Dr. Michael D. Haight is an experienced dentist who uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure patient comfort and safety. An Albuquerque native, he's placed dental implants since 1997. Dr. Haight wants all of his patients to have a healthy and beautiful smile, which can be achieved through advanced dental work as well as regular checkups for preventative care.

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[00:00:00.000] I think for most people, [00:00:01.600] it's probably they've had a bad experience growing up as a kid. [00:00:05.750] Either they had a lot of dental needs, [00:00:08.301] the amount of time that they had to spend in a dental office to get procedures done, [00:00:12.414] or probably just the dentist didn't take great care of them, [00:00:15.458] they probably hurt them. [00:00:16.657] The good news is now dentistry has come a long way, [00:00:19.639] and we can really do dentistry every single day [00:00:22.144] that it just doesn't hurt people. [00:00:24.200] I'm Dr. Michael Haight. [00:00:26.086] I'm a dentist practicing here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [00:00:29.200] I've been placing implants now since 1997, so 26 years. [00:00:34.357] Our mission is to take great care of our patients [00:00:37.071] from the time that they walk in the door and they see a friendly face, [00:00:40.560] from the time they get dental treatment done and that they have a great experience [00:00:45.357] that we take great care of them, that when they leave [00:00:49.366] they're in a better situation with their dental health than when they came in. [00:00:53.571] Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and I'm surprised, [00:00:58.729] but I am getting used to it. [00:01:00.115] It's been a long process, but worth every second. [00:01:02.886] I believe it's critical these days to be on top of continuing education [00:01:08.160] and be at the forefront of what's happening in dentistry. [00:01:11.514] Early on, the technique was very surgically driven. [00:01:15.643] We would have the patients come in, we'd all gown up like a surgeon. [00:01:20.710] We'd have the patient rinse with all concotions. [00:01:24.470] What's changed since I first placed my first dental implant in 1997 [00:01:28.972] is truly technology, [00:01:30.357] especially 3D technology has allowed us to really streamline [00:01:35.314] that procedure where it's just much simpler than what it ever was. [00:01:40.520] Our outcomes are more predictable. [00:01:42.670] The patients have better experiences and better long-term outcomes. [00:01:47.390] If somebody was really reluctant [00:01:51.129] to go to the dentist for a previous bad experiences or whatever the reason, [00:01:56.143] I would say that they need to make an appointment with Dr. Haight. [00:02:00.771] He's very easy, approachable, he's very gentle. [00:02:06.300] You'll probably have a totally different impression of dentists [00:02:09.871] if you have the courage to just come in for an exam [00:02:14.058] and hear what he can do for you. [00:02:16.172] One of the misconceptions is that many times they could just take care of it [00:02:19.944] on their own, buy an electric toothbrush [00:02:21.983] and see the dentist when there's a problem. [00:02:24.230] Unfortunately, many times, if they wait that long, [00:02:27.144] it's not a small problem anymore, it's usually a big problem. [00:02:30.129] If we sit down and carefully discover from their patient [00:02:34.541] their concerns about previous dental work that they've had in the past that maybe [00:02:40.048] have created some of those misconceptions, really find out what they want [00:02:45.129] and what they desire, I think we can sit with those patients and create a strategy [00:02:50.657] to help them achieve the goals of their teeth, their smile, [00:02:55.697] their ability to chew and function. [00:02:58.543] You really need to care about that person, listen to them closely, [00:03:03.271] and determine what that is for them.

Parkway Dental Hygiene Team

Parkway Dental

Dr. Michael Haight and the team at Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM, are proud to provide an exceptional dental experience through:

  • Comfortable, personalized treatment
  • Patient education 
  • High-quality materials and the latest technology
  • World-class care

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (505) 298-7479.

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