Santo Domingo Health Center

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Dental Clinic Services


Santo Domingo Health Center

Welcome to the Kewa Dental Clinic. As a full-service facility, our team, under the supervision of licensed and highly skilled dental professionals, provide patients with a full range of treatments such as extractions, fillings, dentures, bridges, crowns, root canals, dental cleaning and more, as well as immediate care through emergency visits. Our mission is to provide the best possible dental care for our community and to build a practice which allows us to provide comprehensive care in a comfortable, pleasant setting to each patient with dignity, respect, kindness and understanding.

When to see the dentist...

For a yearly check-up...

Your dental professional will check for cavities, plaque and tartar on your teeth. Your gums will also be checked using a special tool to measure the spaces between your teeth and gums. The check-up will also include your tongue, throat, face, head and neck to look for any signs of trouble, swelling or cancer.

For a yearly cleaning...

Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque from your teeth but you can't remove tartar at home. During the cleaning, your dental professional uses special tools to remove tartar. This is called scaling. After your teeth are scaled they may be polished. In most cases a gritty paste is used which helps remove any surface stains on your teeth. The final step of the cleaning is flossing. Your dental professional will use floss to make sure the areas between your teeth are clean.

If you have pain...

You should call the dental clinic if you have a headache, earache or pain in your jaw that lasts for more than a few days. We have limited emergency walk-in appointments available. Please call for an appointment to shorten your wait time. If you call us when your symptoms start, we can prevent the need for an emergency visit.


  • Examinations
  • Dental Emergencies
  • Deep Cleanings
  • Oral Hygiene
  • X-Rays
  • Fillings
  • Dentures & Partials
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Children's Services

  • Fluoride & Sealants
  • Examinations
  • Cleanings
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Fillings
  • Referrals for Braces

  • *Our hygienist regularly visits the Early Childhood Learning Center and the Elementary School to conduct examinations and apply sealants.


    Marcelle Martinez is our dental receptionist. She will be happy to schedule your appointment! You can reach Marchelle in the Dental Clinic directly by calling 505-465-3078.


    What are prosthodontics?

    Prosthodontic procedures include crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, on lays, complete and partial dentures. Dental implants have become the preferred method for replacing missing teeth, so many prosthodontic procedures today are done with implants as the support instead of the natural teeth or gums. A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth.

    The health of your teeth affects your whole body. What problems could poor dental health cause?

    Poor dental health affects much more than just your teeth!


    Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and overall health. What's the connection between oral health and overall health? Learn more about cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease and many other diseases affected by your oral health by clicking the link below.

    Meet the Dental Team...

    We're still growing!

    Teresa Kilborn

    Teresa Kilborn, DM

    Dr. Kilborn graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has over a decade of clinical experience in general dentistry proudly serving the Navajo Nation and working in private practice.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking, skiing, and hiking with her dog, Koda.






    Jana CruickshankJana Cruickshank RDH

    Jana was born in Keflavik, Iceland on a military naval base. Jana came to the United States when she was 5 years old. She resided in Washington State until her and her husband moved to New Mexico in 2003. Jana attended the University of New Mexico graduating in 2011, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Jana has been in the dental field for over 25 years in many positions dental assistant, front desk and now dental hygienist. Through personalized care and education, Jana we will help to maintain and regain your oral health. Jana will provide both empathy and respect as your hygienist. In Jana’s free time she enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities with her husband and children, Tristan, William and Jasmine.