Get to Know Dr. Garcia

Since 1983, Dr. Garcia and his professional staff have been providing high quality, friendly family and cosmetic dentistry to patients in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. But there’s a lot more to Dr. Garcia behind the dental mask!

His Education

Dr. Garcia was born in New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico, where he was on the Dean’s Honor Roll. There, he majored in biology and minored in chemistry before moving on to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston (one of the top 5 dental schools in the country!).At Tufts, Dr. Garcia received a National Health Service Corp scholarship while treating children at a public health clinic for 4 years. He graduated from Tufts in 1983, 18th out of 163 students. He continued his education in orthodontics from the United States Dental Institute from 1985 to 1987.
  • University of New Mexico 1973-1974, 1976-1980 biology/chemistry/university studies
  • Undergraduate transferred to UNM College of Pharmacy my senior year.
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine-Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree 1980-1983
  • North East Regional Dental Boards completed 1983
  • Massachusetts Dental Board Licensure1983
  • New Mexico Dental Board Licensure 1983
  • National Service Corp. scholarship 1980-1983
  • US Dept. of Health & Human Services/Public Health Service Corp. Los Padillas N.M. dental clinic 1983-1987
  • General Dental Practice 1987-current
  • United States Dental Institute for Orthodontic/Orthopedic training 2-year program 266 hours completed 2-15-1987
  • Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Education 1-17-2005 to 4-14-2005 course completion
  • Long term member of ADA, NMDA, AGD, AACD, IAO, Albuquerque District Dental Society & past long term member of AAFO
  • Branemark Implant training 1988
  • Dental Boot Camp training Walter Haley/Steve Anderson 2001
  • Spear Advanced Dental Education 34-68 hours yearly since 2005
  • Dental Continuing Education in various disciplines of dentistry 60-100 hours yearly
  • Charity Dental treatment for the homeless of Joy Junction of Albuquerque

His Life

Dr. Garcia is married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. He has a diverse range of interests outside of dentistry, including sports, such as skiing and fishing, as well as cars, music and art.Dr. Garcia also believes very strongly in helping others, which is why he donates dental treatment to the homeless at Joy Junction of Albuquerque. He wants to give a hand up to those who are trying to make a better life for themselves.

His Memberships and Licenses

As part of his dedication to providing the highest quality dental care, Dr. Garcia takes part in many continuing education courses all over the country throughout the year.He is also a member of the:
  • American Dental Association
  • International Association of Orthodontics
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • New Mexico Dental Association
  • Albuquerque District Dental Society
Part of his training has been extensive instruction in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry.

His Commitment to Patients

Dr. Garcia has an ongoing commitment to patients and their dental health. He believes that it is important to first see the patient as an individual with dental goals before treating their dental health and overall health. It’s a philosophy he’s instilled in everyone who works at his dental office.At our office, we are committed to excellence and providing quality, gentle dentistry to all of our patients! Contact us today for an appointment with Dr. Garcia and his exceptional and gentle staff.

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