“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”
William Osler, FRS, FRCP
DOCTORS & TEAM
Dr. Seth Stockton
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.
Dr. Erin Stockton
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.
Dr. Robert Brandes
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.
Dr. Craig Vermette
Dr. Craig Vermette was born and raised in the small coastal city of Biddeford, Maine. After high school, he served six years in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman. During his service time, he became inspired to become a dentist.
Upon completion of active duty, Dr. Vermette returned to his home state to complete his undergraduate degree in medical biology as well as a doctorate in dental medicine from the University of New England.
After two and a half years working in private practice in Maine, Dr. Vermette moved to Albuquerque. During his free time, he enjoys exploring all of the delights that New Mexico has to offer. As foodies, he and his partner, Linda, love trying new restaurants and cafes. In the future, they look forward to traveling inside and out of New Mexico.
Dr. Vermette enjoys working with patients to help them achieve their dental health goals. He believes that listening to patients’ concerns and incorporating treatment options with patient autonomy leads to more desirable treatment outcomes.
Dr. Amanda May
Dr. Amanda May was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.
She graduated summa cum laude at the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She then moved to Denver to attend the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
After graduation she practiced as a general dentist for several years at a community health center in Las Cruces, NM. She is happy to now be back in Albuquerque with the family and friends that she grew up with.
Dr. May enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially relieving pain and providing treatment in a comfortable environment. With her background in psychology and public health, she understands it is common to feel nervous about going to the dentist, and she strives to make it a happy and worthwhile experience.
Outside of work Dr. May loves spending time with her husband and 3 young children, as well as her cats and turtles. They enjoy cooking, keeping up with the latest binge-worthy shows, and playing with their many animals.
Hi, I'm Danielle. My husband and I love living in the beautiful East Mountains. I'm a dog mom to Olive, Bernadette, Phineas, DC Puff, and Biscuit. With more than 17 years of experience in a dental office, please feel free to call and ask for me by name, knowing I will always help you with a smile.
I'm an avid reader, with favorites including A Confederacy of Dunces and Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Interior design is my obsession. You can see a few of my decorating projects on my blog, www.KittyDeschanel.com.
One of my favorite things about working for a dentist is running into our wonderful patients outside of the office. It's fun to see friendly faces wherever I go. If you're a fan of Greenside Cafe, The Hollar, or the wood-fired pizza at Rumor (can you tell I'm a foodie?), our paths are going to cross. I look forward to seeing you!
Christie Baca-Garcia, RDH
Christie graduated from the University of New Mexico Dental Hygiene Program in 1993. She is originally from Las Vegas, NM. She has worked for Dr. Seth and Dr. Erin since 2017. Christie is bilingual and has worked in the fields of general, public health, pediatric, and periodontal dentistry for more than 27 years. She has received advanced training in lasers, non-surgical periodontal therapy, and advanced whitening procedures.
You will find that Christie is compassionate and able to put her patients at ease, ensuring a positive dental experience at every visit. She loves spending time with her family. Christie is very dedicated to the dental health care profession. She enjoys helping all of her patients feel comfortable at the dentist, always leaving her chair loving their smile.