin, R.D.H.

Andrea has worked as a hygienist here in New Mexico since 2010. She obtained her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Amarillo College, TX and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is also certified in Local Anesthesia and Laser Therapy which coursework she completed at The University of New Mexico. Andrea’s patients enjoy her warm and cheerful personality and appreciate her meticulous, yet extra gentle care. When Andrea is not at the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She’s an avid reader and loves to watch movies anytime she gets a chance. On Wednesday evenings, you will find her working with a church youth group where her many creative talents are put to good use! In her own words, she loves “copying other people's ideas from Pinterest such as cooking, sewing and crafts!” We are thrilled to have Andrea as the newest member of our dental team!

Dental Assistants

Barbara Mascarenas, C.D.A.

A Certified Dental Assistant, Barbara would be considered Dr. Christensen's right hand person. Through years of accomplished experience, she and Dr. Christensen have developed a synergy that benefits, both, our patients and our dental practice. Combining her expertise and caring nature, she has the unique ability to make patients feel comfortable and pleasant. Barbara enjoys baking treats for her husband, Brian, and two children, and loves going camping with the family, rain or shine!

Pauline Herrera, C.D.A.

Knowledgeable, talented, compassionate, and professional, Pauline is a solid and reliable member of our team. She has been with us since the very beginning as well, and, after a personal sabbatical, we are thrilled to have her back home. Her proficiency and team-player ethics enhance and complement our dental practice. A busy mother of four, Pauline is an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and loves to photograph her children and the surrounding landscape during family hikes.

Office Administrators

Sharon Trujillo, Office Manager

Sharon is our Office Manager, she has been working in the dental field since 2000, starting in the front office of a children's Dental office, eventually leading to the Office Manager. She is behind the diligent and kind voice that patients hear when it is time for a dental appointment or when asking questions regarding insurance or billing issues. She keeps impeccable records and strives to work around patient's individual needs. Though soft spoken, she is fiercely loyal and reliable; her "type Yes" personality allows our dental practice to run smoothly and efficiently. Sharon and her husband, Anthony, have a "blended" family of 4 daughters and 2 sons, along with their loyal dogs, Chico and Sammy. She enjoys cooking for her family, quilting, and new found love of kayaking. We are incredibly lucky to have Sharon as a part of our staff family!

Jocelyn Estrada, Administrative Assistant

Jocy is the youngest member of our dental team; her bright disposition, curiosity, and natural compassion make her a perfect addition to our staff! She can most often be found tending to front office duties, but at times is whisked off to the back to assist with patient care. Wherever she is, her enthusiasm and attention to detail never go unnoticed! Jocy attends college in addition to working with us part time, and does a wonderful job balancing both. Clear about her priorities, Jocy never misses a chance to spend time with her husband and priceless gathering times with her extended family!

 

Your Oral Health Is Our Number One Priority!

We will work together to address your oral health, comfort, function, and your aesthetic concerns. Call Smile Santa Fe today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christensen and team. Our office is conveniently located in Santa Fe, NM. 

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