Front Desk

Carrie Van Hoesen

Carrie has worked for Durango Dentistry for 3 years as both a dental assistant and office administrator. Dr. Mann and Dr. Owens both foster a pleasant and rewarding, patient and staff experience. Both of our doctors are exceptionally devoted to patient care, paying special attention to minute details, and addressing each concern as if it were their own. I love my job! I’ve come to know my co-workers and patients as part of my family.”

Suzanne “Suzy” McBride

“I joined the practice in June of this 2015 and have loved getting to know our amazing patients. Dr. Mann, Dr. Owens and my Co-Workers make this a fantastic place to work. I moved to Durango from Southern Calif. in 1991 with my family. I have been married to my amazing husband for over 20 years. We have 2 amazing kiddos. We love to camp, ride ATV’s and just hang out at home.”

 

Dental Assistants

Michelle Rodri—Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Michelle is one of our very talented and knowledgeable dental assistants. She is professional, courteous, and always a pleasure to be around. Her infectious smile and happy personality are sure to make your visit a pleasant experience. She has been with the practice since 2003 and truly loves her work. Michelle goes out of her way to make patients comfortable, informed, and at ease during their visit. “Dr. Mann is a fantastic dentist and I would always recommend the practice. I am so happy about Dr. Owens joining the team and the opportunity for growth in the office.” In her free time, Michelle loves hiking, spending time with her two beautiful daughters and fantastic husband. She will also take any opportunity to curl up with a good book!

Jennifer Young-Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Jennifer is another one of our experienced and caring dental assistants who works hard at making all our patient feel welcomed and relaxed. Jennifer has been assisting at Durango Dentistry for over 3 years now and truly appreciates the care Dr. Mann and Dr. Owens provide to their patients. “Our office treats our patients like family, it is rewarding to know our focus is patient care.” Jennifer loves her job and is grateful to be a part of this amazing team.

 

Dental Hygienists

Clara Allen—Dental Hygienist

“Being part of Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens’s dental team is exciting and rewarding. We help patients achieve optimal oral health through preventive therapy as well as non-surgical periodontal therapy. We are always learning new things in dentistry. Our goal is to help patients keep their teeth for a lifetime. In my spare time, I enjoy making jewelry, cooking good food, staying up on current events, and spending time with my family and friends.”

Franne Cummings—Dental Hygienist

Franne has been working as a dental hygienist in our office for 11 years. She is thankful to work in such a happy and caring environment with a wonderful boss and co-workers that she considers family. Franne is gentle and deeply cares about people and wants to give them her best. She highly respects both Dr. Mann and Dr. Owens for their moral character, integrity, and excellent dentistry!

Kelly Foutz—Dental Hygienist

Kelly is a full-time hygienist that started working for our office in April 2016. She received her Dental Hygiene degree at San Juan College in Farmington NM, where she graduated with honors as a Merrion Master Scholar. She also received Honors Service Learning by donating her time to her community by providing dental cleanings for the elderly, teaching dental education to elementary students, and providing free dental cleanings to the public at several Mission of Mercy events in New Mexico. She enjoys interacting with patients, providing information on new dental research, and most of all she enjoys improving the overall health of her patients. When she is not working she loves spending time with her daughter. The two of them enjoy rock climbing, hiking, traveling, movies, music, art, and family time. They love Durango and are happy to be a part of our community!