Meet Our Staff

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.

  • Michael J. Dunn DDS

    I grew up in Farmington, New Mexico playing baseball, basketball, and enjoying all of the outdoor activities the Four Corners has to offer.  During my childhood, I also spent a fair amount of time watching my father care for and treat patients in his family practice clinic.  It was witnessing his compassion and ability to help his patients that instilled my desire to serve others.  I went to the University of New Mexico to pursue a degree that would allow me to enter the field of healthcare.  While I was working on my biology degree, I had an opportunity to shadow a dentist, which is when I discovered my passion for dentistry. My wife and I moved to Omaha, Nebraska where we attended Creighton University and I earned my doctorate of dental surgery.  Upon graduation, we decided to return to the beautiful Four Corners to be closer to family, enjoy the wonderful outdoors, and serve our community. 

  • 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 in 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 has 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 levels 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.

  • 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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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

By Appointment Only

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "We at Vivio Sites have loved working with your clinic to set up your new website. Your entire staff was friendly and supportive, and your committment to providing your patients with the best information and resources is evident."
    Sanjay Shah, Vivio Sites Inc.
  • "The politeness and care of the dentist, dental hygienist and the staff wowed me today. Dr. Watson and Dr. Weber really have a vested interest in your teeth. They are very concerned to the point that I brush and floss so I won't let them down.
    You never feel belittled by anyone in the office and they only encourage you when you need to do a little better. I used to worry about going to the dentist but now I know I have people who want the best for me in the doctors office."
    Kevin Jaramillo
  • "I just wanted to compliment your website! Everything is clean& clear and the tabs are easy to maneuver. Thanks for putting out good information. Nicely done :)"
    Ginger