Check out the article on Dr. Reed in Albuquerque Magazine!
"I feel very lucky to be in a position to take people out of pain - and restore their function, overall health, appearance, and self-esteem," says Dr. Atem Reed, D.D.S., at Cherry Hills Dental Center. "It is a privilege that I take very seriously, and I seek to improve my skills daily."
Dr. Reed is passionate about all aspects of preventative and restorative dentistry, with a particularly strong interest in the areas of implantology and cosmetics. Since completing his professional training at University of California San Francisco, he has practiced dentistry in the San Francisco Bay Area, Las Cruces, and now Albuquerque. Committed to providing patients with the most advanced dental care possible, Dr. Reed has completed numerous continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on the latest treatments.
"Dentistry appeals to me in numerous ways," he says. From a young age, Dr. Reed's parents inspired him to find a way that allowed him to use his talents to help others. "I have always felt that apart from their personalities, people's faces and their smiles were the most fascinating things to me." As a guitarist, Dr. Reed also enjoys working with his hands to express his creativity. "And in school, my favorite subject was always science. Being in dentistry, I am involved in all of those things, so it made perfect sense to become a dentist."
Originally from California, Dr. Reed grew up traveling the globe as part of a diplomatic family. His family moved frequently but he spent most of his youth in Africa, Russia, and Asia. He believes these experiences gave him a deep appreciation for different cultures - and the unique ability to quickly connect with people from backgrounds completely different than his own.
"Needless to say," Dr. Reed says, "one of my favorite aspects about dentistry is patient interaction. I love getting to know every one of my patients."