Essenmacher Family Dental

Meet the Team at Essenmacher Family Dental

Our team at Essenmacher Family Dental is truly special. Not only have we gathered the best and brightest in the dental field, but we also pride ourselves in taking exceptional care of our patients. Our core values include treating our patients the way they want to be treated without guilt or pressure along with gentle and compassionate care, providing the highest quality dentistry, and always being honest with our patients.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our Albuquerque dental office. If you would like to learn more about our team, you can read about each of us below. 


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Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher


Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher earned her dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA, where she graduated with honors. She then achieved advanced education in a residency with the University of New Mexico. She is a certified provider in both Inman Aligner and ClearSmile orthodontics for adults.

Dr. Essenmacher holds active memberships in the American Dental Association, the New Mexico Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Being able to utilize her gentle and caring spirit to benefit the health of her community is important to Dr. Essenmacher. She enjoys developing life-long relationships with patients and their families. The artistry of dentistry and the ever-changing technology allows her to engage as a life-long learner.

Dr. Essenmacher and her husband, Jesse, have enjoyed ten years of marriage and have two children, Evan and Adalyn, and a dog named Beau. She enjoys running, baking, pilates, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Angela | Office Administrator | Albuquerque NM


Office Administrator

Angela came to Albuquerque in 1997 from the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended CNM and studied accounting and business. Before joining the practice, Angela was the Client Relations Manager for 11 years at a software company that focused on business management solutions. She has many years of administrative and client relations experience in corporate and small business. Angela strives for excellence and endeavors to make your experience here very pleasant.

When Angela has time away, she enjoys reading, watching movies, going for walks, dining out, and spending time with her family.

Cindy | Front Office Coordinator | Albuquerque NM


Front Office Coordinator

An Albuquerque resident for the last 45 years, Cindy brings a large amount of dental experience to our office both from an assisting and a front office perspective. She has forty years of experience in dentistry and joined our team in 2010 as our front office coordinator.

Taking care of people is what Cindy enjoys most. She loves to help patients feel comfortable, see their smile transformations, and get to know each of our patients on a personal level.

Cindy enjoys reading, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband enjoy going to concerts and listening to local bands around the East Mountains.

Sherina | Front Office Coordinator | Albuquerque NM


Front Office Coordinator

Sherina joined our team in March 2018!  She was born in Southern California but moved to Albuquerque as a young child. She attended The University of New Mexico where she studied business with communication and journalism.

She was a stay at home mom until her 2 boys started school and that’s when she started with the dental field.  She knows all aspects of a dental office but truly enjoys visiting with patients both on a professional and personal level.

She has always had a special interest in cars, so you could find her at car shows, races or in the garage. She cherishes time with her family and friends and is quite often at the little league baseball fields with her 2 boys.


Jackie | Dental Hygienist | Albuquerque NM


Dental Hygienist

As an Albuquerque native, Jackie finds herself right at home at Essenmacher Family Dental. We have been lucky to have her as a part of our team in 2010. She earned her BS in dental hygiene since 2010, graduating cum laude and as class president.

Jacqueline enjoys teaching patients the importance of good oral hygiene to their overall health. Each patient is different and has unique needs, and she approaches treatment from that perspective.

When she is away from the office, you will find Jacqueline doing anything athletic: weight lifting, running, spinning classes, and even watching sports. She likes participating in local events such as fairs and festivals and values her quality time with family.

Alissa | Dental Hygienist | Albuquerque NM


Dental Hygienist

Alissa, originally from Grants, NM, joined our practice in 2012. She was the class president at Dona Ana Community College, where she received her hygiene degree.

Meeting new people is one of her favorite parts of her job. Alissa enjoys helping people get excited about a healthy smile as well as helping them to achieve optimal dental health and maintain beautiful smiles. Educating patients about oral health is rewarding to Alissa, especially when patients get excited about learning something new.

In her free time, you will find Alissa reading, running, playing with her dog, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her family.

Jesse | Dental Hygienist | Albuquerque NM


Dental Hygienist

Jesse joined our team the beginning of 2018. Originally from Southern California, Jesse practiced dental hygiene in Colorado and Idaho before making her way to New Mexico. She received her Dental Hygiene degree from Concorde College in Denver, CO in 2013.

A favorite part of her job is getting to know new people and learning about their lives. She prides herself on providing gentle and thorough cleanings. Many patients have referred to her as "Gentle Jesse."
Jesse enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors in her free time. She loves experiencing new places with her husband and 2 year old daughter. When she isn't traveling, Jesse can be found hiking, biking, camping, or enjoying the beautiful New Mexico weather on a patio. Jesse is also a huge dog lover and has a Basset Hound and Chocolate Lab that cuddle with her on the couch.
Andrea | Dental Assistant | Albuquerque NM


Dental Assistant

Andrea is originally from Moriarty, NM and attended Apollo Community College where she graduated with honors. She has been with us since 2014! She enjoys developing relationships with our patients and helping them to feel comfortable. She also loves to see patients' smiles transform under the skilled hand of Dr. Essenmacher.

A lover of the outdoors, you will find Andrea camping, hiking, hanging out by the pool, and snowboarding on weekends. She also cherishes quality time with her family and friends.

Janice | Dental Assistant | Albuquerque NM


Dental Assistant

Janice joined our team in June 2018!  She has been in the dental field since 2008, and she's very excited to be a part of an amazing team.  She looks forward to building relationships with our patients and their families.  She is determined to ensure that our patients have a positive and caring experience at our office.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching moving, and cooking her favorite foods!

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Changed my idea of dentists!

August 12, 2018 - This team has truly changed my idea of dentists. You cannot teach this level of genuine kindness and care you show to your patients. I've had quite a few cavities filled by them, and what should be awful is somehow overshadowed by their care and concern for me the patient. It's more than words, it's also actions. Touches of reassurance and encouragement after painful numbing shots or a quick jaw massage after hours of your mouth open. Everyone from the receptionist to billing to dental assistants and hygienists and the DR herself are absolutely amazing and make you feel so very Comfortable and honestly like family. I always thought all dentists were horrible and then I realized I'd just been to the wrong ones. H. L.