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“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”

William Osler, FRS, FRCP

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MEET US

DOCTORS

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Dr. Seth Stockton
Dentist

Dr. Seth was born in Albuquerque, but grew up all over the Southwest, being part of a military family.  He pursued a degree in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego.  Afterward, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry before completing a doctorate at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.

While he was attending dental school, Dr. Seth met Dr. Erin and were married on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.  Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Seth was commissioned into the United States Air Force as a Captain.  He served the military at Offutt AFB in Omaha, NE where he received his residency training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  He was then stationed at Dyess AFB in Abilene, TX and temporarily assigned to attend advanced training in periodontics at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX.

He and Dr. Erin welcomed their first daughter, Ryan, in 2013 and decided it was time to set up a home base, so they moved back to Albuquerque, NM in July 2014.  Later that year, they welcomed their second daughter, Avery.  Since then they have had two more children.

Drs. Seth and Erin like homesteading, exploring new restaurants and places, and spending time with their children.  Their goal is to have a working family, farming lifestyle.

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Dr. Erin Stockton
Dentist

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Erin Stockton received her Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University in the Biological Sciences.  She minored in Theater Arts.  She then attended Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine.  It was during dental school that she met her husband, Dr. Seth Stockton, and they married one week after graduation.

Dr. Erin went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE and at the Veterans Administration Nebraska-Western Iowa Hospital.  From there, she and Dr. Seth moved to Abilene, TX where Dr. Seth was stationed at Dyess AFB and Dr. Erin worked in private practice.

In July 2014, they moved to Albuquerque, NM to be reunited with family.  Drs. Seth and Erin now live in Sandia Park. where they are raising their three daughters Ryan, Avery, and Reese and son, Evan.  They enjoy spending their time with family, taking on new projects with their farm, and exploring New Mexico.

When patients ask why she became a dentist, Dr. Erin explains that it has been her life mission to bring light into the world, to help people in need, and to take care of others.  In dentistry, there are a lot of fears, and she works hard to help patients feel comfortable getting the care they need.

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Dr. Robert Brandes

Periodontist-Sleep Apnea

Dr. Robert Brandes was born in Berkeley, California.  He attended Humboldt State University and received his Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology.  He completed an internship in medical technology at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center.  Dr. Brandes completed his dental education at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco.  He completed his specialty training at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in periodontics.

Dr. Rob has been in private practice for over 25 years.  Today, he splits his time between clinical practice and dental education.  He has lectured to audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad on dental implants, 3D imaging, sleep dentistry and periodontal therapy.  Dr. Brandes is the founder of the National Sleep Alliance.  He is also an instructor and key opinion leader for several major dental manufacturers.

Dr. Brandes and his wife enjoy living in New Mexico where there is great hiking and travel opportunities.  Dr. Rob enjoys working closely with patients to help improve the quality of their lives.

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Dr. Kelly Wells
Dentist

Dr. Kelly grew up in the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area. After graduating summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the University of New Mexico, she attended dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she earned her DDS. Upon graduating from dental school, she returned home to Albuquerque to be close to her family, friends, and the beautiful Sandia mountains.

Over the last 15 years, Dr. Kelly has consistently been an active member of the American Dental Association, as well as state and local dental organizations. She serves as an Albuquerque District Representative in the New Mexico Dental Association House of Delegates. Dr. Kelly also volunteers for NM Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile events, which provide free dental care for those in need.

Dr. Kelly has enjoyed providing dental care for patients of all ages, locally and rurally, in the great state of New Mexico for over a decade. She has a background in public health as well as private practice and has worked in multiple rural clinics across the state, providing access to quality and compassionate dental care for families in undeserved areas.

Dr. Kelly cares about her patients’ overall/systemic health (in addition to only their oral health) and is proud to be able to help patients achieve their healthiest and best lives. She was a fitness instructor before becoming a dentist and uses her holistic approach and positive energy to motivate others to achieve their goals.

In her free time, Dr. Kelly likes being with her family, including her pack of rescue dogs. She has a passion for healthy cooking, gardening (especially big, colorful flowers!), and spending time outdoors in the foothills hiking, running, and enjoying the friendly and beautiful environment that New Mexico provides.