Meet the Team

Emilie

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

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.


Bobbie

Bobbie

Office Manager

I have been with the practice since April 2019 and have been working in the dental field for over twenty years.  I have been married for 29 years and have 2 children.  I am not a New Mexico native but I have quickly become attached.   We enjoy traveling and eating out (when able, dang COVID).  I look forward to creating long term relationships with our patients and helping you to achieve your dental goals.


Valerie

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.


Danikah

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.


Courtney

Courtney

Dental Assistant

I attended PIMA Medical Institute, where I graduated with Honors. I have been in the Dental field for almost fifteen years. I began and have sustained my career as an Independent Contractor with the Military for Dental PHA and SRP, providing dental readiness for our service men and women before they deploy. Throughout the course of the last decade I was fortunate to further the development of my expertise as a dental assistant. Within the last two years, I was happy to become an addition to Dr. Kerschen and his team. I am very grateful to have provided this service for as long as I have and continue to do so with the supportive foundation that is Albuquerque Advanced Dental Care.

I grew up in Crownpoint, New Mexico, part of the Eastern Navajo Nation. I have been a resident of Albuquerque for over twenty years and am a Highland High School alumna. My family and I are actively involved in music programs of APS where both my children are accomplished musicians. During my free time, I thoroughly enjoy watching movies and series binging! Overall, I am just thankful to wake up each day and appreciate the little things in life.


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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