Meet Our Staff

MEET OUR FRIENDLY FARMINGTON, NM DENTAL OFFICE STAFF

Dentist Farmington NM

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.

  • Dr.
    Travis Watson
    Farmington, NM Dentist

    I grew up in western Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 2008. I've been married to Deidra since 2001 and I have two sons. 

    I love: golfing, traveling, watching the Huskers and the Broncos, dark chocolate, and ketchup (not together).

    I dislike: inconsiderate people, stepping in water in socks, and being late.

    You may not know that: I call my mom almost every day. I am very competitive and love to earn trophies. I am a practical joker and am quite good at juggling. 

  • Deidra Watson
    Office Manager

    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 the challenges of owning a business. 

    I love: my two sons, epiphanies, a good nap, Netflix, Indian food.

    I dislike: being hot, waking up early, bake chocolate desserts, giving bad news.

    You may not know that I: play the piano and participate in Fantasy Football. 


  • Dr.
    Kyra Vanden Broeck
    Dentist

    I was born and raised here in Farmington. After graduating high school from Piedra Vista, I moved 3 hours north to Alamosa, CO where I played collegiate golf and received my bachelor's degree in Biology at Adams State University. I went on to pursue my doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado. In 2020, I married my husband and together we have two fur babies (dogs) and 2 little girls. My husband and I love being back home and surrounded by family as we watch our little ones grow. I am so excited to be a part of the Pinon Hills Dental Family and to give back to the community that has given my husband and I some of our best childhood memories. In doing so, I strive to build honest relationships with every patient I see that are based on respect, understanding and genuine interest. 

    I love: my  girls, fur babies, golfing for fun and competitively sometimes, camping and hunting.

    I dislike: candles that smell like food and scary movies.

    You may not know that: I share a birthday with Tiger Woods. If  I start a good tv series I will likely binge watch the entire series within a few days.

  • Valoree Althoff
    Registered Dental 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, a Labrador named Ari and a golden retriever named Kimber. 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.

  • Jeannie Henley
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    I have lived in the four Corners my entire life. I married my high school sweetheart in 2007 and we have two children. I love helping people and I enjoy helping people maintain dental health. I have been a hygienist at PHD since 2007.

    I love: Chai tea lattes, live music, sunrises, mountain biking, and Birkenstocks.

    I dislike: mint chocolate chip ice cream, asking for help, mean people, squeaky shopping carts and broken fingernails. 

    You may not know that: I enjoy listening to geeky, scientific podcasts in my free time. 

  • Yvette Tafoya
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    A Farmington native, I married Regan in 2002, we have been business owners for just as long. We have two daughters who make our life complete. I am a 2006 SJC Dental Hygiene graduate. I enjoy being a dental hygienist; it is more than just cleaning teeth. I enjoy getting to know our patients and their families. Helping our patients to achieve and maintain dental health, and assisting them in understanding the importance of how it relates to their overall health is rewarding. When not at the dental office, my husband and I run a few barber shops, a barber school and a janitorial business. In the summer months, we spend our weekends at a dirt race-car track, somewhere. I have been a hygienist at PHD since 2015. 

    I love: Road trips with Regan are the best! Being in the company of great friends, Dining Out, Date Nights, Dark Chocolate, German Chocolate Cake

    I dislike: Scary Movies, Artificial Raspberry flavoring, Creepy Crawling Things (I get the house sprayed year-round) and Rodents

    You may not know that: I am a couch potato (when time permits).

  • Rena Bibo
    Scheduling Coordinator

    I grew up in Texas, but consider myself a New Mexican, as I have lived here for 40 years. I'm an avid adventurer with a zest for life. I find joy in the simple pleasures of reading, cooking, mountain biking, hiking and camping. My love for a healthy lifestyle extends beyond physical activity. My handsome husband of 39 years and I  have 2 wonderful adult children. I have worked for the caring and invaluable Watson's since 2017. 

    I love: a good sense of humor, literally laughing out loud, Jiu Jitsu, UFC, sports, river rafting, movies and delicious homemade food. 

    I dislike: bugs, strong perfume/cologne and dishonesty. 

    You may not know that: I can't sleep late, which can be a blessing and a curse. 

  • Leslee Beasley
    Account Manager

    I was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico, & graduated from Farmington High School before pursuing my passion for dental care. After attending Chair Dental Academy, I earned my dental assisting license. Over the past 20 years, I've dedicated myself to the dental field and I am currently the Accounts Manager here at Pinon Hills Dental. Outside of work, traveling and quality time with family and friends are my cherished pursuits.  I love cheering for the Oklahoma Sooners and Cowboys Football! My heart belongs to my wonderful husband Lyle, and my active son Jack, who also share my love for sports.  Our family also includes three incredible dogs, Coco, Daphnee, & Daisee, who bring so much love and joy into our lives.  

    I love: reading, online shopping, crystal, and learning from my experiences in life. 

    I dislike: being cold, cats, stubbing my toe, and getting my sleeves wet when I wash my hands.

    You may not know that: I like tiny tattoos and I used to be a Zumba teacher.

  • Rebeca Harjo
    Patient Care Coordinator

     I have been here at PHD since 2022. I enjoy being the first person people meet when they come into our office.

     I was born in Salt Lake City Utah and raised in Aztec. I am Mexican-American.  Family means the world to me and I bring that same love and care with me to the office. While I understand more Spanish than I speak, I am always here to help anyone in need. Outside of work you'll find me listening and grooving to music of all genres  and dancing when I can. My heart belongs to my best friend and husband Jonathan and our precious daughter. We also have two crazy dogs, Blaze and Smokey, that keep us busy. 

    I love: pink, nails and makeup, going to parks with the fam, cooking (when I feel like it), movie nights, and making TikToks :)  

    I dislike: clowns, second hand embarrassment, fizzy water, when there's no ripe avocados at the grocery store, math, and mosquitoes 

    You may not know that: I can play the clarinet, and I am learning to tattoo and do henna. 

  • Ervina Kady
    Expanded Function Dental Assistant

    I became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2011, it sparked my curiosity and eagerness to learn new things.

    I earned a certification as an Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) in 2021, graduating from Santa
    Fe Community College. As an EFDA, I am able to use my expertise and skill to place restorative fillings.
    Currently, I am pursuing my Associates Degree in Pre-Health Science at San Juan College, to build to my
    long term goals. What I love about my career in the dental field is that it is rewarding to help patients
    build a healthy, functional smile, to enhance their quality of life. I am having fun doing a job I truly love. I
    also like to think that I am the reason you smiled today or the reason you flossed, either one works for
    me!

    I am blessed to have grown up on the Reservation and in the City of Farmington, I got the best of both
    worlds. My sweetheart and I have been together since 2011, we have 5 spoiled fur kids, we cheer on the
    Green Bay Packers, “sequence” is our favorite board game and we love Indian food. While I am not at
    work, I am usually at home relaxing with my head in a book, catching up on favorite shows or running. I
    always enjoy spending time with family, extended family, friends, and our neighbors, whom I love all so
    dearly.

    I love: home, cotton candy, fire pits, board games, drives up the mountain during the colors of the fall,
    Christmas music, Breakfast for dinner, Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Market

    I dislike: Cold fries, toothpaste left in the tube and sarcasm

    You may not know that: I intentionally leave my Christmas tree up till the end of February

  • Jessica Medina
    Certified Dental Assistant

    I am from New Mexico, born and raised in Farmington. I have been dental assisting since 2015 and love my job. I'm also a soccer mom with two beautiful kids, a girl and a boy. I married my soulmate and love of my life and feel blessed to have my family. I enjoy going to church, camping, game night and traveling with my husband and kids. 

    I love: Zumba and red chili enchiladas

    I dislike: driving in the snow

    You may not know that: I like to sing Opera when I'm cleaning.

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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:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "I firmly BELIEVE in painless dentistry, and I am happy to say, that the wonderful folks at Pinon Hills Dental also believe in it! I cannot say enough good things about my care there! Dr. Vanden Broeck and her assistant were genuinely concerned about my comfort. I will need more care ahead, and this is my absolute, go to, dental office!"
    Prairie Dog Google Nov2023
  • "Travis Watson was truly the most kind, compassionate, honest, and detail-oriented dentist that I have ever been to. I have had work done by at least a half dozen or more dentists over the years, and Dr. Watson was BY FAR the most compassionate, kind, and caring when it came to my procedure and dental work needs. I couldn't possibly recommend. Dr. Watson and Pinon Hills Dental any higher. Five stars isn't enough. Dr. Watson should get 10 stars. If there was a Nobel Prize for dentistry, Dr. Watson should win it--and many times over. If you're considering a dentist in the Farmington area--or beyond (I came from Durango)--Dr. Watson should be your choice. Beyond belief, you'll actually look forward going to the dentist. I'm forever grateful for Dr. Watson's skill, compassion, and kindness--and you will be too."
    Peter Barr- Google Dec 2020
  • "If you want a dentist who truly cares about his patients, you must see Dr. Watson. He Has the latest technology in-house and it's amazing. For my last crown, Dr. Watson scanned my tooth with a laser and then a machine in the office milled my crown from porcelain to the scan. It was a perfect fit and that tooth hasn't felt so good in years. He was always asking if I needed a break, if I felt any discomfort to let him know immediately and so on. Can't say enough good things about him. Our entire family trusts Pinon Hills Dental with their dental Care!"
    George Joy Google Aug2023
  • "The staff here are very friendly and accommodating. I was in a decent amount of pain so they moved my appointment up and kept me from hurting for an extra 5 days. Dr. Watson personally called me to check on me and make sure things we're ok. It means a lot that he didn't have an assistant or secretary make that call."
    Kev Sharp-GoogleNov2020
  • "Dr. Watson is absolutely incredible in every way! We have always been treated with the utmost respect, compassion and expertise. He has gone out of his way to treat our family in emergency situations. In each instant, he provided amazing and excellent care when other dentists could not. He is always positive and reassuring in all situations! His office staff, dental assistants and hygienists are incredible in every way! The atmosphere in the office is peaceful, positive and upbeat! We highly recommend Pinon Hills!!!"
    Angela McDaniels- GoogleDec2020
  • "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