Meet The Staff
Meet the Staff at LoPour & Associates DDS
When customer service, patient education, clinical oral and health assessments and treatment, diagnostic procedures, health delivery and financial operations and management co-exist moment-to-moment, you are describing our dental office. Dentistry by its very nature is a team business and our office relies heavily upon a good team of individuals to deliver the best possible care and customer service to our patients. We have been serving patients for almost 20 years and we have learned that hiring for character is every bit as important as hiring for skill.
As a patient, you have many choices when it comes to choosing a dentist and dental office with whom to place your and your family’s trust. You should, and deserve, to receive courteous and professional care. You can tell a lot about an office by the way you are treated and greeted and how the staff and the doctors behave toward one another. Because dentistry requires a team approach, if the staff and the doctor do not treat one another with respect, it is unlikely they will treat their patients with respect. We believe in providing a wonderful work place for our staff to grow both professionally and personally because we want to create the best environment for our patients. It is a privilege to serve you, the patient.
Meet Our Wonderful Team
Our front office administration team is passionate about providing one-on-one customer service and building personal relationships. They take pride in being an advocate for our patients, helping them understand what dental insurance is and what it is not. They spend countless hours on the phone with our insurance companies to ensure that our patients receive all the benefits their insurance plan allows. They love establishing personal connections with all of our patients and consider it an honor and privilege to continue to see patients year after year, even establishing friendships with many! Taking the time to answer any questions or give a quick phone call to check in for an upcoming appointment is at a level above and beyond in today’s rushed digital society. You will never hear a rotary system when you call our office during working hours.
Vice President, Marketing Director:
C. Paige LoPour
Paige earned her Masters in Medical Anthropology from Southern Methodist University and has worked alongside her husband, Dr. D. Greg LoPour, for nearly 20 years. Co-owner of LoPour & Associates DDS Smiles By Design Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, she believes it is a privilege to own a small local business in Albuquerque and and even greater privilege to work alongside her husband and their amazing dental team. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and has been nominated for Women of Influence and Haute Honors Awards. Philanthropic within the community she has served on numerous committees and boards which include American Hearth Association, Circle of Red Go Red, American Cancer Association, Habitat for Humanity, Ambassador for Animal Protection of New Mexico, Co-designer of New Mexico Smile Train Bracelet benefiting SmileTrain Charity the world’s largest cleft and palate repair organization. Paige currently serves as the President of the Alliance of the New Mexico Dental Association (ANMDA).
“As a local business owners, New Mexico is our community. Our circle of compassion and responsibility to serve and protect extends beyond the professional sphere of our dental patients to include all living creatures as well as the environment.” ~C. Paige LoPour
Front Office Admin Team:
Juliette has worked for us for 20 years. She always has a smile on her face and enjoys each and every day. She and her husband have enjoyed raising their 3 boys. Having weathered many harsh conditions from freezing rain to Sauna days, they have faithfully and cheerfully supported all their kids’ events, from sports to music and are proud to welcome their first daughter-in-law to the family. Our lives are enriched because of the long time friendship and professional relationship with Juliette and her family.
Beth has worked for our office for over 6 years and knows the majority of our patients on a first name basis. She has a keen sense of humor, loves gardening and eating her husband’s wonderful cooking. She and her husband enjoy traveling and always have great stories of their adventures to share with us and our patients. Beth has never met a stranger.
Maria is simply a joy to be around. She has the amazing ability to be calm at all times and exudes joy in all she does. She is passionate about customer service and being an advocate for our patients. Maria has years of experience working in the dental field as well as diverse experiences such as working with women’s shelters. She is happily married and has two grown children.
Shannon is relatively new to our team but has years of experience working in the dental office. Her professionalism and her love for people make her the perfect fit for our office. Originally from Wichita, Kansas. She loves shopping, exploring and Zumba. She is an incredibly positive person and always has a smile on her face.
Vanessa has been part of our dental team for over 14 years and works part-time. Vanessa is always calm, collected and cheerful. She adds a positive vibe to our office every day she works here. She is a pleasure to around and makes all our patients feel at ease. She has enjoyed raising her two children to adulthood and is excited about the arrival of her first grand baby this summer.
Dental Clinical Team:
Our Clinical Team is made up of three core departments: dental assistants, hygienists and lab ceramist. As individuals passionate about oral health and overall systemic health, our clinical team is highly trained and value the patient’s well-being most of all, each having a heart for serving. The patient is their priority and creating a relationship built on trust and respect is at their very core.
Laura (Certified Lab Technician)
Laura has worked for our office for over 20 years as our lab ceramist. We are one of only a few dental offices in the surrounding area that have our very own lab and lab ceramist. Laura is an artist both clinically and at the office. Dr. LoPour and Laura work together with the patient to create a look that is aesthetically pleasing and individually complimentary to the patient’s teeth. Your smile will be natural, beautiful and properly functioning. Outside of the office, Laura is also an artist and enjoys painting watercolors. She and her husband are enjoying being grandparents.
Shelley (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Shelley has worked for our dental team as a registered dental hygienist (RDH) for nearly over 10 years. Her commitment to patient care, patient education and providing the highest possible skill while maintaining patient comfort is one of the best we have ever had the pleasure to encounter. No matter the day of the week or hour of the day, Shelley provides each patient with the same level of excellence she would provide for herself or her family. She and her husband have two beautiful girls and one handsome boy who all excel in sports and academics at some of the highest levels possible.
Angie (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Angie has been working for our dental team as a registered dental hygienist (RDH) for 5 years. She is one of the most positive people we have ever met. Her laugh is contagious and heard daily throughout our office. She arrives happy to work and leaves work happy. You will instantly feel her warmth and good humor upon meeting her. Angie enjoys spending time with her family and is proud of her son’s recent 3rd place in state wrestling.
Michelle (Certified Dental Assistant)
Michelle has worked for our office for 10 years. She has become an amazing dental assistant whose skill and presence has earned her respect and admiration from patients and teammates for years. Her work ethic is unequaled. She skips to and from work, enjoying each day and her easy going fun spirit seems to brighten each room she enters. Her husband has recently opened his own business—a successful barber shop. Together they have a beautiful baby girl who is the joy of their lives…and ours! She could be a Gerber baby model (at least we think so).
Brandy (Certified Dental Assistant)
Brandy has been a part of our team for over 6 years. While she is trained as a dental assistant, she also works closely with our hygienist, Shelley, as a hygiene assistant from time-to-time. Brandy never missing an opportunity to ask her teammates if she can help and you rarely ever see her without a smile on her face. She is always one of the first to work in the morning and one of the last to leave. She is fun, energetic and loves spending time with her husband and young daughter. Her laugh and smile makes her a favorite among our patients and our staff.
Ashley (Certified Dental Assistant)
Ashley has been a part of our team for over 4 years and loves dental assisting. You may see Ashley in our office assisting Dr. LoPour or dressed in professional business attire working up front with our Administrative Staff due to her wonderful ability to work in both of these areas. She always goes the extra mile to help our patients in any way that she can. She has a handsome young son who considers his mom “beautiful and his best friend” and a beautiful baby girl.
Devyn (Certified Dental Assistant)
Devyn has a beautiful spirit about her and helps make our patients feel comfortable and relaxed. She is currently on maternity leave expecting their first baby. She will stay home as a full time mommy and work for us from time-to-time to help out when one of our dental assistants has the day off.
Lisa S. (Certified Dental Assistant)
You will see Lisa moving side-by-side with our Hygienist, Shelley, as well as many of our Hygiene patients as she is our certified dental assistant who works in assisted hygiene. She is a wonderful compliment to our hygiene program. She and her husband love hanging out on the weekends with their dog and enjoying New Mexico.
Erika H. (Certified Dental Assistant)
Erika is a wonderful addition to our team. She moved to Albuquerque to be with her fiancé who is here proudly serving our country.
Our staff is here to serve your dental needs. Contact us today to make an appointment at LoPour & Associates DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and give yourself the gift of lifelong oral health!
Locally Owned Family and Cosmetic Dental Practice Committed to Supporting the Healthy Smiles and Healthy Lifestyles.