Children's Dental Clinics of Ruidoso & Alamogordo

General Dentistry and Orthodontics for Children 19 and Younger

Operating as usual

[05/15/21]   Hiring for our full-time Front Office position. Our main clinic is in Ruidoso. Experience in the medical or dental field is a PLUS especially working with Private and Medicaid insurance. We are willing to train the right person. Bilingual is a plus. Starting salary up to $15/hour. Send resume to [email protected]

[04/05/21]   NOW Hiring for our full-time Front Office position for our Ruidoso and Alamogordo clinics. EXPERIENCE IS A MUST in the medical/dental career fields especially working with Private and Medicaid insurance. Willing to train the right person. Bilingual is a plus. Travel is required. Starting salary up to $15/hour. Email resume to: [email protected] Attn: Laura 2021


NOW Hiring for our full-time Front Office position for our Ruidoso and Alamogordo clinics. EXPERIENCE IS A MUST in the medical/dental career fields especially working with Private and Medicaid insurance. Bilingual is a plus. Travel is required. Starting salary up to $15/hour. Email resume to: [email protected] Attn: Laura 2021

[07/01/20]   NOW HIRING~Patient Scheduler for The Children's Dental Clinics of Ruidoso & Alamogordo. Must reside in Ruidoso or Alamogordo area due to travel required. Experience in medical/dental field is a MUST. We are willing to train the right person. Job duties include but not limited to scheduling patients in person/over phone, checking in/out patients, collecting payments and processing insurance claims. Must have knowledge and experience working with Medicaid insurance. Bilingual a plus. Please email or fax resume at [email protected] OR Fax- 575-257-0249. Attn: Hiring Manager. No in-person resumes accepted at this time.
Starting salary contingent upon work experience in this field is up to $15.00/hour

[03/17/20]   COVID-19
As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this challenging situation one day at a time to best serve our community, patients and employees. On top of our already high standards of safety and sanitation procedures, we have taken additional precautionary measures:
-Increasing the frequency of cleaning, especially high-touch areas as doorknobs and counters and waiting room chairs
-Continue to offer check-in and waiting in your own car
-Staff members who are not feeling well to stay home
As the situation evolves, our clinic will implement additional measures to keep everyone healthy.
The health and safety of our patients and employees is and always will be our top priority.
Dr. Kenneth Childress


Children's Dental Clinics of Ruidoso and Alamogordo will close from December 20, 2019 thru January 3, 2020 to enjoy the Christmas holiday with our families.
We will resume normal business hours on January 6, 2020.
Enjoy this time with your loved ones and have a safe Happy New Year! *Dr. Childress & Staff

[12/13/19]   Thank you all who applied for our front office position. We are no longer accepting resumes.

[12/10/19]   Accepting resumes for front office position with our clinics. Email resume: [email protected]


NOW "HIRING" for Front Office opening at Children's Dental Clinics of Ruidoso & Alamogordo. This position requires traveling.
Resumes are accepted via email OR fax ONLY. Resumes are not accepted in person.
Email your resume to: [email protected]
Fax your resume to: 575-257-0249


Fun, Fashion & the Tooth Fairy! It's the awesome "Back-to-School" Fashion show happening this Saturday inside White Sands Mall in Alamogordo and we have our famous "Tooth Fairy" making a guest appearance!


...from Ruidoso to Kenya

We are humbled, once again, to be a part of this tremendous missionionary effort on behalf of the First Baptist Kenya Missionary Trip. They work with Houses of Hope and Light Mission Africa.
We donated hundreds of toothbrushes and toothpaste as part of the care packages given to children in orphanges, rescue centers and the homeless. We were overcome with joy when we recieved this video from some of the children and their care takers in Kenya. Our hope is that you too enjoy this video of these beautiful children as much as we have. Blessings~Dr. & Laura Childress


GOOD TIMES AND LOTS OF FUN at the annual Food 4 Kids Golf Tournament at the beautiful Inn of The Mountain Gods golf course. Stunning views! We had another terrific team sponsored by Dr. Childress & The Children's Dental Clinic of Ruidoso. The Potter's shared the tournament raised over $34,000 for the kids of Lincoln County. We are so grateful and blessed for the opportunity to be a part of this important and outstanding program benefiting the kids of Lincoln County! 😍 Laura


Exciting News!! We've had the wonderful opportunity to donate dental supplies to an outstanding organization, CASA of Lincoln & Otero County (CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care). I've had the honor of serving as a CASA volunteer for many years and truly love what I do! ~ *Laura Childress 🤩


Hi! We are excited to have the Children's Dental Clinic of Ruidoso participating once again in the Annual Food 4 Kids-Golf Tournament at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. It's a beautiful golf course to enjoy WHILE raising money for the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program benefiting our area!


Hope everyone is having a fun and safe summer! Enjoy your summer break and stay COOL 😁.
We are taking new patients for BRACES!
Call our friendly staff for details - 575-257-0246


Thank you St. John's Day Care for inviting Children's Dental Clinic of Alamogordo to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month. Kids really enjoyed learning to brush teeth with Dr. Childress and team!


Awe, you're never too cute to start seeing your dentist! Accepting new pilots age 1 for your first dental check-ups. Mom, dad or even grandparents you're welcome to join them for their first dental visit. Come see us. We make it a fun and enjoyable 1st experience!


FREE ortho consults 😁


"Braces make Happy Faces!"
Way to start the New Year with a beautiful smile.

Call us for a complimentary orthodontic consultation at


Click! Click! We've got just what you need to put your best smile forward!
We accept most insurance and Medicaid for BRACES.
Ortho consultations are complimentary! 575-257-0246 😁


Thank you Mendoza Family for sharing with all of us pictures of your amazing Disney Land Trip! It looks like you all had a terrific time over the summer!!

Adriella was our 2017 Disney Land Trip drawing winner. Mendoza Family you are a blessing to us and may your Disney Land trip memories last a lifetime!
*Laura 😀

[03/30/18]   Happy and most blessed Easter Sunday everyone! ~Laura

[01/08/18]   Happy New Year everyone! We wish you all HAPPY HEALTHY SMILES in 2018!


Children's Dental Clinics of Ruidoso & Alamogordo


Adorable baby Lexi enjoying a happy visit with Dr. Childress in our Alamogordo clinic. Thanks mom for allowing us to be a part of your dental family! *Dr. Ken & Laura Childress 26/09/2017

Dental supplies added to student food-filled backpack program For the second year, a Ruidoso dentist donates dental supplies to be added to the food backpacks sent home with students in Lincoln County schools.

[09/22/17]   We're hiring! Apply now.


Congratulations Edgar for winning our big Summer prize! We wish you the best as you begin a new school year. Hope you enjoyed all your prizes!

[08/24/17]   We're hiring! Apply now.


Back-to-School time!
A BIG and PROUD shout out to all our amazing, caring and compassionate teachers in the communities we serve!!!


Happy Eclipse watching day! We hope you get a chance to enjoy this historical event, but please practice eye safety. Enjoy!

[08/09/17]   It's back to school and we'd LOVE to give a shout out to our superstar teachers. Please submit a picture to [email protected], tell us why they're special and we will gladly share them on our FB page! Thanks! *Laura


Congratulations to our awesome Alamogordo winners of our Back-to-School backpack drawing! Keep those beautiful smiles healthy as you head back to school!

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...from Ruidoso to Kenya


Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 05:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 05:30
Thursday 08:30 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 14:00