I could not be more proud of my staff.
Each person is kind, friendly, compassionate, trustworthy, and hard-working. They share my dedication to providing you with the highest quality of dentistry in a safe and welcoming environment, and are pleased to be of service.
~ Dr. Justin Porter
The best part of my job? The person in the chair! Providing a positive and sometimes even fun dental experience is incredibly rewarding! I offer patient education, and preventive and maintenance care; and I assess, document, and plan treatment to address oral disease.
It is a pleasure to be part of Silver City Dental: We have a strong feeling of trust and unity, which is reflected in the care we provide.
Outside the office, my husband and two children keep me busy. I find a lot of joy being with my family and love supporting our children’s extracurricular activities. I also like serving on two community boards, as well as working out, hiking, and running trails.
I like interacting with our patients, while also playing a part in helping each feel confident in their smile! I assist Dr. Porter with dental procedures, make sure our patient is comfortable during their care, and take X-rays. I also prepare rooms for procedures and sterilize instruments.
Working at Silver City Dental is amazing. We all help one another, and that means our patients have worry-free visits!
Beyond work, I love to run, hike, and hunt, as well as spend time with my friends and family. My husband’s name is Brian. I have two grown children, Deandra and Ethan, and two sweet grandkids, Emery and Elikai, too.
Insurance Specialist / Account Manager
I love being able to help patients understand why we do what we do for them, clinically. I want people to be healthy, and many people don’t realize that oral health has many effects on overall health. Educating patients is important! I submit claims in an orderly fashion, input all insurance payments, and handle accounting questions and details.
I really love how our team at Silver City Dental knows the importance of family: supporting one another so we can help our patients!
I am a boy mom, so I know all about broken bones and yucky bugs, though I’m still learning about sports! I have two boys: the oldest is nearly an adult and the youngest is still in elementary school. My husband is a wildland firefighter for the Tonto National Forest in Mesa. When it’s not fire season, we love to travel, hike, and enjoy lake days. We have two dogs — who are also boys — so I always have my hands full, but I try and keep a pretty good sense of humor about it all!
I love providing exceptional care and educating patients on the importance of oral health. It is very rewarding to see patients leaving with a smile! I offer intraoral and extraoral health assessment, expose dental X-rays, and remove plaque/calculus build up. I also apply preventive dental materials, such as fluoride and sealants, and ensure my patient is comfortable in the chair.
Dr. Porter is the most experience dentist I know. I love working for him because it is a very enriching experience. This leads to a feedback culture where the entire Silver City Dental team grows with each other so we can best help our patients!
Raised in Silver City, it has always been my dream to return and serve the community that raised me. Now I am a proud wife and mother and living my dream. When out of the office, I enjoy hiking, hunting, riding horses, helping on the ranch, and playing board games with family.
I am involved with all aspects of patient care, assisting the doctor, and helping in the front and back office. Fully licensed in New Mexico, I have more than 20 years of experience in dentistry, the past seven of those years here at Silver City Dental. I enjoy interacting with our patients and helping them to understand how their whole mouth health affects their whole body health. My goal is to make sure our patients can smile again and feel happy about having their smile back. It’s a wonderful thing to be a part of!
I feel so fortunate to be a part of an office where we work together as a whole team and are like a family. Each day coming to work feels like spending time with great friends!
I have three children—all girls—and four grandchildren. I enjoy spending all my free time with them!
Scheduling / Insurance Coordinator
I love being able to touch a patient’s life in a positive way. Not only giving them a reason to smile, but actually enhancing the quality of their life. I love having a bond that encourages patients to continue making regular dental visits to keep their smiles healthy! I work in our front office: scheduling appointments and verifying insurance benefits.
This is a positive and welcoming practice, where the whole Silver City Dental team does what is right for our patients!
I’ve been a cheerleader for most of my life. I performed for Cheer Athletics Wildcats (one of my dream teams!) and I auditioned for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders in 2017: I made it into our very first game, then decided I wanted to go to school in Albuquerque. I’m obsessed with going to the gym and enjoying the company of my two cats, dog, and turtle.
I work from home and I love working behind the scenes to make life better for those in the office everyday: our incredible staff and our patients.
I enjoy working with Dr. Porter because he is my favorite. I may be partial because I am married to him, but I think he is pretty great! We have a wonderful team at Silver City Dental. Everyone does their part to make it a happy place to be. I enjoy each member of our team; we are very blessed!
Dr. Porter and I have been married over 25 years. We have three sons, a daughter, and a growing family: two of our sons have married amazing women who have become sisters to our daughter. And we have recently become grandparents. Oh, what a joy! My favorite thing in the world is spending time as a family. I also enjoy quilting, hiking, and have a newfound love of pickleball.
I appreciate the opportunity to educate patients about their dental situation, help them with their oral health needs, and teach them how to care for their teeth and gingiva. Oral hygiene is closely connected to overall health, so by providing cleanings, preventive, and maintenance care. I try to help people enjoy healthier and happier lives.
Everyone at Silver City Dental is considerate and helpful. This is an amazing team and I feel fortunate work with such caring people!
Born in China, I moved to the US in 2012. I have a daughter; her name is Lily. When I’m not working, we spend a lot of time together. I enjoy going to the movies and listening to music, which can really help me relax.
My favorite part of being a hygienist is helping patients understand their dental needs and treatment to keep their teeth and mouth healthy. I really like making patients feel comfortable and well cared for in the dental setting. I offer preventive and maintenance care for oral health, as well as education to help patients learn how to care for their smile’s health.
The dental team at Silver City Dental is extremely hard working and very caring toward the needs of everyone!
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend. We like seeing movies and biking around the local trails. I also enjoy working out and running in community races.
I enjoy helping our patients have positive dental experiences, so they feel good about taking care of their oral health. I set up rooms for procedures, handle sterilization, work side-by-side with Dr. Porter during procedures, and do lab work.
I love working in a close-knit unit. Everyone at Silver City Dental cares about each other and our patients!
I was born and raised here in Silver City. I come from a big family, with five brothers, two sisters, and lots of cousins, nieces, and nephews. I’m not hard to please: I’m pretty easygoing and always try to be positive. I also believe family is the most important thing in life.
Bio coming soon.