Hispanic Heritage Award Nomination


Academy Dental Care has been nominated by the Hispano Chamber of Commerce for a 2021 Hispanic Heritage Award!  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, beginning September 15th, the Hispano Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of Hispanic Heritage Awards, recognizing numerous New Mexican businesses in nine different categories, including Small Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Women Owned Business of the Year, Health & Wellness Business of the Year, Arts & Culture Organization of the Year, Technology Business of the Year, Immigrant Business of the Year, Non-Profit Organization of the Year, and Native Business of the … Read More

Same-Day Crowns


Woman in Dental Chair Smiling

Your smile has a major effect on you—and depending on its state, the effect can be good or bad. When you’re confident in the health and look of your smile, it shows! You might make a stranger’s day by flashing them a grin or simply radiate positivity throughout your day, but when the state of your smile is negative, its effect is, too. A tooth that’s broken or failing not only diminishes the look of your smile, but its functionality. From pain and discomfort to difficulty chewing, Academy Dental Care recognizes the everyday complications that compromised teeth can present, and … Read More

Dr. Byron Wall Joins Academy Dental Care


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, … Read More

Dr. Krohnfeldt


Passionate about dental care, dedicated to patients, and experts in their field—these are the defining traits of Academy Dental Care doctors, who work everyday to provide Albuquerque with a state-of-the-art dentistry experience. Helping us further this mission is our newest member—Dr. Shane Krohnfeldt, who joined our team in June 2020. Originally from a small town called Temecula in Southern California, Dr. Krohnfeldt completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara and later graduated from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific. Dr Krohnfeldt then practiced in San Diego, California before meeting … Read More

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