Dental Staff

All professionals at RIO MIMBRES FAMILY DENTAL & ORAL SURGERY maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

 

Joshua Elliss, DMD

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.


Cory Thompson, DMD

Cory Thompson, DMD

Dr. Cory Thompson attended Arizona State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Dr. Thompson then went on to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine out east where he loved the seasons but learned to appreciate the fact that you never have to shovel sunshine. At his family’s request/urging, Dr. Thompson set out to practice in the desert southwest. After some time spent in Arizona, New Mexico became home and he and his family have grown to love the area and the people.

“There is a uniqueness about Southern New Mexico that I really enjoy. I love the spectacular mountain views and White Sands National Park. This is a place that my family and I are excited to call home. I am looking forward to helping the people of New Mexico with their dental needs and I am excited about the many wonderful options that we can provide for you at Hillrise Dental.”

Dr. John Gordon, DDS

Dr. John Gordon, DDS

John Gordon grew up in Alamogordo New Mexico, after finishing high school, he moved to Las Cruces New Mexico to attend college at New Mexico State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He moved on to receive his master’s degree at Oklahoma State University in 1976. Mr. Gordon was accepted into Dental school at the University of Missouri Kansas City where he graduated in 1980 as Dr. John Gordon, DDS.

Dr. Gordon and his wife, Karen (now married 44 years) moved to Deming New Mexico where he opened his own practice in 1980. They have been living in Deming NM for almost 39 years, building their business and growing their family.... having 2 children, a son and a daughter, that both proudly have made Dr. Gordon and Karen grandparents!! Now Mr. and Mrs. Gordon love to travel and visit the grandbabies in Kansas City and Albuquerque. Dr. Gordon will continue to see his patients along with new patients at Rio Mimbres Family Dental & Oral Surgery while taking some time, here and there to spend time with his family.

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Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Friday:

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