Meet The Team



Olivia Duran

Patient Coordinator

As patient coordinator, she keeps and maintains both the doctor's and hygienist's schedules.  She explains insurance benefits to patients, collects co-pays, and answers phones. She also performs clerical work and maintains patient records securely.

Olivia is an El Paso native.  She graduated from San Elizario high school and attended The Center for Employment Training. She completed the medical billing and coding course and has been in the dental industry since 2003.  She joined the team in January 2014.  She enjoys movies, dancing, listening to music and spending time with her kids.

Samantha L. Garcia

Insurance Coordinator

“I would be happy to help you out with any questions you may have concerning your dental coverage! “

Samantha is our Insurance Coordinator.  She joined the team in June 2012 as the front desk receptionist.  Since then Samantha has been able to grow and sharpen her dental skills while providing adequate dental benefit information to our patients. Her daily tasks include verifying insurance benefits, speaking to insurance representatives, processing insurance payments, and occasionally filing appeals. 

Samantha is a native El Pasoan and graduated from UTEP with a degree in Criminal Justice and Linguistics. On her spare time she enjoys raising her daughter, watching movies, and traveling. 

Anna Chasco

Registered Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, she takes x-rays, performs oral cancer screening, assesses periodontal health, removes tartar and plaque from teeth, applies preventive materials (sealants, fluoride), teaches oral hygiene strategies, and counsels patients about good nutrition.

Anna is originally from a small town in north-east Nebraska. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. She later relocated to El Paso and became a hygienist after completing the dental hygiene program at El Paso Community College in 2014. Shortly after, she joined the team at Desert East Family Dentistry. Anna enjoys traveling, playing with her dogs, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Sonia Chavez

Registered Dental Assistant

"I Love being in the dental field because each patient has his/her own needs which makes no two days the same."

As a dental assistant, Sonia seats the patient in the treatment area, assists the dentist during dental procedures. Sterilizes and prepares instruments, takes impressions of teeth for study models, and takes dental radiographs.

Sonia is a native El Pasoan. She graduated from Del Valle High School and attended dental assistant school at Kaplan. She joined the team in 2013.

Elizabeth Maciel

Registered Dental Hygienist

"I am the mother of three beautiful kids  for whom I live and work for.  Although sometimes they can drive me crazy and drain all my finances, they are my pride and joy."

Elizabeth became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1999 and has been working in private practice for over 18 years.  Elizabeth joined our team in August 2015 part-time  and has been a great addition in accommodating our patient's dental needs.  She is also a part time Clinical Instructor for the Dental Hygiene Program at El Paso Community College.

Alejandra Angel

Registered Dental Assistant

"I became a dental assistant because I wanted to help people achieve a beautiful smile; everyone deserves to smile with confidence."

Native to El Paso, Alejandra graduated from Americas High School and completed her dental assistant certificate at Vista College.  She joined our team in May 2016. As a dental assistant Alejandra greets the patient and gets the patient ready for treatment.  She assist the doctor during procedures, takes necessary radiographs, and dismisses the patient once the treatment is completed.  Outside the office Alejandra likes to spend time with her family, travel, and create memories.