Charles Schumacher, DDS
Dr. Charles Schumacher graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1986, and Westminster College (Fulton, MO) in 1982. He has practiced in Farmington since 1986. He has earned Fellowships from the American College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Pierre Fauchard Society. Dr. Schumacher is Past President of the New Mexico Dental Association and played a vital role in bringing the volunteer Mission of Mercy to New Mexico. Desert Hills Dental Care would like to thank the community for voting Dr. Schumacher as “Best Dentist in Farmington New Mexico for 2012”. He is married, has one daughter, and enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking and exploring the Four Corners.
Gene Hilton, DDS
Dr. Gene Hilton is a native of St. George, UT and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry. With a deep passion for how dentistry can change lives, he has participated in many dental service missions including Operation Smile in Brazil and Mission of Mercy in several areas -- including Farmington. In addition, for over 10 years the annual Give Kids a Smile event in Farmington at San Juan College has been under his leadership. Dr. Hilton maintains membership in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The Hiltons live in Farmington with their six boys, and two daughters. Backpacking, fishing and mountain biking with his family are among his loves outside of the practice.
Clarissa Burgess, DDS
Dr. Clarissa Burgess is a New Mexico native who loves the variety and culture of the Four Corners area. The region is part of her heart and soul, and after completing dental school at the University of Colorado’s School of Dental Medicine in 2010, she returned to serve as Dental Director for Presbyterian Medical Services in Farmington where she was named the “Outstanding Provider” for 2012.
She is an active member of the Northwest District Dental Society and served as President in 2012-2013. Always looking for ways to give back to those in need, Dr. Burgess has been to Nepal and Guatemala with Global Dental Relief to serve two dental missions and was instrumental in bringing the Mission of Mercy dental service weekend to the Farmington area.
With her husband and daughter, she enjoys all of the outdoor activities the Four Corners has to offer, including skiing, running, music festivals, mountain biking, camping and fly fishing. We are proud to have her as part of our team and thank her for being a top dentist in Farmington New Mexico.