Meet Dr. Felicia Fontenot
Mountain View Dental would like to welcome Dr. Fontenot to the team.
Dr. Felicia Fontenot returns to serve her home community at Mountain View Dental in Ruidoso. Dr. Fontenot was raised in Mescalero and attended Ruidoso Schools from K-12th grade. She graduated from Ruidoso High School with honors and then attended Stanford University with full scholarship support from Stanford University, Indian Health Service, the Mescalero Apache Tribe, RD Hubbard Foundation and the Cree Meadows Ladies Association.
She vividly remembers her first trip to the dentist—a kindergarten field trip to Dr. Tate’s office where she was fascinated with the instruments and the cherry red toothbrush she got to keep. That visit sprung a lifelong interest in teeth that she recognized as a calling while earning her Masters in Health Science at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and learning the significance of oral health impacts on overall health and the great public health need for dental services in rural areas and small towns.
Dr. Fontenot attended the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. After graduation, she spent seven years on the Navajo Nation serving the community in Fort Defiance, AZ by providing a variety of dental procedures on patients of all ages. She is ecstatic to return home to provide compassionate care with a focus on wellness for the community. She greatly enjoys the relationships she develops with her patients and witnessing the jump in confidence they experience with a new and healthy smile.
When not in the dental office, Dr. Fontenot and her husband Dave enjoy cooking together, hiking in Mescalero and Ruidoso, and downhill mountain biking at Ski Apache. They feel fortunate to raise their son Freddie in this wonderful mountain community.
"Great customer service and care! For once in my life, I don't dread going to the dentist! All of the staff is very knowledgeable and thoughtful."Kristin L.