Our Dental Team

 

Susan Sanchez, RDH, BS, MA

Originally from Iowa and having lived in five different states, Santa Fe has become her home for more than 20 years now. Susan graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1997 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene and is licensed to administer local anesthetics. She also possesses a Masters in Psychology as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She believes in establishing long term relationships with patients as she provides optimal oral care and necessary patient education for beautiful, healthy smiles. She loves her patients, people, and family and strives to motivate and inspire them.

Outside of work, you can find her enjoying the lovely weather in our interesting city. Her hobbies are eating, running, and doing anything that may help someone else.

Susie Sandoval, Office Manager

Susie is a native Santa Fean and has been working for this office since 2004. Susie handles administrative duties, orchestrates appointments, insurance claims, and coordinates our patient’s dental care. She always has a smile on her face and knows no stranger; she looks forward to welcoming you to our practice and assisting you with your dental health needs. Susie loves her job and it shows in her work.

When not at work, she loves spending time with her family. Her granddaughter is her world! You may see her at a casino now and then…she loves Las Vegas, NV!

Gloria Fiddes, Dental Assistant

Gloria graduated from the Santa Fe Community College Dental Assisting program in 2013 with high honors. She is originally from the Philippines and is fluent in 3 languages, English, Visayan, and Tagalog. Gloria moved to New Mexico in 1990, and she has been a New Mexico resident ever since. She appreciates the outdoors and is a fitness enthusiast. Gloria enjoys swimming, hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. Her outgoing spirit always leads her to new adventures and she loves to travel whenever she can. She enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to the opportunity to help you with your oral health-care needs.

Alicia Ruiz, RDH

Alicia is a native New Mexican who grew up in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from the University of New Mexico and has been practicing dental hygiene and local anesthesia since 2014. Her favorite part about being a dental hygienist is getting to know her patients and being able to help them improve their oral hygiene. She loves to encourage and support her patients. When she is not working, Alicia enjoys spending time with her significant other, her family and her two big fur babies. Her hobbies include long walks, crafting and seeing new movies at the theater.