Danya began assisting in 2011 and has been in our office since February 2013. She always has high energy and loves meeting new patients as well as getting to know our current ones.
In her spare time, she spends most of it cooking at home or reading books. One of her biggest passions aside from those is staying active in our local film community. She’s worked in the industry since she was 16. She loves animals but mostly one in particular which is her own, a cat named Shadow.
Thuy is new to our office and has been a pleasure to have as a part of our staff.
Thuy has been a hygienist since 2009. She graduated from UNM . Ironically, Thuy shadowed one of our hygienists 14 years ago and has come full circle back to our office. We’re glad she came back.
In her own words:
“I enjoy being a hygienist because I love to share my knowledge, educate patients on oral hygiene and the importance of having a healthy mouth positively affecting overall health. My goal is to assist you to achieve the healthy smile you want while making you feel comfortable in a dental chair.
I am passionate about being a hygienist. I believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile without pain which is why I volunteer and give back to the community every chance I get. I volunteered on a dental mission and travelled to Vietnam and served over 1400 school and orphan children providing dental care and education. Also, I have participated in many community projects such as Walk for Diabetes, Special Summer Olympics, Healthy Smile and New Mexico Mission of Mercy to name a few. I’m a member of American Dental Hygiene Association, served as Trustee: 2010-2011, and as Treasurer: 2011-2113 for the New Mexico Dental Hygiene Association.
In my spare time I love to travel especially to Airshows, as I am a lifelong aviation enthusiast. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing, mountaineering, hiking and fishing. I look forward meeting you.”
Janell comes to our office with many years of dental experience. She began as a dental assistant and gradually advanced into the areas of front-desk, scheduling coordinator, insurance benefits coordinator and office manager. She spent years in customer service with two of the big dental supply companies, where she ordered all dental equipment needed for a dental office to operate - from the soap dispensers to the x-ray units, dental chairs and even computer equipment.
She enjoys spending her free time cooking, reading, doing crafts, fly fishing, skiing and riding her bike. She enjoys travel and hopes that the future will bring more of that.
She was born and raised in Albuquerque and has two daughters - Melissa and Katie - and a cat named Bella
Zac has been a member of our team since 1994. He brought with him a wealth of knowledge in assisting and has grown to be a wonderful asset to our office. His kind and easy manner with patients puts them at ease and makes them comfortable before, during and after procedures. He is skilled in all procedures. Zac is married, has one child and is now a Grandpa- ask him if you have any questions about his family or music.
Michelle has been with our office since July of 2016. Her easy demeanor and friendly smile put our patients at ease. It is sincerely appreciated.
Michelle started her career as a dental assistant and then moved to the front desk. She has experience in General Dentistry, Periodontics and Oral Surgery.
She has two ShihTzu’s, Max and Tobey and enjoys spending her time cooking and gardening.
Dr. Martinez has been providing comprehensive dental care to the Albuquerque and surrounding areas since 1979.
He is a native New Mexican born and raised in Chimayo, New Mexico. He attended the University of New Mexico as an undergraduate in chemistry and completed his dental studies at the University of California at San Francisco in 1979.
Active in several dental study clubs that promote excellence and learning of new and existing techniques. His specialties are those that involve complex reconstruction, TMJ problems and cosmetics, however, "everyday" dentistry is also practiced here. What makes him most happy is getting to know our patients and feel that all are part of a large extended family. He is a current member of the American Dental Association, New Mexico Dental Association and the Albuquerque District Dental Society. He is also a member of the CEREC Academy of doctors who promote advanced learning in all aspects of dentistry.
He has written and designed software for use in the management of dental practices.
Many of his hobbies include bicycle riding - both mountain and road, golf, fly fishing, photography, skiing, hiking, woodworking/furniture making and being a computer geek.
In his personal life he is married to Janell and is the father to two grown girls, Katie and Stacey. He has four grandkids.
His door is always open to you, your family and friends. If you have any questions about your care or needs please feel free to call or email him.
Welcome to ABQ Dental Associates. Since 1979, we've provided and practiced quality dentistry in Albuquerque. With our caring and dedicated staff, we strive to provide you with the most comfortable and relaxed dental experience anywhere. Our state of the art facility affords us the opportunity to provide for you, your family and friends the best that modern dentistry has to offer.
Visit us on the web, then call and talk to the warm friendly people that will ensure your first and subsequent visits are always pleasant ones. We hope to see you soon!