Dental Staff

Dentist in Las Cruces, NM

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Cory Thompson, DMD

Dr. Joshua Elliss was born and raised in Utha and enjoyed spending time playing athletics andadventuring with the Boy Scounts in the outdoors.  He graduated from Cedar High School, Dixie State College, Utah state with a Bachelors Degree in Biology , and the University of Nevada Las Vegas with his DMDwith awards in research and occlusion.  Dr. Elliss spent a year after graduation working with children in the Dallas, Texas area.  In 2011, Dr. Elliss purchases Hillrise Dental and in 2014 opened Sonoma Family Dental and Urgent Dental, with his partner, Dr. Cory Thompson. Dr. Elliss is a member of the Organ Mountain Study Club and is actively studying new developments, techniques, and procedures in the field of dentistry and dental office management.  Dr. Elliss is trained in sedation dentistry and is certified to perform non-IV and IV conscious sedation in New Mexico and has performed hundreds of oral surgery, endodontic, pediatric and other general dental procedures successfully with sedation.  

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 in May of 2010. Dr. has been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry since April of 2011 and is a member of the Seattle Study Club as well as Organ Mountain Study Club since 2014. 

With a passion for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Thompson has received Certificates of Achievement from The Institute for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry BIOMET 3i. The Educational Department of OCO Biomedical Inc. in Advanced Techniques: Sinus Lift     Immediate Placement and LUMINEER Thinnovation Veneer Training by DenMat Corporation.

While he lived out east he loved the seasons but learned to appreciate the fact that you never have to shovel sunshine. At his family's request and urging, Dr. Thompson set out to practice in the desert southwest. After some time spent in Arizona, Las Cruces became home. 

"There is a uniqueness about Las Cruces and 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 Las Cruces with their dental needs and I am excited about the many wonderful options that we can provide for you at Hillrise Dental."

- Dr. Cory Thompson

Joshua Elliss, DMD

Dr. Joshua Elliss was born and raised in Utha and enjoyed spending time playing athletics andadventuring with the Boy Scounts in the outdoors.  He graduated from Cedar High School, Dixie State College, Utah state with a Bachelors Degree in Biology , and the University of Nevada Las Vegas with his DMDwith awards in research and occlusion.  Dr. Elliss spent a year after graduation working with children in the Dallas, Texas area.  In 2011, Dr. Elliss purchases Hillrise Dental and in 2014 opened Sonoma Family Dental and Urgent Dental, with his partner, Dr. Cory Thompson. Dr. Elliss is a member of the Organ Mountain Study Club and is actively studying new developments, techniques, and procedures in the field of dentistry and dental office management.  Dr. Elliss is trained in sedation dentistry and is certified to perform non-IV and IV conscious sedation in New Mexico and has performed hundreds of oral surgery, endodontic, pediatric and other general dental procedures successfully with sedation.  

 

At Hillrise Dental:

Education & Prevention - As a practice, we are true believers that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.  

Uncompromising Safety - Infection control in our office is also very important to us.  To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise - As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.  

A Positive Experience - Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success.  We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We will respect your time and means each appointment.