Meet Our Team

We are especially interested in making our patients feel right at home! We aim to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient, and we put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment.

Our dental team is trained and skilled, and each member has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Our team includes:

Samantha - Patient Coordinator

SamanthaA native New Mexican, I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from ENMU in Portales in 2011.  For the past six years, I have worked in the dental field and it has become a passion!  In January, 2019, I joined Dr. Thompson’s team and I am so happy to meet our great patients!  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family at their activities – my son plays baseball, my daughter plays T-ball, and my husband coaches football.  My hobbies include hiking, hunting, fishing, running, and playing volleyball.

Vanessa - Clinical Assistant

Vanessa-editedI received my dental assisting training at Pima Medical Institute in 2005, and began working with Dr. Thompson’s team in 2013. It is my daily pleasure to give my patients the best dental care possible. Born and raised in Rio Rancho, NM, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, extended family, and friends.

Jenifer - Clinical Assistant

Jenifer-editedAfter working as a dental assistant in general dentistry and in children’s dentistry, I joined Dr. Thompson’s team in 2009. I absolutely love meeting and taking care of the wonderful patients of all ages here at our office! Outside of the office, I am very involved with my family, especially my beautiful daughter who attends Manzano High School where she is pursuing her future goal of veterinarian school. I am committed to working out at the gym and visiting my native Hobbs, America whenever I can.

Josie - Registered Dental Hygienist

Josie-editedAs one of Dr. Thompson’s dental hygienists, I have been a member of his dental team for over 20 years! I was born and raised in Albuquerque and attended UNM to earn my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. When I’m not with my dental family, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, and our German Shepherds. I like gardening, camping, and reading. My work motto is: Teach patients how to keep their mouths healthy. Always be kind and gentle!

Amber - Registered Dental Hygienist

Amber-editedIn 2006, I completed my dental hygiene training in my home state of Illinois. Since 2008, I’ve been a part of our great dental team here at Dr. Thompson’s office. My goal is always to provide my patients with the education and tools to maintain a happy and healthy smile in between visits with me! When I’m not chairside in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog. In my “spare” time, I am passionate about baking and cookie decorating!

Tanya - Registered Dental Hygienist

Tanya PictureIn 2016, I joined Dr. Thompson’s dental team after attending the University of New Mexico to earn my BS in Dental Hygiene. I love educating patients in our dental family about how they can keep their beautiful smile for life. When you are a patient in my chair, I commit to being kind and gentle making your visit comfortable and thorough. My goal is your healthy smile and a pleasant, relaxed experience. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. My activities include running, traveling, and dancing.