Anais Polanco


Anais Polanco was born and raised in Silver City. She is very family oriented and has one son who means the world to her. Anais is an NMSU/DACC graduate, whose initial pursuit was the College of Business. In transit, she found her admiration for dentistry, leading to a change in career paths. She served as the president of the Dental Assisting Program at Dona Ana Community College in 2011, prior to becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2013. She enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and embarking on new adventures. Getting to know her patients from all walks of life and learning from them is a great joy for Anais. Linking a career with a passion for serving the community has been ideal for her. Anais considers working alongside Dr. Beck and serving patients at Beck Family Dental a privilege and an honor.

Sunshine Stevens

Sunshine was born in Washington state near Seattle. She moved to Silver City in the spring of 2012, and it didn't take long for her to fall in love with the sunny weather and the people of Grant county. Sunshine started working at the front desk of our office in 2017 and discovered a love for dental and helping people. She is now our hygiene assistant. Sunshine enjoys spending her free time with her husband, friends, and family. She loves working with patients at Beck Family Dental and is grateful for the opportunities she has with our office. 

Sue Fitzgerald

Sue was born in Wisconsin. She later attended Palomar College in San Diego. Sue initially worked in another dental office as a dental assistant but later moved to the front office. She has over 25 years of experience in scheduling, billing, insurance verification, and patient care. Sue moved to Silver City from Oregon about one and a half years ago. Sue enjoys taking walks, hiking, reading, and being with family. She is proud to be part of the wonderful team at Beck Family Dental.


Jessica Thompson

Jessica is a Certified Dental Assistant and a proud mom of two beautiful daughters. She was born and raised in Silver City and graduated from Silver High School in 2003. Jessica has been working in the dental field since 2009. She started as a receptionist and then began helping as an assistant in 2010. Jessica became a full time dental assistant in 2011. Between 2011 and 2014, she completed the required on the job training hours, earned her dental assisting certification through the Dental Assisting National Board, and received her official New Mexico CDA licensing in 2014. Jessica absolutely loves being a dental assistant and helping people feel great about their smile. She thoroughly enjoys being a part of the wonderful team at Beck Family Dental and helping the community in their dental journeys.

Brooke Palacio


Brooke Palacio was born and raised in Silver City and has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2010 with 2 years working with a Periodontist. She attended Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces where she received an associate degree in general studies and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program in 2010. After graduating she earned her certification through the Dental Assisting National Board and her CDA licensing for New Mexico. She is married and has two sons and two step-sons. Brooke loves being a part of making people feel good about their smile and is proud to join Dr. Beck as part of his team at Beck Family Dental.  

Michelle Soto


Michelle Soto is a Grant County native. Raised in the small town of Hanover, NM. She graduated from Cobre High School in 2000. She became a dental assistant through on the job training in 2007 and has been proudly serving her community since. She is the mother of four children, two girls and two boys, who she considers her greatest accomplishments.