News articles about dentists In New Mexico seem to pop up every day – not about what happens in their practices, but rather what they do when they’re off duty. One Albuquerque dentist and University of New Mexico assistant professor of dental hygiene recently took her students and volunteers to Nicaragua to provide free dental care to people in one of the poorest countries in the world. Another Albuquerque dentist is organizing a free dental clinic this coming October in the Duke City that will offer basic treatment on a first-come, first-served basis.
Both of these mercy missions are founded on the belief that fixing dental problems benefits overall health and that poor oral health leads to premature or underweight babies, heart disease and diabetes. In addition, we have already examined a former Albuquerque black dentist’s strong link to the story of Jackie Robinson in a review of 42.
But those good deeds are only the tip of the iceberg about dentists in New Mexico – the good above the bad and ugly news accounts. Click VIEW ALL 6 PHOTOS above to see a list of the unusual and sometimes quirky (having an individual peculiarity of character) news about New Mexican dentists.