I've been going here since I was little, moved away for several years, and upon returning to ABQ I've resumed my visits. I've had braces, retainers, whitening trays, and the odd filling or two. I don't think you can find a better place in ABQ.
-The atmosphere is relaxed and each room is open and has windows. There are (at least) two bathrooms. I don't think I've ever had an appointment be 'double booked' so I'm usually in and out. Managing stress while at the dentist is as easy as it's going to get.
-All three dentists are professional and friendly and have a good sense of humor. One of them has been president of the state's dentistry board and been involved with the national American Dentistry Association.
-The dental hygienists are usually very friendly and seem like they're well trained and making a solid effort to be gentle. You're still going to leave feeling brutalized, but that feeling just means your teeth are clean!
-Receptionists are friendly and seem to work hard.
-In spite of all this, prices seem fair and I usually pay out of pocket for cleanings twice a year. The dentists haven't ever pushed me towards unnecessary dental work and I haven't ever felt like they were trying to sell me extra stuff.
-Free gum upon checkout! :D
Seriously though there's a reason this place has 5.0 stars on Google Maps. If you're shopping around, I'd give them a call.More