Our state-of-the-art dentistry will help you achieve your perfect smile.

Frequently Asked Questions


Dr. Nylund, Dr. Simms and Dr. Yurkovich are always on the lookout for ways to make the patients care at the highest level possible. They believe in knowing, understanding, and implementing modern techniques and technologies and providing patients with the most efficient, effective, and comfortable treatments dentistry has to offer. Dr. Nylund has been selected to be a Clinical evaluator for Clinicians Report. This allows Dr. Nylund to use products and technology as they become available to dentistry. For more information about our doctor’s training, see About Us.

Our friendly and helpful front office will be happy to help you make an appointment. Please call us at 575-758-8303

Please call our office if you experience a dental emergency after business hours. The recording will instruct you on what to do.

With Opalescence custom-molded whitening trays, safely whiten your teeth dramatically in the comfort of your own home. Simply apply the professional-grade whitening gel to the trays, then wear the trays at night. In a matter of a few days, your smile will sparkle.

Our sterilization practices exceed OSHA standards, and our dental team is trained in the latest techniques for disinfection and sterilization. Your safety is of utmost importance to us, so you can rest assured that we adhere to strict standards for a sterile environment.

Each person on our staff, from the doctor to the assistants and office team are passionate about customer service and quality care. We prove our dedication with a commitment to continuing education, patient education, and the bright smiles and laughter that fills our office. Expect an experience like none other at our practice. Expect to walk away smiling.

Our comprehensive smile analysis helps us determine the procedures that will create the most beautiful smile for your overall appearance. We may recommend whitening, veneers, crowns, implants, or other techniques. The perfect treatment combination will enhance your smile and improve your life. Our digital imaging technology allows you to see what your smile will look like after treatment, so you can make a truly informed decision about your appearance.

Of course! Your referrals are a great compliment, and please be assured that we’ll treat your family and friends with the same personal attention and quality dentistry that you experience in our office.

If you’re in town when your temporary falls out or breaks, come in to the office for help. Otherwise, stop by a drugstore and pick up fixative, such as Dent Temp, to secure the temporary crown until you can get to our office.

Taos Dental Group accepts all dental insurance and payment via credit card, check, or cash. We also work with CareCredit and Compassionate Finance to provide dental care patient payment plans for treatments and procedures your insurance doesn’t cover. We will work hard to maximize your unique benefits. Please feel free to speak with a team member about about all of your financial options.

The best way to get in touch with Dr. Nylund, Dr. Simms, or Dr. Yurkovich is to call the office during normal business hours. All of the doctors are happy to answer patient’s questions about dental treatment. If they are with a patient, the front office will take message and the doctor will return your call as soon as possible.

Office phone: 575-758-8303


Did Your Know?

According to a study by the Gallop Organization and Consumer Reports, dentists are among the top five most trusted professionals.

What do powdered fruit, talc, honey, dried flowers, mice and lizard livers have in common? They have all been ingredients in ancient toothpaste and powder. Yum.

Attention Chocolate Lovers…Many dentists agree raisins can cause more tooth decay than chocolate. Sticky foods such as raisins and dried fruits can stay on the teeth longer and develop more decay.

According to a study at the University of Connecticut, too much toothpaste early in life is responsible for more than 70% of fluorosis cases (staining or mottling of tooth enamel that develops when children swallow fluoridated toothpaste). Although this problem is only cosmetic, it is recommended children under six only use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and be reminded to spit it out after brushing.