Rio Rancho Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics
Michael Conner, DDS:
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Rio Rancho Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics
Michael Conner, DDS
Rio Rancho, NM













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Sheraine S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I decided to get braces at 25yr old and i have to say modern is honestly the best! They worked with me on a payment plan and provided me with the tools(a very expensive electric tooth brush FOR FREE which i love and still have 2.5yrs later!) I needed to have a success and honestly enjoyable experience! Yes the scheduling can be better because the orthodontist isnt there monday thru friday but thats not even something i feel i need to complain about! Every member of the staff knows your name and is so awesome from the time you walk in to the time you leave! My doctor was very thorough and a perfectionest when it came to my treatment which is why i had my braces for longer then anticipated but i loved every minute of having my braces i actually miss them!! I loved modern so much i changed dentists to have my cleanings done! They answered all my questions and took care of every consern before, during and after each visit!! Thank you all so much for giving me a smile i love and feel confident about!!!

S M (Source: Google)


08.11.2018 I’m updating my review to 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (from 3 stars, a year ago). In my original review I had recvd questionable work performed by a young, male dentist that is no longer working there. As a result of the work he did, it caused me to return to Modern Dentistry on several occasions for correction. I have to say…since Dr Connor took over this place, he has been wonderful. From the get-go he was willing to correct the work the prior dentist did. He tried on multiple occasions to work with what he had but ultimately he decided to redo the procedure the correct way ..the way it should have been done by the prior dentist (long gone… he should be). Prior to Dr Connor’s taking over of the group, I was iffy but now I can confidently say this is my dentist & I will refer whenever I can as he is upstanding, considerate & professional. Oh and can I just say the way Dr Connor & Jonathan, his assistant, work together is like a well-oiled machine…s…m…o…o..t…h! Jonathan is not only great at anticipating Dr Connor’s next move, he’s also so friendly & makes you feel at ease. Actually, this whole team is that way….unintimidating. The entire staff is friendly, helpful, always smiling and eager to help. They know what they’re doing here.

Monique Rivera (Source: Facebook)


This office deserves 5 stars in every way. The staff were comforting, encouraging and took their time. I never once was made to feel badly about my dental hygiene and the dentist encouraged me while she took my tooth out. This is definitely my new dental office

Amber Gifford (Source: Facebook)


Totally blown away by everything at this office. Every single staff member is courteous and professional. The doctor took a lot of time explaining treatment options. Very easy to make appt. also very pleased that I didn’t get lectures about not taking good enough care of my teeth (you’re not flossing enough, etc) entire office is clean and welcoming. So happy to have found this dentist.

Kathy Howell (Source: Facebook)


Just got back from most wonderful dental experience ever! From the moment I walked in the front door everyone was friendly and professional. Front staff, Dr and Bernice my hygienist…. were absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend them for any dental needs you may have.

Melanie Mclaughlin (Source: Google)


My family has been going here for a few years since they opened and they have always been great! I’ve had to cancel at the last minute a few times (thank you teenagers!) and they have always been gracious about it. The prices are reasonable and most of the staff has stayed the same since they opened. That’s rare nowadays.

Kristy Anderson (Source: Google)


Okay, so I am the biggest baby EVER at the dentist. I had to go today because my tooth chipped and it got infected, the pain was unbearable! I was hoping they would give me antibiotics and send me home but they suggested I get a crown. You can imagine my stress level when I heard that. They gave me the choice to do it right then or next week. Of course I wanted to come back but I needed some relief from the pain. Scared to death, I had to go home and get my air pod pros so I could have some music. I thought about not coming back due to being scared but wanted to get rid of the pain. I admit I needed a lot of gas but I made it!! Dr. Hand, Skylar and Tonya were fantastic!! They knew I was nervous and made sure I was okay all through the procedure. It really wasn’t bad at all!! I highly recommend these guys, wonderful people and caring and sweet! Thank you!!!

Peter Toth (Source: Google)


ABSOLUTELY THE BEST DENTIST OFFICE! The Staff is super nice and Dr. Conner is the BEST doctor I have ever met! I had an accident during the holidays, my front one broke off. I felt hopeless, super scared, and did not know what will happen. Dr. Conner explained the procedure, what is he going to do and how is he going to fix my smile. I felt NO PAIN and just couple hours later my smile was better than before the accident! I can’t put it in words how thankful I am for this place for doing such a great work! I would recommend this office for everyone! If you fear from the dentist visit, don’t be! They will take care of you!

Amber Ortega (Source: Facebook)


The best experience I’ve had with a dentist. I went in to another dentist who just prescribed me pain killers and sent me on my way, in tears. I called RR Modern Dentistry and they had me come in for a consultation. After seeing how much pain I was in, they set me up on a payment plan that would work for me and did a partial root canal on the spot, with my full root canal scheduled later in the week. I’m so happy I found them. The entire staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I couldn’t be happier with them!

Amanda H. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had great appointments every time I’ve come to this office. I’ve seen Dr Conner and Dr Hand, they are both friendly and professional. Everybody that works at the office made the process so easy, from the check in to check out. Their professionalism and how thorough they are makes me comfortable they are taking great care with the health of my teeth. The dentist office is usually a scary place for me and I’ve always felt very comfortable and welcomed. Friendly atmosphere, I would highly recommend

Chicago1. from Rio Rancho, NM (Source: Yelp)


I really appreciate these guys getting me in when I had an emergency with a broken tooth. I went to another place before I contacted Rio Rancho Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics and they wanted 3k out of pocket for a root canal with insurance . Rio Rancho Modern Dentistry and Orthodonticscare was half the price and they seemed like they cared. Not fake customer service voices or acting care which I can’t stand. Any place that does that run away. I now have a game plan and will continue seeing them in the future. i liked them so much I brought them doughnuts a few times. They are all cool people in that place and it made me feel comfortable. In general i don’t like people because they are just stupid but these guys I can get along with.

Shelly Kinnick (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Conner and his entire staff are amazing. The assistants and dentist are gentle, helpful, and caring. Their office staff is knowledge and helpful! Dr. Conner has always made time for me, because of this we don’t mind the 3 hour drive to the amazing office!

Alacrity (Source: Google)


Dr. Conner was fantastic! I needed a lot of work done (I knew this going in) and I had a ton of questions. Dr. Conner took the time to get to know me and address my questions and give me lots of options for care. Bedside manner was great and laid back. Office staff and assistants were all friendly. If I wasn’t moving this would be my permanent spot for dental care.

Paula James (Source: Google)


I had a great experience coming here for my annual dental exam and cleaning. Dr. Conner is super professional and skillful at what he does. He doesn’t try to up sell unnecessary services and tells you like it is. He did a very nice job on a filling on the side of my smile. His bedside manners are casual and really pleasant. The staff at Rio Rancho Modern Dentistry is extremely friendly and on top of their game! The practice seems to run smoothly, and always seems clean. I trust the health of my pearly whites in Dr. Conner’s hands and his team 🙂

Julia P. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


I can’t remember everyone’s names who helped me, but MY GOODNESS. I love this place. I’d recommend it to everyone. Dr. Connor and John, his assistant(?) are gentle and kind, and Dr. Connor went out of his way to make time for me when he was behind on his schedule already. I had a crown done for the first time in my life, and they were able to make it same day in the office while doing two other fillings for me. Two hours later I walked out with two fillings and an AMAZING looking crown. You’d never know it wasn’t my real tooth. No impressions, just digital pictures and a little wait. I’m very grateful. All the staff kept checking on me and asking me if I wanted a water.. they care so much. I also read bad reviews about the receptionist, but he was great! He asked me how my 2-month-old daughter was doing two days later – I love when people remember me! They also gave me a “professional discount” to make payment easier for my crown. I’ve never been to a better dental office.

Chuck Boerner (Source: Facebook)


I am senior citizen (some call me a senile citizen LOL ) and of all the dental offices I have used over the years, this office rates at or near the top of the list. They have a friendly and attentive staff and an excellent dentist.

Karen Rivera (Source: Google)


Had a great experience at the Rio Rancho office. Office is clean, bright and the entire staff are cordial, courteous and professional. They greet you as you come in, with a smile. The process from beginning to end is smooth and carefree. They let you know up front what to expect and guide you through the entire process. I had a routine check up and had the dentist hygienist clean my teeth. My mouth felt great and pain free. I strongly recommend a visit and they offer a 1st time visit exam, films and cleaning for under $60. Don’t hesitate to call and ask questions. You won’t regret it.

Daniel Lockwood (Source: Facebook)


I’m not a big fan of dentists, but after i went in for a wisdom tooth removal, they took good care of me and removed all 4 teeth (even let me keep them ) my gums are still healing but my teeth feel more comfortable now. Thank you RRMD. ===

Jill Otero (Source: Facebook)


Awesome dentist experience. Had 2 crowns and a root canal yesterday. I’m scared to death of the dentist but handled it like a champ with lots of help and understanding from the dental tech and my dentist. He even let me listen to my iPhone music with my earbuds during my procedure !!!! It totally helped me relax

F'er Magee (Source: Google)


I had a great time there (and who can say that about a visit to the dentist) Dr. Michael Connor and his side kick assistant John where fantastic… from the very beginning both gentlemen put me at ease… no pain at any stage of my treatment! Very professional and extremely down to earth! The ladies at the front desk were both fantastic also! I couldn’t recommend this place enough! Thank you lads! 

Aces Up (Source: Google)


Dr. Connor and his staff were amazing! I get extremely anxious when going to the dentist like most people, and I was made to feel comfortable almost instantly. I had a broken tooth that needed to be extracted and one dentist I saw before visiting this office told me I would need to go to an oral surgeon and he couldn’t do anything. The oral surgeon they referred was not available until July 17 and I need this tooth out now (due to abcess and pain). After calling several other places we were made aware of Dr. Connor and his office, and were told he could do it and is experienced in extractions of broken teeth. Well he successfully did it and although I’m in pain at the moment due to the numbness disappearing, I know it was a miracle to find this Dr. on short notice and on a Saturday!! Also, Jordan was awesome in that she was able to explain the financial part very well and their prices are quite reasonable (with or without insurance). Thanks so much Rio Rancho Modern Dentistry! I will be back to get my crown on my other tooth soon.Can’t believe I’m actually looking forward to going back. 🙂

Dianne Cook (Source: Google)


I cannot express how incredible the staff is at Modern Dentistry. From Dr Conner to the front desk every person gives their all! I have terrible teeth and they have stood by me finding the best results for me and at a cost that fair. Thank you to all of you. An extra thank you to John who has help me repeatedly.

Dustin J. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I went in for the first time last week to have extensive work done to fix gaps in my teeth and surgery to repair my lower gum line that was receding. Everyone from the staff up front, dental assistants, dentists, and the periodontist were all very kind, courteous, and approachable. It was by far the best experience I’ve ever had going to the dentist. I first had my teeth examined, then got x-rays, moved onto getting a mold done for a mouth guard (I grind my teeth), had my teeth cleaned, and finally Dr. Conner fixed several gaps in my teeth with a very natural looking composite to make my teeth look exquisite. Everyone was very easy to talk to, gentle with my mouth, and the friendly chatter put my mind at ease. Dr. Conner handled the procedure like a true artist and left me very impressed with the end result. I am overly pleased and will definitely come back. After an already long day, I saw Dr. Sasan (the periodontist), who put a lot of time and effort into my gum repair surgery. He had to peel down my lower gums to the bone, take a graft from the top of my mouth, then place the graft under my gums, pull the gums back up and stitch me up. As you can imagine, it seems like a very painful and scary procedure, but Dr. Sasan is an absolute master at his craft and I literally had zero pain and am recovering well. All in all, I highly recommend this dental practice and would recommend them to anybody. Thank you to the team at Rio Rancho Modern Dentistry for the great experience!!!

Serenitee Shanti (Source: Facebook)


It was a great experience. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I was able to schedule with ease. The spoke to me about options and didn’t pressure my decision. I am beyond satisfied with Dr. Conner and his staff!!!

Mary L. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have lived in a lot of states, had various dental insurance plans, and seen many different dentist. By far, this dental group is outstanding. They put into writing their recommendations, with options, and clearly list the prices for everything. I need integrity and I found it. They also will work out a reasonable payment plan or help in many ways. They treat patients like family (and I mean a healthy, loving family) and they are genuine. I could not be happier.

Ryan S. from Rio Rancho, NM (Source: Yelp)


Everyone hates the dentist and I’m no different. This place was amazing, I was greeted by the office manager Stefan right when I walked through the door, he made new patient process as smooth and as painless as possible. Dr. Conner was honestly a breeze compared to others I’ve been to, I didn’t even feel the first poke and the rest didn’t even matter. He was very precise and very considerate checking to make sure I didn’t feel a thing. His assistant Gisele was on it, had all things ready and made sure I was comfortable. One of the best parts my crown was made in under 45 minutes in house so no waiting and having to go back for it. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone I come across that needs dental and I will be back most definitely. Two thumbs way up