Nazario Young-Trujillo, DDS

Dr. Nazario Young Trujillo graduated from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. He then completed a Dental Residency at the University of New Mexico, specializing in Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Young-Trujillo also specializes in Adult Cosmetic Braces. He is a long-standing member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Young Trujillo’s compassionate disposition and gentle approach to dentistry have made him one of the top Sedation dentists in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his dogs, riding his bike, and traveling.

Melissa Ivers

Melissa Ivers, DMD

Melissa is originally from Massachusetts but graduated from dental school in 2009 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She completed an advanced residency at the University of New Mexico in 2010. She joined the faculty at UNM in 2010, and in 2012, she was appointed as the Director of the Faculty Practice. In 2015, she was named as the Associate Director of the residency program at UNM. Dr. Ivers is very passionate about dentistry; she values the relationships she has with her patients and loves helping them show off their beautiful smiles! In addition to dentistry, she enjoys the beautiful weather, mountains, wine, and balloons in New Mexico with her family.


  • American Dental Association
  • New Mexico Dental Association
  • Albuquerque District Dental Society
  • American Dental Education Association, Postdoctoral General Dentistry Section and Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs
  • Academy of General Dentistry


  • Developmental Disabilities/Dental Special Needs
  • Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Analgesia and Conscious Sedation
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)