Dental Providers

Las Cruces

Bauer Brent, DDS

Bauer Brent, DDS
Brent Bauer DDS, FAGD, attended The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland where he received his degree Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1999. Dr. Bauer completed a two year Hospital Dentistry Residency as Chief Resident at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine in Las Vegas in 2001. Since then has worked primarily in the service of public health dentistry years both as a contractor to the Indian Health Service for the Navajo, Hopi, and Apache tribes, and the National Health Service Corps. Brent Bauer was awarded the Fellow of General Dentistry in 2011 by the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bauer currently provides comprehensive dental care at two LCDF locations, East Mesa and Central Las Cruces locations. Outside of his service to LCDF, Brent enjoys travel, painting, Scuba Diving, and many animals at home.

Francis T. Casci, DDS Chief Dental Officer

Francis T. Casci, DDS Chief Dental Officer
As Chief Dental Officer, Francis Toby Casci provides guidance and leadership for our entire dental staff. He also provides dental care for our patients at our Las Cruces Dental Clinic and has been with La Clinica de Familia close to 20 years. Prior to joining LCDF, Dr. Casci served in the US Air Force. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. In addition, Dr. Casci received his Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Laura Ogas, DDS Dental Director

Laura Ogas, DDS Dental Director
Laura Ogas, DDS is our Dental Director and cares for patients dental needs at our Central Dental Clinic. Dr. Ogas has close to 28 years of dental experience. She received her Degree in Dental Surgery from the Universidad de Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine in Denver Colorado. Dr. Ogas is passionate about the dental profession and her patients appreciate she is fluent in Spanish.

Rafael Rascon, DDS

Rafael Rascon, DDS
Rafael Rascon, DDS, transitioned from Mexico at an early age growing up in underserved communities. Determined in his belief in higher education he attended the University of Utah and received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Inspired by his families’ dental need he moved to Wisconsin completing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Marquette University. Dr. Rascon is the first in his family to enter the dental field and likes to promote dental hygiene and oral efficacy. He looks forward to serving you in a safe environment that is pleasant and comfortable.

East Mesa

Bauer Brent, DDS

Bauer Brent, DDS
Brent Bauer DDS, FAGD, attended The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland where he received his degree Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1999. Dr. Bauer completed a two year Hospital Dentistry Residency as Chief Resident at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine in Las Vegas in 2001. Since then has worked primarily in the service of public health dentistry years both as a contractor to the Indian Health Service for the Navajo, Hopi, and Apache tribes, and the National Health Service Corps. Brent Bauer was awarded the Fellow of General Dentistry in 2011 by the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bauer currently provides comprehensive dental care at two LCDF locations, East Mesa and Central Las Cruces locations. Outside of his service to LCDF, Brent enjoys travel, painting, Scuba Diving, and many animals at home.

Bharani Bhattu, DDS

Bharani Bhattu, DDS
Bharani Bhattu, DDS is our Dental Director and cares for patients at our East Mesa Dental Clinic. Dr. Bhattu completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in his home country of India; he cared for patients for many years on a volunteer basis. He obtained his MBA in Health Care from the University of Findlay in Ohio and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of California – San Francisco, School of Dentistry.

San Miguel

Francis T. Casci, DDS Chief Dental Officer

Francis T. Casci, DDS Chief Dental Officer
As Chief Dental Officer, Francis Toby Casci provides guidance and leadership for our entire dental staff. He also provides dental care for our patients at our Las Cruces Dental Clinic and has been with La Clinica de Familia close to 20 years. Prior to joining LCDF, Dr. Casci served in the US Air Force. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. In addition, Dr. Casci received his Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Sunland Park

Bruna De Gouveia, DDS

Bruna De Gouveia, DDS
Bruna De Gouveia, DDS currently cares and sees patients at Sunland Park location. She is board certified in General Dentistry. Dr. De Gouveia obtained her bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from the University of Northern Parana in Brazil. She later received her Doctor of Dental Science degree from the University of Colorado in Denver. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Srikanthi Saladi, DMD Dental Director

Srikanthi Saladi, DMD Dental Director
Srikanthi Saladi, DMD is the Dental Director and cares for patients at our Sunland Park Dental Clinic. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Dental Surgery in Hyderabad, India. While at the University of South Florida, Dr. Saladi acquired her Masters in Science in Bio Technology and completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Boston University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

Chaparral

Eddy Austin, DDS

Eddy Austin, DDS

Tanya Maestas, DDS

Tanya Maestas, DDS
Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS, attended the University of Texas at El Paso where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Spanish. She went on to attend The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. During her time in dental school, she served as the national President for the American Student Dental Association. Dr. Maestas looks forward to growing in her knowledge of dentistry and providing dental care to all those who come to La Clinica de Familia.

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