Welcome to our office! We are very pleased that you are considering entrusting your child’s dental care to us. Our goal is to ensure a relaxed experience for both you and your child. From the first tooth to first grade and well beyond, we are here to provide you and your child with the care and service you deserve. Everyone in our office is trained and ready to meet the unique dental and emotional needs of your child. We understand that they are not merely little adults.
We will make every attempt to make your visit fun and enjoyable. We also respect your time and the demands of busy families. Do not expect to spend excessive time in the waiting room. Just don’t be too surprised if when the appointment is over, your child isn’t quite “ready” to leave yet. They often want to linger to watch a little more of the movie that’s playing, play one more video game, or pay one more visit to the turtles in our private garden.
When you’re in our office, we promise to be more than dental providers. Our kid-focused office is wise enough to walk parents through challenging dental situations, while eager to get down on your child’s level to make a new friend. We’ll make you and your child feel at home while providing the most current and latest treatments. Come visit Drs. Gormley and Gutierrez and see why we’re kid experts!
Dr. Karen Gutierrez is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with a focus on dental caries prevention and non-invasive procedures. She has been in the field of dentistry for over 20 years. Her favorite aspect of pediatric dentistry is building relationships with her patients and their families. She loves providing dental care to kids in a friendly and relaxing environment.
She was born and raised in Peru and speaks Spanish fluently. She attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. In dental school Dr. Gutierrez was involved in several academic projects and held various leadership positions. She received the “Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry” award and her research on Silver Diamine Fluoride won an award on a national research competition. Following dental school, Dr. Gutierrez completed her 2-year Pediatric Residency at NYU Langone Health in Tucson, Arizona. She received advanced training on behavior management techniques such as dental treatment in a hospital setting.
Dr. Karen Gutierrez lives in Las Cruces and is married to Dr. Luis Gutierrez, a Board Certified Orthodontist. They love to talk about their shared fascination with teeth and are the proud parents of two girls. As a family they enjoy traveling and cooking together.