ABOUT US – Meet Our Staff

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, I'm Rachel. I feel so very blessed to be a part of this team! I have been in the orthodontic field for 6 years, my knowledge and experience as an orthodontic technician has increased as I work and learn from Dr. Gilbert. Getting to know our patients and families is the icing on the cake. To see the change and confidence our patients obtain after getting their braces off is truly amazing. It’s rewarding to know that I had a part in bringing someone else happiness. When I’m not at work I enjoy time with my daughter, spoiled dog and psycho of a cat. We love spending time together telling jokes, watching movies, cooking, and playing games. I can’t wait to meet you and begin a new friendship.


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 Vanessa, I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. I graduated from The Central University of Venezuela in 2003 with a degree in Dentistry. My favorite part of dentistry is seeing the wonderful results that orthodontic treatment can provide for patients. When not in the office, I enjoy hiking with my husband and our two dogs. I also love to travel and experience new cultures and food. Me encantaria poder ayudarte a construir una hermosa sonrisa.