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Meet the Team

JoAnn JL Wright

Office Manager

I love to work with people and this job really makes that happen. My past experience in Banking helps me to do my in the "number" and "people" areas. This is a great team to work with, they all know their jobs very well and are eager to help each other. That is what makes this place a wonderful office to work!

When I am not working, I enjoy bicycle riding with my husband, Gary . Spending time in the outdoors is always refreshing. I love to bake and cook. Always enjoy spending time with my dog Rosie and Cat Minou and of course all my wonderful friends......

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Stephanie Gonzales

Orthodontic Assistant

When you come into the office and notice all the sparkling clean instruments and equipment that was my handiwork! Along with the general housekeeping, I also assist Dr. King and attend to anything our patients may need. My favorite part about what I do is working with children and seeing treatment results. Our team is one of a kind and I love working with everyone here.

When I’m not working I spend my time watching my older daughter dance and my younger daughter play basketball. I have two small dogs and also enjoy scrapbooking.


Felicia Hurtado

Certified Orthodontic Assistant-COA

I make sure each appointment goes smoothly by assisting the doctor. I also work in the lab and coordinate our marketing efforts. I’m passionate about orthodontics and what I do, and I feel like I learn something new everyday. I love seeing patients go from the start to finish during their treatment, and I especially love to see their faces and smiles when they get their braces off!

At home, my husband and I take pride in our three very active boys, all of whom play football, basketball, and track. We’re big Chicago Bears Fans. I also enjoy making jewelry and I used to jump rope competitively.


Samantha A Romero

Dental Assistant

A native New Mexican from the beautiful town of Taos, Samantha comes to our facility with 5 years experience as a dental assistant, receiving her certification from PIMA right here in Albuquerque.

Samantha's experience, compassion and professionalism along with her vivaciousness is sure to make your visit a pleasant one.  When Samantha is not assisting during treatments, or guiding patients through the treatment process, she enjoys spending her time outdoors, listening to country music, and cheering on her beloved Denver Broncos.

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Pam Russel

Lab Manager

I really love working in the lab and oversee all appliance fabrication. I make various kinds of appliances like lower bonded, clear, and Hawley retainers as well as any other special appliance the doctor needs. Orthodontics can change a patient’s attitude and life forever so I’m happy to be a part of making that happen. Seeing someone who never used to smile leave the office beaming is what makes it all worth it.

My time at home is spent with my husband John and our cat. We have two grown children, three beautiful grandchildren. I’m into Ashtanga yoga and go twice a week. I’ve also enjoyed taking voice lessons for over ten years.


Mayra Romero

Schedule Coordinator

I am a bilingual dental care professional who earned my certificate in dental assisting /radiography in 2005. My experience in direct patient care and knowledge treatments enable me to help patients with their scheduling needs. I thoroughly enjoy my daily interaction with patients.

I'm a mother of two, so my free time consists of spending time with my family. We love being outdoors trying new recipes, as well as going to the movies. 

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Lisa King Orthodontics
8300 Carmel Ave. NE, Suite 403
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 299-7678