Meet Dr. Liz VanLeeuwen
I am extremely excited to be joining Academy Dental Care. I knew from our very first meeting with Doctors at Academy Dental Care that I shared the same passion for high quality, comprehensive dentistry. My patients over the years have been like family to me. I strive to make recommendations and give advice about their health as I would my own mom or dad. As such, it is very important to me that patients feel relaxed and comfortable. I would like to think of my partnership with patients as a team, and while I can make treatment recommendations based on experience, ultimately I want to make those decisions with you, as a partner in your care. Also, as dentists, we are keenly aware of the connection between dental health and overall systemic health, and I focus my treatment planning on comprehensive care, addressing underlying causes of dental issues, so we can achieve better and longer lasting results.

I graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Psychology in 1996. I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in May of 2000, and completed a one year General Practice Residency in Chicago through the Advocate Healthcare system after dental school. Continuing education is a huge priority for me. I love to learn and find that each time I attend a class it infuses a new love and excitement for dentistry in me. For the last 22 years I have worked in both private and corporate dentistry. My ultimate goal was to find a practice like this one, that aligned so perfectly with my desire to provide the very highest quality comprehensive dental care.

While I’m originally from the Midwest, I currently reside in Albuquerque and am a mom to two fantastic teenage girls, the oldest of whom just received her learner’s permit (both exciting and scary). In my free time I love to ski, hike and run. I also love just staying home and curling up with a good book when I can.

I’m incredibly excited to join the team at Academy Dental Care, and I can’t wait to meet you!
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At Academy Dental Care, we believe smiles should be equally as beautiful as they are healthy, and have proudly built a reputation that prioritizes both. We’re excited to further build on this reputation and welcome one of Albuquerque’s best cosmetic dentists to our team—Dr. Byron Wall!

Dr. Byron Wall is a champion of dental aesthetics, mastering the cosmetic dentistry field for nearly 40 years. After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa in 1982, Dr. Byron Wall completed his general practice residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Then, in 1983, he began private practice in Albuquerque, and has continued serving the New Mexico community ever since.

Continued education has always been a high priority of Dr. Byron Wall, and as a graduate of Las Vegas Institute Continuum, the world’s premier postgraduate educational center for advanced dental studies, his skills are among some of the best in the industry. Dr. Byron Wall is also a dedicated member of the dental community, previously serving as President of the Albuquerque District Dental Society, Vice President of H.R.R Study Club, and participating in a number of other organizations; New Mexico Dental Association, the University of New Mexico, and Zoom® Center for Teeth Whitening—just to name a few.

His expertise is renowned in the Albuquerque dental community and demonstrated in the many stunning smiles of New Mexicans. Creating a smile that’s unique to each individual, Dr. Byron Wall is proud to help his patients smile beautifully and with confidence! If you’re ready to show off that smile you’ve always wanted—reach out to Academy Dental care and schedule an appointment with Dr. Byron Wall today!