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Meet Our Staff

Dental Support Center Staff

Elaine Sanchez RDH, MA

Director, Dental Support Center

Elaine comes to NAPPR with a dental background of approximately 20 years.  She has earned both  Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in dental hygiene as well as a Master’s degree in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies.  This formal education prepared her to embark on a career of teaching, research, and administration within dental hygiene programs in Albuquerque.  After approximately 12 years at a University, she was recruited to a dental hygiene program which was being developed.  


Elaine is a seasoned speaker presenting at over 30 professional events including 2 at the National level.  In addition, she has published multiple manuscripts in peer reviewed journals as well as written 3 textbook chapters in Dental and Dental Hygiene texts still currently in use.  Her passion is serving as an administrator in Public Health settings.  She is outgoing and eager to continue her professional growth with NAPPR. 

Elaine loves to travel and is married with 4 sons.

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Contact Elaine at or 505-345-6289

Aliandra Maes, RDH, BS
Oral Health Outreach Coordinator

Aliandra is a graduate from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. A lifelong resident of New Mexico, she moved to southern California for a few years early in her dental hygiene career. Along with her husband and son, she returned to the Albuquerque area and made her family’s home in Los Lunas.

Aliandra has an extensive dental hygiene career with focused care in pediatric dentistry. Her love for the dental field, children, and a personality that always shines has made Ali the perfect person to fill the position of the Oral Health Outreach Coordinator. She is always on the move and brings an energy with her that envelopes all those she works with.

Ali can be reached at or 505.382.1666



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