Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Smile

Our practice was started in 1982 by Dr. Donald Clem in Albuquerque, New Mexico after graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his practice with the ideas that a friendly and helpful staff, a relaxing atmosphere, and the intertwining of professionalism with humor were the keys to a successful dental office. After 30 years, those principles still apply today with his son, Dr. Nathan Clem, also a graduate of Tufts University. Dr. Nathan Clem has maintained the ideals of Dr. Donald Clem and hopes to continue this family tradition of quality dental care for many years to come.

With cutting edge technology, regular training, and an eye on current developments in dentistry research. We do everything to ensure your teeth get expert treatment. Our relaxed atmosphere and friendly service go hand in hand.


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Also, learn more information and use our helpful hints.


We want the best for your teeth. That's why we have put some information together here to help you the next time you visit our practice. It can also help you understand more about prevention and other dentistry topics.

Preventative care: At least every 6 months

If you take special care of your teeth and they are in good condition, you should come to see us for a checkup at least twice a year. If your teeth are predisposed to problems, you should be on the safe side and make an appointment for preventative care regularly.


Our tip: Come in for a consultation and make the next appointment after each visit.

Start 'em early

Proper oral hygiene habits are learned early.  As soon as your toddler can manage a toothbrush (24-30 months), supervised brushing instructions can create beneficial habits that last a lifetime.  Remember, children under 6 should be supervised at all times as swallowing toothpaste can be harmful.


Clem Family Dentistry recommends a first dentist visit somewhere in the third year.  Establishing regular visits at a young age has proven to improve the health and stability of adult teeth.