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

40 Under Forty


Headshot of Dr Chelsea Gonzales

Her expertise, extensive knowledge, and local outreach have deservingly made her a beloved member of our practice and community. Dr. Chelsea Gonzales loves her job, finds it rewarding, and goes above and beyond every day to help every patient achieve a healthy smile. Her achievements in the dental industry along with her caring, honest nature have attributed to the great success of Academy Dental Care its treatments and renowned patient care. Being a praised member in the business community, we are proud to announce on her behalf that Dr. Chelsea Gonzales has been selected as an honoree for this year’s … Read More

Crown Council Award


Group of People Posing with Awards

At Academy Dental Care, we pride ourselves on having a team of doctors and staff members who are dedicated to providing next-level care and high-quality services! It is with great excitement that we announce our very own Dr. Chelsea Gonzales has been recognized for her commitment to providing outstanding care , and has received qualified membership status with the Crown Council! The Crown Council is a prestigious alliance of dentists who have achieved significant success in leadership, continued education, community outreach, and positive team culture within their practices. These dentists are committed to continually improving and through shared experience, insight, … Read More

Causes of Bad Breath


Black and White Photo of Man Covering His Mouth

The mouth’s warm, moist conditions make it the ideal place for the millions of bacteria found in the mouth and on the tongue to multiply. Although grocery store shelves are lined with mints, gum, and mouthwash to fight bad breath, they are only temporary fixes and don’t address the root of the problem – bacteria in the mouth. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, has varying extremities and origins such as the oral hygiene, smoking habits, and health conditions. Most cases originate in the mouth and are improved with proper, consistent dental hygiene but others may be caused by a … Read More