Bear Canyon Family Dentistry
Carissa Greinel-Blum, DDS:
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Bear Canyon Family Dentistry
Carissa Greinel-Blum, 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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Minie Rn (Source: Google)


This is only the second time I write a review about services received but after reading Mia’s review, I felt compelled to share my personal experience with Dr. Greinel-Blum. I have wanted Invisalign, however after a thorough exam, Dr. Greinel-Blum advised me not to pursue this treatment. Since Dr.Green, who has left Bear Cayon Family Dental two years ago did not treat ortho cases and keeping in mind that Mark is a dental hygienist who doesn’t possess the credentials or expertise to diagnose or treat dental procedures, I obtained a second opinion from a local orthodontist outside Bear Cayon Family Dental. This orthodontist concurred with Dr.Greinel-Blum’s assessment & recommendation. I applaud Dr. Greinel-Blum’s honesty & professionalism in not pushing a treatment that was not in my best interest. Her integrity is formidable! I have been seeing her for four years, although she has been practicing for over 10 years and highly recommend her to my friends. I will continue to see her as my dentist because I trust her expertise.

Thom Malone (Source: Google)


Dr. Blum and her staff are approachable, professional, and very caring. Dr. Blum impresses me as a dentist who is knowledgeable and always ready to answer my questions and put things in lay terms that I, as a customer, can understand. Her attention to detail in my twice a year dental cleanings as well as any other dental work that needs attention is sincerely much appreciated. Dr. Blum has a consistently pleasant, personal but still professional demeanor. Her dental assistants and other support staff at the front desk and in the rooms where cleanings or procedures are performed consistently reflect her spirit of courtesy and professionalism. For my most recent appointment, I thank you, Dr. Blum, Kim, and Katrina

Brian Davila (Source: Google)


I had a consult with Dr Blum for Invisalign. I had a very pleasant visit with her and I would definitely reccomenend her, if you are looking for a dentist, as she has your best interest at heart. Before I went through with getting my moldings for Invisalign I wanted my teeth cleaned. I didn’t mention this before hand but the office squeezed me in that same day. Becca, the hygienist who did my cleaning was such a breath of fresh air! She was very informative about what she was doing and we even bonded over some good music while she was doing a deep cleaning! Because of Becca and Dr Blum, I will give definitely recommend Bear Canyon!

Judy Lenzner (Source: Facebook)


From the front office to the Dental Hygienist and my DDS here, I’ve never felt more taken care of, ever. They are wonderful group of caring, knowledgeable folks! And at my age (with loads of experience with good providers of these services), that’s saying a lot! Excellent care, right here

Hilary Freeman (Source: Google)


I recently moved back to ABQ and have now gone to Bear Canyon Family Dentistry for two cleanings. I’ve had the two best cleanings and the most detailed exam ever. I didn’t know what I was missing before at other offices until I came here. Everyone from the front desk to the dentist are the best of the best. I highly recommend this practice for quality dental care.

Andrea Parks (Source: Google)


I was referred to Bear Canyon dentistry, when I first moved here by a co-worker. I am so glad I was, all the staff are super friendly, and very professional. I learn quite a bit of dental information I never knew before, each time I visit. Unfortunately, we all have to go to the dentist, this group makes it enjoyable.

William Ontiveros (Source: Google)


My wait time was very short from arrival till I was taken back. Staff were very friendly and explained what was happening as well as introducing everyone to me. Each process was explained in simplistic terms and I was given time to ask questions. This is the first time I have ever seen a dentist, where I relaxed felt comfortable and actually do not dread coming back.

West Kasper (Source: Google)


I have been going to Bear Canyon for over 10yrs because they are such an enjoyable and competent dentistry. They use the most modern equipment, and all the staff are very caring and competent. Doc Carissa in particular is spectacular – I once needed emergency care just before an overseas trip and she made room in her schedule to see me and had me taken care of the same day. I left on my trip worry-free as scheduled thanks to her! Great Dentist, great hygienists, super facilities – you couldn’t ask for a better place to get your dental care done – I highly recommend them! – Mr. W. Kasper

Gloria Wilson (Source: Google)


Hi, Today was a Great Day at Bear Canyon Dental. Everyone was Very Professional, Courteous, Kind, Helpful and Happy to see you/me. I felt comfortable, they Listened to me/You! I personally would recommend this Bear Canyon Dental Practice to Everyone, especially, if in the past you had a Bad experience. You will not be Dissatisfied or Disappointed in any kind of dental work being done to you or for a member of your family. Thank You, Gloria A. Wilson

Dina Jaramillo (Source: Google)


I would recommend Dr. Blum and her staff 100%. I had a horrible experience at another dental office which left me very anxious about any dental work. Thomas did amazing work on my teeth which left me with minimal pain and worry. The office staff is courteous and helpful and don’t make you feel as if you’re a bother.

Lizelle Ann (Source: Facebook)


I had a broken front tooth and Bear Canyon Dental took me in that same morning! I’m so glad I called them, they were fast and professional and did an excellent job on my tooth. I highly recommend them and would definitely go back if I ever need dental work!

Gerald White (Source: Google)


During a pandemic provides an opportunity to observe how a medical office addresses the need for keeping personnel safe as well as the patients they serve. It is impressive to be met at the door and begin the care services at Bear Canyon Family Dentistry. I was there for an initial work up in preparation for a hip replacement surgery. The technician preforming the X-Rays and preparing the data for evaluation was engaging in conversation as she operated the devices Then the Doctor performed the further detailed exams carefully explaining the issues and answering my questions with patience and clarity. Thank you for a positive experience during what could otherwise be confusing

Maestro Sous (Source: Google)


I grew up being scared of dentists and always had a really negative experience with the dentists I tried around Albuquerque. Dr Montes is the BEST dentist ever! I had an awesome experience and even when I asked a million questions and felt neurotic, she was so kind and genuinely interested in my well-being and never made me feel bad for being scared. Dr. Montes and Dr. Blum make a great team!!

Chicky G (Source: Google)


I love this office! It’s undergone a lot of changes in the last 6 years but it has all been for the better. My care has improved with a cleaner facility, more modern technology and complete imaging instead of just what I’m complaining about. My doctor has been there several years and is always professional and kind. Dr. Blum is very thorough. The cleaning’s are done by lovely ladies that explain everything and they check my perio status everytime to be sure they are catching things early. I’m so glad to be at an office where they don’t watch problems occur but rather they take steps to prevent crown work, cavities and gum diseas. I would highly recommend this group!

Becky Mcclain (Source: Google)


Carissa Greinel Blum, @ Bear Canyon Dentistry is such a caring dentist and delightful person. She uses best practices for her patients. She practices more on the conservative side, compared to wanting to do a lot of unnessary work. She will always do her best for you! She really cares for her patients and their health and wellbeing. She also has excellent referrals if you run into more serious dental problems. I recommend her dental office for good and caring family dentistry.

Kala Louise Elliott (Source: Facebook)


Pleasant staff, front office knows their insurance stuff/ coverage, able to get in after work, and Montes and Blum are great. They don’t look for trouble just to make a buck! Conservative on approach of care and explain the options. Hygienist have always been fun, GENTLE and knowledgeable. I have very sensitive teeth and grinding issues but feel totally confident and relaxed when to go in for a cleaning or consultation.

Tedd A Lucero (Source: Google)


After a third day of discomfort. I called to make an appointment. They were able to get me in the same day. Followed COVID 19 precautions which I appreciated. Relieved my discomfort, which ended up being phase 1of a crown. I appreciated that they let me see and approve the cost beforehand, instead of anticipating what it could be and not finding out until the end of the visit. Dr. Blum was very informative throughout the procedure and Ashton very caring and reassuring. I highly recommend.

Linda Dumoulin (Source: Google)


Bear Canyon Family Dentistry really puts the family in their family practice, whether you be one client or a big family. Very friendly staff, super care and an attractive waiting area, but your waits are short. I am allergic to various dental materials, and had brought a dental allergy test to support my concerns. I am extremely sensitive to any dental care, of which the staff was very aware and accommodated me for completely painless treatment of the highest quality. When I showed up for my second visit, they had carefully remembered and adhered to my all fussy issues. I was impressed!!! Plus, they use the latest technology and dental medication available, making your visit very comfortable. For example, old crowns are not jerked out your mouth anymore, but instead carefully dissected and gently removed. No more crunching on your teeth, as that is SO old school. I am a senior, and a veteran, of which this clinic takes Delta Dental Insurance, which helped me greatly. Procedures are carefully explained, and the staff happily doesn’t hesitate to discuss your concerns and healthy solutions, plus provides good referrals for dental work out of their practice, such as surgery or dentures. They take the time to listen to you. Bear Canyon Dentistry also has their staff work in shifts, so you can easily be seen M-F from 7am to 7pm, except Fri when they close at 3pm. This is so nice for those with super busy schedules. Although I am moving a few miles away from the clinic, you can be assured I will happily drive the extra mileage to get the high quality and friendly service that Bear Canyon continues provides. It is a top quality dental clinic with a super friendly staff included!! You get a nice smile, with laughter included!  And this is my amazing dentist!

Christopher Carlson (Source: Google)


Bear Canyon DFamily Dentistry is a good shop–they call ahead of time, including the day before the appointment, and the staff over the course of my three years have been unfailing pleasant and profession. Location and parking are easy, including handicapped access. Their equipment appears to be the latest as well, with digital x-rays, minimizing patient dose. Recommended.

Renee C Wahler (Source: Facebook)


Best experience ever at a Dentist office, I have been putting off deep cleaning for years but with Katrina it wasn’t the most Horrifying experience lol.. she’s awesome.. I’ve even returned for me that’s a big deal..Now I want to look into getting the Invisalign there..

Sarah Lee (Source: Google)


I was a big baby about getting dental work done due to traumatic childhood dental experiences. They were gentle, kind, and talked me through the process. They did not judge me at all and were very understanding. I am so very grateful. They even held my hand because I was so scared. I would highly recommend them especially if you are fearful of the dentist. They will change your view! Thank you Bear Canyon!

Marshall Reviere (Source: Google)


I have been going to Bear Canyon for a number of years and have had the most positive experience. Would recommend to anyone seeking a comfortable, community oriented practice. Will continue to be a loyal patient to Dr. Blum. I would also like to recognize Becca as an extremely skilled and thorough hygienist, who artfully manages to make your teeth cleaning a discomfort-free, and even relaxing experience.

William Barrows (Source: Google)


I had both routine cleaning and exam, then major restoration work done. Everyone was very professional and explained everything necessary to fix my cracked tooth. The dental assistants, hygienist and the dentist herself were all very friendly and helpful. Nice location for the office as well .I highly recommend this office if you are looking for a new dentist .

Edward Mitchell (Source: Google)


The visit was the highlight of my day. It’s unusual for a dentist visit to be enjoyable. My temperature was tested and off we went. They really cared about me and discussed all options including those that saved me money. The staff starting with the doctor were professional and kind. Of course they miss me so much they arranged for me to come back next week

Lorelei B (Source: Google)


When I lost my job and was on the precipice of having some serious dental issues, they did almost 6k worth of work pro Bono with the agreement to come in regularly for cleanings after. Everyone is kind and friendly, work is top notch, and they clearly care deeply about the health of the abq community. Dr. Blum is amazing and we are lucky to have her here.

Rami Katrib (Source: Google)


I recently moved to ABQ from the east coast and decided on Bear Canyon Family Dentistry. I’m very glad I did. They were able to schedule me for the next day and my visit was very pleasant. Everyone was friendly, professional, and made sure I was aware of what my dental issues and options were.

Arikah Schuman (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Bear Canyon Dentistry for a few years now and have always had a wonderful experience. Every hygienist I see at Bear Canyon Dentistry is always very sweet, professional, knowledgeable and great at performing their job in a quick and easy manner. The front staff are always very welcoming and approachable. Doctor Blum is the dentist I usually see. She is extremely nice and knows her stuff! Overall, the staff make the whole dreadful going to the dentist experience very quick and enjoyable

Katrina Fain (Source: Google)


I’ve been coming here for years and I never have any problems. The staff is friendly and the rates are fair. Free coffee and a calm atmosphere makes me feel good when I’m here  Edit to add: I went in for routine cleaning and really appreciated the measures that were taken to protect against Covid-19. Masks required for all employees and clients, hand sanitizer available and required and all rooms sanitized after each appointment. I could really feel how much they cared

Ashlee Chavez (Source: Google)


Have had nothing but positive experiences here! The staff is friendly, and polite! Very clean and welcoming environment. Dr. Blum personally called me on a Saturday to confirm my appointment and called me after my dentistry work to make sure I was doing okay so that everything was great for my upcoming wedding! It made me feel like a very valued customer. Thank you, bear canyon dentistry!

Cathy Baca (Source: Google)


Bear Canyon family Dentistry were very helpful and understanding and sympathetic .they didn’t hesitate to get me as a new patient after having some tooth problems they took care of the need and still proceed to take care of the rest of my dental,I’m glad they were there. thank you very much

Joann Fetgatter (Source: Facebook)


Recently moved to NM – I have found my new dentist! Everything about my cleaning, exam and x- ray visit was great. Everyone was extremely friendly. All equipment was very modern. Overall a wonderful experience!

Jerome Jacoby (Source: Google)


Everyone at Bear Canyon was–is–friendly and helpful. The person who gave me Novocain was an expert, because I didn’t feel a bit of pain from the process. I particularly like and approve of Dr. Blum’s approach to dentistry: Using her training and experience, she can foresee that a tooth (#20, for instance, in my case) will soon be having problems, so she put a crown on it before the tooth gave me difficulties. It’s called being proactive, and the consequence is that those difficulties never come up. Bravo! —Jerry Jacoby

Eri Pascual (Source: Google)


Bear Canyon’s medical team are very warm and accommodating. They explained every procedure that needs to be done, as well as breaking down the financial aspect of treatment. I walked out of there without questions or uncertainty in my mind. It is very hard to find a dental clinic that you feel comfortable with.

Dianna Lachman (Source: Google)


Dr. Carissa Greinel-Blum is thorough, gentle and explains procedures & plans for care in detail. The office staff, hygienists and dental assistants are professional, polite, friendly and very solicitous of the patients. They all make a trip to the dentist as pleasant an experience as possible.

Debora Lucero (Source: Facebook)


My first time going to Rebecca to have my teeth cleaned. She is very professional and so gentle and caring! I will be going back to her in the future! Thank you Rebecca for the wonderful experience! Also front office staff are amazing! Dr. Blum is also very sweet!