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Welcome to Rio Mimbres Family Dental & Oral Surgery, Your Family Dentist in Deming, NM

Welcome! The dental professionals at Rio Mimbres Family Dental are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dental and dental problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your teeth.

Our website also provides you with background about our, staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose , you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Our Mission Statement 

We strive to provide quality care with the goal that our patients will not be with us for just one or two visits but that they will be our patients for the rest of their lives.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Rio Mimbres Family Dental & Oral Surgery's capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.

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  • Dr.
    Joshua Elliss, DMD

    During his undergraduate studies at Dixie State College – St. George and Utah State College, Josh Elliss was awarded the Dr. Barnum Research award and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Elliss then attended the University of Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine; he was also an extern at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where he was exposed to modern cosmetic and occlusion techniques. Upon graduation from UNLV, he was awarded the Quintessence Award for his research during school and the Outstanding Student Award from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. After schooling, Dr. Ellis practiced in Dallas, Texas, prior to moving his family to New Mexico.

    “Growing up in a small town next to Zion’s National Park in southern Utah, I cultivated a love for outdoors and hiking at an early age. I am grateful to now look out my window every day and see the beautiful Organ Mountains so close by. New Mexico is a unique and diverse place and my family feels at home here.”

    Dr. Elliss is currently involved in local cub scouts and enjoys being a supporter of NMSU athletics and student organizations.


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "'Wonderful staff , I was treated very well and I appreciate the courtesy, I definitely recommend this dentistry office.'"
    Pablo M.
  • ""Their explanation of whatever they will be doing is always understood and they explain it in simple terms.""
    Robert E.
  • ""Everyone was pleasant and explained things. Very clean and efficient""
    Judy M.
  • ""I have gone to the same Dentist my entire life. When Rio Mimbres Family Dentist bought out my life long Dentist I was nervous. The entire office staff is Wonderful and the care is Great. I travel an hour to my appts just because the staff is that great. Small town love with Big town treatments.. Highly Recommend!""
    Amber A.
  • "I would not have made an appointment if it hadn't been for Amber. I had an appointment with Dr Gorden, who I love, but he was not available. I went anyway earlier last year and had a bad experience with a hygienist. Amber convinced me to come back in and see Miriam and Dr Plue. She promised me that my appointment would go well. I made the appointment and was so happy. Miriam took her time with me, listened to my concerns and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Plue did the same. I would and have recommended this team to my friends! I'm very happy and comfortable with the office. I will continue to make my dental appointment with these ladies. Very professional with a personal touch.""
    Karla V.
  • ""Dreading all the reasons we hesitate to go to the dentist I finally made my appointment and headed in to see Dr. Gordon. I was nervous and scared . knowing I was going to get that terrible injection in the most sensitive part of my mouth.... The front... So, sitting in the dentist chair imagining all the pain . ugh..in came Mel, the dentists assistant. She talked to me made me laugh, I felt a little calmer still nervous. Then in came the " BOSS " Dr. Gordon, 😲 omg. I'm thinking okay to late to get out of the chair now...but...Dr. Gordon assured me no pain as he proceeded to inject the front of my gum. As I gripped my hands I realized , hey no pain. I was so 😌 relaxed. In between the repairs I assured him I'm not going to no other dentist again. This is the BEST dentist I've ever had. In fact I did a little dance on my way back to the front desk to schedule my next appointment. I'm a happy camper. I highly recommend Rio Mimbres Family Dental. Thank you Dr Gordon"
  • ""Front desk is absolutely amazing, nicest people I’ve came across to In any office the two ladies in the from were very patient. Front desk was also able to get accurate and professional information greeted me very professionally and when leaving it made me want to come back. Visit was very comfortable hygienist is great and Doctors there are very professional and nice. Recommend 100% to anyone who is looking for a Dentist!""
    Mark G.
  • ""Amazing experience! My appointment went great definitely makes me want to go back. Everyone was Very professional. Definitely recommend this dentistry office.""
    Ambar S.
  • "Visiting Rio Mimbres Family Dental gives my family and me more reasons to smile."
    The Johnson Family
  • "Dr. Elliss provided me with excellent care when I needed it the most."
    Jennifer R.

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Rio Mimbres Family Dental


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9:00 am-5:00 pm


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