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About Your Team

About Your Team

You can expect personal, one-on-one attention from our entire team. At Rio Rancho Dental Arts in Rio Rancho we understand that each of our patients has unique wants and needs. That's why we promote open communication, to understand what you are looking for in your smile, so we can design a care plan that is right for you. We take the time to explain your options, listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.

Andrew - BA

Andrew was born in Arizona but has enjoyed his last 10 years in New Mexico. He started his dental career as an assistant and became part of the front office staff when he joined our team. His vast dental knowledge and dedication to serving his patients will surely be a benefit to everyone around the office and makes him a wonderful resource for any patient questions. He is currently in school to obtain his Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration and is always looking to further his healthcare knowledge. Andrew is a frequent traveler who is up for any and every adventure thrown his way!

Chandra - Hygienist

Chandra is a New Mexico native and a Rio Rancho resident that graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico in 2004. After graduation she took part in an honors volunteer program serving the needs of rural communities. She holds a BS in Dental Hygiene and has a certificate in local anesthesia. Chandra specializes in non-surgical periodontal therapy and oral health instruction. She is passionate about providing her patients with the latest techniques and technology to ensure the highest level of care. She is committed to understanding each individuals needs as they relate to his/her oral health goals and hopes to be your partner in your journey to better overall health. Your comfort is always her first priority. Away from work Chandra enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Some of her favorite activities include snowboarding and fly fishing. As with all of our staff, she looks forward to welcoming you to our practice.

Rachael - Hygienist

Rachael was born and raised in New Mexico. She worked as a Dental Assistant before going to school to become a Dental Hygienist. She is married to her wonderful husband R.J. and together they have two beautiful children, Rose and Roman. Rachael loves what she does and her patients are the reason for it! She enjoys educating patients about home care and healthy gums and is always looking to meet new patients.

Mary Lou - BA

Mary Lou has lived in the Rio Rancho area for over 30 years. She attended Eastern New Mexico University and received a degree in Biology and Chemistry. She started her dental career as an assistant and transitions into the front office 26 years ago. She has raised two children and three grandchildren. She enjoys all types of animals and is involved with Labrador AKC and HRC competitive training.

Christina - DA

Christina was born and raised right here in New Mexico. She is an Albuquerque native who has been in the dental industry for over 10 years. She has been married to her husband Johnny for 10 years and together they have 3 children, Maya, Adriana and Gabriel. In her time away from the office Christina and Johnny enjoy hosting parties for friends, cheering on the Denver Broncos and shopping with their kids.

Nishelle - DA

Nishelle was born in California but has lived in Rio Rancho for over 20 years now. She has always had a love for the dental field and feels strongly that a person’s smile is what brings them confidence! Nishelle loves seeing her patients get the treatment they need and deserve and celebrating the end result with them once it has been completed. She excels in making her patients, new and old, feel welcomed and comfortable. When she is not at work, Nishelle enjoys spending time with her beautiful little boy and the rest of her family. For fun she enjoys arts & crafts, exterior design, organization, playing basketball and playing video games.

Shawn - PMO

Shawn was born and raised in Albuquerque which is also where he obtained his degree from the University of New Mexico. Shawn has always been passionate about the dental industry from a young age and is eager to help patients get the care they deserve. When he isn’t at work Shawn enjoys camping, hiking, playing basketball and spending time with his family.