About Us Read Transcript
I did my undergrad education at Brigham Young University, and I actually studied music, dance, and theater. So I started out anticipating that I would spend my life doing theater, but after a period of about seven years in the performance industry doing Broadway theater, my wife and I searched long and hard for the next right step for me and decided that dentistry was going to be that step. So when I started looking at different dental schools Harvard seemed attractive, and that's where I ended up doing my dental school.
Experience patient-centered care, advanced dental technology, and the comforts of home in a calming setting – contact Uptown Dental Associates today!
Dr. Ryan Shepherd and our friendly team offer a variety of dental services for patients of all ages at our Albuquerque, NM dentist office, including:
- Restorative dentistry, including dental implants
- Family dentistry
- General dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Dental sedation
- TMJ treatment
We Put You First
a patient who is afraid to go to the dentist Read Transcript
We get told quite frequently by our patients that they're afraid of the dentist. We have a lot of patients who will come to the office and are absolutely terrified of being here. I've had many patients that I have actually met in the lobby or in a private room and not in a treatment room simply because they're terrified of even getting into that room. So I understand. We are well versed in dealing and working with patients, n helping patients who don't want to be here, who are terrified of being here, who would rather go through childbirth than be here. We get it. I'm very sympathetic to that, and I'll do everything that I possibly can to make that patient comfortable.
We provide a wide array of dentistry services because every patient has unique dental problems and smile goals. Our compassionate team loves getting to know our patients so we can provide the best, most customized care we can. We will never make you feel self-conscious or judged!
But the dental care we provide isn’t the only way we give you choices and show our appreciation!
So financial concerns don’t stand between you and the quality care you deserve, we accept a broad selection of payment options. We also offer fantastic specials and promotions, including a lifetime whitening program! We even provide free second opinions!
Cutting-Edge Dental Technology
We stay ahead of the curve through extensive training and continuing education. To improve the quality and comfort of your care, we have invested in state-of-the-art dental technology, including:
- Digital X-rays for clearer images with less radiation
- LumiSmile digital imaging for smile previews
Relaxed Setting, Comfort Options, Dental Sedation
Doctor Shepherd on the impression he wants to make on his patients Read Transcript
Oftentimes in our meetings we will comment on the fact that we are a family. That is, in fact, part of our vision statement. When we come to work, we try to take care of each other just as we would our own family members. Then that extends to our patients, so that we may be the immediate family but those patients that come into the practice feel like they are welcome guests in our home or that they are part of our family as well. It makes for a wonderful place to work. Generally speaking, we love coming to work and spending time with each other. Hopefully, that's reflected in our relationships with our patients.
When you first enter our dental office, you’ll see our beautiful courtyard and fountain. You can also enjoy this lovely view in most of our care rooms. Unless you’d prefer privacy, of course – we’ve got you covered there too!
To make your visit more pleasant and relieve your dental anxiety, we also offer:
- Fresh-baked cookies
- Pillows and blankets
- Dental sedation options