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Dental Office in Farmington, NM

Dr. Layton

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Dr. Layton is a Colorado native, his pre-dental degrees in Biology and chemistry were obtained from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado near where he grew up. His Parents still reside in the San Luis Valley. He is the oldest of 4.

He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the Colorado University Dental School where he graduated with awards from the Colorado Prosthodontics Society and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry for outstanding outstanding clinical skills. Following a year long Advanced Clinical Training program, Dr. Layton set up his first Dental office in Cortez, Colorado where he practiced until 2005.

In 2005 Dr. Layton left Cortez and joined Nizhoni Smiles Inc. in Shiprock, NM to start a dental program to compliment there already successful Orthodontic program that incidentally was so successful because of our own Dr. Herman. Over the next 8 years he worked to bring Dental services to the people of the Navajo Nation that had not previously been offered by their traditional dental clinics. Also, during this time he Consulted with 3 corporate dental groups based in Albuquerque, NM helping them expand the services they offered.

In 2012 Dr. Layton settled back in Farmington and contracted with a dental group that allowed him to continue to treat many of the patients he had treated and become friends with in Shiprock before that program closed its doors.

On September 15th, 2016 Dr. Layton made the choice to join us here at our dental office in Farmington, NM: Four Corners Orthodontics and Dental. From day one it has felt that he’s been part of our family forever. Dr Layton has a wonderful desire to give the best options for dental services possible and provides them in a very relaxed, non threating way , if you have a fear you will understand completely. Dr Layton is always a joy to work with daily and it doesn’t feel like your at work and the day flies by! With his passion for quality dentistry it is very apparent to every patient he meets. I am honored to be asked to introduce you to our dentist Dr. Layton and I know you’ll agree with me and your time with him will exceed your expectations. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dental Department


The Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental department is led by Dr. Craig Layton. The dental department is conveniently located in the same location to provide a one-stop experience for all of your dental and orthodontic needs. Many Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental patients drive hours to be treated and appreciate that they can get everything done in just one visit to our office.


Some of the dental services Dr. Layton and team provide to patients include tooth-colored fillings, crowns, extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, soft tissue laser and root canals.

New Patients

You don’t have to be an orthodontic patient to be seen by Dr. Layton and the dental department. We are always happy to meet new individuals and families. We’re here to help, not judge. Whatever your dental past, we’ll help you smile with confidence. Call (505) 564-9000 to schedule your dental appointment or click the link below.

Dental Hygiene


Here are some of the reasons why patients choose us for dental hygiene:

Moms Love Us!

Choosy moms know that they can trust Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental with their family’s oral health care needs. The combination of care, affordability and convenience can’t be beat! You don’t need braces to make an appointment – all children and adults are welcome. Getting a dental cleaning isn’t scary – it’s something to smile about!


At Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental, patients can make their orthodontic appointment and dental cleaning appointment on the same day! Family members and friends can schedule appointments as well because you don’t need braces to make an appointment. Moms love that they only need to book dental appointments at one location for their children in braces! Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental’s Hygiene Department allows you do that in just one stop to our office.

A Clinical and Caring Approach

Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental takes the time to help your family understand the importance of oral care. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will show you home care methods and tips to keep your smile is great condition! Some of the hygiene services we offer include:

  • Dental Exams (Adult & Child)
  • Cleanings (Adult & Child)
  • Digital X-rays
  • Sealants
  • Deep Cleaning/Periodontal Examination
  • Fluoride
  • Laser Treatment (frenectomy, cold sores, gingivitis)
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Periodontal Assessment
  • Free Orthodontic Consultations

Patients of the Week

May 2018


Amanda came to me with concerns that her other dentures never really fit and were always loose. With her help, we were able to take the necessary steps to get a good fit and the appearance she was looking for.

Dr. Layton

May 2018


Jacob had issues with his dentures and was looking for something that would give him improved comfort. I was able to create a new set that gave him a better appearance, and most importantly, a better fit!

Dr. Layton

May 2018


Sage was a combination case. She came to us after spending 3 years in Phase 1 Treatment with another orthodontist in town with little to no results. Dr. Herman was able to get results within a few months, and then I took the reins, since she was missing a cuspid and implants weren’t an option. She and her mother decided to complete her treatment with porcelain crowns and bridges.

Dr. Layton

July 2018


Charlene was unhappy with her teeth and had basically given up on ever having a beautiful smile. After discussing her previous experiences and what she really wanted, I came up with a solution that was acceptable and exciting for her.

Dr. Layton
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At Four Corners Orthodontics & Dental, we want to make dental care accessible for all families. That’s why we are pleased to accept New Mexico Medicaid, Arizona AHCCCS and Colorado Medicaid to give you and your family access to the dental care you deserve.

We offer dental exams and cleanings and have same day and next day appointments available Monday through Friday to meet your family’s needs. We strive to provide exceptional customer service to every patient. Call 1-800-4BRACES to speak to a knowledgeable team member, have all of your questions answered and schedule your appointment.