Tomeka, Office Manager/Dental Hygienist
My name is Tomeka Jones. In 2003, I joined the Air Force as a dental assistant. There I received my Community College of the Air Force degree in 2005 and was I of 6 chosen Air Force wide to attend dental hygiene school in 2007. Along with obtaining an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2009 and Bachelor's Degree of Public Health in 2014, I am also licensed to administer local anesthetic. I have been with Mountain View Dental since March 2012 and am thankful for the opportunity to share with our patients why complete oral care is beneficial to overall health.
Currently, I am a member of AADOM (American Association of Dental Office Managers) and am pleased to lead an incredible team who elevates the lives and health of our patients!
My spouse and I are originally from a small town in Southeast Missouri where we resided for 18 years. Now, we are residence of Alamogordo, NM and have two children who attend college at UNM. My husband is an Air Force retiree thus we strongly support the military community and beauty of Alamogordo. We are active in ministry and enjoy shopping, movies, vacationing and an abundant life!
Ashley, Dental Hygienist
My name is Ashley Caraway. I have been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist for the past seven years, six of which have been with the amazing Dentists and support staff of Mountain View Dental in my home town of Alamogordo, New Mexico.
My decision to become a (RDH) was made while in my freshman year of college. I was quite certain that I wanted to work in the health field; the question was, "In what capacity?" The opportunity to help people and make a difference had always appealed to me. As I was pondering the many and varied possibilities of health related careers, I observed my personal dental hygienist as she went about her duties. Her professionalism, obvious love of her job, and interaction with patients in the clinical setting were attractive qualities. After questioning her in greater depth about her career I knew this was the right fit for me.
In 2010 I graduated from NMSU-DACC with my Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. One of the most valuable lessons I learned in school was getting to know and relate to my patients. I have taken that a step further as I have become passionate about helping my patients understand the importance of their overall health and how it relates to their oral health.
After receiving my degree from NMSU-DACC I married my high school sweetheart, Ricky Caraway. We are born again Christians and enjoy worshiping, fellowshipping, and serving with our church family. Ricky and I have been blessed with two beautiful children, Braylynn 5, and Peyton 2. My interests away from work are church, small craft (Pinterest) activities, helping out with my kid's activities, and most importantly just getting to spend time with my little family.
Barbara, Dental Hygienist
My dental career started at Apollo College in Albuquerque, NM where I received my Dental Assistant training. After graduation I returned to my home town of Deming, New Mexico and worked at a community health center. I worked alongside a group of inspiring dental professionals who encouraged me to pursue my dreams and further my education. I enrolled at WNMU and soon after moved my family to Las Cruces to attend DACC/NMSU. I then received my associate's degree in applied science in Dental Hygiene. Soon after graduation I found my dental home here at Mountain View Dental in Alamogordo. I still reside in Las Cruces with my three beautiful children and my supportive husband. I enjoy volunteering and giving back to the community. Also, I love to work out, bake, knit and spend quality time with my three teenagers at home. It has been my honor to serve the Alamogordo community for the past five years and I look forward to many more years to come.
Brittany, Dental Hygienist
My name is Brittany Valles. I was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Before leaving Las Cruces in 2010, I graduated from NMSU-DACC with my Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. I have been practicing as a Dental Hygienist for 7 years. In those 7 years, I have been fortunate to work in the cities of Socorro, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Ruidoso and Alamogordo. Mountain View Dental has been my dental family for the past 3 years.
Working in multiple offices and cities around New Mexico has given me a chance to meet and provide services to a diverse array of patients. My experience has given me the opportunity to practice a broad range of dental care from general practice, cosmetic, periodontal, as well as military events.
I truly love what I do, simply because I have a chance every day to make a difference in my patients' lives by educating, and sharing my knowledge and experience with them.
My life away from work is shared with my husband (Javier), two dogs (Ellie and Ella), and two adorable daughters (Emmy 1, and Elila, whom we are anxiously waiting her arrival Jan 2018). Our growing family enjoys being outdoors, hiking, hunting, camping, snowboarding and just being together having fun.
Damien, Dental Hygienist
My name is Damien Lawhorn. I was born on Holloman AFB and moved around most of my childhood. From 1988· 1995 Alamogordo was home, and I became a proud graduate of Alamogordo Senior High School. Then, I served in the US Army where I resided in Statesboro, GA. This is where I attained my diploma in Dental Assisting in January 2001. After that, I moved to Savannah, GA in 2003 where I attended Armstrong Atlantic State University and graduated with an associate's in Dental Hygiene Science. In December 2010, I graduated from NOVA Southeastern University with a Bachelor's in Health Science.
Additionally, I enjoy serving the community by volunteering my spare time providing dental screenings, fluoride treatments, preventative education and dental supplies to the wonderful children in day care and Head Start facilities of Otero County.
Kayla, Dental Hygienist
My name is Kayla Burkle. I was born in Ruidoso NM and raised in Alamogordo NM. My dream of working in the dental field began at a very early age as I always loved my visits to the Dentist. After spending time in a dental office during a high school mentorship, I quickly fell in love with the role of dental hygienists. I moved to Las Cruces NM a little over 5 years ago to pursue an education in dental hygiene. In May 2019 I graduated with an Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene from Nmsu-Dacc. My career at Mountain View Dental and Orthodontics began shortly after graduation, and I have loved every second of it. I am grateful for the connections that I am able to make with my patients, and most importantly, better their oral and overall health. I am excited for the future ahead of me and a long career in this field. Outside of work I enjoy binge watching reality tv shows, shopping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
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