Our goal is for you to leave our office with a memorable and enjoyable dental experience, which is why our welcoming and compassionate staff will do everything they can to make you feel right at home.
Kendal Trujillo, DDS
Dr. Trujillo is a native New Mexican. She graduated from New Mexico State University and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she was awarded the Excellence in Operative Dentistry Award by Academy of Operative Dentistry. Currently living and practicing in Ruidoso, Dr. Trujillo strives to provide quality care, by listening and understanding her patient’s needs. Dr. Kendal Trujillo is passionate about continuing her education to bring her patients the most advanced techniques and knowledge for their dental health. Away from the office Dr. Trujillo enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys skiing, hiking, biking and other outdoor adventures.
Jaclyn – Office Manager
Jaclyn is new to New Mexico, and joined our team in 2018. She has 17 years of experience in the medical field in Texas, 10 in the hospital and 7 with a private surgical oncologist. She loves being part of a dental family that cares about our patients as well as each other. Jaclyn works hard to provide compassionate care and takes a genuine interest in the health of our patients. She is married with five beautiful grandchildren. Jaclyn loves being outdoors, and can often be found hiking, hunting, camping or fishing.
Daniece – Dental Patient Coordinator
Daniece became a member of the Summit Dental team in 2018. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1973 and became a certified dental assistant.
As the schedule coordinator, Daniece enjoys greeting our patients as they come in to the office and helping them update their information, checking them out after their appointment and scheduling future appointments as needed. She likes being a part of a practice that has been voted “Best of the Best.” She has found working with Dr. Trujillo to be amazing. With over 40 years of experience in the dental field, primarily in orthodontics, Daniece is excited to learn new aspects of dentistry.
Daniece has three children; two sons and one daughter; and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. Away from the office she likes to read, paint and go to the movies. She also enjoys attending Bible study and spending time with her grandbabies.
Natalie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Natalie is new to New Mexico and joined our office in early 2021but has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2013. She was born and raised in Northern California and worked as a Dental Assistant before graduating Dental Hygiene program from Carrington College California in Sacramento. Natalie loves to educate patients on oral hygiene and takes great care in providing each patient with the best personalized treatment she can. She really enjoys working with our team and has found her dental home! Outside of work, Natalie and her husband have a small cattle operation and love to spend time on the ranch with their families and working with the animals. She also runs a small leather company out of their home!
Renee - Dental Hygienist
Renee was born and raised in Las Cruces New Mexico where she worked as a dental receptionist for 11 years. She later received her degrees in Public Health and Applied Science of Dental Hygiene from New Mexico State University/Dona Ana Community College in 2019. Renee is extremely devoted to educating her patients on their individual dental needs while creating a comfortable and friendly experience. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and crocheting.
Isabel – Lead Dental Assistant
Isabel earned her dental assisting diploma in 2015 from Penn Foster College and then joined the Summit Dental family in 2019. Isabel truly enjoys being able to help each patient feel informed and comfortable throughout their dental visit. Isabel finds such joy when she is able to see the happiness in a patient’s smile after their dental procedure. When not at work, Isabel enjoys spending time with her husband, especially finding new adventures outdoors. Family time is very important to Isabel and loves making memories shopping, baking, crafting or just watching movies with the family. Isabel’s favorite saying is “You don’t have to floss all of your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!”
Kady – Certified Dental Assistant
Kady is a native to the area, born in Alamogordo and lives in Bent. She graduated from Donna Ana Community College in 2011. After graduation, she made the move to the Albuquerque area where she started her dental career, quickly making a name for herself. She has worked in all areas in the dental field and enjoys oral surgery the most. Kady was offered a one year contract with the Air Force in 2017 as a Surgery Tech and enjoyed filling her days with wisdom teeth surgeries. In 2020, she moved back home to the area and then started her position with Summit Dental. She takes great pride in being a part of a team who truly enjoys taking care of patients and exceeding their expectations. Her outgoing personality and warm nature, Kady welcomes patients in her chair with ease. On Kady’s free time she can be found doing anything outdoors like visiting the horse race track, hunting, fishing, and hiking are only a few to be named. Kady loves to compete in Team Roping as a Header and her two little boys compete in rodeo as well!
Desirae - Dental Assistant
Desirae was born and raised in southeastern New Mexico. After high school she pursued a career in the veterinary field as a vet technician. In her ten years as a vet tech, she thoroughly enjoyed helping and comforting all walks of life. Leaving animal care only as a hobby, she is thrilled to engage on her new journey as a dental assistant. She is eager to be a part of the Summit Dental team, and looks forward to growing and building new relationships. In her down time she enjoys reading, sewing, hiking, fishing, and hunting with Brand and their two kids. Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord.