Meet Our Staff


I am a true native of New Mexico. A Jefferson Jet, a Highland Hornet, and a UNM Lobo. Hi my name is Barbara and I graduated from UNM with a degree as a Register Dental Hygienist. I worked as a hygienist for 9 years before joining the field of orthodontics in 1986. I am on the board for Max Hunter LLC to promote oral hygiene around the world. Check out www.freshtips.com. I have 3 adult children and the grandkids are multiplying. Orthodontics changes lives and I am proud to be a partner with Dr. Gilbert in improving our patient’s smiles and self esteem.


My name is Heather, I come from 3 generations of Del Norte Knights. I have been in the dental field since 1996 and am radiology certified, DANB, and a National Certified Orthodontic Assistant. I enjoy spending time with my 3 children and my growing number of grandchildren. I have loved working with Dr. Gilbert, he is truly great with all his patients. He is caring and an excellent Orthodontist. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from him.


Hi my name is Kateri. What I most enjoy is working with Dr. Gilbert and his staff at Gilbert Orthodontics. I chose the dental field specifically Orthodontics because a healthy beautiful smile can light up a room and raise your self esteem for a lifetime. I graduated from Los Lunas High School and am from Isleta Pueblo. I am always continuing to pursue my education as an adult, I love to learn and grow as an individual. I have 3 handsome boys that are very active and always keep me on my toes.


Hi, my name is Brenda. I was born in Santa Fe, NM and grew up in the East Mountains graduating from Manzano High School. I have been in the Orthodontic field since 2006. As a receptionist, I truly enjoy getting to know our patients and families. It’s fun to work with Dr. Gilbert and see smiles transform and self-confidence rise. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, camping, hiking, scrapbooking and spending time with my wonderful husband, 6 children, and growing number of grandchildren.


Hi, my name is Francisca. I was born and raised in Roswell, NM and graduated from Goddard High School. I moved to Albuquerque in 2005 and graduated from Dental Assisting school in 2011 where my focus was dental laboratory technology and orthodontics. I am very artistic and love the opportunity to be creative in the field of orthodontics. In my spare time (what’s that?) I enjoy my two children doing art work, watching movies, painting, and spending time outdoors. I am excited to be a part of Dr. Gilbert’s team.