Trusted Albuquerque, NM Dentist
Get to Know Dr. Shamaine Giron
Dr. Giron has been working in oral healthcare for nearly a decade now, and she loves being able to help each valued patient overcome their dental fears and anxieties through her comfortable, compassionate approach. At ABQ Wholistic Dentistry, she will always put your needs and goals first! To learn more about her background, continue reading below.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Giron actually grew up wanting to be a marine biologist! However, she realized once she was in college and working on research that she craved a career that would allow her to have more direct interaction with other people. Her now sister-in-law introduced her to the dental field, and she was immediately hooked. She loved that it allowed her to help others while also working so much with her hands on a day-to-day basis.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Giron completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of New Mexico before pursuing her doctorate at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She knew that she always wanted to come back to New Mexico to work in Public Health and serve those in need following her schooling, which is what she did for nine years before coming to ABQ Wholistic Dentistry. Today, she takes over 60 hours of continuing education each year in order to elevate her clinical skills even further. She is particularly interested in occlusion, whole-mouth reconstruction, and addressing the root cause of dental problems instead of just treating them at the surface level. She is a current member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- New Mexico Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Giron is married to her high school sweetheart and has a young daughter, as well as two Mini Schnauzers. She loves learning in her spare time, especially about health and nutrition! Other hobbies include being with her loved ones, fly fishing, traveling, and cooking.