Dr. Mary Ann Lucero is a New Mexico native, born and raised in Albuquerque. She is the daughter of Tom and Mary Lucero, the eighth of nine children. Dr. Lucero attended St. Pius High School and graduated in 1979. Her Los Lunas dental practice, Morningstar Family Dental, opened in August, 2018 upon the retirement of Dr. Cecil Soto.
Dr. Lucero is a family-oriented practitioner who provides a warm, comfortable environment for the entire family. She is a gentle, conscientious dentist, committed to the highest quality dental care using state-of-the-art materials and techniques.
Dr. Lucero earned a BS degree in dental hygiene from UNM in 1986, and earned her DDS degree from the University of the Pacific (San Francisco, CA) in 1996. She has been a General Dentist for 22 years and her practice includes prosthodontics, endodontics, orthodontic (including Invisalign), and bleaching.
These local assistants bring not only vast knowledge and experience to the team, they are familiar with and part of this beautiful area of New Mexico known as Valencia County.
Martha Mahboub, with whom Dr. Lucero has worked for over a decade, and Rowena Chavez, Dr. Soto's long-time employee, manage the practice together.
Melanie Soto Moya, a life-long resident of Valencia county and graduate from Los Lunas High School, recently received her degree from the University of New Mexico Division of Dental Hygiene. Melanie has worked in the dental field for over 14 years as a dental assistant and as an office manager for her father Dr. Cecil Soto. Melanie decided upon completion of Dental Hygiene school, to return to this great community to practice and is excited to provide great care to ALL who need it. Alongside Dr Lucero, and all the great staff at Morningstar Family Dental, she is thankful for you trusting us in your care.