Associate Dentist in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM
Full Time
ABQ Gentle Dentistry

Title: Associate Dentist

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Status: Full-Time


An established private practice with all the technology and a loyal patient base.  ABQ Gentle Dentistry is seen as one of the most comprehensive general practices in the Albuquerque area. Recognized for its relationship-building and all-around comprehensive care, ABQ Gentle Dentistry uses technology to bring about the best care with digital dentistry. We are on a mission to provide the highest and most gentle quality comprehensive care in the area by prioritizing the smiles of patients and their experiences. 


  • Active Dental License
  • Ability to commute: Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work.

Who We Are?

  • Established Solo (1) Doctor Private Practice
  • Seven (7) Spacious Ops. 
  • 11 team members


  • CBCT
  • 1 Cerec Mill
  • 2 Planmeca Mills
  • 3D Printer
  • Nomad hand-held X-ray machine
  • Digital intraoral scanners
  • Digital Camera Photography
  • Neodent Implant Systems
  • Gemini Diode Laser
  • All radiographs are digital

Who You Are

  • You are a skilled clinician with a desire to do more advanced restorative procedures in implants and endo/molar endo.
  • You are approachable and easy to communicate with.
  • You practice patient-focused care.
  • You are a diligent professional able to work with our dedicated team of clinicians and administrators.
  • You are a leader, meaning you can make decisions but not micromanage. 
  • You are a team player and treat everyone the same regardless of their position in the practice. 
  • You are skilled at building relationships and communicating effectively with patients.
  • You want to be in private practice.
  • You want ownership
  • You are detail-oriented and careful in your dentistry.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Base Rate of $650/day or 30% of net collections, whichever is greater, 
  • Earning potential of $200,000+
  • Medical and Dental Benefits.
  • CE plan and allowance.
  • Mentoring
  • Malpractice and DEA covered.

What about Dan Lafferty, the owner? 

Dr. Lafferty grew up in a small town in Utah; after high school, he moved to Los Angeles, CA, to build movie sets. After years of working in the movie industry, he decided to move his small family to Portland, Oregon. While there, he was influenced by a good friend to pursue the dental profession. He decided to go back to school to become a dentist. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and then a DMD degree from OHSU (Oregon), graduating class of 2014.  After Dental school, he joined the US Navy, serving as a Dental officer, and continues to serve our country in the Navy reserves. He joined the practice in 2018 and has since become its owner.  The passions he enjoys are traveling, learning about other cultures and cuisines, and snowboarding. Dr Lafferty is married to Toni, and they have six children. The kids all love outdoor activities. 

He is a member of the American Dental Association and New Mexico Dental Association and keeps up to date with the latest changes in dentistry through continuing education.




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