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Children’s Dental Clinic & Orthodontics of Las Cruces

Children’s Dental Clinic & Orthodontics  of Las Cruces is a state-of-the-art practice specially designed to serve the unique dental needs of children in Southern New Mexico. Our highly trained providers and friendly staff provide comprehensive dentistry and orthodontics for children from 9 months to 18 years old. From our warm, inviting atmosphere to our caring staff, we’re committed to providing a positive experience for your child and building a foundation for healthy oral habits for life!

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Children’s Dental Clinic & Orthodontics of Las Cruces

Children’s Dental Clinic & Orthodontics  of Las Cruces is a state-of-the-art practice specially designed to serve the unique dental needs of children in Southern New Mexico. Our highly trained providers and friendly staff provide comprehensive dentistry and orthodontics for children from 9 months to 18 years old. From our warm, inviting atmosphere to our caring staff, we’re committed to providing a positive experience for your child and building a foundation for healthy oral habits for life!

Book an appointment

Children’s Dental Clinic & Orthodontics of Las Cruces

Children’s Dental Clinic & Orthodontics  of Las Cruces is a state-of-the-art practice specially designed to serve the unique dental needs of children in Southern New Mexico. Our highly trained providers and friendly staff provide comprehensive dentistry and orthodontics for children from 9 months to 18 years old. From our warm, inviting atmosphere to our caring staff, we’re committed to providing a positive experience for your child and building a foundation for healthy oral habits for life!

Book an appointment

Our services

The services we officer include complete children’s dentistry and orthodontics in one convenient location! We believe in providing quality care to every patient and we design our treatment plans based on individual needs, not fee schedules. We accept most insurances, including Medicaid and we file all claims with your insurance company on your behalf and even offer flexible payment plans and CareCredit.

Meet Our Team

Our dental team is comprised of board-certified pediatric specialists, general dentists for children and orthodontic specialists. Our dental assistants and staff are all specially trained to cater to the needs of kids. We hire only the most talented employees and give them opportunities to grow within our organization. We realize that taking care of children involves much more than just fixing teeth. That’s why we take the time to develop lasting relationships with each child built on trust and kindness. It’s the cornerstone of who we are.

Robert Johansen, DDS

Orthodontist
Robert Johansen, DDS Orthodontist (Dr. Rob) grew up in Sandy, UT. He graduated with a BA in Behavioral Science and Health from the University of Utah. After completing his undergraduate studies, he went on to earn a DDS degree from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry.
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Ken Tasker, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Specialists
Ken Tasker, DMD, was raised in northern Utah. After spending two years throughout the state of Chihuahua, Mexico doing volunteer service, he graduated with a BS degree from Brigham Young University in Biology. He earned his DMD degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.
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Karen Gutierrez, DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Specialists
Karen Gutierrez, DDS was born and raised in Peru. She attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During dental school, she was president of the AAPD Colorado Student Chapter and received the University of Colorado “Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry” award.
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About us

Our modern décor office is equipped with the latest dental technology. Designed with children in mind, our in chair HDTVs will keep them busy and comfortable before and during treatment. Our spacious hygiene area is comfortable and open. and our treatment rooms provide privacy when needed for more involved procedures. Our offices are designed to entertain the young ones, yet does not exclude the comfort of teens.

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Pediatric Dentistry

We specialize in dentistry for children ages 9 months to 18 years old. Staffed with pediatric specialists and general dentists for children, we can offer basic quality care like exams and cleanings all the way up to specialized procedures and even hospital dentistry. We are one of a few practices offering multiple types of sedation dentistry for children for added comfort, when prescribed or necessary. Our focus is exclusively on kids, which is how we create such a positive dental experience for them.

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Orthodontics

All of our orthodontic services are performed by a certified orthodontist, not a general dentist. Our orthodontic specialist offers a free consultation to patients up to age 18. After a thorough evaluation, the orthodontist will explain in detail your individual treatment plan and your treatment coordinator will go over all insurance benefits, costs and payment options.  In some cases, we can even offer same day braces so you’ll be on your way to a straighter, beautiful, healthier smile in no time!

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A Non-Traumatic Approach

Being a dentist for kids requires a special set of skills. Our children’s dentists take every care to ensure your children are comfortable throughout their visit. Our dentists never force treatment on a child. We avoid any traumatizing experiences that may prevent your child from coming to the dentist in the future. Our staff and dentists take the time to explain to our patients what we are going to do before we start and discuss all viable options with parents. We also encourage parents to stay with their children through every step of treatment. We strive to provide an environment that is candid, transparent and friendly for all patients, parents and staff members. As always, we welcome patient reviews, feedback and suggestions.

Meet some of our patients

Nichole

Staff is very kid friendly and extremely patient with toddlers. Been going since my son turned 1 and every time we go with the staffs help my son gets more confident. He's 4 now and this time we were able to get perfect xrays and he sat in the chair all by himself. Totally recommend Children's Dental of Las Cruces.

Kristen C

3 of our girls were seen there today, ages 7, 3 and 1 1/2 and the staff was fabulous!! They were super nice and kept reassuring my girls so we had no tears 😁. We've always been happy with the care they have provided our 7 year old over the years so we just keep coming back!

Gabriel

Just came from our appointment at Children's Dental Clinic. The staff here are always wonderful and this time was no exception. Lonnie and Doctor Nguyen were so great with both our girls! My 3 year old even sat in the big chair this time because she felt so comfortable. The ladies at the front desk were super nice as well. Children's Dental Clinic is our Dental Clinic for life! I just wish they took care of adults too!!! Thank you everyone for a VERY pleasant experience! Experts in customer service!

Brandi

Amazing visit! I have taken my children here for over five years! My daughter had a cavity and the procedure was super quick and she didnt even need a shot to numb it! AMAZING! I cant say how much I appreciate the amazing care she has been given! Recommend

Contact Us

(575) 526 5522
1901 Calle De Ninos Las Cruces, NM 88005
Monday
8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday
7:00am to 6:00pm
Friday
8:00am to 2:00pm
(575) 526-5522
1901 Calle De Ninos Las Cruces, NM 88005
Monday
10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday
7:00am to 3:00pm
Friday
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