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Dr. Ryan Shepherd

Dr. Shepherd talks about his Office Philosophy

Dr. Ryan Shepherd, a native of Albuquerque, is a strong advocate of conservative and comprehensive dental care and has been voted by his fellow dentists as a Top Dentist in Albuquerque. You can find him featured in Albuquerque the Magazine on five separate occasions due to his excellence in care. From the time he opened his practice, Uptown Dental Associates, in 2008, he has maintained his commitment to always take the time to get to know his patients and their unique dental needs and goals.

Before pursuing dentistry, Dr. Shepherd graduated from Sandia High School and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where he studied musical theatre on a full scholarship. He spent several years as a professional actor on Broadway and in the National Tours of the Broadway hits West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, and CATS alongside his talented wife, Tamera.

After deciding to pursue a career in dentistry, Dr. Shepherd took the Dental School Entrance Exam (DAT) and earned one of the top scores in the nation. He then attended Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, graduated with honors and received the school’s prestigious award for Excellence in Esthetic Dentistry.

Why he choose to be a dentist

Why he chose to practice in Albuquerque

Dr. Shepherd takes his commitment to his patients and excellence in dentistry seriously, regularly completing extensive continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on the most current dental methods and techniques. He provides superior care and has received advanced training in many areas including: cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, TMJ Therapy, Botox and facial fillers and oral surgery. He is also a certified clinician for Invisalign, Lumineers® and the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. His extensive knowledge and training enables him to serve the varying needs of his patients with precision and expertise, while his commitment to serving others causes him to approach each patient with compassion and understanding.
Dr. Shepherd has been married to his beautiful wife, Tamera, for over 20 years. They have two daughters, Lucy and Sophie, and love traveling, enjoying “Friday Family Fun Nights” and serving together as a family. Harkening back to his theatre days, you can often find Dr. Shepherd performing in local musical productions. His love for people shows itself strong through his extensive service at his local church. When not busy with one of these beloved activities, Dr. Shepherd enjoys watching movies, cooking, reading in his hammock and creating artwork. He also has an insatiable sweet tooth.

Continuing Education

A Friendly, Top-Notch Team and
Advanced Technology

Our team stays ahead of the curve through extensive training and continuing education. To improve the quality and comfort of your care, we have invested in state-of-the-art dental technology, like digital X-rays for clearer images uses less radiation and LumiSmile digital imaging for smile previews, to name just a couple.

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7:30 AM - 4 PM


2200 Grande Blvd SE Suite A,
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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