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
A Friendly, Top-Notch Team and
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.