Meet The Staff

Dr. Rudd believes he is only as good as the people around him.  Our Team consists of highly trained individuals who are dedicated to making your visit to our office as comfortable as possible. From the knowledgeable administrative staff, to our caring and compassionate clinical team of assistants, we are constantly striving to provide you with an exceptional surgery experience.

Grace

Grace – Front Office, Dental Anesthesia Assistant

What do you do at Bear Canyon OFS?
I have been at BCOFS for over 5 years, and during most of that time I have been a surgical assistant.  Now I am part of the front office staff and help create the environment we work in.

What are your credentials?
AAOMS certified dental anesthesia assistant, certified dental assistant, certificate in phlebotomy

What do you like best about working at Bear Canyon OFS?
I like the friendships that have been built amongst my co-workers. We all get along really well and have created a work environment that doesn’t feel like you’re working.

What do you love to do when you aren’t working?
I love spending time with my significant other and our children. We enjoy various activities from outdoors to being at home watching movies.

What values drive you?
My family, especially my children. I would not want my family coming to a place they’d be uncomfortable, so I try extra hard to make this a place I’d want my family at.

Robyn

Robyn – Practice Relations Director, Dental Anesthesia Assistant

What do you do at Bear Canyon OFS?
I am the director of public relations for the practice. I also still practice as a surgical assistant.

What is your background?
Born in Albuquerque and raised in Arizona and upper Michigan. I had two brothers, but we lost my older brother on his 25th birthday due to a helicopter crash. He was serving in the Army. That changed my life forever.

What are your credentials?
AAOMS certified dental anesthesia assistant, certified dental assistant, certificate in phlebotomy, working in the dental field since 2003.

What values drive you?
Being kind to everyone.

What do you like best about working at Bear Canyon OFS?
I like oral surgery a lot and I love all my co-workers and Dr. Rudd. We have fun at work.

What do you love to do when you aren’t working?
I love to travel, especially tropical vacations. I play volleyball and golf. Learning about science and history are also pastimes I enjoy.

Matt

Matt – Oral Surgery Assistant, Dental Anesthesia Assistant

What is your background?
Growing up on a large farm in rural North Dakota, I am the oldest of 6 kids. Family has been my biggest influence; we spent a lot of time with each other doing chores, helping our grandparents and aunts and uncles. Before working at BCOFS I assisted in endodontics, general dentistry, and periodontics.

What are your credentials?
AAOMS certified dental anesthesia assistant, certified dental assistant, certificate in phlebotomy. 2014 is the year I started working in the dental field.

What are your 3 favorite books?
To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

What is your favorite quote?
‘Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.’  -Henry Ford

What makes you feel alive?
Lifting weights, doing projects around the house, playing with my 2 dogs and new puppy. Trying new restaurants and breweries with my husband Paul.

Angie

Angie – Practice Manager

What do you do at Bear Canyon OFS?
As the practice manager I work closely with Dr. Rudd to make sure the office is running smoothly. I also create treatment plans, take care of accounts, and file insurance claims for our patients.

What do you like best about working at Bear Canyon OFS?
Our team. We have the most amazing group of individuals who have come together to make our patient experience something we hope is astounding. Anytime we face adversity a team member always steps up.

What is something oral surgery offices have to deal with that you want to make better?
Lack of communication. I try to be transparent with patients and referring offices. A lot of fear comes from the unknown and I like to alleviate most of that on the first visit here.

Favorite Quote?
“Just because things aren’t working out they way you want them to doesn’t mean they’re not working out the way they’re supposed to.”

What makes you feel alive?
Spending time with family and friends. We enjoy cooking, board games, and movie nights. When I get a few minutes to myself I read or put on my music and jam out.

Jessica

Jessica – Front Office

What is your background?
I grew up in Moriarty NM where we lived in the country on a dirt road. I have an associates in health studies and have been in the dental field since 2016.

What are your values?
I believe in taking care of the patient by going above and beyond what’s expected. It’s important to take care of them because they will take care of us in the long run by sending their friends and providing positive feedback to their dentist.

What do you do when you aren’t working?
We are a Disney family and love to travel to the park. For us it is definitely ‘the happiest place on earth.’ We also love just talking about it😊

What is your favorite quote?
‘All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.’  -Walt Disney

Jazmin

Jazmin – Oral Surgery Assistant

What do you do at BCOFS?
I work as a lob technician / surgical assistant in training.
What do you like best about working at BCOFS?
The environment is so welcoming. Everyone is willing to help each other, growing individually and as a team.
What is your background?
I’m an ABQ native, I’ve lived here my whole life. I was a beautician for about 5 years before working with an oral surgeon.
What values drive you?
Gratitude. Be thankful for every day and opportunity life presents your way.
What are your 3 favorite books?
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
A Time to Kill – John Grisham
What do you love to do when you aren’t working?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. From watching movies to taking road trips, just spending time with loved ones makes me happy.

Emer

Emer – Oral Surgery Assistant

What do you do at BCOFS?
Seat patients, consult patients and assist Dr. Rudd with surgeries.

What is your background?
DA, BLS, Phlebotomy certified, Sedation certified.

What do you like best about working at BCOFS?
Being able to work with a highly recognized doctor that is a specialist and being around the environment.

What values drive you?
Treat everyone the way you want to be treated. Life is too short.

What are your 3 favorite books?
Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson and Oliver OReline
The Covenant of Water – Abraham Verghese
A Life Worth Living – T.K. Chapin

What is your favorite quote?
You win some, you lose some but you live, you live to fight another day – Saska Fame.

What do you love to do when you aren’t working?
I love spending time with my husband and our kids doing family things and going out of town.