Meet our Friendly Farmington Dental Team

Robyn Dame-Cole, BSDH, Registered Dental Hygienist, Office Administrator and Manager

Robyn and her husband, Dr. James Cole, own the practice together, and she maintains multiple roles, including office administrator, staff trainer, and OSHA compliance officer. She is also a part-time hygienist within the practice. She's been in the dental field for over 24 years. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Dental Hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry, where she completed her studies in 1989. She later taught as a clinical professor at Baylor and has taught part-time on and off through the years at the San Juan College Dental Hygiene School. Her education also includes Academic Language Therapist training from the Multi-Sensory Training Institute. In order to keep up with the latest in dental hygiene, she participates in 15-20 hours of continuing education annually. She loves the way that everyone in the practice strives for excellence and treats every patient like family. The entire staff works well together, and they're all friends. Kindness and compassion are foundational values for the practice, and the entire staff approaches treatment with servants' hearts. She is committed to excellence in details. She and Dr. Cole have three children and one loyal Weimaraner. She is so thankful for her family, both those that live nearby and those that live in Texas. Robyn is very involved in her church, and she teaches Sunday school. Dyslexia therapy is another of her passions, and she enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, fitness, and working with high school students.

Angela Sewell, RDH, Registered Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist, Angela provides preventive care for dental patients, including removal of plaque and calculus deposits from your teeth as well as examinations of your entire oral cavity, head, and neck areas for anything unusual. She also evaluates your gums and bone for the all too common periodontal disease or gingivitis. She takes X-rays, applies fluoride and sealants, and administers local anesthetic to patients. She has a responsibility to educate patients about their oral hygiene and show them how they can do a better job to prevent gum disease, cavities, and gingivitis. Originally from Bloomfield, she now lives in Farmington, and she's been in the dental profession for over 8 years. Angela has an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from San Juan College, and she's certified by the New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care. With a very gentle and cordial demeanor, she's very thorough and treats others with great care and respect. Angela loves helping people have a brighter smile. One of 7 children, Angela is married with a young son and another brand new baby boy. She enjoys being outdoors in nature participating in such activities as camping, hiking, running, and swimming. She also loves doing crafts, scrapbooking, and decorating. Most of all, Angela loves spending time with family and friends.

Barbara Nygren, RDH, Registered Dental Hygienist

Barbara is responsible for performing all aspects of preventive dental care, including cleanings and patient education. She has studied both nursing and dental hygiene and has associate’s degrees in both. Since 2007, Barbara has been helping patients at our practice experience great oral health. She takes x-rays, checks blood pressure, and is licensed to administer anesthesia. Barbara loves all of her patients, and she really enjoys working with the rest of our dental team. She enjoys interacting with people and helping better educate them about oral health. Married with 8 children, she enjoys gardening and canning, camping, trips to the beach, backpacking, skiing, sewing, and woodworking.

Kim Obiedo, BSDH, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kim helps our patients maintain their oral health through cleanings, exams, oral cancer screenings, and detection of periodontal disease. She takes x-rays and educates patients. She will screen for high blood pressure and place sealants on children to prevent cavities. She grew up in Gallup and now lives in Bloomfield. She has been in the dental field for almost 15 years. Kim started her dental career as an assistant. In 2002, she received her Bachelor's of Science in dental hygiene from the University of New Mexico and joined our team. She is also on the New Mexico Board of Dental Healthcare. Her education includes a license in administering anesthesia. She believes that she works for great people and has a great boss! As a gentle and caring person, she's good at and loves what she does. When she has time, she enjoys scrapbooking, and she just started quilting. She has a great husband and two wonderful children.

Denise Bristow, Business Assistant

Denise is the front desk business assistant at our practice. She answers phone calls, schedules appointments, and handles the accounts receivables. With previous experience as a dental assistant, she is also very knowledgeable in answering any of your questions about oral health. She's been in dentistry for almost 20 years, and she joined our team in 2011. A graduate of Farmington High School, she is certified in dental radiography, and she's taken business courses at San Juan College. She loves this office because it has a wonderful, positive, Christian atmosphere, and she appreciates working for an office with integrity and ethics. Denise works to organize the practice and help make our patients happy. She loves spending time with her family and her dog, a Jack Russell terrier, and she enjoys camping, archery, hunting, playing frisbee golf, and baking. She also volunteers at her church, working with the very young children.

Virginia Schmidt, Business Assistant

Virginia handles the business side of our patient care -- answering phones, returning calls, scheduling, and obtaining insurance information. She enjoys doing everything possible to make sure your patient experience is pleasant and positive. She also makes good coffee! Originally from Pagosa Springs, Colorado, she now lives in Farmington, and she's been in dentistry for almost 30 years. Since graduating from Pagosa High School, she's taken part in continuing education in dentistry and taken business college courses. She enjoys working with Dr. Cole, her coworkers, and the patients. Virginia speaks fluent Spanish, and she likes to help people. As a mother, grandmother, and foster parent, Virginia enjoys spending time with family and friends, and she spends free time reading and cooking.

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