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White Sands Family Dental

Looking for comfortable, confident and convenient care from dentists in Alamogordo? You've come to the right place. From the minute you walk into our office you will notice a difference at White Sands Family Dental. We care about you, your family and your friends, and we're here to help you achieve your healthiest, brightest smile.

At White Sands Family Dental we know every person's dental needs are unique. That's why we offer a comprehensive selection of treatment options in a comfortable, convenient atmosphere. We're confident we can provide superior dental care that no other dentist in Alamogordo can offer.

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.

We specialize in improving smiles. You can learn more about our smile-enhancing services on our website, including:

We've developed this informational website as an extension of our practice, to serve as a convenient, educational resource for our patients. With just a few clicks, you can find helpful information about our services, credentials and office policies. You can also easily access patient formsor request an appointment with our Alamogordo dentist.

Discover a new dental experience at White Sands Family Dental! We look forward to caring for you and your family's dental needs.



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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. 

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  • Dr. Cory Thompson, DMD

    Dr. Cory Thompson attended Arizona State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish

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  • Dr. Bobby Espinoza, DDS

    Born and raised in New Mexico, at a young age Dr. Espinoza knew he wanted to be a dentist. 

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  • Dr. Larson Barney, DDS

    I was raised on a dairy farm in southern Arizona by loving and supportive parents. They taught my multiple siblings and me many important life lessons, including hard work and the meaning of family and life.

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    "I felt completely safe thanks to all the precautions they had in place. Lucy and Dr. Espinoza were wonderful. Explained everything. Highly recommend! (Thank you Lucy!)"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Lauren C.

    "Great service! Quick, efficient, and very courteous staff!"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Jamey G.

    "Kind staff. Very clean. Knowledgeable and professional."⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Amber D.

    "Great staff. Everything is so well organized. Every hygiene appointment starts with an exam by the dentist. I'm very impressed."⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Sue S.

    "As someone with a fear of dental work, I was very pleased right from the initial scheduling phone call. I expressed my fears & was reassured & comforted that they would work with me. Upon my arrival, they were following all known protocols to protect patients during this pandemic. Once in the chair, there was just overall understanding & comfort for my fear. Dr Espinosa gave me thorough explanations on what he was recommending as treatment & not once made me feel "immature" for my fear. I am excited to begin the work needed with this establishment."⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    "As someone with a fear of dental work, I was very pleased right from the initial scheduling phone call. I expressed my fears & was reassured & comforted that they would work with me. Upon my arrival, they were following all known protocols to protect patients during this pandemic. Once in the chair, there was just overall understanding & comfort for my fear. Dr Espinosa gave me thorough explanations on what he was recommending as treatment & not once made me feel "immature" for my fear. I am excited to begin the work needed with this establishment."⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Eryn T.

    "The doctors and staff are super efficient, professional and friendly. In this time of Covid-19, I felt safe and well taken care of."⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Laurence M.

    "Great service and very professional."⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Brooke G.

    "Wonderful experience with all the polite staff, especially Mari and Cesar. Thank you Sonoma Dental!"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Claudia G.

    "They are always so friendly and patient with my kids. A very fun atmosphere as well. They take great consideration and care for their patients."⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Amanda B.

    "Always courteous and considerate. Great job keeping everyone safe!"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Kay H.

    "We love Sonoma Family Dental. They are always so organized and do the best they can to accommodate! Thank you for working through this very difficult time. The Armstrong’s"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Dawn P.

    Very friendly staff. Quick for appointments with decent waiting times. Very kid friendly with yours and cartoons in the waiting room. The dentist chair has cartoons on it for your kids as well. Over all very accommodating to your needs ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    AquaticD3VIL

    First visit. I got in quickly. The dentist suggested a treatment for my sensitive teeth that I hadn’t previously heard about. I was glad he made a recommendation for the treatment. It was a positive experience. I’ll definitely return."⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Sandra C.

    Yesterday was my brother's first visit at this dental facility and I must say they go above and beyond for their patients. Taking into consideration COVID-19 restrictions. I was absolutely impressed by Dental Assistant Mari, DDS Espinoza and Dental Hygienist who provided dental services to my brother. Thank you for taking such great care of my brother!! People like you make this world a better place!!! Be safe!!!

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    Yesterday was my brother's first visit at this dental facility and I must say they go above and beyond for their patients. Taking into consideration COVID-19 restrictions. I was absolutely impressed by Dental Assistant Mari, DDS Espinoza and Dental Hygienist who provided dental services to my brother. Thank you for taking such great care of my brother!! People like you make this world a better place!!! Be safe!!!

    Lilia C.

    My Experience here at Sonoma Family Dental was nothing less than Great! The staff there is very welcoming and humbled. All are very nice and helpful. The atmosphere there is awesome as well, i highly recommend this dentistry to anyone who wants great service for whatever dental needs. Thank you all at Sonoma Family Dental.

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    My Experience here at Sonoma Family Dental was nothing less than Great! The staff there is very welcoming and humbled. All are very nice and helpful. The atmosphere there is awesome as well, i highly recommend this dentistry to anyone who wants great service for whatever dental needs. Thank you all at Sonoma Family Dental.

    Chris S.

    Our first experience was great. Awesome service and promptness. Our Dental Assistant, Antonio was very friendly, sweet and welcoming!!!

    Sarah B.

    Great service, took time with me explaining what options I had. Made it easy to understand I would recommend them to everyone!

    Peter S.

    Great staff and doctors. Always friendly and professional. Highly recommend Sonoma Dental.

    Barney P.

    Even in the crisis they saw me and did a very professional job and outstanding care for my needs.

    Jesse W.

    Team was amazing with my high anxiety they made me feel so comfortable and they where extremely clean and organized thank you all so much for making this experience easy and calm. You guys are rockstars if I could give them a 10 star I would definitely recommend this dentist.

    Wendy

    Everything was great fast service and pain free . Definitely would use them again !

    Krystal G.

    They were very professional, friendly, and made me feel very comfortable! I didn't know that Sonoma family dental was this amazing! Thank you all for being very professional!

    Marlene N.

    A great visit as always. Staff was all very kind of the situation. Would definitely go back again and recommend to my friends as well.

    Gary H.

    My kids have been with Sonoma Family Dental since we moved to Las Cruces. I recently moved from LC Dental Solutions to Sonoma Dental because I wanted to be treated like a human and not like cattle. The staff, from front office to Doctor, are beyond friendly and patient. My son has sensory integration disorder and these types of appointments can cause huge melt downs for him and they were just so understanding and patient with him. I would recommend everyone to come here for their dental needs. You will be treated with compassion and respect.

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    My kids have been with Sonoma Family Dental since we moved to Las Cruces. I recently moved from LC Dental Solutions to Sonoma Dental because I wanted to be treated like a human and not like cattle. The staff, from front office to Doctor, are beyond friendly and patient. My son has sensory integration disorder and these types of appointments can cause huge melt downs for him and they were just so understanding and patient with him. I would recommend everyone to come here for their dental needs. You will be treated with compassion and respect.

    My.

    Let me start by saying that I absolutely hate going to the dentist and it gives me a great deal of anxiety; so I have been to this practice twice now and the staff is always really nice and take the time to talk to you like they care about you. They know how to make a patient feel like they matter and all of your questions get answered. I've tried several other practices previously and even getting a simple cleaning was always an awful experience, my mouth would be horribly sore for sometime afterwards - but at Sonoma Family Dental they just know exactly what they're doing and they're doing it right! I left feeling much better than I felt coming in, and didn't feel the soreness I was used to having after a cleaning. A definite plus is that they don't have their patients waiting in the lobby for an hour before being seen either, they're always reasonably quick.

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    Let me start by saying that I absolutely hate going to the dentist and it gives me a great deal of anxiety; so I have been to this practice twice now and the staff is always really nice and take the time to talk to you like they care about you. They know how to make a patient feel like they matter and all of your questions get answered. I've tried several other practices previously and even getting a simple cleaning was always an awful experience, my mouth would be horribly sore for sometime afterwards - but at Sonoma Family Dental they just know exactly what they're doing and they're doing it right! I left feeling much better than I felt coming in, and didn't feel the soreness I was used to having after a cleaning. A definite plus is that they don't have their patients waiting in the lobby for an hour before being seen either, they're always reasonably quick.

    Lliana S.

    The dental assistant was great! Super friendly and did a really great job!

    Tara B.

    They are very professional and friendly and fit you into their schedules if needed. I would highly recommend them to anyone

    Alex S.

    I had went to different doc they pulled my tooth broke it left pieces of tooth in the gums went too a different doc who also told me there was nothing in there that same day I spit a piece of tooth so I came to Sonoma dental they were fast very respectful and very nice he found another piece took it out I was in so much pain I thank you so much your the best.

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    I had went to different doc they pulled my tooth broke it left pieces of tooth in the gums went too a different doc who also told me there was nothing in there that same day I spit a piece of tooth so I came to Sonoma dental they were fast very respectful and very nice he found another piece took it out I was in so much pain I thank you so much your the best.

    Olivia B.

    Just moved back to Las Cruces. I had a great experience here. Patricia and Brianna plus rest of staff were awesome..welcoming and made this a great experience. So friendly and professional!!😊

    Melinda M.

    Great service nice dentist and staff.!!! Love coming here,great experience.

    Becky B.

    The people here are very kind, understanding, and caring. They are very considerate of those with severe dental anxiety. For the first time, I actually look forward to seeing the dentist! They were so gentle and reassuring, that I genuinely trust their work, and they have a variety of options for dental care. Plus they worked with me and my terrible anxiety to find what plan works best for me and honestly, I appreciate that. Most haven't been so caring or flexible. Plus, I am able to see them much sooner than previous dental care practices I have been to.

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    The people here are very kind, understanding, and caring. They are very considerate of those with severe dental anxiety. For the first time, I actually look forward to seeing the dentist! They were so gentle and reassuring, that I genuinely trust their work, and they have a variety of options for dental care. Plus they worked with me and my terrible anxiety to find what plan works best for me and honestly, I appreciate that. Most haven't been so caring or flexible. Plus, I am able to see them much sooner than previous dental care practices I have been to.

    Carmen R.

    Great service as always! My Daughter usually see Dr. Ellis, today Dr. Akopyan did her dental exam. She was pleased with his service. Thank you Sonoma Family Dental see you all in 6 months.

    Raquel R.

    I love the staff at Sonoma Family Dental! I have seen all of the dentists there and have had a great experience each time. The hygienists are very knowledgeable and had great suggestions in how to deal with my tooth sensitivity. I especially appreciate how thoughtful and practical they are when it comes to treatment plans. They don't do more than they have to and the support staff is great at explaining costs and dealing with insurance. Overall, the staff is happy, kind, and super helpful.

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    I love the staff at Sonoma Family Dental! I have seen all of the dentists there and have had a great experience each time. The hygienists are very knowledgeable and had great suggestions in how to deal with my tooth sensitivity. I especially appreciate how thoughtful and practical they are when it comes to treatment plans. They don't do more than they have to and the support staff is great at explaining costs and dealing with insurance. Overall, the staff is happy, kind, and super helpful.

    Bethy L.

    Great staff excellent work and the place is always very clean easy to check in and the main thing is feeling comfortable and knowing the work is the best quality around thank you for making me feel at home.

    Christopher S.

    Amazing! I highly recommend them for everything!!! Thanks

    Crystal G.

    Amazing in and out even took the time on the spot to do my fillings shows u they care thanks guys!!

    Angel B.

    Great staff! They made me feel at ease and explained everything in detail! Definitely recommend!

    Kazlynn R.

    I loved my experience. The dental hygienist was so nice and she made sure I was comfortable the entire time. The Dentist was super nice and made sure i didn't feel embarrassed and explained everything he would do for the next visit. I think i found my dental office. Great experience. Thank you!

    Ashley C.

    was a walk in emergency and they took care of me real quick nice courtesy staff and doctors

    Melissa H.

    I am very please with Sonoma Family Dental. The staff is super friendly and the wait is also very minimal. I called to get my son seen and they had an appt for us the next day which was great. I definitely recommend them.

    Berenice V.

    I love Dr Espinoza,he really put me at ease with my anxiety over having dental work done.

    Julie S.

    Dr. Bobby Espinoza and his staff did a great job on my implant. He's up to date with the latest techniques. An older dentist said I was going to need a bridge, which would have cost more in the long run, and damaged two other teeth next to the bridge, but Dr. E. did the measurements and said I had plenty of bone for an implant. It looks and feels great. And his staff is super-friendly. Really made me feel comfortable. Stephanie did a job cleaning my teeth yesterday. 👌

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    Dr. Bobby Espinoza and his staff did a great job on my implant. He's up to date with the latest techniques. An older dentist said I was going to need a bridge, which would have cost more in the long run, and damaged two other teeth next to the bridge, but Dr. E. did the measurements and said I had plenty of bone for an implant. It looks and feels great. And his staff is super-friendly. Really made me feel comfortable. Stephanie did a job cleaning my teeth yesterday. 👌

    Stephen C.

    Excellent service, everyone was very nice and professional!! This was the fastest dental and inexpensive appointment I've ever had!! I HIGHLY recommend!!

    Edna E.

    I came away very impressed! The staff was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They even laughed at my jokes for free!

    John F.

    This place is awesome!! Highly recommend! The staff at the front desk were very kind and understanding and the dentist did a phenomenal job on my boyfriend's tooth! Thank you so much for fixing his pain! You all rock!! 🙂🙂

    Helena G.

    The entire staff was great with my 5 yr old from start to finish!!! We switched from another local dentist and are happy we did!! Highly recommended!!

    Mollie A.

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