Meet the Doctors
Deming Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics has pediatric dental specialists on staff overseeing our dental operations. Pediatric dentists are children’s dentists who elect to take an extra two years of schooling to specialize in pediatric dentistry. Our children’s dentists work with children aged nine months to 18 years, and with special needs patients up to 26 years. No matter how minor or serious your child’s needs are, we have the knowledge and technology upon which you can rely.
Luis Gutierrez, DDS, MSD
Luis Gutierrez, DDS, MSD was born and raised in Peru. He attended the University of California, San Francisco where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During dental school, he was president of the Hispanic Dental Association Student Chapter and won several awards for his accomplishments Following dental school, Dr. Luis completed his specialty training in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine. He has presented his research work in scientific meetings and was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics. Dr. Luis and his wife are the proud parents of two girls, and they enjoy biking and cooking together. Dr. Luis is excited to be part of this community and looks forward to meeting your family.
Leonardo Galvez, DDS
Leonardo Galvez, DDS was born and raised in Peru. He has studied and been licensed in dentistry in two different countries. He studied and earned his first degree and license in Peru, where he practiced for 7 years. Next, he completed his DDS at University of Colorado, where he then practiced for a year in public health. Though he moved to New Mexico looking for warmer weather, he also found great people and an undying love for tacos. Dr. Galvez loves nature and enjoys hiking and exploring new places. Most of all, he enjoys helping kids achieve good oral health.
Sonia Mohd Najib, DDS
Sonia Mohd Najib, DDS earned her bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from New Mexico State University and continued her dental education at the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus School of Dentistry. She is trained in conscious oral sedation and certified in CPR and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Dr. Najib enjoys seeing and treating children, and has a passion in making sure that her patients have a fun and comfortable experience during their visit. Dr. Najib has donated her time with New Mexico Mission of Mercy in Las Cruces in 2012 and 2019 as a pre-dental student, and a dentist, respectively, and is excited to continue being involved in more local and international dental missions in the near future. Away from the dental office, she enjoys running and cooking most ardently, and taking her puppy Sophie on hiking adventures. She is excited to be part of the practice family and can’t wait to get to know all of you!