Meet Our Friendly Farmington, NM Dental Office Staff

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Pinon Hills Dental is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.

Deidra Watson, Owner
I grew up in the dental office. My father is Dr. Harvey Weber. I started out as a child licking stamps and folding letters and then began doing more advanced clerical work. By the time I was a teenager I was working in the lab pouring up models. I received a Bachelor’s of Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska in 2002 and worked for six years at that profession while putting my husband through dental school. At the same time I went to night school for my Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. We moved to Farmington in 2008. My husband, Dr. Travis Watson, and I purchased the practice from my dad in 2011. All the years I’ve spent in the office and my experience as a hygienist working in different offices and even the University setting have really helped me to understand the ins and outs of a dental practice and I enjoy being able to do a variety of jobs here.
Valoree Althoff, Hygienist
Growing up, I always loved going to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. As I got older, I began thinking I would like to help other people gain a beautiful smile and confidence. I graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. I started at Pinon Hills Dental in 2006. In August 2009, I was married to my best friend, Andy. Together, we have two kids, labrador retrievers named Montana and Hazel. We recently lost Montana who was 13.5 years old. I am very active outside of the office in my professional association, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. I have been elected to various positions at the local, state and national level including local society president, state secretary and delegate to the national conference. I am passionate about working with the state and national legislatures through the ADHA to gain access to quality dental care for everyone.
Yvette Tafoya , Dental Hygienist
Yvette began working with PHD part-time and now works three days a week. She has two daughters with her husband Reagan.
Mary Price, Assistant to Dr. Dunn
Mary is a loving mother of two kids. She is always working hard to improve herself- she works full time and is a full time student at San Juan College.
Brenda Coley, Assistant to Dr. Watson
Brenda is our flamingo loving lady. Flamingoes always bring a smile to her face with their color and grace.
Rena Bibo, Administrative Assistant
Rena has been with us since July 2017. She is an avid mountain biker and hiker.
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