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Dr. Allen
Dr. Grant H. Allen
Dr. Grant H. Allen completed his Bachelor of Science degree at BYU in 1981 before attending Baylor College of Dentistry, from which he graduated in 1985. Dr. Allen completed a one-year advanced educational program in dentistry through the United States Army. He continues to advance his education regularly through annual trainings and continuing education courses.Dr. Allen is a member of the American Dental Association, and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. As a dentist, his goal is to provide excellent dentistry at a reasonable price, and to provide local veterans with quality dental care.

Dr. Allen has practiced in the Rio Rancho area for more than 27 years. He and his wife, Ann, have five children and 12 grandchildren. Outside the office, he enjoys fishing, jeeping and playing with his grandchildren. He also enjoys volunteering in third-world countries and helping people within his community.


Dr. Allen
Dr. Grant S. Allen (Dr. Grant)
Dr. Grant attended Utah State University to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in biology prior to studying at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Arizona, from which he graduated in 2017. He has practiced in the Rio Rancho area since his graduation from dental school, and continues his education frequently to stay at the forefront of the field of dentistry.

Dr. Grant is a member of a American Dental Association. He works diligently to help as many people as he can, and serves both his home community in Rio Rancho as well as volunteering in third-world countries. He as completed a service trip to the Kingdom of Tonga, and is currently planning more service missions.

Dr. Grant and his wife have three children, two boys and one girl. He enjoys scuba diving, camping and volunteering at his church in his spare time.


Meet Our Team
Our friendly team at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care is excited to meet you! Our team is well trained, patient oriented, and committed to making your experience with us a great one. Some members of our staff are bilingual to make sure you feel comfortable in our office. To make your appointment with our skilled dentists in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, call 505-891-4510 today!


Ann – Office Manager
Ann joined our team at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care in December 1992. She received her CDA from Utah Valley State College in 1980, and has previously taught at Baylor College of Dentistry. She loves the family-oriented atmosphere at our office and enjoys working with our caring team and dentists. Ann works diligently to make sure our office is running smoothly and that each patient has a great experience. Ann has been married since 1980, and has five children and 12 grandchildren. Outside of the office she enjoys crocheting, gardening, piano and playing with her grandchildren.


Kessel – Bookkeeper/Front Office Coordinator
Kessel has been happily working at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care since 2007. He enjoys being part of the large family practice. Kessel takes care of the financial aspect of the practice, making sure the office is running smoothly.

Kessel has been married to his beautiful wife since 2005, and they have three rambunctious boys. When he isn’t at work, Kessel enjoys gaming, both with video games and board games. He also likes to play outside sports. Additionally, he has a large Nerf gun collection.


Therese – Assistant Manager/Lead Assistant
Therese has been with the practice since 2007. She loves working with a fabulous team while providing excellent dental care. Therese ensures that each patient is treted with respect and made to feel comfortable.

When she isn’t working, Therese is involved with the Wounded Warrior Project, helping our hero veterans. Therese also enjoys painting, exercising and spending time with family.


Monica – Dental Hygienist
Monica started working as a temporary hygienist in 2017. Now, she is a full-time employee, and loves it. Monica went to the University of New Mexico, receiving her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. She graduated summa cum laude. Prior to receiving her Bachelor’s degree, Monica received her Associate of Liberal Arts at Central New Mexico Community College.

She was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Monica has five daughters, four granddaughters and one grandson. In her free time, she loves reading, spending time with family and watching both amateur and professional sports.

Monica loves the relationships she has with the patients and the energy of the office as a whole. She tries to make sure each patient gets the most competent and excellent care. Monica sees oral health as a start to a healthy body.


Ashley – Dental Assistant
Ashley joined our team in 2018. She attended Pima Medical Institute prior to coming to our office. Ashley loves the cooperation and positivity of the atmosphere that everyone provides at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care. She is very welcoming and helpful and makes each day enjoyable. Ashley provides excellent chairside assistance and leadership skills. She is friendly, caring and willing to try new things every day.

Both of her parents were born and raised in Mexico. Ashley has two younger brothers. Her stepdad is Filipino. In her free time, Ashley loves playing soccer, dancing, hiking and traveling.


Candyce – Dental Assistant
Candyce has worked at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care as a dental assistant since 2014. She enjoys working as a team to get the day done. She is a fast learner and a hard worker. Candyce is kind, patient and always willing to help.

Candyce is married with a young, beautiful daughter. She loves to play softball and spend time with family.


Kim – Dental Hygienist
Kim has been with our practice since 2011. She has her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. Additionally, Kim is certified in local anesthesia. Kim firmly believes in a lifelong commitment to education.

Kim enjoys working with the patients. She enjoys establishing trusting relationships and improving and maintaining their health through dental care. She provides exceptional, personalized dental care to her patients.


Staci – Registered Dental Hygienist
Staci has been working with Rio Rancho Family Dental Care since 2015. In 2002, Staci graduated from Oregon Health & Science University with he Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She graduated with high honors.

Her husband is a sergeant with the Sandoval County Sheriffs Department and is a hot air balloon pilot. Staci and her husband have two teenage children. In her free time, Staci likes to bake, read and hike.

At work, Staci enjoys being able to meet new people and become friends with patients. She loves that we have an excellent staff and get along well with each other. She tries to provide the best standard of care for patients. She is dedicated to her profession and enjoys the challenge that dentistry presents. Staci loves the opportunity she has to help people improve their smiles.


Rebecca – Laser Techniciant
Rebecca joined Rio Rancho Family Dental Care in 2018 and was certified as a cosmetic laser technician by the National Laser Institute. She loves the fact that our office is a locally-owned and family-operated establishment and she helps to diversify our services by performing a variety of cosmetic laser procedures.

Rebecca has been married since 2005 and has three boys. In her spare time, she enjoys strategic table-top gaming.


Mariquela – Dental Assistant
Mariquela became a part of Rio Rancho Family Dental Care in 2019. As part of her a nine month dental assisting program at Pima, she served an externship with us and became an official part of our office after graduating. Mariquela enjoys being a member of an amazing team and has found that every day at our office is an adventure and that she always learns something new.

Mariquela was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico. She has six younger siblings and while being the oldest comes with a great deal of pressure, she is grateful for the chance to see her siblings grow and to be a positive role model throughout their lives. When she is not at work she enjoys basketball, softball and being outdoors. She loves the outdoors, especially fishing which she would do all day if she could.


Laurence – Front Desk
Laurence has an associate degree in general education and joined our team in 2019. He likes being a part of the Rio Rancho Family Dental Care family and working with our great patients. He makes it a priority to communicate with our patients and follow up on their needs.

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