Phone: (915) 228-8158

Meet Dr. Payne

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Dr. Payne earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Texas in 2012, after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 2008.  Although he came to El Paso to practice general dentistry, Dr. Payne soon noticed that he had an interest and aptitude in extracting wisdom teeth.  After pursuing additional training and coursework, as well as hands-on mentoring, Dr. Payne has provided wisdom tooth and sedation services since 2013 in multiple practices in and around the El Paso area.

As a young man, Dr. Payne spent two and a half years in Latin America.  He appreciates the international spirit of El Paso and prides himself on serving his patients in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  Dr. Payne loves El Paso and resides there with his lovely wife and their five children.

My Mission

"My mission is to provide skillful surgical services, to the absolute highest professional standards, in an environment that is convenient, comfortable, and familiar to each patient."

~Dr. Payne

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Frequently-Asked Questions

Why doesn't my regular dentist perform my surgery?

Every dentist in Texas is licensed to perform all types of dentistry.  Most dentists choose to limit their practices to certain phases of dentistry.  Your dentist has chosen to refer patients to another dentist for the surgical care that they require.

Why Dr. Payne?

Your dentist knows that Dr. Payne has the surgical skills and abilities to provide you with the high quality services you deserve.  Dr. Payne's practice is designed to provide such surgical services to you in your own dentist's office in which you are already familiar and comfortable.

Is Dr. Payne a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Dr. Payne is a general dentist who provides oral surgery services.  However, he has had additional post-graduate training that included complex dental extraction experience and IV sedation.  He is a general dentist who provides oral surgery services for dentists in the El Paso, Texas and surrounding areas.  If you have any specific questions regarding this training or his experience, please feel free to ask your dentist or to call Dr. Payne directly at 915.228.8158.


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Dr. Payne is not a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Contact Dr. Payne

(915) 228-8158