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Visit Legacy Dental for your next checkup! Our professional dental team provides complete checkups to help our Albuquerque patients maintain their beautiful, healthy smiles.Book Now
Is it time for a checkup or cleaning? At Legacy Dental, Dr. Stewart Anderson and Dr. Derek Lines and our team put you first and strive to exceed your expectations. We provide the very best preventive care to give you a beautiful smile. For your convenience, we offer flexible scheduling options and appointment availability to accommodate your family’s lifestyle and make sure you get the care you deserve.
Your smile is as unique as you are, and requires personalized care to keep it healthy and bright. Some patients should see a dentist more than others to achieve and maintain good oral health and wellness. According to the American Dental Association, you should see your trusted local dentist every six months (or twice yearly) to maintain optimal oral health. We recommend scheduling a checkup and cleaning twice a year, but our team will always help you decide what treatment schedule is right for you and your family.
When you arrive for your next scheduled checkup at Legacy Dental, here is what you can expect:
A thorough oral exam is performed to evaluate your overall oral health and wellness. As part of our routine exams, a member of our team will check your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues for signs of disease, decay, or infection. Your dentist will use the results of your exam to make treatment recommendations as needed.
A dental cleaning every six months helps prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. During your cleaning, a team member will thoroughly clean those hard-to-reach places between your teeth and remove plaque from the surfaces of the enamel. This will freshen your breath and clear away surface-level staining, revealing a brighter smile in one simple procedure.
We take digital X-rays to gain a better understanding of your total oral health, both above and below the gum line. X-rays allow us to see problem areas and dental concerns that may not show up during a regular examination.
At Legacy Dental, we are dedicated to our patients’ health, safety, and well-being. Our team follows the latest CDC guidelines and takes every precaution to ensure your appointment is comfortable and safe.
From the tools we use to the air we breathe, everything is thoroughly cleaned following the latest CDC protocol. Our office has a dedicated sterilization area that features the latest innovative dental technology and systems. We also clean and disinfect all touchable surfaces throughout the day using Biosurf, the highest quality of dental disinfectant available.
Our office observes social distancing to keep our patients and their families safe. We perform a touchless temperature check prior to seating every patient. All patients fill out a COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to their appointment. Patients check-in curbside and are invited in one at a time.
Our dental team takes every precaution to keep all of us safe. Every member of our team wears ADA- and CDC-approved personal protection equipment (PPE) during all appointments. This includes gloves, surgical masks, safety glasses, and face shields. All team members are required to have their temperatures checked at the door every day.
Dr. Stewart Anderson
Dr. Stewart Anderson graduated with honors, Cum Laude, from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2008 and completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Dr. Derek Lines
Dr. Derek Lines is a proud, born-and-raised Albuquerque guy. He ventured out of state for his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and graduated from dental school at the University of Southern California.
Yes, we do! Legacy Dental accepts most major dental insurance plans and PPOs. We also offer affordable financing through CareCredit and Denefits to help you fit quality care into your family’s budget.LEARN MORE