ABQ Gentle Dentistry
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ABQ Gentle Dentistry
Dan Lafferty, DMD
Albuquerque, NM

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings

Crowns

Inlays & onlays

Bridges

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Spencer S. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I went to a few dentists in Albuquerque before staying with ABQ Gentle Dentistry for the past year. Most of my time has been with Dr. Lafferty and Lisa who have both been fantastic, but I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with the other staff too.  They’ve always kept me in the loop about what they’re doing and what they recommend. I have been very satisfied with my crown, fillings, and cleanings. They care about getting the job done right, including staying past closing time to finish my crown properly.

Clear Link (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Lafferty is absolutely the best at his craft! Years ago I experienced retainer issues from braces that left unnatural spacing between my teeth. Dr. Lafferty said ” I can fix that”. The procedure was very affordable , comfortable , painless and fast. The staff was friendly and personable as well. This has to be one of the best Dentist in Albuquerque ! I highly recommend this office for dental care , and cosmetic concerns. Whoever says they look forward to going back to the dentist office ? Well I am actually looking forward to returning on my next scheduled exam. R. Davis

Carly G. from North Albuquerque Acres, Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I have a severe phobia associated with dentists. I know everyone says that, but I have had two dentists tell me they couldn’t work with me and I had to walk out in the middle of an appointment with another. ABQ Gentle Dentistry was fantastic, super patient, understanding, and kind. I will be back!

Hannah G. from Highland Business, Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

BEST DENTIST THIS SIDE OF THE RIO GRANDE! Being a newly cross-soil tarrying transplanted New Mexican travel nurse recently attempting to fertilize some roots back in the Land of Enchantment, I have relied heavily and humbly on the opinions of virtually strangers to guide the establishment of my “Gladiator” grueling ring of professional purveyors; it must have been cosmic chronological credence that I should chip the greater portion of my front tooth recently- just in time to ask for my new “two front teeth” from Santa’s little ABQ Gentle Dentistry helpers- and a friend had mentioned said place as staple in her dental decisions. I am not one to have white coat and laughing gas PTSD or fear of the fluoride flush, but from the minute you enter ABQ dentistry where THE ABSOLUTE GEM of a receptionist, Kelsey, greets you with gregarious gusto and enough unprecedented laughs that one doesn’t even need the gas for a procedure, to the dental hygienists who pay exquisite and extracting care to make sure not even a bristle should make you uncomfortable or give you pain- I was asked numerous times if and to alert them if I had even an inkling of a discomfort and twinge if tooth throb during any aspect of the appointment- to the grand finale of Dr. Lafferty himself who perhaps has spent more time one-on-one gleaning my opinion on matters of mouth and mandible, making sure to explain step by step each rationale and reasoning behind every drill drolling and pick prospecting, and being perhaps the most congenial human I’ve met in Albuquerque to date by appointment access or personal purveying either or. It might be hard to fathom, but it actually was a pleasure and a disheartening deflation to not be returning back to see the staff and engage in enigmatic toothpaste palaver. I am a healthcare worker myself and have never been to a medical professional arena, let alone A DENTIST, that made me feel not only like I mattered as a patient AND a person engaged in my care plan and opinion, but to a place where I was treated beyond the level of an insurance pleasant payer or meritorious molar manhandler but like I was fang-toothed, floss-foregoing family member.

Erica Garcia (Source: Google)

★★★★★

The dental office that put crowns on for my daughter would not even consider fixing the tooth when the ceramic white part of the crown fell off. Today Dr Lafferty fixed it! A perfect fix until her baby teeth fall out. We are grateful to Dr Lafferty and his staff. We have come here for years and have been highly satisfied.

Nancy Morgan (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been with Dr. Lafferty and Dr. Bleak for many years, seeing them 3 times each year. I love the care I get (Gentle Dentistry!), and the staff, especially Kathy (hygienist), Kim, and Harriet are always great to deal with. I have recommended this office to several family members and they have also loved the care they received. Highly recommended!

George Miles (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been a patient of this practice for around thirty years; Dr. Lafferty is the third dentist I’ve been to there for my dental care. The care provided by the staff here is excellent and they go the distance to make me feel comfortable for whatever treatment I’m receiving. They are very thorough with their treatment and their communication and I am happy to give them my highest recommendation.

Ken Carson (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Great experience, exceptional staff, friendly and warm..and very genuine. Dr Lafferty and his assistant made a crown for me all in one morning. Typically whenever I go to the dentists for surgery or to pull a tooth, they can not numb me the first time. I mentioned that to the doc, he looked at my jaw structure, a couple of minutes into the painful grinding part, no pain! 5 stars plus!

Juan Vaquera (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Lafferty and his amazing staff (Lisa, Erica, Toni and Kim) at Abq Gentle Dental LLC were incredible. Their kindness and compassion towards me were something I had never experienced. I cannot thank them enough for giving me my smile and confidence back, and I can enjoy cold water again! In a matter of two surgeries Dr. Lafferty got 21 teeth extracted, bone graft,12 implant and a permanent upper and lower nano ceramic device (no temporary cheap dentures) and they look awesome! and I could not recommend them higher.

Tom Dickerson (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Albuquerque Gentle Dentistry has helped my whole family with everything from regular teeth cleanings to dental implants. They have always been outstanding, providing the best customer service. I have referred many of my friends and family to them and they all have been very happy. I am so glad we found Dr. Lafferty and guys staff.

Aimee Pogwizd (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Lafferty and his staff were so friendly and kind. Dr. Lafferty was very informative about the condition of my teeth, and his hygienist even put Chapstick on my lips during the cleaning which I have never had done at any office before. Small gestures like that make a patient feel more at ease. Thank you for a great experience

Jesus Alvarez (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I started coming to ABQ Gentle after visiting another dentist for a few years. Everyone has been very welcoming and very pleasant. My family has been coming here for years and they said I should give them a try. Well, now that I’ve been here for a while, I probably should have started coming here sooner. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you come here.

Thomas R Olsen (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Dan Lafferty is the most concerned dentist I have ever been to in my 68 years. He has been very efficient and thorough in the services that I have needed. “Gentle Dentist” is very understated. He is far more than that. I recommend everyone to consider visiting with Dr. Dan and you will find one of the most honest, straight forward people I have met. Thanks Dr Lafferty for all you do. Sincerity a lifetime patient to be sure.

Allie Fetterolf (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I had been afraid of going to the dentist since I was a child, but since finding this practice a few years ago I actually look forward to my appointments! It’s small and very close-knit…you feel like you’re receiving personalized care because everyone remembers who you are and is so friendly. I love that I can count on having the same hygienist every time I come in, as well as the same dentist caring for my teeth. Cleanings are always gentle and thorough – they go above and beyond to be sure you’re comfortable. Dr. Lafferty has been a wonderful addition to the practice, and he takes extra care just like Dr. Bleak. Being a patient here will make you feel like you’re part of a family and will make going to the dentist far less scary. Highly, highly recommend!

Randy Cooper (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Fate played a major role as I searched for a new Dentist upon my arrival in Albuquerque. Thankfully, I followed the referral of a friend and gave them a try. From the moment you set foot in their office, you become a member of their family. Professional, comprehensive and caring. They are willing to assist with a smile ( Lord knows I have given them reasons to growl–but never have they said a harsh word!!!) As for Dr. Lafferty, he destroys the stereotype of a nightmare visit to the dentist. He and his crew are knowledgeable, informative and most of all, as painless as possible ( important for wimps like me). He takes his time and explains all options and procedures. His work is impeccable and has provided solutions to any dental problem I may have. While going to the dentist does not rank high on my favorite places to visit, I am certainly glad I am his patient.

George Evans (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Extremely friendly professional staff and a great environment. Harriot, the receptionist is great and the actual dental work is well communicated and painless. What impressed me first was how professional, kind and encouraging Dr. Lafferty is with his staff. I’ve had a tooth extracted and a filling from years of avoiding dentists and now I wish I just came here sooner.

Yong Lin (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Lafferty and his associates are very friendly and professional. They listen to and answer all my questions, concerning my needs and feeling. Dr. Lafferty and his assistants gave me a prompt care in extracting a cracked tooth in the same day I had tooth pain, working to late evening. They fixed the cavities found at cleaning right the way. The procedures were very fast and comfortable, and the work was in outstanding quality. I would highly recommend this office to people who have a need for dental care.

Ryan LeCocq (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have (soon to be had) a huge fear of dentists. Coming to ABQ Gentle Dentistry was my first time visiting a dentist where I was immediately set at ease and nothing during my visit made me worry. I mentioned during my visit that the first time you find a professional that does things right, it’s always obvious. Whether it’s auto mechanics, plumbing or dentistry, competence looks the same and when you find it, it’s just like “Yep, that’s what it’s supposed to be like and those other chumps were obviously as bad as they seemed.” For me, going to ABQ Gentle Dentistry was that experience. The technique, tools and every part of the process just seem correct and professional. Then when you leave and get feeling back, it all feels and fits better than before, giving you confidence in the work. You would think that would be more common, but in my experience it isn’t. I first found it here.

Brian N (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr Lafferty and the entire team at ABQ Gentle Dentistry. From the moment you enter you are treated with care and respect, and they are attentive to your needs. I had to have two teeth basically cosmetically rebuilt from 2 front facing filings that came off, along with bleaching one from the inside because of a previous root canal, and the results were amazing. They took their time and made sure everything came out just the way I wanted. I give them my highest recommendation for any of your dentistry needs.

Manny M. from LOS RNCHS ABQ, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Dan Lafferty has been a blessing!! I have been a client now for 6+ years. Throughout the years I have had numerous work done. I’ve always wanted that “Perfect Smile”. I recently got top and bottom cosmetic porcelain veneers done. Let me tell you…words can’t express how extremely happy I am with my new “Perfect Smile”!! Dr. Dan Lafferty and assistant Lisa went above and beyond to exceed my expectations!! I am forever most great full!! Thank you Dr. Lafferty, Toni, Lisa, Harriet, Kim and all of the staff at ABQ Gentle Dentistry for all your hard work! I really appreciate it! If you are looking to improve your smile I highly recommend you give Dr. Lafferty a call!

Lucien Starzynski (Source: Google)

★★★★★

After years of not seeing a dentist, I needed to have a tooth pulled in the front of my mouth and replaced with an implant. Needless to say, I was worried. But starting the day of the extraction, Dr Lafferty put all the fears to rest. His knowledge, professionalism, thoroughness, and respect for patients is as good as I’ve ever experienced in any field of work or service. And the staff is as knowledgeable, positive and welcoming as you could ask for. It’s a place I always enjoy stopping by…. even though I’m there for dental work. (And it goes without saying, the implant turned out fantastic).

Post C. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve been going to this office for years and cannot imagine being seen anywhere else. The entire team, from walking in the door to being cleaned, is amazing as well as the both dentists are fantastic. They dealt with my complicated dental health created as the result of an accident with ease and I am never uncomfortable. The office environment is calm and you absolutely always feel like a top priority. Rest assured you’re in amazing and capable hands here!

Manny M. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Dan Lafferty has been a blessing!! I have been a client now for 6+ years. Throughout the years I have had numerous work done. I’ve always wanted that “Perfect Smile”. I recently got top and bottom cosmetic porcelain veneers done. Let me tell you…words can’t express how extremely happy I am with my new “Perfect Smile”!! Dr. Dan Lafferty and assistant Lisa went above and beyond to exceed my expectations!! I am forever most great full!! Thank you Dr. Lafferty, Toni, Lisa, Harriet, Kim and all of the staff at ABQ Gentle Dentistry for all your hard work! I really appreciate it! If you are looking to improve your smile I highly recommend you give Dr. Lafferty a call!

Spencer Schrock (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I went to a few dentists in Albuquerque before staying with ABQ Gentle Dentistry for the past year. Most of my time has been with Dr. Lafferty and Lisa who have both been fantastic, but I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with the other staff too. They’ve always kept me in the loop about what they’re doing and what they recommend. I have been very satisfied with my crown, fillings, and cleanings. They care about getting the job done right, including staying past closing time to finish my crown properly.

Julia Hickman (Source: Google)

★★★★★

The absolute best dentist and staff ever! Never in my life have I been actually been relaxed or soothed even from being drilled. They really care about your comfort and if you have been nervous to go to the dentist before, you never will be again. Had some fillings replaced and just may have been the best experience at a dentists office that I have ever had! Thank you!

Chris A (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’ve been going here for a couple years to see Dr. Lafferty and his team. They are friendly, professional, and do a great job. I recently had to get a crown replaced that was in the front. I was nervous because it was so visible, but Dr. Lafferty and his team were great at explaining the process and making sure I was comfortable with everything. The end result looks great and you can’t tell it’s a crown. I would highly recommend ABQ Gentle Dentistry.

Jen M (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’ve been going to this office for years and cannot imagine being seen anywhere else. The entire team, from walking in the door to being cleaned, is amazing as well as the both dentists are fantastic. They dealt with my complicated dental health created as the result of an accident with ease and I am never uncomfortable. The office environment is calm and you absolutely always feel like a top priority. Rest assured you’re in amazing and capable hands here!

Eric Barragan (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Extremely grateful for Dr. Lafferty and his team at ABQ Gentle Dentistry. Just recently moved to Albuquerque from Alaska and they made me feel right at home. Super informative and only worked on what was absolutely necessary, which was one filling. The procedure went so smoothly and I would recommend ABQ Gentle Dentistry to anyone in search of a great dental clinic.

John Stebbins (Source: Google)

★★★★★

No matter that some of the faces and names have changed, the culture in your practice shines through and I for one appreciate it tremendously. Yes, I miss Mark, Sandra, and Harriet, but I also know that Dr. Dan and company are more than competent and share the same level of service and dedication to patients, and your staff, as those who came before you did. Upon entering your practice one can immediately tell that you will be treated with professionalism, courtesy, and yes a little grace. It is helpful beyond words. Today’s visit is a prime example: It had been January that my lanky frame last walked your corridors. Kelsey and I were almost immediately at ease. She performed her duties well and informed me of what to expect. In addition, she was friendly and though wearing a mask you could tell she did all of her work with a smile. Kathy: You are my hero! You are always consistent in your work, comforting in your manner, and share what you’re doing as though we were sitting at your kitchen table. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you! Dr. Lafferty exudes competence in his expertise and has an incredible “Chair Side Manner” that puts one at ease and you can sense an expansive sense of humor lurking just below the surface. Today, along with Kelsey, I met Erica for the first time as well and the first thing I noticed was her very expressive eyes. She too was immediately attentive, friendly, and genuinely caring. Then there are the old hands, Lisa and Kim. You two always bring a smile to my face. Again, professional, competent, and just darn good people. So, although I really dislike going to the dentist and have more issues than the average patient, I must say that I always leave your place of business feeling good and that’s because of all of you. Thank you!

Ashley Leatherman (Source: Google)

★★★★★

In April of 2019, I came in to get some fillings done and during the visit, I mentioned my concerns and tried asking this new dentist to the office, what route I should go for a front tooth that gradually was getting more and more AWFUL discoloration! During that discussion he told me of a new option, that no one had previously discussed EVER with me, in the past 5 years of needing it fixed. Upon discussion I was intrigued and agreed then and there 100% this was a MUCH better process than anything brought to the table previously.. So, I asked the cost of course and much to my delight Dr.Lafferty decided that he would help me out and do the treatment for free! I mean WOW!!! After all was said and done, at the end of the 3 week process, you couldn’t tell I ever had any discoloration or anything, it looked like a brand new tooth! When I looked in the mirror I no longer felt ugly when I smiled, and immediately welled up with tears. Not only did he take the time to discuss all avenues, he’s very gentle, and has amazing bedside manner/he’s good at joking around with patients and making them feel comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend you come here!

Melicia Proctor (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Our family began visiting this dentist office many years ago, and we’ve stuck around through each physician transition. The current physician as well as staff continue to treat us like family, including my youngsters. There is never any stress associated with our visits, even for the kiddos. The visit is always very efficient, and the staff are always very professional. Thanks for another successful, painless visit today!

Linda Fuller (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Gentle Dentistry” is quite a claim for a dental practice. I have to say I was a bit dubious as a former dental assistant I am discerning, some might say opinionated when it comes to dentistry. We’d lost our previous long-time family dentist to retirement, transferred to a new glitzy practice that turned out not to be a fit for us. Luckily, we found a new home at Gentle Dentistry as they are terrific! From the front office staff, to the hygienist to Dr. Lafferty and his assistant all are skilled professionals yet warm and cheerful. The hygienist is uniquely skilled, the gentlest I’ve ever experienced. Dr. Lafferty always enters with a big smile and it is clear he actually enjoys his work. However, it is his skills that won me over. Let’s talk shots. Gentle and painless do not often describe dental injections but Dr. Lafferty achieves this by injecting slooowly so the sight is numbed little by little. It is a skill where most dentists hurry the process which is what causes the pain. Gentle painless shots. Wow! They have the latest equipment. The crowns are made in-office. This means crowns are prepped and inserted in one appointment! By doing this there is greater accuracy, less need for adjustment, fewer appointments and time from work for the patient. The reception/business office staff are upbeat, friendly and make any insurance issues effortless. They are quick to respond and have after hours care. Our entire family finally enjoys going to the dentist again. They live up to their name, Gentle Dentistry. Who knew?!

L I (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I am so happy to have found Dr. Laffertys practice. He is the most kindest, gentlest, dentist and always greets you with a warm smile, and I wish I had found him sooner! The staff, from Harriet at the front office, to Lisa his assistant are just so lovely as well and make you feel like you are in good hands. I have anxiety going to the dentist and I have to have a series of dental work done and Dr. Lafferty really invests his time and makes sure you are comfortable and not feeling any pain, explaining what he is doing along the way. I can’t recommend his office enough, he is just amazing!! I wish all dentists were like him.

Amanda Petrock (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Lafferty, Lisa, and Kelsey are absolutely amazing! I was terrified to go back to the dentist after a bad experience with my previous dentist but they made things super easy. They are the sweetest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. They made me feel super comfortable and for the first time I’m completely pain free! I called Dr.Lafferty late at night the night before a holiday in excruciating pain and he got me in first thing in the morning on a holiday!

Jude (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr Lafferty and Lisa, the dental assistant, were amazing. I have the worst fear of dentists and they put me completely at ease. Very compassionate with my fears, they made the experience painless. I also went there for my dental cleaning and the tech was a sweet heart. Their whole staff is a joy to work with, and they worked with our financial situation as we don’t have dental insurance. My prayer is that everyone can have access to such great care.

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