About Dr. James Slaman

Dr. James Slaman is an Albuquerque native. After receiving his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Missouri, he returned to Albuquerque and began private practice in 1992. Postgraduate continuing education is the foundation of Dr. Slaman's 23-year career. He has been privileged to train with the top dentists from around the country. Dr Slaman provides routine dental care, cosmetic dentistry, and has extensive training treating worn teeth, bite and TMJ disorders. Currently Dr. Slaman is sharing his knowledge as a mentor at Spear Education in Scottsdale. In Albuquerque, Dr. Slaman is recognized by his peers as the best dentist in Albuquerque. He is a three-time recipient of Albuquerque The Magazine top cosmetic dentist award. Dr. Slaman shares his skills through community outreach. He also participates in the Donated Dental Dental Program, New Mexico Mission of Mercy, and dental missions in Guatemala.

Knowing my patients' needs and concerns is just as important as having the knowledge to care for them. I look at myself as your dental coach. My responsibility is to understand your needs and identify and explain any problems you have after I have given you the information about your conditions so you will be able to make choices that meet your dental goals.

Outside the office, family is Dr Slaman's top priority. He and his wife enjoy spending time with family and friends. During the summer they enjoy boating and camping. In the near future they look forward to teaching their daughter to snow ski.

Post graduate training

  • Dawson Academy
  • Spear Education
  • Southwest Academy of Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
  • NM Implant Study Club


  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Spear Faculty Club
  • American Dental Association

Meet Dr. James Slaman

Dr. Slaman describes his experience as a dentist and why he chose to become one. He realized his passion to help others through dentistry as a young child, and has since dedicated his life to helping others achieve a healthy smile. Outside of the office, he is a strong family man who enjoys giving back to his community.

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