Dr. Melissa Ivers


More than just a dentist, Dr. Melissa Ivers is a smile architect, a champion for inclusivity, and a passionate advocate for exceptional dental care for all. Fueled by a deep-seated belief in accessibility and compassion, she’s dedicated her career to crafting positive dental experiences, especially for those with special needs.

Beyond the impressive credentials (DMD, MBA),  lies a heart overflowing with empathy and understanding. Each patient is a unique story, and Dr. Ivers takes the time to truly listen, building trust and rapport before crafting a personalized treatment plan tailored to their individual needs and preferences.

Her approach is a kaleidoscope of care. Gentle techniques dance with sensory understanding, calming strategies waltz with anxiety, and collaboration with caregivers builds a symphony of comfort and confidence. Every step of the dental journey is met with patience, encouragement, and genuine enthusiasm.

Dr. Ivers’ dedication extends far beyond the exam chair. She’s a vocal advocate for inclusivity in the dental world, regularly participating in educational initiatives and outreach programs to raise awareness and champion a more understanding environment for everyone.

So, if you’re seeking a dentist who walks the extra mile, celebrates each smile as a victory, and prioritizes your individual needs above all else, look no further than Dr. Melissa Ivers. She’s more than just a dentist; she’s your partner in crafting a lifetime of oral health and happiness, one personalized smile at a time.

Professional Credentials


  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD): University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2009) – Image of University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
    • Top Scholar Clinician in Periodontics (nominated by periodontal faculty)
    • Bay 2 Most Valuable Dentist (M.V.D.) (nominated by bay leader)
    • Faculty Choice Award for Top General Dentist (nominated by faculty, based on GPA, clinical performance, procedure number and patient satisfaction surveys)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA): University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (2016) – Image of University of New Mexico
    • Graduated with honors (GPA 4.2)
    • Finance and accounting with organization behavior training


  • Interim Medical Director for Locum Tenens: University of New Mexico Medical Group, Albuquerque, NM (September 2023-January 2024)
    • Oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Locum Tenens program, which provides temporary physician coverage to healthcare facilities
    • Ensured compliance with all regulatory requirements
    • Worked closely with physicians and other staff to provide high-quality care to patients
  • Associate Professor and Clinical Educator: Department of Dental Medicine, 
  • Teaches dental students and residents in the areas of general dentistry, oral medicine, and special needs dentistry
  • Supervises students and residents in the clinical setting
  • Develops and implements new educational program

Dr. Melissa Ivers: Every smile tells a story.

Here at Dr. Melissa Ivers’ practice, we believe yours deserves to be heard, valued, and empowered with exceptional dental care. We’re not just building healthy smiles, we’re forging connections, fostering confidence, and crafting a path to lifelong oral health for everyone.


Monday - Friday: 9:00-5:30

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Albuquerque, NM