Our Practice

744_Dr._GonzalezJaime R. Gonzalez, DDS

Dr. Jaime Gonzalez graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in San Bernardino, California in 1996. After graduation, he moved to Alamogordo, NM and has practiced dentistry ever since at the Alamogordo Dental Group. Dr. Gonzalez practices general dentistry with a special interest in dental sleep medicine. His professional memberships include:

  • -American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • -American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • -Academy of General Dentistry



744_Dr_Mario_J._SamaniegoMario Samaniego, DDS

Dr. Mario Samaniego is originally from El Paso, TX but at a young age migrated to California where he attended high school and dental school at Loma Linda University. After dental school he joined the USAF for specialized training in every area of dentistry.

In 1984, Dr. Samaniego started his practice in Las Cruces, NM and in Alamogordo, NM. Growth in both practices occurred so quick that he had to bring in other doctors to assist with the patient load. Continuing education has been one of his top priorities and being in general dentistry requires keeping up with the latest developments. Dr. Samaniego has been able to help many patients with TMJ problems, orthodontics, complete reconstructions, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Samaniego is one in 240 dentists in the world that practices the Bio Esthetic Dentistry Technique in treating his patients. This technique combines stable TMJ’s in the alignment with the patients bite to create long lasting, beautiful smiles. In 2008, Dr. Mario Samaniego was selected by Consumers Research Council of America as one of America’s top dentists. He is among a select few that have earned this prestigious recognition. He has also been named as The Most Favorite Dentist in Las Cruces, NM by Las Cruces Sun News Readers.

Dr. Samaniego is very concerned about education for our youth and for years has been involved in raising funds for scholarships. Several years ago, he funded a program that provides scholarships for senior students going to college. So far, about 100 scholarships have been given to students.

His hobbies include dentistry, cycling, old cars, gardening, and traveling.

744_Dr_David_E._SamaniegoDavid Samaniego, DDS (1962 – 2017)

Dr. David E. Samaniego attended and graduated from Loma Linda University in 1996. From 1993 to 1996 he attended several mission trips as part of his education in dentistry which was a minimum of six weeks long. In these trips, he volunteered dental work in association with Doctors without Borders and ADDRA. The mission trips covered several areas of Mexico, which included Baja California and Chiapas.

In 1995 he did a three month medical journey to South America in the Amazon jungles of Brazil.

In 1996 Dr. David Samaniego joined his brother Mario Samaniego at his practice, Las Cruces Dental Associates, PC.



WillisJared Wallis, DDS

Dr. Wallis graduated from University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Prior to receiving his degree in dentistry, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from New Mexico State University, where he received the Glenn R. Hamiel Award for analytical chemistry.

His professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the New Mexico Dental Association, the Southwest District Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentists and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Society. Dr. Wallis believes in lifelong learning, having taken hundreds of hours in continuing education. He has had extensive education in cosmetic dentistry, TMJ, oral surgery including third molars, and full mouth rehab, just to name a few.

Dr. Wallis was raised in Las Cruces and graduated from Mesilla Valley Christian School in 2001. He played basketball for Mesilla Valley and then coached JV and Varsity basketball for MVCS while attending NMSU.

Dr. Wallis married his wife, Jayme, in 2008. They have three children. Dr. Wallis enjoys playing basketball, guitar, piano, and being outdoors. He is excited to practice dentistry in the area where he was raised, and is committed to providing compassionate care to the people of Alamogordo.

Lisa Orozco, RDH

Lisa Orozco was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Bel Air High School in 1988, and then continued her education at El Paso Community College. She went on to receive her Associate of Dental Hygiene in 1991. Lisa then furthered her education by going to Phoenix College to get her license in anesthesia in 1992.

She moved to Alamogordo in 1991 and has enjoyed working for Alamogordo Dental Group and with such an energetic staff that really cares about the patients. On her time off, Lisa loves to go camping and enjoys drag racing with her husband and son.