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!