Meet Our Team
Robert C. Supple
Dr. Robert C. Supple graduated from Albuquerque Academy in 1972, from the University of Houston in 1976, and from Tufts University of Dental Medicine in Boston in 1980. Dr. Supple is a graduate of the Pankey Institute and is active in the American Equilibration Society and the International Academy of Gnathology. The focus of his dental career is occlusion-related problems and their solutions. He has developed a practice model incorporating digital occlusion into everyday dentistry. Lecture topics include abfractions, digital occlusion and solving T.M. disorders. Dr. Supple has developed the Habitual and skeletal Force Patterns Analysis. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with the dental community, locally, nationally, and internationally and he continues his research on a daily basis. He hosts quarterly trainings for the UNM dental residents, speaks at several dental courses throughout the year, and has published several articles. He is also co-author of the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology Applications in Dental Medicine. Dr. Supple is married and has two daughters, Monet and Michaela. He enjoys swimming, golfing, and teaching during his time away from the office.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Supple’s research click on the Digital Occlusion logo on our Home page.
Dr. Tom Baiamonte graduated from Highland High School in 1975, from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981, and Tufts University of Dental Medicine in Boston in 1986. He earned a masters degree in Oral Implantology from Loma Linda University in 1995 and is currently one of few Masters of Oral Implantology in New Mexico. Dr. Baiamonte is a doctor of Medical Dentistry with decades of expertise in both implantology and restorative dentistry. He is passionate about continuing to expand in his knowledge of implants, periodontal procedures (bone grafting, tissue grafting), and surgical procedures. Dr. Baiamonte volunteers yearly with the Mission of Mercy project which provides free dental care in New Mexico. He also enjoys skiing with his son Zach and undertaking home improvement projects in his free time.
Confidence in our dental team is a result of the long-term dedication of each employee to Dr. Supple’s and Dr. Baiamonte’s patients. Our practice offers the most current technology available in dentistry. Skills include, but are not limited to, the advanced use of the diode laser, administering local anesthesia, laser teeth bleaching, cavitron/prophy jet cleanings, general dentistry procedures, TMD care, digital occlusion analysis, oral implants, periodontal procedures (bone grafting, soft tissue grafting), intraoral optical scanning, digital xrays, and Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
Our hygienists are trained in soft tissue laser procedures, digital radiography, digital occlusion and use of the intraoral camera, all of which make diagnosis and treatment of dental disease efficient and effective. When scheduling an appointment with one of our hygienists, be assured that she will work to develop the best program of care suited to your individual needs. You can read about each of our Registered Dental Hygienists, Certified Dental Assistants, and Front Office Coordinators below.
Certified Dental Assistant/Administrative Assistant
Alyssa joined Dr. Supple’s practice in 2005 as a dental assistant. She received her certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and has advanced training in Invisalign treatment. During her dental career in our office, she has performed in nearly every capacity. She is currently working as a chairside assistant with TMD patients, as a social media advisor, and as the Digital Occlusion project coordinator. In 2014, Alyssa became a T-Scan trainer at the company’s request. Alyssa serves the community by volunteering with the Mission of Mercy Project providing needed dental care to New Mexico residents and is active in her local church organizations. She is currently attending college pursuing a degree in Education.
Certified Dental Assistant
Lorri has been serving our local dental community for over 30 years. She received her certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) . She has been working with Dr. Supple since he started practicing dentistry. Lorri primarily assists with restorative dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, and dentures. She, like all our staff, has a wealth of knowledge due to her many years of experience. Lorri serves the community by volunteering for the Mission of Mercy Project providing needed dental care to New Mexico residents and has volunteered with the Albuquerque Isotopes for many years. Lorri is proud to be part of a military family as both her husband Tom and her son Jeff are veterans. In the fall, you’ll find Lorri enjoying her weekends working at McCall’s Pumpkin Patch! Lorri loves to golf and spend as much time as she can with her grandchildren.
Keena has served in the New Mexico dental community since 1995. She has a background in dental assisting, orthodontics and Dental Hygiene. She began working with Dr. Supple and Dr. Baiamonte in 1997 as a dental assistant while working her way through dental hygiene school. In 2001, Keena graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of New Mexico. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia, certified in the advanced use of the diode laser, and has advanced training in Invisalign treatment. Keena enjoys coordinating continuing education for the office, collaborating on website development, and serving as the Staffing Adviser. She is active in her professional organizations and proudly serves the community by volunteering for the Mission of Mercy Project providing needed dental care to New Mexico residents. Keena volunteers with the Art-In -the -Schools program, providing art lessons to elementary school children and helps to lead local chapters of Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops. In her free time, Keena enjoys scuba diving and traveling with her family.
Sheila has been in the dental field for over 30 years. She has a background in orthodontic assisting, pediatric dentistry and has worked at the Scott and White Hospital. She attended Dental Hygiene school in Amarillo, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of New Mexico. She maintains her license to practice dental hygiene in both New Mexico and Texas. Sheila is licensed to administer local anesthesia and is certified in the advanced use of diode lasers. She feels continuing education is important and has been a member of a local dental hygiene study club for over 15 years. Sheila believes strongly in “giving back” and is the Founder/Director of a non-profit that honors and welcomes home wounded military heroes injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. In her free time, Sheila enjoys spending time with her horse, dogs, and two grown children.
Certified Dental Assistant
Yelitza Torres-Gonzalez graduated from National College in Puerto Rico in 1998 as a dental assistant with expanded functions. She received her certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Yelitza assists in all dental procedures and is the coordinator for restorative procedures with Dr. Baiamonte. Yelitza is originally from Puerto Rico and speaks both English and Spanish fluently. She takes pride in being an active duty military wife, and has gained valuable skills through her husband’s many deployments. Yelitza serves the community by volunteering with the Mission of Mercy Project providing needed dental care to New Mexico residents. She loves to cook with her children in her free time.
Certified Dental Assistant
Mayra began her dental career in 1986. She received her certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). She began working for Dr. Supple and Dr. Baiamonte after moving to Albuquerque from California in 1994. She provides exceptional care to our patients, assisting with restorative procedures. Mayra specializes in brightening smiles. Treat yourself to a little pampering and schedule your bleaching appointment today! Mayra serves the community by volunteering for the Mission of Mercy Project providing needed dental care to New Mexico residents. She is the proud mom of four sons and enjoys bowling, watching baseball, and traveling.
R.D.H, B.S., M.S.
A native of Albuquerque, Irma decided to pursue dental hygiene after a fascinating high school internship with Dr. Robert Supple. This unique opportunity cemented Irma’s interest in oral care. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of New Mexico in 2006 and completed the Master of Science program in 2011. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia and is certified in the advanced use of the diode laser. She has served as a didactic and clinical instructor at UNM, as treasurer for Sigma Phi Alpha, and as a Board of Trustees member with NMDHA. Irma speaks both English and Spanish fluently. She proudly served as a volunteer with UNM Division of Dental Hygiene’s international oral health outreach program in Nicaragua in 2011 and in 2013.
Front Office Coordinator/Operations Manager
Valerie and her family moved from Tucson to Albuquerque in 2001. She was introduced to the dental community in 2005. Her passion has always been working with people. Valerie serves as one of our Front Office Coordinators and looks forward to assisting you with your scheduling needs, financial arrangements, and insurance questions. Valerie proudly serves the community by volunteering for the Mission of Mercy Project providing needed dental care to New Mexico residents. In her free time, Valerie travels to Arizona to visit her granddaughter.
Front Office Coordinator
Michelle is an Albuquerque native and a busy mom of three. She earned a Bachelor’s of Sociology degree from The University of New Mexico in 1997 and she began working for Dr. Supple and Dr. Baiamonte in 1998. Michelle serves as one of our Front Office Coordinators. She loves working with our patients and collaborating on website development. Michelle looks forward to assisting you with your scheduling needs, financial arrangements and insurance questions.
Certified Dental Assistant
Melissa began working with Dr. Supple in 2001 shortly after graduating from an accredited dental assisting program. She received her certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB ), and has advanced training in Invisalign treatment. During her career, she has served in nearly all capacities as dental assistant. Her primary focus is to manage TMD patients and follow up with any questions they may have. She is also currently our Invisalign treatment coordinator. Melissa enjoys assisting Dr. Supple in teaching the dental residents and helping to coordinate TMD and computerized occlusal analysis lectures. Melissa speaks both English and Spanish fluently. She loves spending time with her family during her time away from the office.
Registered Nurse and Certified Dental Assistant
Tracey began working with Dr. Supple in 1987 while attending college. She has since received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of New Mexico. She maintains dual licensure as an R.N. and received her certification in dental assisting through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Tracey’s nursing skills have increased the level of care we provide our patients. She is proficient in all dental procedures, but her primary focus in our office is to assist Dr. Baiamonte during implant surgeries and all pre- and post- surgical care. Tracey proudly serves the community by volunteering for the Mission of Mercy Project providing needed dental care to New Mexico residents. In her free time, Tracey enjoys baking and attending Zumba classes.
Cynthia graduated from the University of Louisville (Kentucky) Dental School Hygiene program in 1981. She relocated to Albuquerque and joined Dr. Supple’s team. Cultivating long term relationships benefits both herself and the patients she treats. Cynthia adheres to a sound philosophy of preventative care and is dedicated to continuous learning. Cynthia enjoys volunteering for several local and international organizations that focus on strengthening Christian/Jewish relations both here and in Israel. She has twice aided in organizing and leading tours of The Holy Land. She is also passionate about writing. She has written several articles for the New Mexico Jewish Link newspaper, and is presently working on her first novel.
Suzy began working for Dr. Supple and Dr. Baiamonte in 1988. She is usually behind the scenes, filing insurance claims and managing all the financial aspects of running our dental practice. She has a wealth of knowledge that she has gained due to her many years of experience. If you have any questions concerning your insurance, Suzy will be happy to answer them! Suzy enjoys watching football with her two grandchildren in her free time.