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.
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.
Erika, Dental Hygienist
My Name is Erica and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist at Mountain View dental.I am from/born and raised in Ruidoso, NM. I enjoy spending my free time Jeeping and playing with my dogs.
I studied dental hygiene at San Juan College in Farmington, NM. I have been a dental hygienist for over 12 years now and I absolutely love it. Caring for patients is my passion and what drove me to pursue a career in the dental field. Previously I worked at Sky View Dental before I transferred to Mountain View Dental to work at a bigger dental practice and I absolutely love it. I love coming into work every day and caring for my patients and working with the incredible staff here at Mountain View Dental.
Julia, Dental Hygienist
My name is Julia Coyner. I was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in Cottonwood, AZ. I discovered I wanted to be a dental hygienist during a sports medicine course I took in high school, the challenge was figuring out how to accomplish this on my own. Hours of research, constant meetings with my guidance counselor, and shadowing at the local dental offices eventually led to a move to Mesa, AZ where I was able to complete my Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. I graduated in March 2017; I am also Laser and Anesthesia Certified. My significant other is currently serving in the United States Air Force and we moved to Alamogordo, NM in October of 2018. Everyone has been so welcoming and the community here has been such a blessing to our little family. We have two fur children, one cat and one dog. We have been going around the state, experiencing a lot of what NM has to offer, and loved all of it. In my free time I like to bake, work out and travel. I have always dreamt of traveling abroad to fully experience different cultures, and hope to start fulfilling that dream soon. I’m just as excited about the future as I am the present and look forward to meeting you!
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