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Laurie Pierce graduated in 1987 from the University of New Mexico with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. Her clinical experience includes 30+ years of experience in several private dental offices. Laurie has also visited elementary schools in Los Alamos and White Rock to educate students about their oral health. She currently works at Dental Del Sol for Dr. Gomez and she also works in a Periodontist’s office here in Santa Fe. Laurie finds it rewarding to be able to help educate patients on how to achieve their oral health and maintain it as well.  “I have always felt that if I sincerely care about my patients oral health/well being, it will encourage them to do the same.”



  • What is the best compliment you have received as a dental hygienist?

I would have to say that one of the best compliments I have received from my patients is that they appreciate my thoroughness, as well as being gentle.

  • What do you enjoy doing when you are not practicing dentistry?

I really enjoy being with my family as much as possible.  I have 2 older children and a wonderful husband!  I also enjoy being outdoors, fishing, traveling and going to the thrift store.

  • What is the biggest challenge people face when seeking dental treatment?

One of the biggest challenges I’ve seen over the years are patients that are fearful to go to the dentist.  They usually have had bad experiences and it only takes one bad experience to cause apprehension/anxiety.  So I find it challenging to be able to put them at ease, encouraging them to want to come back and take care of their oral health.

  • What is your favorite toothpaste?

“Closys” TP and MW and, Sensodyne for patients with sensitivity

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