Meet The Team

Albuquerque Dentistry Team - Hygienist, Dental Assistants & Office Staff

Mark B Bleak, DMD Team in Albuquerque, NM

Kathy & Nate

Our Hygienists

The health of your gums and the surrounding bone is of utmost importance when considering the overall health of your body and the longevity of your teeth.  Kathy & Nate have extensive experience as hygienists specializing in achieving and maintaining said health.  She is a perfectionist who is very honest, kind, gentle, and compassionate. They was chosen by Dr. Lafferty because their number one priority is you, the patient.  They don't worry about whether or not they are tired, having a bad day, etc; they only think about you... and in doing the very best they can to help you have the best gum and bone health possible in the most gentle way possible. Our Hygienists are great!

Elysia and Saffire

Our Dental Assistants

One of the major keys that has helped Dr. Lafferty be a gentle and quality oriented dentist is having great dental assistants.  Elysia and Saffire work tirelessly and very effectively at making sure Dr. Lafferty has everything he is going to need for all the different dental procedures, while making sure you are as comfortable as possible. Common phrases you will hear them use are "What can I do to make you more comfortable?  Would you like to listen to some music of your choice while Dr. Lafferty is performing the procedure?"  Elysia and Saffire are very kind and caring people who are continually striving make your experience in our dental office the best it can possibly be.

Harriet and Kelsey

Our Insurance and Registration Specialists

When you arrive at our office Harriet and Kelsey are the first smiling faces you see.  They go out of their way to make sure that you are cared for, taken care of, and comfortable.  They are very knowledgeable and can answer nearly any question you can think of regarding your insurance.  They work very hard to make life easier for you by researching details like what your yearly insurance maximum is and how much you have left in order to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.  They are always genuinely looking out for you as a patient.


Our Finance Manager

When considering all that goes on behind the scenes to make a dental office function and flow correctly it is mind-boggling.  Toni is the one who makes this happen. She knows how to do just about everything in the office from working with insurances, to helping our patients with questions, to assisting Dr. Lafferty in clinical procedures. She is very kind and personable.  If you, as a patient, ever have a question or concern she will know the answer.


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