Meet the Team

 


Emilie

Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated from UNM with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. This is my second career and I could not be happier with my choice. I also worked for a time with the Indian Health Service in Santa Fe doing clinical work as well as a sealant program for school children. I most enjoy private practice, since we are able to develop long-term relationships with our patients. I love getting to know my patients, and helping each and every one of them optimize their oral health. I look forward to a long and fulfilling career with Dr. Kerschen and his friendly and caring team of professionals.

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but I consider myself a native New Mexican since I have lived here the greater part of my life. I love spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and fishing.

 

Tasha

Registered Dental Hygienist

I went to La Cueva High School and then to UNM, where I graduated summa cum laude from the dental hygiene program in 1999. Then I received my bachelor’s degree in 2000. I consider myself extremely lucky to have found a career that I enjoy so much. It is wonderful to meet people and be a part of improving their oral hygiene as well as their overall health. I like to get to know my patients, so that I can work with each one on an individual basis. I believe educating and communicating with patients is the key to a lasting relationship. Dr. Kerschen is not only an incredible dentist but has a genuine interest in caring for his patients. I have been very blessed to become a member of his outstanding dental team.

I was born in Colorado, but moved to Albuquerque at just six months of age. I have a wonderful husband and three spoiled-rotten cats. I am a huge lover of animals. I spend most of my summers camping and hiking all throughout New Mexico and Colorado. In the winter I like to stay indoors and follow one of my dad’s passions, cooking.

 

Lisa

Front Office Coordinator

I have been in the dental field for over twenty years. I grew up in Albuquerque and went to Valley High School. Then I continued my dental education at PIMA. I have known Dr. Kerschen since he came out of dental school and was excited when he asked me to join his professional and caring dental team. I look forward to helping his office continue to grow and assisting our patients in a professional and caring manner. I also am here to help you with any dental Insurance question that you may have. I enjoy greeting you on the phone or when you come into the office.

I have a wonderful husband and son.

 

Valerie

Appointment Coordinator

I was born and raised in northern New Mexico and moved to Albuquerque in 2000. I have been in the dental field for 25 years. I worked as a clinical assistant the first 18 years, then moved to the front office where I really enjoy working with our patients to help them understand their treatment options, insurance benefits, and our financing options. I am really happy to work for Dr. Kerschen. He is a friendly, caring, wonderful dentist who only wants the best for his patients. I also enjoy getting to know all of our wonderful patients and the opportunity to work with an extraordinary team.

I have two grown children and two awesome grandchildren. I spend my off time reading, gardening, cooking, and spending as much time with my grandchildren as possible.

 

Denise

Dental Assistant

I began my career in dentistry in 1995 in Fort Worth, where I am from. I have lived in Albuquerque since 2013 and started working for Dr. Kerschen in 2014. I feel very strongly about being part of a private family practice with a close-knit team, and I am extremely happy to have found that here in Dr. Kerschen’s office.

When I am not working, I enjoy reading, hiking, and traveling around, exploring New Mexico!

 

Danikah

Dental Assistant

I studied at UNM Taos in the dental assisting science program, and joined Dr. Kerschen’s office recently. I love working with Dr. Kerschen and our team because every day there is another opportunity for growth and development. I feel extremely supported by my doctor and the team because every day they invest in making me a better dental assistant and professional. I really enjoy getting to know the patients.

I was born and raised in northern New Mexico and moved to Albuquerque in 2016. I love being outdoors: camping, fishing, and spending time with my family.

 

Patient Reviews

  • "I love the staff! Thank you, Dr. Kerschen, and everyone involved in the clinic."" — Kendall
  • "Dr. Kerschen and his staff are so awesome. I received the best customer service I have ever had. I completely recommend him."" — Deborah
  • "Outstanding! I had a new patient emergency that was handled very professionally and very promptly. I highly recommend Dr. Kerschen!" — Theodore
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