• The Staff

    Our outstanding team members.


     Tracy Chavez, C.D.A.

    Tracy Chavez, C.D.A.

    Tracy Chavez, C.D.A.

    I am a native of Santa Fe, NM – where I was born and raised. My travels have taken me to different suburbs of Phoenix, where I lived for about 8 years.

    I have a beautiful 6 year old daughter who brings joy and warmth into my life. I am very family oriented, and have always placed family first.

    I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities which include hiking, running, tanning, and BBQ’s.

    Children’s pediatrics was a specialty of mine and I get great satisfaction from helping children.

    Returning back to Santa Fe, I found myself wanting to be in an office where I can excel with a dentist who is talented in cosmetic dentistry. Over the course of 9 years my dental experience has brought me great satisfaction in knowing that I am helping people and giving the best care and service possible to our patients


    Lori Kenney, R.D.H.

    Lori Kenney, R.D.H.

    Lori Kenney, R.D.H.

    I attended Indiana University Dental School, earned an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene and graduated in 1982 with the honor of high distinction.

    I am a native of Speedway, Indiana. I moved to Colorado in 1985 where I met my husband who was working for the National Park Service. We relocated to South Dakota and lived at Wind Cave National Park. After two years in South Dakota, we moved to Durango, Colorado and explored the great outdoors. My husband retired and we decided to move to Santa Fe because of our love of southwest pueblo Indian art.

    I have been working as a dental hygienist for 30 years and 10 of those have been have been with Dr. Clarence Rehorn. I now reside in Corrales and enjoy hiking the bosque with my two dogs.


    Linda K. Kirkland, B.S.N.

    Linda K. Kirkland, B.S.N.

    Linda K. Kirkland, B.S.N.

    I was born in Ohio and was raised in Oregon in the Portland area (my parents were raised in the Portland area). I graduated from the University of Oregon School of Nursing with a BSN degree in 1967.

    I was the office manager, administrator and surgical assistant in a large ophthalmological practice in Roseburg, Oregon for 18 years. I moved to New Mexico in 1992 and plan to live here for the rest of my life.

    I first worked in dentistry in Santa Fe in 1992, and have been involved in administration, dental assisting and patient education.

    I love gardening, quilting, my 3 dogs and 1 cat, doing agility training with my border collie, playing piano and being married to Rusty Kirkland.


    Connie Miller, Administrator

    Connie Miller, Administrator

    I was born in Virginia and grew up in the Pojoaque / Santa Fe area.  I now live in Albuquerque with my husband and the youngest of our three sons.  I met my husband 35 years ago and have been married for 19 years.  

    I have been in the dental field for 19 + years as a patient care coordinator for a periodontal and an endodontic office.  I enjoy getting to know our patients and building a relationship to ensure their visit from beginning to end is a pleasant and positive experience.  I was given the opportunity to join Dr. Kirkland and his team recently and look forward to expanding my knowledge of general dentistry with his dedicated staff.  

    I love spending time with my husband, sons and our 3 grandchildren. I enjoying baking, cooking, travelling and time with friends.  I am active in different ministries of the church we attend in Rio Rancho.  

    I am excited about meeting new and existing patients and to begin to build relationships and offer you the best care possible.  I want you to feel like this is the office for you!


    Claire Pineda, Hygiene Coordinator

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    Claire Pineda, Hygiene Coordinator

    I was born in Southern California and at 10 years old my family moved to Missouri.

    Further schooling took me to a junior college there, then to study in France for a year and onto UNM in Albuquerque where I met my husband. We began our married life in Durango, Colorado where I was a typesetter for a print shop before moving here to Santa Fe in 1976.

    I worked for a book publisher for a couple of years until the major task of helping to raise our 3 children and a couple of dogs took priority. Several years later I started at a medical office where I was employed for 11 years then found my way to Dr. Kirkland’s.

    I feel very fortunate to continue this journey with a wonderful group of people quickly making me feel at home.

    My love of antiques, gardening, cooking, walking and playing with our dog, and traveling to various places to visit our family keeps me happy and content.