Ruiz Family Dental is an Amarillo based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the-art dentist equipment.


We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like Invisalign®, Veneers, Dental Implants, Zoom Teeth Whitening and more. We also perform emergency dentist services that include root canals, crowns, sedation dentistry, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Drs. Ruiz and Black and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 806-318-4399 and experience why our patients think Ruiz Family Dental is the best dentist in Amarillo.


Meet The Doctors


Dr. Michelle Ruiz, DDS

Dr. Michelle Ruiz, DDS

Being a dentist means that I have an opportunity to affect people’s lives every day by getting them out of pain, ridding their mouths of disease, and improving their smiles. We know that coming to the dentist is NOT most people’s idea of fun, but we are here to give our patients improved general health, a higher quality of life, and a brighter smile. That being said, my team and I work very hard to create an atmosphere of comfort, compassion, and even fun, resulting in patients who do actually look forward to coming to our office!

Education and Continuing Education
I began my journey to become a dentist at Amarillo College, where I studied for two years until transferring to West Texas A&M University. My Doctorate of Dental Surgery was earned at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Since completing my formal dental education, I have continued to advance my knowledge and training through courses and seminars concerning all aspects of modern dentistry. This ensures that my patients receive the best possible care and longest lasting results.

Outside the Office
Originally from Amarillo, my family and I moved around for many years before coming back home to the Panhandle. My husband, Jose, and I have been married for almost 22 years and we have three beautiful children; Zachary is 19 and engaged to be married, Victoria is almost 16 and eager to get her driver’s license, and Nicholas is nine and eager to be grown-up like is big brother and sister. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy stitching and reading, especially if it has anything to do with history.
Dr. Danny Black, DMD

Dr. Danny Black, DMD

I enjoy helping people improve their lives and health. People’s teeth are extremely important to their overall health, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to bridge the gap between a beautiful smile and whole body wellness. Over the past 43 years, I’ve met so many people and created so many friendships. While I gain great satisfaction from a well-done clinical procedure, the relationships I’ve made are what I enjoy most about my profession. Dentistry has rewarded me in many life-changing ways.

Education and Experience
I attended Tascosa High School, Amarillo College, and West Texas State University. One of the local physicians recommended that I apply to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, located in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. I did, and earned my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree there.I worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 30 years, and after my retirement in 2000, my daughter, Dr. Ruiz, and I started a private practice. Dr. Ruiz was born during my first year of dental school, and I believe the Lord put dentist blood in her veins.

Outside the Office
I have been a resident of Amarillo my entire life. My wife and I have raised three children in this community, and have been blessed with nine grandchildren. In my free time, I like to take my dog, Shadow, out for walks, or perfect my aim with target and trap shooting.

Meet The Team


We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Felicia

Felicia



Head Registered Dental Assistant

In addition to assisting our doctors during procedures, I also coordinate our patients’ care and make sure we have all the necessary supplies to provide the services we offer. Working with the different ages of patients and getting to know them on a personal level makes each day fun and exciting. I also feel fortunate to work with such an amazing group of ladies! I'm a busy wife and mom of five children. We love getting together for outdoor activities and having family time.
Shawna

Shawna



Registered Dental Assistant

As an assistant, I work with patients on a daily basis, helping our doctors deliver the very best care. While I enjoy working with patients of all ages, I find being around children to be the best part of my day. I am the proud mother of three amazing boys who keep me very busy! I love watching their sporting events and cheering them on from the sidelines.
Jose

Jose



General Manager

I am responsible for managing our accounts payable, payroll, business decisions, and general office maintenance. I like being a part of a team that helps patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Everyone I work with is excellent at what they do, and truly care about the health and well-being of our patients. I grew up in San Antonio but have enjoyed living in Amarillo. My wife, Dr. Ruiz, and I have three kids, Zach, Tori, and Nick. When I’m not with my family I enjoy playing volleyball in our city league.