About Your Team

Anna Jimenez - Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Santa Fe. My husband and I are proud parents of three beautiful boys; Dominic, Damian and Dillon. I graduated with my Dental Hygiene degree in 2013 and have been practicing as a registered dental hygienist since. I love what I do because it allows me to interact directly with patients, and help them achieve good oral and overall health. I am thankful I am a member of the team here at Alegre Dental Petroglyphs where quality and professional care are very important to us. I look forward to meeting you!

Betsy Goodman - Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated (Summa Cum Laude) from UMN in 2012 and I got my BSDH. I love working with people and educating them about dental health and inspiring them to be healthier. I love seeing people make small positive changes and I love connecting with my patients and seeing them grow and change through the years I’ve been at Alegre Dental Petroglyphs. When I’m not working, I love having fun with my 3 kids, traveling or just hanging out watching movies or TV shows. I enjoy yoga and relaxing with my 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 fish!

Cynthia Benavidez - Business Assistant

I have been working in the dental field since 2004. I enjoy working as a Business Assistant helping people get the smile that they deserve. Also, it is always exciting to meet new people and establish life long relationships. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, cooking and going camping.

Desiree Contreras - Dental Assistant

I earned my Dental Assisting degree in 1998 from Pima Medical Institute. I truly enjoy this profession because I love to help people. I enjoy seeing the finished result of any case done no matter how small or large. I enjoy working with my Alegre Dental Petroglyphs team who is the best in Albuquerque. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, paint and travel to new places.

Jennifer Toll - Business Assistant

I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. In 2005, I graduated from Dental Assisting school where I began working for my family dentist. Then, in 2010, I became cross-trained in dental insurance and began working as a patient coordinator. I love working with patients and meeting new people in the community. Working at Alegre Dental Petroglyphs has given me the opportunity to use my knowledge of dentistry and dental insurance to assist patients. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, working out and being outside.

Samantha Slater - Dental Assistant

I received my Dental Assisting degree from Pima Medical Institute. I love being able to be part of helping patients get their smiles back. I enjoy constantly learning new things in dentistry because it’s always changing. I meet new people everyday and each situation is different and it’s rewarding to see the patients happy with the final result. Outside of work, i enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and being able to be goofy dancing under the electric sky!

Shaundine James - Registered Dental Hygienist

I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Mexico. I love being a dental hygienist because I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and I get to do what I love help patients achieve a healthy confident smile. Its also very rewarding when you have a patient that has dental anxiety and you are able to help them overcome their anxiety. I love being my kid’s main cheerleader, I enjoy an exercise challenge and can spend countless hours on Pinterest.

Sylvia Smith - Practice Manager of Operations

I am a proud mother of two children, Kimberly and Jacob. I originally went to Pima Medical Institute for Dental Assisting and assisted for 14 years. I then received my business degree in '07 and pursued my management career. My free time is spent enjoying my family and being outdoors. I love and enjoy the dental field and especially enjoy meeting new people and creating relationships that last for many years.