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!
Kendal 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
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 – 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.
Randee – Front Office Coordinator
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Devin – 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.
Nichole – Registered Dental Hygienist
Nichole grew up in central Illinois near Champaign-Urbana, where she received her associate degree in applied science of dental hygiene from Parkland Community College in 2007. She has resided and worked as a dental hygienist in northern New Mexico for seven years and has now relocated to Ruidoso to continue her career as a dental hygienist. Nichole has earned licensure in three states: Illinois, Colorado and New Mexico. Nichole is CPR/BLS certified, laser certified for non-surgical periodontal therapy and licensed to administer local anesthesia. Nichole graduated with honors in dental community health because of mission work she did in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Her 15 years of experience in the dental hygiene field includes working with private dental practices, community dental health clinics and a dental corporation, and she continues to gain knowledge and skills by attending continuing education courses annually. Nichole strives to provide a good experience with quality dental healthcare in a positive and caring atmosphere. Nichole’s patients’ comfort and well-being are her top priorities. Outside of providing quality dental healthcare, Nichole enjoys spending time with her family and dog. She is also an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying hiking, biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, skiing and softball.
Tia – Registered Dental Hygienist
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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!”
Kristin – Dental Assistant
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