Considered one of Albuquerque’s gentlest dentists, Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD, believes that dentistry is a healing profession.
Along with changing a person's smile and building self-confidence, Dr. Abeyta focuses on making her patients feel safe and comfortable in a setting that typically is not associated with peace and relaxation. With a different approach to dentistry, she offers state-of-the-art procedures while ensuring long-term oral health. Dr. Abeyta and her team are very conscientious about diagnosing and educating their patients on the best dental practices.
Dr. Abeyta and her team value your time. You are seen at your appointed time and Dr. Abeyta’s full attention is devoted to you while you are being treated. She believes that this intimate setting allows for a trust-centered relationship.
Dr. Alicia Abeyta earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico followed by a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in 2005. Dr. Abeyta worked in the National Health Service Corps serving the underserved in rural areas before shifting into private practice in 2008. Dr. Abeyta practices Advanced Comprehensive General Dentistry with a focus on the link between oral health and overall whole-body health. Her passion for greater dental knowledge generates approximately 100 hours a year of advanced dental training in areas related to studying the impact of tethered-oral tissues (such as tongue-tie), TMJ dysfunction, and oral myofascial dysfunction on maxillofacial development, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea. She recently completed a mini Residency program in Orthotropics: the study and treatment of facial growth guidance in children. Dr. Abeyta has been the recipient of the New Mexico Business Weekly 40 Under 40 Award, Best General Dentist as voted by her peers in The Albuquerque the Magazine, and has been recognized by ABQ Magazine as a top dentist every year since 2008. She currently holds memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, NM Dental Association, Albuquerque District Dental Society, Airway Health Foundation, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Holistic Dental Association, American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics, Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and is a Faculty Member of Spear Education.
Dr. Abeyta enjoys the healthy balance of practicing Dentistry and spending time with her family. She enjoys being active and connecting with nature. If you don’t see her at the office, you may run into her on the hiking trails in the Sandia’s with her two little girls in tow. Being present and mindful are aspects of her life that she strives to model to both her patients and her children.
"Featured in Albuquerque The Magazine’s September 2022 issue where she was voted by her peers as the top General Dentist in New Mexico"
Dr. Abeyta has been included in Albuquerque The Magazine’s list of Best General Dentists as voted by her peers in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022.
Featured in Albuquerque The Magazine’s September 2019 issue where she was voted by her peers as the top TMJ Disorder Dentist!
Alicia A. Abeyta DDS FAGD – Professional Affiliations:
- Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the NM Dental Association
- Member of the Albuquerque District Dental Society
- Member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- Member of the Holistic Dental Association
- Member of Albuquerque High Desert Study Colloquium
- Past President, a current member of Sandia Au JRVT Gold Study Club
- Faculty Member of Spear Study Club
- Member of Airway Health Foundation (airwayhealthfoundation.org)
- Member of American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics
- Completed Orthotropics Mini Residency program with Dr. Bill Hang
- Vice President of Vista Nueva Association
- Member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry
- Member of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (2019 – present)
Recipient of the New Mexico Business Weekly 40 Under 40 Award 2012
Best Dentist Award for 2022 and 2023
Dr. Laura Anne Snyder
Dr. Laura Anne Snyder is a 13-year-old dental professional who has a strong reputation for her meticulous attention to detail, ability to connect with patients and gentle approach. She graduated from the Marquette School of Dentistry in 2010 and has been practicing since then. Dr. Snyder is now a part of Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD, a practice that offers a more gentle approach to dentistry, focusing on integrative and holistic dentistry.
Dr. Snyder emphasizes the importance of being proactive patients for better dental treatment outcomes. She believes in integrative and holistic dentistry, which considers the relationship between oral health and overall body and mind health. Dr. Snyder offers a full range of services, including cosmetic and family dentistry, using the latest technology, including lasers and digital scanning. Her approach to dentistry ensures patients feel comfortable and confident in choosing the right dental practice. With Dr. Snyder on board, the practice Dr. Alicia Abeyta, DDS FAGD, is stronger and more comprehensive.
Dr. Jeff Snyder
Dr. Snyder completed his undergraduate degree at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. After nearly a decade in the business world was considering a change and realized that his interests and abilities were better aligned with the art and science of dentistry. He attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, AZ, where he graduated with honors and repeated recognition for clinical excellence and manual dexterity. Service is essential to Dr. Snyder, and since 2015 he has been entrusted with the care of our service members as a dental officer in the Army National Guard.. His interest in helping others has taken him from Native American clinics in the Southwest, to Poland, Guatemala, and the Kingdom of Tonga.
Dr. Snyder believes that a caring hand that uses the latest technology is the greatest asset to the modern dental practice. He prides himself on rigorous continuing education and employing the latest techniques and technology in general dentistry and dental implant placement. He has made significant investments in his surgical training and uses 3D digital planning for every case. Most importantly however, Dr Snyder is proud of his ability to help anxious dental patients who may be avoiding care. He helps patients overcome dental anxiety, with the goal of changing their perception of dentistry for the better. Dr. Snyder is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, National Guard Association of the United States and the Military Officers Association of America.
Away from the office, Dr. Snyder enjoys spending time with his wife, sons, and three dogs in the great outdoors hiking, camping, fishing, boating or mountain biking.