Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our dental assistants are here to make your child’s experience at Duke City Pediatric Dentistry as easy and stress-free as possible.

Usually found working alongside Dr. Coffman, our assistants help with many of the procedures and treatments your little one will receive at our office. They are dedicated individuals who look forward to building a relationship with you and your child.


Jennifer

Office Manager

I began my career in dentistry in 2009 as an assistant and am currently working on my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I really enjoy being a leader! It’s very fulfilling to see my team of rock stars work so well together every day. I am so thankful to work for a strong individual like Dr. Coffman; she is caring and wants nothing but success for all of us, as well as her patients.

I’m a native New Mexican, born and raised. When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family, enjoying the outdoors, cooking, and playing games together.


Deneen

Dental Assistant

I graduated from TVI In 2004 with a certificate in dental assisting along with my expanded function certifications in several procedures. Prior to joining Dr. Coffman’s team in 2017, I worked in general dentistry and periodontics. Working at DCPD is like spending the day with my second family. I love working with a doctor who has strong ethics and a passion for providing the best dentistry to her patients.

I am a wife and mother to two children active in dance, music, sports, and scouting. I enjoy baking, crafting, and reading. If I get the chance to read in the mountains with a good cup of coffee, then I’m in heaven.


Valarie

Dental Assistant

I joined Dr. Coffman’s team in 2020, bringing with me several years of experience in making dentistry as comfortable as possible. My biggest goal is helping kids leave with a positive view of dentistry, and even excited to come back!

 


Tanika

Dental Assistant

I Graduated from Pima medical institute and I was hired right away at the same office where I completed my externship. I became the lead dental assistant and held that position for 3 years before coming to Duke City Pediatric Dentistry. I love Educating the youth about the importance of good oral hygiene.

I have 3 very sweet boys. My oldest is 22 and very hard working, going to school for aircraft mechanics. My 14-year-old is shy until he hits the basketball court. My youngest is 12 and not shy in any way, and also has been playing club basketball for over 2 years. When the boys are not playing in tournaments we're camping or traveling.

 


Jennifer

Dental Assistant

I started in the dental field in 2011 and went to Oxnard High school in California and Pima for dental assisting. I assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures, help patients feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatments, but my favorite part of the job is working with the kids!

I love spending my spare time with my son Jude, reading and shopping.

 


Paula

Treatment Coordinator

I've been in the dental field since 1993. I went to school for dental assisting and got my DANBE CDA certification with expanding functions. I used my many years of experience as a dental assistant to transition to a front-office position. I love helping our patients schedule and estimate their treatments.

I have been married for over 30 years and have two amazing children and two awesome dogs!

 


Judith

Scheduling Coordinator

I’m the one at the office answering the phone, making you feel welcome! I'm here to assist every parent with scheduling, insurance info, and answering any and all questions. I began my dental career in 2013, but in my spare time, I use my creative side to draw and paint.

 

(505) 433-3366
8220 Louisiana Blvd NE suite a
Albuquerque, NM 87113