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Welcome to Desert Peaks Dental, Your Family Dental Practice in Las Cruces, NM

Welcome! The dental professionals at Desert Peaks Dental are pleased to welcome you to our practice. Over 60 years of combined experience of our dentists, waiting to create the smile you have always dreamed of. 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 web site 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. Ontime appointments that fit into your busy schedule, front desk agents to greet you as you arrive along with a pleasant experience with every treatment procedure, we want to be your family dentist of choice! 

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 Desert Peaks Dentals capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. We look forward to meeting you! Thank you.

Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Laura Plue

    Dr. Laura Plue has over 30 years of experience as a general dentist. She studied Human Biology at the University of Kansas and attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 AM-5:00 PM


8:00 AM-5:00 PM


8:00 AM-5:00 PM


8:00 AM-5:00 PM


8:00 AM-12:00 PM






What Our Clients Say About Us

    "Laura has been my hygienist for many years; always does a fantastic job!"

    Diane M.

    "I had my cleaning for the first time with the new company Desert Peaks. It was a great experience. From the friendly receptionist, the patient dental assistant, to my long time Dental Hygienist, and my new Dentist. Thank you Dr. Plue, Laura, & Charmaine for a stress-free visit. I can’t wait to see you all again in 6 months. Thank you."

    Andrew A.

    "Absolutely fantastic people! Professional, courteous, and prompt. Thank you Desert Peaks!"

    James G.

    "Perfect experience! Staff is super nice and professional. I recommend 100%"

    Lewis M.

    "Great service, I just had my teeth clean this time hopefully things will change so things get back to normal. Everybody whom I saw today were very professional an courteous and would like to thank the staff"

    Joe M.

    "Great staff. Lorena is a gem!"

    Mikki S.

    "I had a lot done today and I have to say that I had very little discomfort. This was a very good experience. I'm usually a big baby when it comes to needles in my mouth."

    Lora K.

    Wonderful service! Laura Carreon is wonderful!

    Benjamin B.

    Just met the new dentist and staff. They are caring and compassionate. I will miss all of the staff and Dr. Pinholster as I have known them over 30 years! Best of luck to all of them. I will continue receiving care at Desert Peak Dental.

    Judith P.

    Great people providing exceptional service.

    Mark B.

    This is by far the best dental place in las cruces, they are friendly and very knowledgeable.

    Gilbert S.

    Very friendly and professional


    Very friendly and helpful staff. Great dental hygienists!

    Lorena G.

    Great, friendly service!

    Roman J.

    Great staff all around! Fast and thorough!

    Lyla R

    Dr Pinholster and his staff are awesome! Was greeted with a nice smile and my hygienist was great! I highly recommend Desert Peaks Dental.


    The office staff is great - very welcoming and helpful. Dr. Pinholster and Julie are professional, gentle and answer all questions. Always on time; no waiting. I highly recommend this practice!

    Teresa S.

    The service and all staff were great as usual. I highly recommend them to family and friends.

    Tito M.

    "The staff is very friendly to patients and to each other. Great welcoming environment and very efficient. They fit me in when I had a dental “emergency” and was experiencing discomfort. They are always on time and I don’t ever recall having to wait past my appointment time to be seen. Highly recommend Dr. Pinholster and his staff!"

    Charlcee G.

    It was a great visit Very patient oriented

    Rosella H.