I feel so fortunate to be able to help people every day. It is a privilege to help people and improve their oral health. I can sleep well at night knowing my team and I provide a high level of honest dentistry and have fun doing it. We truly enjoy working with our patients and partnering to achieve ideal care.
Education and Continuing Education
I am originally from Albuquerque and a 1995 graduate of Albuquerque Sandia High School. I attended the University of New Mexico to earn my Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry in 1999. In addition to my education, I also played baseball for the Lobos.
While at UNM, I started dating Katie, who would eventually become my wife. We were married in 2000. She grew up in New England and encouraged me to apply to dental school out east. We moved to Boston, where I attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and obtained my Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After I completed dental school, we returned to New Mexico and started Albuquerque Advanced Dental Care in 2009.
I really enjoy continuing to learn, and believe that continuing education after dental school is crucial to providing patients with optimal care. I have taken more CE than is required every year because I want to be the best dentist I can be. In 2009, I completed an extensive preceptorship in dental implants and bone grafting at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
- American Dental Association
- New Mexico Dental Association
- Albuquerque District Dental Society
- International Team for Implantology
- New Mexico Implant Study Club, president
- Mission of Mercy volunteer
Outside the Office
Katie and I welcomed our daughter Reese in 2006 and our son Brett in 2008. We also have a three-year-old lab, Maggie.
My favorite way to spend my time is with my wife and kids! I truly enjoy attending all my kids’ sports and extracurricular activities. From soccer practice to cheer to basketball, we are always busy after school. I also really enjoy being outdoors and spending time in the mountains. I love skiing and watching my Boston Red Sox. Like everybody else in Albuquerque, I also enjoy going to “The PIT” to watch Lobo basketball games and supporting Lobo sports in general.
Chief Operating Officer
I love working in our office and directly influencing the culture and way we treat our patients. I am a people person and really enjoy working with our team as well as meeting and developing relationships with our patients and those in our dental community. I studied customer service extensively in my career prior to joining my husband, Bobby, in the dental office. I believe that customer service is at the core of, and of the utmost importance in, any business and I have enjoyed introducing these philosophies to our team and helping to implement them in our office culture.
It is very fulfilling to own this business with my husband, support him in his career, use my skills to grow our business further and work with our team to deliver superior service to our dental community. Dr. Kerschen is a man of genuine integrity and has such strong ethics; it is truly a dream come true to support and partner with him to deliver amazing service to our community. I feel really good about what we do and stand for every day. And that is a truly awesome thing!
I was born in Michigan, grew up in southern New Hampshire, and moved to New Mexico when I was 15. I finished high school in New Mexico and attended UNM where I graduated in 2000 with my bachelor’s in business administration marketing. Dr. Kerschen and I were married after we earned our degrees, and moved to Boston where he attended dental school.
I believe in continually educating myself in order to make sure our office is always running the most effectively and efficiently it can. I want to ensure we deliver an optimal patient experience and the high level of customer service and care we always strive to deliver.
Technology continues to advance and often streamlines office processes and systems which benefits our patients in numerous ways. I believe it is important to be able to educate our team continually on new software and practice management systems and philosophies that allow us to communicate better as a team, and with our patients in general.
Dr. Kerschen and I have been married for 16 years. We have two beautiful children: our daughter is ten and our son is eight. We also have a Labrador retriever rescue, Maggie. I love being a mom and spending time with our funny, smart, and amazing children. I am very active in their school as a volunteer in the classroom, sports, extracurricular activities, and on committees. My other hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, taking long walks with our dog, and traveling (specifically to the beach)!