Dental Support Center

The Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center’s (AADSC) role is to provide support, guidance, training and enhancement to all of the Indian Health Service/Tribal/Urban dental programs within the Albuquerque Area as defined by the Indian Health Service (IHS). This Area includes New Mexico, southern Colorado, and El Paso, Texas. The AADSC serves 19 dental programs at 22 sites with approximately 180 related oral health personnel and administrators. The Albuquerque Area dental programs provide comprehensive dental services to Tribes and Urban Indian communities with a population of approximately 86,000 American Indian/Alaska Natives.

The AADSC is committed to working with Area dental programs to improve oral health of American Indian/Alaska Natives and document the positive change that occurs. The AADSC works to achieve the following overarching program goals:

    • Provide support, guidance, training and enhancement of the Albuquerque Area dental programs
    • See that the services of the AADSC and the Area dental programs result in measurable improvements in the oral health status of the American Indian/Alaska Native patients served

How Do You Get Started?

For more information on the Dental Support Center, please contact Aliandra Maes, AADSC Director, at or 505-345-6289