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Hillrise Dental

Sometimes going to the dentist can be frustrating. It can take months to get an appointment. You arrive early for your appointment… only to wait hours past your scheduled time. Then you are blindsided with expensive treatment plans that your insurance may OR may not cover. Not at Hillrise Dental!  Read Patient Testimonials

Hillrise Dental offers all the benefits of general dentistry and cosmetic. The days of being referred out for cosmetic procedures such as dental veneers or dental implants has become a thing of the past., our office specializes in these treatments. We offer the solution for missing teeth, using dental implants! Several huge breakthroughs in technology have made dental implants much easier on the wallet and made the procedures more convenient, Dr. Thompson and his staff have been able to save patients hundreds of dollars on their dental implant treatment plan! When you're looking for long term, stable solution and affordable dental implants,  you've come to the right place! 

Considering invisible braces? Our office offers Invisalign to straighten teeth in a more comfortable, convenient treatment. Is invis for you? Call our office today to set up your consultation with Dr. Jared Southwell.

If you're looking for a dentist in Las Cruces offering premier, yet affordable dental care, you're in great hands at Hillrise Dental.

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.

Come to Hillrise Dental and enjoy the benefits of:

  • On Time Appointments
  • Emergency Dental
  • Fast, Easy Scheduling
    Set an appointment for the following day!
  • Treatment Plans Discussed PRIOR to Treatment
    If you ever feel like you’re being pressured into an unnecessary, excessive and/or expensive dental treatment, come to Hillrise Dental for a 2nd opinion. 
  • Covered Dental Insurance
  • Compassionate, Friendly, Educated Staff


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Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Joshua Elliss

    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.  

  • Dr.
    Cory Thompson

    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, Las Cruces became home and he and his family have grown to love the area and the people.

  • Dr.
    Bobby Espinoza

    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. 


What Our Patients are Saying

    Sooo clean place , Professional and friendly front desk ,staff ,Hygienist and doctor I love it .carman did excellent cleaning of my teeth I strongly recommend this clinic! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Amrita C.

    Great facility with friendly, kind and knowledgeable staff. 😃


    Dustie C.

    Everyone there is so nice and polite. From the front desk to everyone in the back. Thank you guys for the great experience :) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Julie J.

    Staff was very friendly. Took time to explain everything and made sure all my questions were answered. Office is clean. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Leslie B.

    Great customer service from beginning to end. I can always count on Carmen to take care of my dental needs. She is kind and gentle. Danica, Carmen’s assistant was also very nice and thorough. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Ofelia M.

    Every time I visit Hillrise Dental the staff is extremely accommodating and very friendly. Every visit has been a 10/10 :) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Eric M.

    They took me back in a timely manner, and were super friendly. My hygienist Renee was amazing; authentic and personable. She did a great job on my cleaning, and I will definitely be requesting her for next time. The doctor definitely knew what he was doing (which is always good) and the whole experience was an overall great one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Kylah M.

    Clean, friendly, professional & all around great service. From start to finish, highly recommended for all your dental needs! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Xochitl V.

    Excellent Staff & Professional Dental Care! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


    It sounds unusual, but I enjoy going to my dentist’s office. The staff is friendly and very professional. Dr. Thompson is an excellent dentist. He makes me feel relaxed and confident that I am receiving the best possible care. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Linda B.

    Check up went well - no cavities!!! Nice office area and rooms- great service by both front staff and hygienists. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Elizabeth M.

    I'm so glad the VA sent me to Hillrise dental. The staff was so friendly and they took care of me right away. Excellent dental care. If your not happy with your dentist go to Hillrise dental and you won't be disappointed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Rich G.

    The staff are very friendly. Excellent customer service! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Marianita M.

    Jorge does an amazing job every time. I always feel comfortable to ask the questions about my teeth issues with him. He is also very knowledgeable when answering my questions. He is the best I have ever had. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Yulin Z.

    My kids like the treatments they had for their visits. The facility are very clean and everyone are very polite and friendly. They work hard to please their customers with fantastic smile 😊… ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Rosamar G.

    Kind and considerate of an elderly woman’s needs. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


    They took me in two minutes _early_! Professional, friendly, and courteous always. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Rene P.

    Always go to the pros! Great doctors, staff & George cleans my teeth fabulously! Thanks team! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


    Could not be a better dental clinic! Dr. Thompson has done an excellent job refitting my older dentures. Also, the local dental lab he uses does a great job, unlike the advertised "quick and cheap" denture clinics in bigger cities. And best of all, the entire staff from front office to chairside assistants are knowledgeable and friendly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Marion K.

    Karman is the best. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Martin R.

    I love this office so much they are so personable and kind. I had problems setting my schedule and finding the time to get in and had to make several changes and the staff never once treated me differently for all the extra work. They were able to work with my schedule and get me in. The office is beautiful and all of the staff are awesome. Jacque is my lifesaver! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Shannon C.

    I love coming here. When I moved to Cruces, we heard very high recommendations about Dr. Thompson and I would echo those recommendations. The staff here is amazing and even went out of their way to remember me so that I don't have to state who I am when I come in. I could not recommend them higher! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Matthew C.

    Very pleased with Dr. Thompson and his staff, Dental hygienist, Carmen Hernandez was very knowledgeable and professional. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Laura B.

    I was referred to Hillrise Dental by my mother. I was thoroughly pleased with my experience, today. My visit started on-time. I had x-rays, an exam, and a cleaning (completed within an hour). The step-by-step communication between the receptionist (didn't catch her name), Carlie (I believe that was her name), Carmen, Dr. Cory Thompson, and myself was great the entire visit. I will definitely be returning in 6 months and I also recommend this dental office to anybody who is looking for a good dentist. Thank you! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Lisette S.

    The receptionist, dentist and dental hygienist were awesome. I enjoyed a little humor and was very happy. Thank you,

    Joe P.

    Hillrise dental is a very well managed, personal dental office. I appreciate the care that the docs put in plus the techs and Carmen the hygienist. The office personnel is very friendly and even called me by name when I left. I would highly recommend them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Michelle S.

    This office has provided my family with the best dental care we have received in a long time! We move often and have really struggled to find good dentistry along our journey. Finally, we have found what we've been looking for! Everyone is genuinely friendly and helpful. They have made it so easy to place our trust and our smiles in their talented and caring hands. We can't recommend them enough! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Amy C.

    Very friendly professional staff. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    John S.

    This was our first visit and we were more than impressed by with the office, staff and doctor. Dr. Thompson was very thorough and informative on the work that needs to be done. My wife already has an appointment to see him. Thank you. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Gale W.

    Hillrise Dental is the best place to go for dental care. The staff there is always friendly, helpful and very nice! George is the best dental hygienist, very gentle and professional! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Emma D.

    Excellent Staff & Professional Dental Care!


    I was very impressed with the service and felt totally comfortable. Not only was the checkup and cleaning thorough, but everyone was so kind. This was my first time, but I will definitely be back in 6 month.

    Corry M.

    Super friendly staff & excellent service by dentists and hygienists.

    Rebecca R.

    Efficient and proficient dental care. Added bonus: the entire staff is exceptional. Everyone is so friendly, efficient, and professional. I look forward to seeing them every appointment! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Holly P.

    The staff is friendly, the office is clean and observant of all covid-19 rules. It never ceases to amaze me how advanced dental procedures have become. I highly recommend my dentist. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Diane D.

    Always feel like they have my best interest in mind. Great people and very pleasant. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Neil F.

    "Been getting my dental work done here for over 15 years. The staff is always friendly and courteous. Never felt more safe during this pandemic. Always satisfied!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Danise C.

    "Office staff and Dental staff extremely professional." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Sixto C.

    Everyone is always very enthusiastic and friendly. Staff professional and caring. Dr. Thompson super. I love him!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    SueAnn L.

    "My husband an I were treated very well for our usual cleaning. We waited in the car (at our request) till it was time to be seen. We wore masks (until time to be worked on) as did the staff. The dental hygienist wore a plastic face shield, as well as a mask." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Annie S.

    "Painless and efficient experience. Very personable" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Deborah Q.

    "It sounds unusual, but I enjoy going to my dentist’s office. The staff is friendly and very professional. Dr. Thompson is an excellent dentist. He makes me feel relaxed and confident that I am receiving the best possible care." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Linda B.

    "I am one person who actually enjoys going to the dentist. It wasn’t always like that. I started going to Hillrise Dental and everything changed. The staff is extremely friendly and I always feel welcome when I get there. My cleanings are thorough so I can tell a huge difference once they are finished. The dentist is easy to listen to and between him and the hygienist, I understand what is going on with my teeth.i would recommend this dentist to anyone." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Joan J.

    "Receive my porcelain ceramic Crown today. Dr. Thompson and Lorraine did an awesome job. Everyone in the office was professional, helpful, and very pleasant. Highly recommended" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Judy M.

    "George does an excellent job of cleaning my teeth, staff and Dr Thompson always professional and kind." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Karen A.

    "Very friendly, clean and efficient. Did a great job. I would recommend." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Melody L.

    "Always treated courtesy and they are my favorite dentist office in Las Cruces, NM." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Susan S.

    "Fast, efficient, knowledgeable and super friendly." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Theresa B.

    "10000% recommend!!!! From the receptionist to the dental assistant to the dentist, so very courteous and professional!!! Even as nervous as I was, they made me feel super comfortable! I will definitely go back when I need more dental work done! Thanks guys!!!!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Julie D.

    "They are always so friendly. I love that they send reminders out too as that is very helpful since our appointments are 6 months apart. I highly recommend them. Great service, great work, and great environment. Very clean too!!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Desiree H.

    "Awesome staff." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Justin B.

    "The staff at Hillrise Dental were very pleasant. I felt comfortable and assured I would be taken care of. I'm glad I chose them." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Minister E.

    "Jorge is great, he always does a wonderful, thorough job on my teeth. Extremely professional!!!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Yolanda G.

    "Great staff!! Very friendly and helpful!!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    S F

    "As a new patient I was looking to see how I “felt” about coming to town and finding a good amiable and competent dentist and staff. I found one!!! Hillside Dental met and exceeded my expectations. :-) Dr. Cory Thompson as well as his oral care team that I met (Jessica and Jasmine) along with the front desk folks (Maria and Abby) all made me feel both comfortable and cared for. Whether you’re looking for good oral hygiene care and check ups or major dental work like crowns or implants chec

    Tim S.

    "Staff is always so kind and upbeat— as someone with irrational dental-related anxiety, Dr. Thompson and every staff member there is always so compassionate and reassuring. A great experience every-time!!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Kyra J.

    "This is a wonderful office! The Dentist, hygienists, front desk and management teams are friendly efficient, and very knowledgeable. They have the timing Do . Very well with their daily schedule. The atmosphere is calm, not rushed or stressful. If the staff is experiencing any of that, they never show it. It is very comforting to receive quality treatment at this facility. I highly recommend them!"

    Janice M.

    "I'm not a fan of going to any dentist at any time, but I changed to Dr Thompson last year when my prior dentist retired. I feel much more relaxed with Dr Thompson & his staff. I didn't care for the first hygienist I saw there, but they let me switch to the male hygienist & he is wonderful like Dr Thompson. I'll be using this office as long as they are around."

    Crista L.

    "I've never been to a better dentist!"

    David J.

    "These guys were great. Called early Monday morning with a broken cap I suffered over the weekend. They saw me the same day! Always great service. I am def going back."

    Zachary B.

    "Awesome service!! I was in and out for a routine cleaning in 30 minutes. George cleaned my teeth and did an amazing job. I usually hate going to the dentist. I would recommend them again."


    "Awesome. First dentist to actually listen to me and consider my thoughts and wishes. Make dental plan with me as a full partner. Very thoughtful and displays a true concern. Also first dentist to ever give me shots in upper jaw that didn't hurt like getting stabbed in combat. I'm extremely pleased with the whole staff and work completed so far."

    Guy L. US Navy Retired

    "Everyone pays attention to details!!! You won't mind going to the dentist!!!!"

    Olga L.

    "They are THE best". BEST experience of my dental history. George is the best. And nicest. And most talented hygienist you will ever encounter. He'll get you all set up and send in a Dr. Thompson. What I'm trying to say is that you're in good hands. Really good, really caring, really well-trained and dedicated hands. Such is the talent at Hillrise Dental under the attentive supervision of Dr. Thompson that I have convinced another four family members and friends to make Hillrise Dental th

    Jamlla H.

    "Not always is a dentist appointment pleasant. I've recently switched to Hillrise Dental and after my first visit, I know it will be near impossible to experience an unpleasant visit. From the moment I walked into the clinic the friendly staff gave me a courteous welcome and I knew this was going to be different. With no time to spare I filled first time patient forms, and right as I was finished the hygienist called me into a room. There was ZERO wait time, a huge plus for me. During my cleanin

    Kevin B.

    "The staff & Dr. Thompson were just wonderful. I had to have a root canal & crown, a very long ordeal!! I was in the chair for about 3 hours but I was asked many times if I was doing OK & if I needed to use the restroom. Everyone was very gentle & very caring. I will definitely return & as everyone out there knows, going to the dentist can be a dreadful experience. I also got my choice of Netflix movies to watch!! Thanks so much for making this a good experience."

    Ann R.

    "Very prompt, expert service. Highly recommend."

    Sharon S.

    "Friendly, Detailed Professional Staff and Complete Dental Services! Highly Recommend!"

    Tom P.

    'Dr. Thompson is the best! Everyone at Hillrise Dental is so professional and nice. It’s a great office!"

    Tiffany M.

    Dr. Thompson and the entire staff at Hillrise Dental are awesome. My hubby who isn't a fan of going to the dentist even likes visiting this office. Dr. Thompson is a great dentist, very knowledgeable, but won't ever push you to get extra procedures you don't need.

    Wendy C.

    I have been going to Hillrise Dental for bi-annual cleanings since moving to Las Cruces. The staff, team and leadership are the best. I don't remember waiting more than 10 mins. to be seen when I arrive for my appointments.

    Shannon R.

    This is a wonderful office! The Dentist, hygienists, front desk and management teams are friendly efficient, and very knowledgeable. They have the timing Do . Very well with their daily schedule. The atmosphere is calm, not rushed or stressful. If the staff is experiencing any of that, they never show it. It is very comforting to receive quality treatment at this facility. I highly recommend them!

    Janice M.

    Legitimately seems to care about the well-being of his patients. Even though he always seems busy I've never felt like I wasn't getting his undivided attention. Overall I have literally zero complaints and only praise. If any friends or family ask for recommendations I'll always suggest here.

    Austin L.

    The staff at Hillrise Dental are awesome! Hardly ever have I had to wait past my appt time, and the front desk staff are always smiling and friendly.

    Stephanie W.

    I love the texting feature! Hillrise sent a text a week before my appointment to remind me. I then received a text the morning of the appointment to remind me again. I love it! I also love my experiences at Hillrise. Every single person I encounter from the receptionist to the hygienists to the dentists are fantastic, friendly, and knowledgeable every single time I go in.

    Tanya A.

    Efficient and proficient dental care. Added bonus: the entire staff is exceptional. Everyone is so friendly, efficient, and professional. I look forward to seeing them every appointment!

    Holly P.

    This is hands down the best dentist office in town! The entire staff is knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly. The office is always clean, efficient, and professional. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!

    Laura S.

    Dr. Thompson is the best! Everyone at Hillrise Dental is so professional and nice. It’s a great office!

    Tiffany M.

    Awesome staff, on time, technically competent- definitely recommended

    Alan T.

    It’s been more years than I’d like to admit since being to the dentist for a cleaning. I have a bit of anxiety apparently. Dr Thompson and his dental hygienist were so amazing, gentle and thorough. Front desk staff was so incredibly nice. Overall such a pleasant experience. Not sure why I was nervous at all!

    Sara H.

    Hillrise Dental is where I went after not going to a dentist for a very long time. The staff at the desk that greet you, to the technicians, to the dentist, are all very caring, supportive, and very professional. I can't imagine going elsewhere. Their care and concern for you as an individual is evident. What I used to dread, I now actually look forward too.

    Leo C.

    As lots of people, I have dental phobia. That's a real thing, right? :) It had been years and years since I'd been to the dentist, precisely because of my fear of them. But from the first visit at Hillrise Dental, Michelle got me a weighted blanket to comfort me while Carmen cleaned my teeth. Carmen was so nice and kept checking to see how I was doing. It was a pleasant visit. Today I had some fillings and the procedure was explained to me really well and then the work was done. I felt anxious w

    Susan H.

    Couple of awesome things going on here. Absolutely awesome and professional staff! Dr. Elliss is a rock star! I was pretty nervous (I always am when it comes to the dentist). He and his staff made absolutely sure I was calm, acknowledged and had me in and out for a large filling in less than an hour. What an awesome experience!

    Kimberly S.

    Dr. Thompson is great! I have extreme anxiety and he was great! The staff is amazing too.

    Samantha H.

    I love everything about Hillrise. Nice people, punctual service. Have never said I needed treatments that I didn't need, no extra things added that my insurance doesn't cover. Wonderful!! Thanks!!!

    Rachel G

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