Community Dental Services, INC. (CDS) is a non-profit organization established in 1975 by the community, for the community. CDS provides services from clinics located in three neighborhoods in the Albuquerque Metro area.
A few words about our practice:
The beauty of tasting and eating is with me again -A Grateful Marine
There is a gentleman that I first saw for extractions on his upper right due to pain. He was very nice and I noticed that besides the teeth that needed to come out on his upper right he also had his front teeth that had decay along the gumline that was yellow and brown.
This patient had suffered from cancer and underwent radiation treatment in the past. It is during this type of treatment that the teeth are most vulnerable to decay. Presently, he is cancer-free.
After the emergency visit, he returned for an exam and we soon started on the fillings. He has been back 3 more times and each time we have restored his front teeth and he no longer has any cavities along his gumline. The patient was so happy that his eyes teared up a little and stated that he was starting to forget how his teeth looked before radiation treatment. He gave both me and the dental assistant a big hug and thanked us profusely. He said that he can now smile without worry.
It is patients like this that make it all worth it. -Dr. DezBaa Damon, Dental Director