Dr. D Greg LoPour was born in Lovington, New Mexico and attended Abilene Christian University on a basketball scholarship. He received his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1995. He is passionate about serving the needs of his patients, his staff and the surrounding community. Dr. LoPour has and continues to hold various elected positions within the dental associations and societies that enhance, improve and educate within New Mexico. These posisitons include Chair of Continuing Education for the Albuquerque District Dental Society, the Peer Review Committee, the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates for the New Mexico Dental Society. Currently, Dr. LoPour serves as the Vice President for the New Mexico Dental Association and will further serve as President in 2015. (See more about the New Mexico Dental Association on line at www.nmdental.org). Dr. LoPour is graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy Class of 2008. He has been awarded the Top Cosmetic Dentist as voted by peers in Albuqueruqe The Magazine 2007, 2008 and 2009 and has consistently been voted among the Top Dentists in Albuquerque since 2006. He has been recognized and received awards as one America's Top 100 Dentists 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Having spent 20 years immersed in dentistry, I have come to realize I wear many hats in my business. I'm no longer just a highly skilled technician: I'm also a counselor, an educator, a patient advocate, a manager and a financial advisor within my practice. My staff and I realize many patients fear 'the great unknown'. Specifically, they fear what they don't know regarding the condintion of their teeth, as well as the level of discomfort they believe will be involved with treatment based on previous traumatic experiences in the past. Many patients also fear the unknown monetary investment and time investment that could be involved to complete their treatment."
As a counselor, it is my job to listen thoughtfully to all the fears and concerns each of my patients voice so that I can thoughtfully and honestly address their fears and offer guidance that is 100% in their best interest not mine. As an educator, it is my job to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that the patient needs, deserves and understands so he or she can make a well-informed decision regarding their choice to pursue the treatment plan or choose otherwise. As a skilled technician and patient advocate, it is my job to execute the patient's treatment with integrity and precision, as well as to establish a continuing care program designed to preserve their dentition and maintain the level of optimal oral health they have achieved or wish to achieve.
My philosophy is that each individual patient is the captain of his or her ship. I am here to help guide and provide maps and a compass, but I am not the captain. My ultimate goal for each of my patients is to help them complete their treatment plan presented at the completion of their New Patient appointment. Once they have achieved a state of full oral health, they can look forward to a maintenance program of visiting the hygienist twice a year and for the most part can anticipate 'no more dentistry'. The idea of achieveing a high level of oral health and maintaining that level of optimal oral health ensures the patient they will not have to worry about huge monetary investments for dental treatment in the future and will have increased their overall systemic health. Research everywhere has exploded with the realization that their is a direct link between the state of a person's oral health and the state of the person's overall systemic health.
I strive to offer a well-managed and highly trained staff to further assist my patients with any and all other facets of dentistry, including financial options to help them pay for the treatment they need and deserve. Investing in your teeth and gums will ensure you keep the teeth you have, increase your overall systemic health and greatly reduce the need for more expensive and more invasive dentistry down the road
It would be our pleasure to take care of any dental questions, needs and concerns you may have regarding your very own set of 'great unknowns and fears.' Call us at your convenience an allow us the opportunity to serve your dental needs. "
~Dr. Greg LoPour