New Home on Holly Ave


For many years, Academy Dental Care has proudly served Albuquerque from 7930 Wyoming Blvd NE. Here, we’ve created infinite memories—growing our team and watching patients grow, forming unbreakable bonds and lasting relationships, and even taking on the unexpected; a global pandemic. We will forever cherish the time spent at 7930 Wyoming, as these experiences have shaped us into who we are today.   Now, we begin a new chapter at our new home—6425 Holly Avenue NE! Conveniently located off of 1-25 and Paseo Del Norte, we’re eager to continue serving patients from all over New Mexico in a more convenient and … Read More

Three Best Rated


Here at Academy Dental Care, we believe in providing our patients with the very best. From trusted dentists to unmatched results, being the best is what we’re best at, and we’re proud to have a team that strives for excellence in every capacity, every day.  At the core of our team, Dr. Chelsea Gonzales, Dr. Charles Gallagher, and Dr. Shane Krohnfeldt strive to ensure every patient receives 5-star care. This is made evident by our own Dr. Gallagher earning a spot amongst Albuquerque’s Best Dentists, as determined by Three Best Rated®. Since 1974, Dr. Gallagher has dedicated his professional career … Read More

Cleaner Air, Safer Care


In light of the coronavirus pandemic, much has changed—but our unyielding commitment to our patients’ health and safety remains the same.  For over 30 years, Academy Dental Care has passionately served New Mexicans, providing them with service and care that ensures they feel safe, confident, and comfortable visiting the dentist. Now, as the world tries to adapt to life with COVID-19, we’ve not just upheld these standards, but have raised them, adhering to new regulations, implementing strict protocols, and investing in cutting-edge technology.  Highlighting this is one of our most notable additions, Surgically Clean Air Purifiers!  Smart Technology for A … Read More

3x Local Best Award Winner


2018 - 2020 Local Best Award Banner

At Academy Dental Care, dentistry is our passion and serving the community is our purpose. Combining the two, we’ve created a truly unique dental experience, where patients can feel comfortable and confident in the care they’re receiving and excited about their dental health. As a result, we’ve helped countless New Mexicans achieve happier, healthier smiles, and thus, are proud to announce our third consecutive title of Local Best. Local Best is a locally trusted online directory that recognizes, awards, and promotes small, local businesses within various cities. When it comes to finding the best, they say “Just ask the locals!”—and … Read More

I’m Missing Teeth, What Can I Do?


Closeup of Man with Missing Tooth

A typical adult has 32 teeth, but by age 50, the average American will have lost 12 of their permanent teeth to decay, gum disease, or injury. Beyond that, 26% of adults between the ages of 65 to 74 have lost all of their teeth. Not only do missing teeth affect the appearance of your smile, but they may also alter your bite, weaken your jawbone, and affect the way you eat and speak. Tooth loss can also affect your overall health and has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk for other diseases—so the question then becomes, … Read More

ABQ The Magazine Q&A Highlight


Dr. Chelsea Gonazales in Albuquerque the Magazine

In a recent interview with ABQ The Magazine, our own Dr. Chelsea Gonzales offered her professional insight into several aspects of dentistry. From building trust to the importance of oral health, Dr. Gonzales highlights the unique dental experience that she, and Academy Dental Care, strive to provide our patients—ensuring they feel comfortable, informed, and confident about the care they’re receiving!  The interview began with questions about trust in the dental office and how she helps patients overcome bad experiences. In her response, Dr. Gonzales focuses on one thing; the patient. She believes that in order to help patients achieve a … Read More

Top 10 Best Places to Work


Albuquerque Business First 2019 Best Places to Work Award

“The Best Places to Work awards celebrates companies that have delivered an outstanding work experience, successfully linking bottom-line company goals with employee interest” — Albuquerque Business First  Earlier this year, Academy Dental Care was chosen as a small business finalist in Albuquerque Business First’s 2019 Best Places to Work! An event was recently hosted at Dave and Busters to celebrate finalists, recognize their achievements, and award the top scoring winners of each division!  Academy Dental Care is excited to announce that we ranked amongst the top 10 places to work for small businesses in New Mexico and were one of … Read More

ABF 2019 Best Places to Work


Academy Dental Care Staff Picture

Employees have spoken and the results are in — Albuquerque Business First reveals 2019’s Best Places to Work and we’re proud to say Academy Dental Care is a finalist! There are two common passions shared amongst the Academy Dental Care team – dental health and our patients. Everyday, we come to work eager to educate each patient on good oral health and are excited to help them achieve a beautiful smile. We love where we work because we love what we do, and it shows in every one of the hundreds of patients we’ve helped smile with confidence! Reports show … Read More

Why Are My Teeth Turning Yellow?


Before and After of Teeth Whitening

You may have heard the phrase “pearly whites” to describe a smile and how teeth should look, but unless you’re a celebrity or model, chances are your teeth aren’t “Hollywood” white. In fact, the most common color for teeth is whitish-yellow, and tinges such as red, brown, and gray are considered to be abnormal. Teeth can become discolored or stained from a variety of things such as food and drinks, lifestyle choices, and diseases, but often these discolorations can be reversed with certain dental treatments or simple routine changes. If you’re wanting to makeover your smile, we have the latest … Read More

5 Reasons Why Flossing Is Important


Picture of Dental Floss Case

Twice a year you come to Academy Dental Care and visit our dentists for a checkup, cleaning, and likely, a lesson about the importance of flossing your teeth! Maybe you begin to floss for a day or two, but if you’re like most, all that floss talk goes in one ear and out the other. We’re dedicated to care and dental services of the highest quality so that you can live a healthy life, with a healthy smile, and believe flossing is an essential part of this!  Floss is an interdental cleaner and is specifically designed to get into the … Read More