Dr. Henry Espinosa Jr.
Dr. Henry Espinosa has been in the private practice of periodontics in Albuquerque for over 38 years, since 1978. He attended Creighton University Dental School and graduated with a D.D.S. degree in 1971. He was a member of an active Navy Reserve unit during his years in dental school from 1968 to 1971. He then married his wife, Mary, the day after graduation, May 30, 1971. Upon graduation, he entered into active military duty with the 1st Dental Corp stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, which is a marine base, doing general dentistry on marine troops.
After discharge from military service, Dr. Espinosa entered a teacher-training program at the University of Iowa and earned a Master of Science degree in operative dentistry along with a Master of Arts degree in educational psychology. He taught as a full-time faculty member of the College of Dentistry in the operative department for three years, attaining the rank of assistant professor. Dr. Espinosa left the faculty in 1976 to pursue training in periodontology, graduating in 1978 with a specialty certificate in periodontology. In an attempt to learn about the details of business and its organization, Dr. Espinosa completed an EMBA program at the University of New Mexico in 2004.
Dr. Espinosa grew up in Albuquerque from age one. He was born in Los Angeles, California, where his father was stationed during World War II. His parents’ families are old New Mexican families that have been in the New World for over 400 years. Dr. Espinosa attended St. Mary’s Grade School and High School, but graduated from Lakewood High School in Long Beach, California, where his family moved for a short time. He attended undergraduate college at Long Beach City College and Long Beach State College before matriculating to dental school.
In Albuquerque, Dr. Espinosa has been active in various charitable organizations, including Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He has been a soccer coach and basketball coach for his four sons, Damian, Michael, Luke, and Andrew. Dr. Espinosa has been a member of United Way Board, Catholic Charities Board, and Christina Kent Nursery Board, as well as school advisory boards for St. Charles School and St. Pius X High School. He also was a member of the Foundation Board at St. Pius X.
Dr. Espinosa is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, the New Mexico Dental Association, and the Albuquerque District Dental Society. He was past president of the Albuquerque District Dental Society, as well as past secretary treasurer of the New Mexico Dental Association.
Dr. Espinosa likes working with a variety of people and prides himself on the ability to talk to and get along with a wide diversity of people. He believes people skills are probably the most important characteristic of a private practitioner.
At the office of Dr. Henry Espinosa, our friendly, experienced team is committed to providing you with personalized oral care. Along with Dr. Henry Espinosa, we are like a large family, and we look forward to establishing the same close relationship with you. Contact our office today if you would like to schedule an appointment and meet our periodontist in Albuquerque, New Mexico!