Meet Our Doctors

Pediatric dentist Dr. Lawrence Suazo

Lawrence Suazo, DDS

Dr. Lawrence Suazo graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1987, and practiced in Durango, Colorado prior to joining the Navy. He completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at The Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado and returned to Durango in 1994 establishing the first Pediatric Dental practice in southwestern Colorado. Dr. Suazo and his wife, Sandra, have two daughters. Dr. Suazo enjoys CrossFit, road/mountain biking, and hanging out with his dog. Dr. Suazo has been serving the children of the Four Corners for over 23 years!

Pediatric dentist Dr. Kristin Murphy

Kristin Murphy, DMD

Dr. Kristin Murphy graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2006. She worked for two years in a children's dental clinic in coastal South Carolina prior to completing her pediatric dental residency at UNLV in Las Vegas, NV in 2010. Dr. Murphy practiced for three years in Albuquerque and Grants,NM as well as her home state of North Carolina prior to returning to New Mexico in 2017. In her free time, she and her boyfriend enjoy hiking, walks with her three dogs Charleston, Hogan and Beau and skiing. Dr. Murphy joined Animas Pediatric Dental Group in June 2017 and has fit in wonderfully in our community and our team!

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Pediatric dentist Dr. John Loberg

John Loberg, DDS

Dr. John Loberg was born and raised in Montana, graduating from Carroll College in 2008. He attended dental school at Oregon Health & Science University and completed his training in 2012. Following his time at OHSU, Dr. John practiced at a children’s dental clinic in Southern Colorado for four years. Finding his passion for treating kids, he returned to OHSU and completed a pediatric dental residency in 2018, where he served as chief resident. During his years in Colorado, Dr. John fell in love with the Southwest and is excited to make New Mexico his home. He and his girlfriend, Marissa, and their dog, Finley, enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including camping, mountain biking, kayaking, target shooting, golf, and winter sports.