Meet The


Get to know Us

Our people set us apart. We’re passionate, friendly, and dedicated. Every member of our team is focused on ensuring you receive clear and compassionate care, and making sure you feel at home.

Harley Pearson

Lead Receptionist

I have worked in dentistry for just under 10 years. I graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2014. My favorite part of working here at ABQ Gentle Dentistry is interacting with our wonderful patients! When I’m not helping my favorite people here, I like spending time with my family, listening to music, and all things true crime. 

Alicia Corona

Receptionist & Lab Technologist

I graduated locally from West Mesa High School. I’ve worked at ABQ Gentle Dentistry for 6 months, where I discovered my interest in helping patients find a caring and gentle facility to help them get over fears/phobias all while building their confidence with a new smile. Outside of this wonderful office, I love to dance, spend quality time with my mom, and reflect on how I can better myself or show self-love/appreciation.

Harriet Browman

Office Manager, Insurance specialist,
& patient relations

My name is Hariett, I have been in the dental field for 30 years. I went to Florida International University for my early education. Some of my Interests include creative cooking, reading, and writing. When I tried to picture what I would like to do next in my life, I envisioned greeting people in an office. I love the relationships I develop with our patients and the opportunity to let them know that I am truly interested in knowing them and make every effort to go above and beyond their expectations. It is so rewarding to see an individual transform right before our eyes, whether it’s because they can be happy with their smile or are taking care of their dental needs, or because they finally found a dental office that feels like family. I also love the relationships I develop with my co-workers. It is truly a blessing to have a staff that truly cares for and respects each other.

Sylvia Smith

office manager

Bio coming soon…

Toni Lafferty

Finance Manager

Bio coming soon…

Laura Etzcorn


Bio coming soon…

Nate Duran


My name is Nate, I graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene here at the University of New Mexico. I have enjoyed working with ABQ Gentle Dentistry and helping patients over these past years. I always strive to provide my patients with a friendly and positive dental experience. In my spare time, I love doing anything outdoors ranging from hunting, mountain biking, and snowboarding with my wife and our four-legged pal, Chevy.

Kathy Freed


My name is Kathy and I grew up in NM and graduated from Los Lunas High School. I attended UNM and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental hygiene. I have worked in the dental field for 43 years and as a dental hygienist for 24 years. Dentistry is very rewarding and fulfilling. I love the interaction with my patients. And watching their faces light up when help give them their smiles back.

My interests are: Driving in the mountains, watching wildlife, and spending time with my grandchildren.

Lisa Montoya

Lead Assistant

My name is Elysia Montoya, but I go by Lisa. I grew up here in ABQ NM and graduated from Sandia High School in 2011. I went to PIMA for Dental Assisting and graduated in 2013. I have worked in the dental profession ever since. I love helping someone gain confidence and remember the joy of smiling. I have specialized in making crowns for about a decade. In my spare time, I drive fast, and slide down mountains. When I slow down I like to watch a good cheesy rom-com. 

Tess Tovy

Dental Assistant

My name is Tess and I have been working as a dental assistant for less than a year. I just graduated from the CNM dental assisting program. What I love about dentistry is being able to make lasting connections with patients and always learning new things. 

Interests: My dogs, Taylor Swift, travel.

Caressa Goodman

Dental Assistant

My name is Caressa. I am originally from Durango, CO. My early education was in American HomeSchool/Durango High School. I have worked in the dental industry for over 20 years. I love helping people overcome their fears and have fun coming to see us. Some fun facts about myself are I love my family (husband of 25 years & two great kids). I also love camping in my teepee and snorkeling.

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