Our Dentistry History

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Copper Canyon Family Dentistry History

As Drs. Seth and Erin Stockton met with various Albuquerque dentists who were preparing for retirement, they knew it was important to find someone who had built strong relationships with patients through the years. That legacy of quality care, trust and loyalty means a lot, and can sometimes to be hard to find in our modern world.

When they met Dr. Thomas Lynch, and Dr. Jeffrey Supple, there was something unique about the practices that both of these doctors built. There was a quality about them that meshed well with the philosophy of Drs. Seth and Erin. When generations within a family grow up within a practice, there is family-focus to all that is done, and that has always been a driving force for Drs. Seth and Erin.

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Seth J. Stockton, DMD

Dr. Seth Stockton was born in Albuquerque, NM. His father served in the United States Air Force and also the Federal Bureau of Prisons, so Dr. Seth has lived in many different places. He attended the University of California – San Diego and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. He then went on to attend Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine.

While a student, he met Dr. Erin Stockton, and they were married in Wisconsin one week after graduating dental school. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Seth was commissioned into the United States Air Force as a Captain. He served the military at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE where he received his Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He was then stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, TX and completed a short course in Periodontics at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.

He and Dr. Erin welcomed their first daughter, Ryan, in 2013 and decided it was time to get some roots, so they moved back to Albuquerque, NM in July 2014. Later that year, they welcomed their second daughter. Now that Drs. Seth and Erin have settled down in Albuquerque, they enjoy spending time with family, tackling new projects with their home, exploring New Mexico and making occasional trips back to Wisconsin to visit Dr. Erin’s family.

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Dr. Erin Stockton

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Erin Stockton received her Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University in the Biological Sciences. She minored in Theater Arts. She then attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine. It was during dental school that she met her husband, Dr. Seth Stockton, and they married one week after graduation.

Dr. Erin went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE and at the Veterans Administration Nebraska-Western Iowa. From there, she and Dr. Seth moved to Abilene, TX where Dr. Seth was stationed at Dyess Air Force Base and Dr. Erin worked in private practice. In July 2014, they moved to Albuquerque, NM to be reunited with family. Drs. Seth and Erin now live in Albuquerque where they are raising their two daughters, Ryan and Avery.

They enjoy spending their time with family, taking on new projects with their house, exploring New Mexico and making occasional trips back to Wisconsin to visit Dr. Erin’s family. Dr. Erin has accumulated over 350 credits in continuing education since graduating from dental school and is working toward achieving her fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. She has served in the House of Delegates for the New Mexico Dental Association and has volunteered her time for the New Mexico Mission of Mercy.

When patients ask why she became a dentist, Dr. Erin explains that it has been her life mission to bring light into the world, to help people in need, and to take care of others. In dentistry, there are a lot of fears, and she works hard to help patients feel comfortable getting the care they need.

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Dr. Jeffrey J. Supple

After years of practicing dentistry in Boston, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, he has transitioned his practice over to Drs. Seth and Erin Stockton and retired from dentistry in December 2015. He practiced at a location that had a long legacy of dentistry: Dr. Isaacson practiced there for many years until his retirement, followed by Dr. Supple for 13 years. Drs. Seth and Erin Stockton are excited to be a part of that legacy in our community and have plans to continue providing that great standard of care to patients.

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Dr. Thomas J. Lynch

Dr. Lynch practiced dentistry in Albuquerque, NM for nearly 40 years. He spent months working with Drs. Seth and Erin Stockton to ensure that his practice would smoothly transition over to their hands. He took care of his patients, and their children and grandchildren, over the course of his career, and many of these patients became personal friends of the Lynch’s. These types of life-long relationships are what drew Drs. Seth and Erin to his practice, and this is the legacy that they have continued to build.