She has been working with Dr. Beers since 2007 and is considered by many to be one of the top hygienists in the state. She travels from Truth or Consequences to Socorro Monday though Thursday to work with Dr. Beers because of the quality of care she can bring her patients. She will take great care of you whether you see her every 3 months or it has been years since your last visit to the dental office. She will give it to you straight with a smile and a laugh, you couldn’t be in better hands.
Traci is trained and licensed to give local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), digital radiographs and photos, sealants, periodontal treatment including scaling and root planning (deep cleanings). She will work with Dr. Beers to give you a comprehensive evaluation that includes a review of your medical condition and an oral cancer screening.
Amanda is a graduate of the University of New Mexico dental hygiene department. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008.
Amanda Shiplet, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Amanda believes in using her dental training to help others. She has worked with her church, Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley, and Global Health Outreach to do mission work in Peru, Siberia and Thailand as well as local programs. She married the love of her life, Christopher Shiplet, in October 2015 and currently lives in Belen.
Amanda is trained and licensed to give local anesthesia, digital radiographs and photos, sealants, periodontal treatment including scaling and root planning (deep cleanings). She will work with Dr. Beers to give you a comprehensive evaluation that includes a review of your medical condition and an oral cancer screening.
Sheila Lewis, CDA
Certified Dental Assistant
Sheila has worked with Dr Beers as a dental assistant since 1991. She took a break for several years to take care of her family and has returned to our team, bringing her expertise as well as her gentle and comforting nature to assist Dr. Beers in bringing you the very best dentistry has to offer.
Shelia enjoys spending time with her beautiful family and taking care of their numerous animals at the family farm. She loves to be outdoors and to draw. She is kind, caring, and full of spunk! We are very glad to have her back on our team.
Gizem (Gigi) Aytur, DA
Gigi has worked for Dr Beers since August 2016. She works to assist Dr Beers in delivering the best in dentistry. She earned her Dental Assisting certificate at Pima Medical Institute in Albuquerque and has worked as a dental assistant since 2009. Her fun and bubbly personality makes anyone feel at ease. Her experience and gentle nature are a great asset to our team.
Gigi was born and raised in Turkey and came to New Mexico with her family when her Dad was reassigned to Kirtland Airforce Base. She recently moved to Socorro to be with her husband, Taner, as he studies Petroleum Engineering at New Mexico Tech. In her spare time, she loves to be with her family, ride motorbikes, and be in the great outdoors.
Arik has been with Dr. Beers since Spring 2016. He works to assist Dr. Beers in creating the well-crafted crowns that meet the high standards Dr. Beers holds for your teeth, using Computer Aided Design (CAD/CAM) technology.
Arik is Junior at UNM, earning a degree in Biology and Psychology. He hopes to get into dental school and pursue a career in Dentistry in the future. He was born and raised in New Mexico and loves everything about nature. In his spare time, Arik can be found doing any number of things; from golfing to camping, hunting to four-wheeling, he will be enjoying the great out doors. Arik also believes in giving back and has been to Peru 3 times with his church, Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley, and Global Health Outreach to do mission work.
Debbie has been working for Dr. Beers for more years than we are allowed to divulge. She ensures our office has everything it needs to bring you the dentistry you deserve and more.
She is one of New Mexico’s leading dental administrative consultants, having trained offices in the use of the practice management software, Dentrix and best practices for office administrators.
Her greatest joy and pleasure, outside of her husband and children, is the devotion she has for her 7 grand-babies, so if she is not in the office you can be sure she is with them.
Dr. Beers has named Paul his chief information officer, this is due to the fact that Paul can act as Google without the typing or Siri with a more snarky answer. Paul is the guy that helps you understand the investment you will make in keeping your teeth healthy. He also gives the insurance companies a hard time if they don’t pay their fair share.
Paul also serves as pastor of First Baptist Church of Magdalena and records a podcast that mixes the two things you should never talk about in polite company, religion and politics. He served 5 years in the US Air Force working on the avionics system of the F-16 just because he likes odd numbers.
If you need help getting financing for your dentistry, if you need help understanding your dentistry or if you need help finding out what your dental insurance might pay on your dentistry on the only blue moon this decade, ask Paul. Oh, and he isn’t so bad at using Photoshop either.
Hana joined our team in 2015 and is here to help get you scheduled for any of your dental needs and ensure your insurance is doing their part. She is the friendly voice that calls to kindly remind you of your next visit to Dr. Beers office.
Hana was born and raised in Idaho and moved to Socorro in 2014 when she married her sweetheart, Sawyer, who is studying Petroleum Engineering at New Mexico Tech. She has worked in the dental field for 5 years. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, spoiling her puppy and exploring the great outdoors.