A Superior General, Restorative, and Cosmetic Dentistry

The office of Dr. James Slaman DDSDr. James Slaman, DDS, in Albuquerque, NM, is a dentist who aims to provide you with a high standard of treatment to support your oral health. Our dentistry strives to support our friendly community with dental care that is both comfortable and life-changing. Specializing in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Slaman also offers a full selection of general and restorative treatments, including dental implants and teeth whitening

Though the function and form of your smile is a top priority, Dr. Slaman also wants to improve your overall health, as well. Advanced technology allows our dentist to make precise diagnoses and create effective dental treatment plans to support your oral health. Through treatment of symptoms for TM disorders and sleep apnea, our dentist can provide relief from these conditions that can have a significant impact on your general well-being.

Dr. Slaman is a member of multiple nationwide dental organizations and his high expectations are evident in every area of our practice. From compassionate care to innovative tools and extensive dental treatments, our team of dental professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health. 

Dr. Slaman can help brighten your smile. To schedule an appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, dentistry call us at (505) 881-7586 or contact us online today!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Slaman and his staff. They fit me in for an emergency appointment and fixed my tooth in one day. Everything worked out wonderfully and it was as painless as could be. Thank you so much Dr. Slaman and all of your wonderful assistance!

-Heather S.

Featured Procedures


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Losing a tooth or a number of teeth has an effect on not only the function and form of your smile, but also on your overall health.

When you lose a tooth, the body's natural response to a lack of tooth roots causes your jawbone to deteriorate. As this atrophy progresses, it can cause further dental problems, if not treated. It can also leave your jaw looking shrunken, making you appear older.

Dental implants are the only dental care treatment that can not only stop jaw bone atrophy, but reverse it. Not only do implants help keep your jaw bone healthy and strong, but they are the most secure method of supporting dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.

At our New Mexico cosmetic dentistry, we offer personalized treatment designed to rejuvenate your smile. However, a single visit to our Albuquerque dentistry may not provide the best results.

If you are unhappy with multiple aspects of your smile, we can develop a treatment plan that can fit your schedule and budget. Treatment options include teeth whitening, veneers, dental bonding, and gum contouring.

Using our state-of-the-art cosmetic imaging, our dentist can provide you with a preview of your new smile based upon the proposed smile makeover treatment plan. This allows you to make an educated decision about what steps to take towards achieving your ideal smile. 


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Broken, cracked, decayed, or otherwise weakened teeth can affect your life in ways many people take for granted. The constant pain, difficulty chewing your favorite foods, and trouble speaking clearly can leave you frustrated and feeling self-conscious.

A dental crown can restore the function and form of your compromised tooth or teeth. Our dentist can repair and protect your tooth from further damage, while also preventing the need for extraction with a number of treatment options.

Thanks to our in-office CEREC system, our dentistry can provide natural-looking dental crowns in a single appointment at our Albuquerque, NM, dental office.

The benefits of a good night's sleep cannot be overstated. A night of rest can improve your concentration, mood, and your overall sense of well-being. If you suffer from sleep apnea, not only is the quality of your sleep less than ideal, but your bed partner likely is affected, as well.

If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health problems such as depression, hypertension, and heart disease.

For patients in New Mexico who suffer from sleep apnea, our dentist, Dr. Slaman can provide a custom, non-surgical appliance that fits comfortably over your teeth. Not only will this mouthpiece help you breathe freely while you sleep, it can also protect your teeth from bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding.


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Procedure Results

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Excellent care as always. Dr. Slaman is a sensitive, skillful dentist who uses the most up-to date procedures and equipment. Everyone in the office is friendly and they all do their best to make me feel comfortable.

-Teresa C.

Meet Dr. James Slaman, DDS

Dr. James Slaman

An Albuquerque native, Dr. James Slaman received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Missouri. Recognized by his peers as the best dentist in Albuquerque, Dr. Slaman is a three-time recipient of Albuquerque The Magazine top cosmetic dentist award.

Dr. Slaman is a member of multiple dental associations, including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

Welcome to Our Practice

Dr. James Slaman welcomes you to his dental office in Albuquerque, NM, where treatments are advanced, reception is warm, and the dentist is dedicated to your care. Refresh yourself with water, coffee, or tea, and get comfortable in our plush seating in our waiting room. You can look forward to compassionate dental care in a refined environment.

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The Dr. Slaman, DDS team

We know that you have many choices when it comes to your dental care. That is why Dr. Slaman and every member of his team strive to provide you service that truly stands out from the crowd to optimize your oral health. Our skill, experience, and compassion are the hallmarks of our practice. When you visit us, we will treat you as an individual with unique needs and concerns. Supporting your overall health is our goal, not simply addressing a set of dental problems.

Dr. Slaman wants to form a long-lasting relationship with you so that he can provide you with exceptional care for many years. Thanks to his caring, personalized treatments, he has a great patient retention rate. In fact, many patients have been coming to him to care for their teeth for most of his 20-plus-year career. We offer CareCreditâ„  and in-office payment plans to help you receive the dental care you need.

Come experience our exceptional care for yourself. Call our Albuquerque, NM, practice at (505) 881-7586 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today!

Dentistry Testimonial

In this dentistry testimonial, Francoise explains that she was facing several oral health issues and was dissatisfied with her former dentist's care. She found Dr. James Slaman, who proved to be an excellent listener and a skilled dentist with a comfortable office and friendly staff. Francoise says that under Dr. Slaman's care, she now feels healthier and more confident.

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An Emphasis on Comfort and Patient Education

Our warm, inviting Albuquerque, NM, dental office is designed to put you at ease. The reception area features a comfortable couch and chairs, a hot beverage station, and filtered water. In our treatment rooms, we provide amenities such as warm blankets and headphones.

At our dentistry, we proudly use The Wand® anesthetic system. This device will deliver a computer-regulated flow of anesthesia without the discomfort associated with traditional injections. If you are still nervous about your care, or if you are going to have a more extensive treatment, we can also provide oral conscious sedation.

In addition, our dentists recognizes the importance of patient education. Dr. Slaman and the members of his dental team want you to be fully aware of your dental health and treatment options. That way, you can take better care of your oral wellness and make confident decisions about your care.

Advanced Technology for Comprehensive Care

Our dentist, Dr. Slaman, is a perfectionist who is not satisfied with providing average dental care. Thanks to his continuous training, he is always setting the bar higher for himself and his team. One way in which he strives to provide superlative treatment is through his use of dental technology. Our dentist uses innovative devices at our practice. Dental lasers, air abrasion instruments, and CEREC® same-day dental crown technology are used extensively at our Albuquerque, NM, practice to make your care more comfortable and convenient.

While many dentists send their patients to a different dental office for the surgical placement of implants, Dr. Slaman provides complete implant treatment from start to finish. Many of our patients find that having all their treatment done under one roof greatly enhances their convenience and peace of mind. 

Our dentistry uses digital x-rays due to the advantages offered over conventional imaging techniques. Digital x-ray processing takes less time, allows images to be enhanced instantly, and exposes patients to less radiation.

The enhanced clarity and immediate availability of images also allows our dentist to quickly review x-rays for any concerns that may need immediate attention. This means less time in the dentist's chair and more time for you to get on with your busy day.

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GALILEOS ComfortPLUS Cone Beam Imaging

Galileos ComfortPLUS Cone Beam Imaging machine

The GALILEOS cone beam imaging device produces three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan. Requiring little to no special preparation, this incredible machine allows our dentist to evaluate a number of potential dental diseases and other issues such as bone recession. From this, he can determine your candidacy for dental implants.

With the help of the GALILEOS cone beam device, our dentist can create a detailed plan for your implant surgery.

The key to effective dental treatments is early detection. DIAGNOdent uses laser fluorescence to detect cavities inside of the tooth at their earliest stages. This advanced dental technology used at our practice is far more precise than traditional methods of cavity detection, such as visual inspections or x-rays.

This painless and quick tool can save you money, as cavities are much easier and more affordable to treat in their earliest stages than in later ones.


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Traditional dental restorations are often uncomfortable, involve messy impressions, and can take weeks and multiple office visits to complete. The advanced CEREC system allows our dentist to use a digital scanner to design and fabricate restorations such as crowns, bridges, and veneers in a single office visit.

This allows you to skip the process of having a temporary restoration placed and the subsequent follow-up for placement of your permanent restoration. You can leave your dental appointment with a permanent lifelike restoration placed in a single appointment.


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