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 and 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 and comfortable within our dental practice as he is in his kitchen, a construction site, or 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 in her love for their four dogs and one lucky cat!

Marcia Martin, RDH

Marcia is the newest member of our dental team and we are thrilled that she has joined us! She is a native of Santa Fe and graduated from the dental hygiene program at the University of New Mexico in 1990. Since, she has worked in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho and Los Alamos. Marcia enjoys getting to know each one of her patients and brings a bright and positive energy to every dental visit. She is conscientious about educating her patients to help improve their understanding and practice of dental hygiene. When Marica is not in the office, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family!

Dental Assistants

Certified Dental Assistants, Barbara and Pauline, are both considered to be Dr. Christensen's right hands! Through years of accomplished experience, they and Dr. Christensen have developed a synergy that benefits both our patients and the dental practice as a whole. 

Barbara Mascarenas, C.D.A.

With her cheerful personality and contagious smile, Barbara lights up every room! She has been with Dr. Christensen since he began and has been a tremendous asset. Combining her expertise and caring nature, she has the unique ability to make patients feel comfortable and at ease right away. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys cooking and baking treats for friends and family. She also loves to go camping with her husband Brian, and two children, rain or shine!

Pauline Herrera, C.D.A.

Knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate, Pauline is an imperative member of our team. She has also been with us from the start and is a strong, steady presence in the office. Her proficiency and team-player ethics enhance and complement the dental practice. As a busy mother of four, Pauline is also an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and gives freely of her time in this capacity. She enjoys photographing her children and the surrounding landscape during family hikes and loves to travel whenever she has the chance!

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. Sharon 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 newfound 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 talent 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 family and husband Markus, as well as gathering times with extended family and friends!

 

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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