Albuquerque, New Mexico

Meet the Team

Micaylah Cavanaugh

Micaylah Cavanaugh, RDH, BS

Registered Dental Hygienist

Micaylah recently relocated from Farmington, NM where she practiced dental hygiene for 2 years after graduating from San Juan College with her associates in dental hygiene in 2021. She then furthered her hygiene degree at UNM. She enjoys building bonds with her patients and encouraging better oral and overall health. In her free time, Micaylah enjoys cooking and spending time in the sun.


Shannon Husted, RDH, BS

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shannon is a native New Mexican who grew up in Albuquerque. She received her dental hygiene education and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Pima Medical Institute. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia and is certified in the use of the diode laser. Shannon is dedicated to continuous learning. One of her favorite things about the dental field is that there is always something new and fascinating to learn. In her free time, Shannon enjoys volunteering for her son’s school activities, paper crafting, and spending time with her family.

Chris Gamboa, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Chris joined Sandia Heights Dental Care in 2023. She completed her education from PIMA Medical Institute in 2020. She strives her best every day to make everyone's dental experience enjoyable. Chris is an optimist that believes "Life is spontaneous, and tries to make the best out of it" She is an organizer that enjoys hobbies such as working out, traveling and listening to country music. Outside work, she enjoys surrounding herself with family and friends.


Kyrie Garcia, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Kyrie has been a registered dental assistant for over 3 years. She is very passionate about helping people thrive in their dental and overall health. She loves spending time with her family, especially her amazing children, rainy days, and any chance to read her books. 

Gina Mitchell

Office Manager

Gina has been with Dr. Leon since 2014. She truly enjoys building lasting and trusting relationships with our patients while running the office and all it entails. In her spare time, Gina enjoys spending time with family, friends and fur babies, cooking, home projects and spending time outdoors.

Gina Mitchell
Angelina Chavez-Abreu

Angelina Chavez-Abreu

Patient Care Coordinator

Having had nearly a decade of customer service experience, Angelina aims to be the first friendly face you see when coming into our office, because for some a dental visit can be intimidating! Out of the office, Angelina enjoys going to the gym and having fun with family.

Su Quiroz Villatoro

Insurance Administrator

Su has been with Dr. Leon now for more than 6 years. She started out as Dr. Leon’s Dental Assistant and now is her Insurance Administrator. Su really enjoys the feeling of working in many different positions with Sandia Heights Dental Care. Outside of working in the office, Su enjoys spending time in her beautiful backyard, reading, baking and most of all traveling to visit her family all over the world!