When you visit our office, you will find personalized treatment from a team of warm, funny and well-trained professionals who will make you feel like you are family. Our team members love dentistry and stay current on the latest technology and developments. You can get to know each of our team members before your visit to Summit Dental, and of course, they look forward to welcoming you to our office in person! Call 575-257-5179 to make your appointment in Ruidoso, New Mexico!

 

KendalKendal Trujillo, DDS

Dr. Trujillo is a native New Mexican. She graduated from New Mexico State University and left to fulfill her dream to become a dentist at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Excellence in Operative Dentistry Award by Academy of Operative Dentistry. She is involved in various organizations such as the American Dental Association and the New Mexico Dental Association, and is the current President of the Eastern New Mexico District Dental Society. 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. Being a dentist, wife and mother of two boys is very rewarding, she enjoys being a wife, mother and spending time with her family and friends.

 


Patient Service Specialists


JaclynJaclyn – Front Office

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.

 

DaniceDaniece – Schedule 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.

 


Hygiene Team


lauraLaura – Registered Dental Hygienist

Laura has been with our team since 2012. She started in dentistry in 1975, and in 2004 received her certification as a hygienist. Laura is an advocate for our patients cases, and focuses on addressing and readdressing their dental needs to ensure that they receive the quality care our practice believes in providing. She enjoys working at Summit Dental because she is empowered with the tools and support she needs to deliver that high standard of care. Laura has been married for 3 years and has for amazing grandchildren. In her spare time she loves to read.

 

devinDevin – Registered Dental Hygienist

Devin has been with our team since August 2018, and worked as a dental assistant for three years in Las Cruces, NM, prior to joining our practice. Devin was born and raised in Las Vegas, NM, and graduated from Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces in May 2018. Devin takes great pride in patient care and oral health education, and enjoys seeing the positive results for patients’ oral health as they receive their treatments. Devin feels at home and part of our dental family, and enjoys coming into work every morning to work with our wonderful team. Outside of the office, Devin enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, reading, baking and diamond painting.

 

jackieJacqueline – Hygiene Assistant

Jacqueline has been with our team since 2017. She is a team player and loves our patients, and always gives her best effort when providing care for our patients. Jacqueline has two children, and enjoys watching criminal investigation shows.

 


Clinical Team


angelaAngela – Registered Dental Assistant

Angela joined our team in August 2016. She attended Santa Rosa Jr. College in northern California, graduating in 1999. Angela enjoys building relationships with our patients and working with talented clinicians to provide top-quality care. Angela has a adoring husband and four awesome kids. In her spare time, she loves to cook and eat and watch baseball.

 

estellaEstrella – Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Estella became certified as a dental assistant in 2012 and joined our team in 2018. She enjoys being challenged and also enjoys the teamwork at our office. She feels that her coworkers are more like family. She is always willing to learn in and jump in and work wherever she is needed.

Estrella is from El Paso and is married. She has one boy and one girl and in her spare time, she likes to bake.