Academy Dental Care
Chelsea Gonzales, DDS:
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Academy Dental Care
Chelsea Gonzales, DDS
Albuquerque, NM













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Travis W. from Unm, NM (Source: Yelp)


Ok, so it’s the dentist, right? all love to y’all, but not one’s first choice to spend one’s time. but you gotta go, or your teeth fall out (or rot, or a whole lot of other options one would prefer not to think about). well, i didn’t go. for awhile. let’s say a decade or so. enter: academy dental. i came in ugly (due to my neglect). well, honestly, it took some work. it wasn’t always pretty. but here we are, and my teeth are working and they have a future. but let me tell you a little about the ride. it’s easy to feel dumb about neglecting your health. the warm and friendly folks at academy, while stressing the value of good self-care, never made me feel as such. instead, we made a plan of care and then enacted it. there is HUMANITY in this office. i sincerely enjoy my interactions with every single member of this practice and never recall leaving the building without a smile on my face. and this is the dentist, remember? i applaud my hardworking hygienist, carrie jo; the office staff who provide great communication with scheduling and insurance navigation; and the comprehensive care i’ve received under dr. gonzales. plus, to really drive the point home, they are all a pleasure to spend time with, even under the circumstances. thanks to you all. heck, y’all now got me committed to flossing.

Brandon Archuleta (Source: Google)


First time ever stepping foot in a Dentist Office. It took me 27 years and finding the right woman to get me in here. She was extremely happy with their teeth whitening service and suggested that it’d be a good place to go for my first time. They were all extremely helpful and transparent with her, and she said they were almost “too” nice. lol but she convinced me and they were nothing but genuine, caring, and informative. Engagement on a personal level was on point and made it fun. So instead of dreading my next visit I had it set up and looking forward to coming in again in October. Just want to say thank you to the staff at Academy Dental Care for taking care of me, my fiancé, and our smiles.

Elisa Edwards (Source: Facebook)


I have been with academy dental care for over 30 years and this is the best place you can come to! The doctors are kind, gentle, understanding, and does great quality work! The team is wonderful from the front office to the clinical team! Jackie helped me with all my needs! And I would recommend this office to anyone! FIVE STARS

Melissa Leslie-Urist (Source: Google)


There is something special to be said about a dentistry that really cares for their clients. Every time I walk in, I’m greeted with big smiles but more than that, extremely happy workers. The people employed here really love what they are doing and are so happy to help, answer questions [and in my case, tons of questions] demonstrate, educate, and so much more. The people I have had the pleasure of working on my teeth really took the time to get to know me and made me feel comfortable. I wasn’t just another mouth! If you’re looking for a place that wants to truly spend time on YOU and your health, this is it!

Kimberley M Lang (Source: Google)


Once again, I give a huge 5-Star Rating to the amazing professionals at Academy Dental Care! I recently had a loose crown on my lower left molar; I called the office and spoke with Cindy, who quickly gave me an appointment the same afternoon. Dr. Chelsea Gonzales deftly and expertly reseated my crown with no anesthesia whatsoever – a major miracle for me! Her dentistry surpasses the professional and borders on the artistic – and that is no exaggeration! I never cease to be amazed! Thank you for taking such superb care of my smile, and for never failing to warm my heart! I love you guys!!

Ann Marie Gallagher (Source: Google)


5 Stars for Berta!!! Thank you once again for doing such a professional job on cleaning my teeth. I loved the new pillow you used to support my head and neck while you worked diligently on my teeth! Thank you also for your positive feedback. It made me feel really good about my dental hygiene. I must say, I also really liked the new office space. Wow, it is so beautiful with the choice of colors and glass detail. You all must be very happy and proud to work in such lovely surroundings. Congrats to both Chelsea and Gabe for creating such a welcoming dental office!!!

Kathryn Kingsley (Source: Google)


I have been going to Academy Dental Care for a couple of years now, and I can honestly say they provide the best dental care I’ve ever received. They truly care about my dental health and always give me honest and helpful advice on how to continue to protect my teeth. By far the best thing about Academy Dental is the staff! They are absolutely stellar; I feel like they are long time friends with how friendly and accommodating they all are every time I am there. This is the best office in town!

Micah G. (Source: Google)


Everyone I’ve met here has been really kind and understanding. If you are transgender or non-binary, there are options to select your preferred title and pronouns. Everyone in the office uses my correct pronouns, and are just generally super kind. They also have procedures in place to deal with the spread of COVID-19, ones which will protect themselves and their patients.

Julia Silva (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough good things about this practice! I have been a patient for over 20 years, and I have always had exceptional service. It’s obvious that the office takes pride in providing the most up to date dental care – my dental care has always been exceptional. I have to say though, my favorite part of the practice is the staff! They are competent and kind, and above all I always enjoy interacting with them. Thank you for so many years of great patient care!

Rochelle Smith (Source: Google)


From top to bottom, the staff of Academy Dental are wonderful. I’m a huge baby when going to the dentist, even for just a cleaning. They are compassionate, gentle and explain everything they’re getting ready to do, before they do it. Then they continuously check to be sure you’re ok with what they’re doing. They genuinely care about your comfort level, both physically, and mentally. They’re very thorough, and are all extremely knowledgeable in whatever job they do. They approach each patient as a team. They’re are a bit more expensive than other dental offices, but they have state of the art equipment, coupled with their superb patient care, making the prices worth it

M N. from Corrales, NM (Source: Yelp)


The quality of care I receive at Academy Dental is the best I’ve ever had. From dental hygiene service to the installation of crowns and an implant, the precision, professionalism, friendliness, and client centered approach is outstanding. I’m 72 years old, have lived in 13 states, and have had many dentists – none nearly as good as Academy Dental. These folks are perfectionists about their work, are gentle in their delivery, are thorough in their communications with both client and insurance company, and genuinely care. Best ever!

Mercedes Martinez (Source: Google)


I absolutely love coming to Academy Dental Care. Each time the team works hard to accommodate any requests that I may make and always makes sure to include me in the conversation. They explain everything in layman’s terms and provide the utmost exceptional service I have ever experienced. Their new location is incredible and they have exceeded my expectations in everything including precautions during this unprecedented time with COVID. If you are looking for a dentist I highly recommend this office; their professionalism and knowledge is truly remarkable.

John M. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


This is the best dentist office I have experienced. Ever. I’ve been a patient for 4 years (including Dr. Gonzalez redoing a bad crown from a previous dentist). Amazing technology (want to see your x-rays? they will put them on computer screen for you. Need a filing? They will essentially 3-D mill a filing that they can then insert). Even better people (especially Berta).

Don B. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


We are refugees from another dental clinic. Because we’re fresh-off-the-boat, we don’t yet know all the staff at Academy Dental Care. But the people we’ve met are wonderfully charming. Dr. Chelsea Gonzales is beyond charming and she will provide you with compassionate, expert care. The staff we’ve met are awesome too, for example, Gwen, Ashlee, Rachelle, Cindy, and Berta. What you will see when you come here is that the people in this clinic are genuine and you will notice that they really do care about you. If you’re an oldster with yellow teeth, they can make you look beautiful so that you can get a much younger date. If you’re a rapper, they can make you a custom grill. If you’re an old-school hockey player, they can make some durable dental implants to fill in those holes in your smile. Whatever you may need, they will advise you on the best procedures available today. There was even an attractive blond woman at the counter, asking to see a dentist because someone had dented her car… and they even helped her, too. You can’t go wrong here.

Dorothea M. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


I had my cleaning today. I just like coming to Academy dental care. I’m greeted with smiles and a good morning by the front desk ladies! I don’t have to wait long for my appointment, now that’s a plus! I go to back and everyone says good morning! They make you feel like family, they make sure your comfortable and if I need anything! And if you have any questions they answer you! I can’t wait till next cleaning, who would ever think I would say that!

Rileigh Kathleen Wade (Source: Facebook)


The staff is wonderful, they are kind, caring, they are very helpful! They are the best! I would never go anywhere else! Carrie is the best hygienist! I would recommend Academy Dental Care! They make you feel very comfortable, and if you are ever nervous they help calm you down! I have always felt comfortable, safe, and calm there. it is very easy to make and or reschedule appointments. They are FANTASTIC!!

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


I had a filling get pulled out of my tooth last summer, and over the past weekend that tooth started to hurt. I needed immediate attention but didn’t have a regular dentist. Academy Dental Care got me in the day after I called, they attended to my immediate need even though it was obvious I needed other dental work done as well, and they were super friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. I highly recommend them for their great customer service and the way they prioritized my immediate concern. If I weren’t moving in a month, this would definitely be my new regular dentist.

Charmaine Sides (Source: Google)


I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of Dr. Gonzales’s restoration of my smile. Her mastery of dental aesthetics and genuine concern for my comfort and dental health gave me confidence during the process. Along with her superb assistant Jennifer and hygienist Gwen I felt that my dental health was in the best of hands. I appreciate the staff’s friendliness, professionalism and responsiveness to my concerns and questions.

Jay Tseng (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of this dental practice for many years. There is a good reason that they have so many great reviews online. They are very professional and thorough in their services. They just moved to a new, bigger building, which will serve well their growing client base. They have 3 dentists in their practice, and I have interacted mostly with Dr Gonzales. She is very knowledgeable and caring for her patients. I believe she personally calls every new patient to introduce herself and answer any questions. I will continue to come here for my dental needs, and I would highly recommend this practice to everyone.

Lanie O. from Puyallup, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gonzalez and her staff are top notch! From the moment you walk in until you leave everyone is friendly, professional and courteous. They remember your name, they make you as comfortable as one can be at the dentist and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. I’ve had everything from the most routine to complex and Dr. G handled it with ease. They’ll fit you in if you need to be seen (which is more important than you know until you get a toothache). Well run practice!

Ryan A. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gonzales and her hygienists (Berta and Jeniffer) have been absolutely wonderful each time I’ve been here. It’s refreshing to walk into an office where the staff is so friendly and professional, both to clients and to each other. There is an obvious respect for each other in the work environment (another rarity) and I have been told by several people here that it is a great place to work. I had a few fillings replaced and both Dr. Gonzales and Jeniffer worked to make it as comfortable and pain-free as possible, which it was. Dr. Gonzales even followed up that evening with a phone call to make sure everything was feeling ok. I was impressed! It’s always tough when you move to a new city and have to go through the process of finding new health care providers. All the glowing reviews led me to Academy Dental and I’m happy to add one more

Allie Thompson Moore (Source: Facebook)


Quality, friendly, accommodating, and competent care at every turn. I feel like a valued patient from the moment I enter the doors. Next to premier care, I appreciate the little things about Academy Dental Care… like availability for early-morning appointments, text messages to remind me of upcoming appointments, and the extra effort to polish my teeth for the brightest possible smile.

Lynn Collins (Source: Google)


This is a caring office that runs like a well oiled machine. Everyone is quick to smile & genuinely welcoming. I met no one who didn’t make me feel like they were glad I was there. From the first phone call, through the office staff to the dental assistant, everyone is attentive, good listeners, and makes you completely comfortable. Then, you have the added surprise of meeting the dentist, Dr Gonzales, who obviously sets the tone for the office because she is all the things you’ve already enjoyed and an excellent dentist to boot. She listens, understands, encourages questions & discusses options. After all that TLC by everyone, you are encouraged to make your own choices about what works best for you with all the high quality information you’ve been given in an easily understood way. And through it all, there is laughter….the very best accompaniment for any doctor visit. I left with my endorphins recharged & feeling a real sense of trust with everyone I met. This is the place to go for all the care you need.

Maggie Lang (Source: Google)


I have been getting dental work done at Academy Dental Care my entire life. (I just turned 34) They have alway done such great job with cleanings, X-rays, and routine maintenance I just keep coming back even though I now live in San Diego and Spain. I full trust them with my dental work and highly recommend them. You should see how pretty my teeth are! They are like a well oiled machine. They all work seamlessly, energetically, and enthusiastically together. They are extremely thorough and communicative. Dr. Gonzales is truly gifted in her profession and leads a very knowledgeable, fun, friendly office environment.

Elizabeth W. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


I am such a fan of Academy Dental care and all their clinicians! I have been a patient here since 2008. I have complete trust in the hygienists- Berta, you are amazing! Dr Gallagher and Dr Gonzales have been so helpful, informative, diligent, wise and reassuring with me navigating some genetic issues in my mouth. I’m truly thankful for this crew! I have always felt confident with my outstanding care at Academy Dental.

Gwen Montoya (Source: Google)


I love working with such an amazing team! If you’re looking for an exceptional experience from the moment you walk in the door, look no further, you belong here. We love serving the community as a forward focused, patient centric practice and we are here, facing change together by providing the best practices and materials in the business for you and your loved ones! It is our highest honor to serve you, our community, to keep you healthy, build lasting relationships and give you the confidence you need to put your best face forward! This truly is more than a dental office, this is a legacy. 

Wendy R. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


I’d give Academy Dental Care ten stars if I could. I was having dental pain and couldn’t get into the dentist I’ve been going to for the past 20 years. ADC got me in the very next morning and within 30 minutes they knew exactly what was causing the pain. Their office and equipment are state-of-the-art and the entire staff is extremely professional, friendly and caring. This is the most positive dental experience I’ve ever had and from now on, I’ll only be going to Academy Dental Care. Thank you everyone at ADC!

Rebecca G. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient for dental care and hygiene for several years. The new building is beautiful and allows their great care to continue in a well designed and efficient new space. Every person in this practice is caring and very competent. They’ve taken COVID safety in stride and added that to their care so that every patient is given the very best care possible. Love this group!

Bethany Godwin (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming to Academy Dental Care for years, and they continue to impress me with their kindness and professionalism. They’ve always been conscious and caring about my severe dental anxiety and additional health issues that make me a more complex patient. More recently, the team has been very accepting of my coming out as nonbinary transgender, and switched to using my pronouns (they/them) and new name (Beanie), which makes me feel all the more welcome. I also appreciate the dedication to the extra safety measures put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. Going to medical appointments has been a big concern for me during all of this, but after seeing the changes to the office firsthand, I am confident that I am safe coming here for my visits. Thanks Academy! -Beanie Godwin.

Alexander Mccaig (Source: Google)


Objective Review: – Cleanliness : 5/5 – Timeliness : 5/5 – Customer Service : 5/5 – Technical Skill of Dentist : 5/5 – Technical Skill of Staff : 5/5 – Quality of Technology : 5/5 Subjective Review: My experience with the staff of Academy Dental is superb. They have bright welcoming smiles (pun intended) and they maintain a level of professional courtesy while being personal all at the same time. Cleaning someone’s mouth is a very invasive event, and their ability to educate me on the processes, reasons for specific actions, and constant check in’s for my state of comfort throughout the process makes going to the dentist a pleasure. If it ever comes to advice, cleaning, procedures, or anything mouth related, you should make sure that Academy Dental is your first call

Christine B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been going to Academy Dental Care for over twenty years and they are the best. Dr Gallagher, Dr Gonzales, all the dental hygienists and staff are professional, friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is warm, inviting and fun! Year after year I remain confident that whatever my dental needs are, the best work is being done. Chris Bradley

Nick M. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


Outstanding first visit. I would give 6 stars if I could. In summary: This seems to be an outstanding practice that is absolutely committed to giving you a world-class experience. I have a follow-up visit next month, and am looking forward to it. My initial impression is that this is an awesome ABQ business! Details of my visit: Had the most thorough check-up and cleaning I’ve ever had at a dental office. Berta, the hygienist, was an absolute joy and made the entire visit more fun and comfortable. She did a great job of explaining each step of the check-up and cleaning. I met with Dr. Gonzales toward the end, and felt that she was attentive, professional and made me feel very taken care of as a patient. Cyndi, who works the front desk, is awesome too — she was my first point of contact with this office, and even just on the phone was engaging and friendly. Note: Felt that the office was a *little* tricky to find. Once you arrive in their plaza on Wyoming, just know that the office is toward the northern edge of the plaza, a little tucked away. Would recommend giving yourself a little extra time to find it on your first visit.

Annette Wilson (Source: Google)


Since I’m new to ABQ I have to rely on google reviews for my recommendations. I was looking for a dentist near my home. When I called I got in fairly quickly for a new appointment. Working in the medical field you can’t always go by “online reviews” because many people only go online when they aren’t happy, but I didn’t have any where else to turn and I found this office from google. Hopefully you will find this review helpful. I found Dr. Gonzales sincere, hard working, and very personal on my first appointment. Also every staff I interacted with was overly personal and delightful which is rare at an office. They all seemed happy to be there and I think that’s a reflection from the top down. I would recommend this office if you are new or looking for a general dentist.

Lee Hostler (Source: Google)


If you are looking for the absolute best dental care with the best Dentists, then Academy Dental is the place for you! Dr. Gonzales called the night before my appointment to see if I had any questions or if there was anything that I wanted her to know before my visit. Wow!! That kind of care just does not exist anymore. Or so I thought. Very knowledgeable staff from the front desk to the hygienist to the Dentists!!! I could go on and on. I am so grateful for this kind of high quality care

Sharon P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The staff at Academy Dental is great to work with! They are meticulous about their work. Dr. Gonzales and Jennifer did an awesome job on my veneers! They turned out better than I expected! I did not like going to the dentist because of past experiences. I first saw Berta for a cleaning and she was extremely sensitive to my prior history with dentist offices and made me feel extremely comfortable. I highly recommend this office for all your dental needs.