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All professionals at Desert Peaks Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience, training and why they do what they do.

Dr Robert Espinoza

Dr. Roberto Espinoza, DDS

Born and raised in New Mexico, at a young age Dr. Espinoza knew he wanted to be a dentist. The path was not always straight and clear but with encouragement from his family, friends and church he had faith he would achieve his goal. He started to develop a hard work ethic while attending Las Cruces High School and working at Memorial Medical Center as a Sanitation Aid. After graduating from high school and completing a certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistance, he worked at Las Cruces Nursing Center and attended NMSU School of Business and College of Arts and Sciences to complete pre-dental requirements.

Upon completing his Bachelors in Business Administration and all pre-dental requirements, he was accepted into Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. There he served as class president all four years and was a part of the Dean's List for academic achievements. In his senior year he was nominated and won several leadership awards including recognition by the California Dental Association for research and the Prince Award, which the school deems one of the most prestigious awards given. Wanting to continue to learn more about dentistry and advanced procedures, Dr. Espinoza was accepted into the University of New Mexico Advanced General Dentistry program. He studied an extra year of day-to-day dental procedures in a clinic and hospital setting, as well as LV. sedation, dental implants, endodontic, fixed and removal prosthodontics, advanced pediatric cases, periodontal surgeries, impacted wisdom teeth removal, emergency dentistry and preventative dentistry. It was an intense year but working with specialists in each of those areas has helped mold him into a better dentist that wants to continue to grow and learn.

After having several job offers around the U.S., Dr. Espinoza decided to take the job at Urgent Dental Care Sonoma and proudly serve his community that helped him in achieving his own goal.


Robin Day,  Dental Assistant

After 30 years of doing the same thing, it's still never humdrum. Connecting with every individual warms Robin's heart. Taking care of dental needs for people was the right career choice for Robin.

She jokes about spare time activities by stating "what spare time?" She loves to read and binge watch Netflix series.


  Sabrina Rodriguez, Office Manager 

Sabrina was a part of the very first Dental Assisting graduating class at Dona Ana Community College. She worked as    a certified dental assistant and front office scheduling coordinator over the past 16 years. Sabrina loves working in the    dental industry because she is able to help and educate patients to achieve their smile goals! 

When Sabrina isn't at the practice, she is kept very busy with her 3 kiddos and all their sporting activities! You might also catch her enjoying the outdoors and spending time with her family. 


Thalia Garcia

Thalia has worked as a chair side assistant for five years. She enjoys the diverse tasks that the job entails making every day in the office different form the next. Thalia takes the time to educate her patients on basic oral healthcare and maintaining a healthy smile.

Outside of work Thalia stays busy with school and being a mom to two boys. Apart from being a mom, you can find  her enjoying a good cup of coffee, looking for a whole in the wall restaurant to try new foods, or getting some sun out on a trail somewhere. 


Andrea Larranaga

Andrea is an 8 year practicing dental hygienist. She absolutely loves her job and takes pride in practicing diligently with compassion.

Andrea's off time includes being a mother of three and a grandmother to a precious grand daughter. She loves weight lifting and physical activity. She also loves to read and write, and listen to vast majority of music.



   Renee Flores

Renee has been working as  a dental hygienist for over 13 years. Renee is always energetic and makes all patients feel welcome.

When Renee isn't working she is spending times with her four kids and husband. Renee stays busy with attending her children's sporting events and going on multiple family vacations per year,


Alyssa Gonzales

Alyssa is currently working as a front desk receptionist at Desert Peaks Dental, and a senior at New Mexico State University. She enjoys working in the dental filed because she loves working with others, staying busy, and making people smile.

Alyssa's favorite part about working t Desert Peaks Dental is meeting all of the patients, and working with all of her kind, funny, and outgoing coworkers.

Some of Alyssa's favorite hobbies include... Crossfit, reading, trying new foods and drinking lots of coffee.


Veronica Prieto

Veronica has 15 plus years in the dental field. She enjoys welcoming our patients with a friendly and warm smile, and is always ready to help staff with whatever they need.

In her free time Veronica stays busy as a mom to her children, spoiling her pups, crafting, and riding motorcycles with her husband.

Veronica is always smiling and enjoys helping all of those around her.



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