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Dentist Loved His Patients Man’s work ethic stemmed from growing up during Depression

Albuquerque Journal – Lloyd Jojola – Ralph Montoya practiced dentistry in the Albuquerque area for some 35 years, and one thing remembered about him is that he always looked forward to going to work. “To him, it was a privilege,” said Gilbert Montoya, his oldest son. “He loved what he did.” What he loved was [...]

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Board of Dental Health Care Regulations–Law Enacted

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Committee–Background: The New Mexico Legislature passed a law in 2004 requiring the Board of Dental Health Care to develop new rules for all non-dentist owners employing or contracting for dental services. The law went into effect on March 6, 2005. A committee including dentists and dental hygienists developed the regulations. [...]

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‘Mid-level’ dental care just won’t cut it in New Mexico

Santa Fe New Mexican — Dr. Robert L Wartell –As a dentist who has cared deeply about dental public health since the 1960s, I must reply to the March 14 My View by Dolores E. Roybal titled “State’s access to dental care lacking.” The main thrust of her solution for New Mexicans is to create [...]

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Dental Group Aims to Improve Care

Santa Fe New Mexican – Dr. Jessica Brewster – Regarding “State’s access to dental care lacking,” the March 14 My view from Dolores E. Roybal, the executive director of the Con Alma Health Foundation: The New Mexico Dental Association agrees that Pew Foundation’s recent “A” grade for kids’ access to dental care in New Mexico [...]

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SFCC Health & Science Building Needs Name

The GROW Foundation would like to spread the word about th new SFCC Health & Science. There is an opportunity for the dental community to have a room/ facility named after them or their loved ones. If anyone is interested, contact Jean Marquardt, the head of SFCC GROW foundation. See side menu “SFCC Building” for [...]

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Smile, New Mexico!

Albuquerque Journal–Editorial– Open wide. Let’s see those pearlies! More New Mexico low-income kids receive dental care — despite a shortage of dentists — than the national average. That’s right. Here’s something New Mexico excels at — and the Pew Center awarded us an A. But we could have been at the bottom of the 50 [...]

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N.M. Dental Care Praised

Albuquerque Journal– Olivier Uyttebrouck–New Mexico does a better job than most states of providing dental care to low-income kids, despite a shortage of dentists, according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States. New Mexico does particularly well providing dental care for children enrolled in Medicaid, the report said. Pew found that [...]

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Annual Event Helps Kids See Dentist

Annual Event Helps Kids See Dentist – ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Dr. Gaylina Reachi, one of several dentists across New Mexico participating in the Give Kids a Smile event on Friday, talks about the event that gives kids free dental care and education. To watch news clip go to http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/health/annual-event-helps-kids-see-dentist

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Free dental screeings for Las Cruces first-graders

February 4, 2010—Las Cruces Sun News—Local member dentists of the New Mexico Dental Association will provide free dental screenings to first-grade students throughout the month of February in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Dentist will provide free screenings to more than 2,400 first-graders in the Las Cruces Public Schools and Gadsden independent School [...]

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Belen dentist offering free care to children

February 3, 2010—Valencia County News—The New Mexico Dental Association’s (NMDA) Belen are member dentist, Linda Hixon, will promote oral health care and provide free dental care to kids during “Give Kids a Smile Day” on Friday, Feb. 5. Beginning at 9am, Hixon, along with the office’s assistants and hygienists, will provide free dental care to [...]

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