Dr. Michael D. Haight
Michael D. Haight, DDS, purchased Parkway Dental over 25 years ago. He loves his hometown of Albuquerque and is proud to provide his community with exceptional, high-tech dentistry. Dr. Haight is a people person who enjoys working collaboratively with his patients.View transcript
I've been practicing here for the last 25 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bought the world's best practice from a doctor, Dr. Charles Wood, back about 25 years ago where I practiced with him for a half a decade. And then, I was fortunate to wind up here in this location. I grew up here in Albuquerque. I've lived here for 45 years. Basically, I'd call myself, as they would say here in Albuquerque, a Burqueño. My dentist growing up was just this really neat guy that just took great care of me. In fact, I think the first time I went to the dentist I had 10 cavities. He just treated me with kindness, and goodness, and cared about me, and made that procedure and all those procedures very simple. I've always enjoyed people. I've always enjoyed caring for people. I've always had an interest in design and architecture and working with my hands. Truly what I enjoy most about being a dentist is, like so many of us, is taking care of patients. Each and every day, I have an opportunity to make a difference in their day. And my goal is the time they walk in from the time that they leave, that they leave better because of what we did for them and how we cared for them and, of course, that they're healthier. My favorite part about working with patients is having a collaborative discussion with them of what do they see their mouths looking like, and how can I help them achieve what they want for their teeth. Many dentists all have the skills to do a filling or do a crown. But the patient may have a different expectation of what they want and desire. And so how do we help them get that, as well as how do we help them restore their teeth, you know, so that they can continue to chew for a long time?