About Your Dentist

Carissa Greinel Blum, DDS

Dr. Carissa Greinel-Blum is a native New Mexican. Born in Santa Fe, she attended the University of New Mexico and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She earned her Doctorate degree in dentistry from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Carissa practiced general dentistry for almost six years in the Washington, DC area where she excelled in her field and gained the respect of her patients, employer, and colleagues and was awarded the honor of President's Club with Heartland Dental in 2012.

Dr. Greinel-Blum decided to return to Albuquerque to be close to home, her extended family and red chili. Locally, she has practiced as the lead doctor at Bear Canyon Family Dentistry for over seven years. She is a skilled dentist and able to offer a variety of general dentistry services. These attributes and her gentle but caring hands have gained her the confidence, trust, and accolades of her patients.

Dr. Greinel-Blum is well-traveled and fluent in three languages. She is an accomplished violinist and loves running, hiking, cooking, skiing and enjoying the outdoors. She is the loving mother of two young children that are her pride and joy. Carissa is a firm believer in maintaining a strong family and teaching her children values such as integrity, honesty and the pursuit of a balanced education.

Gail Willow, DDS

“Dentistry is a way to truly make a difference in people’s lives.”

My Mission

“My mission is to understand each patient’s dental needs and desires, while helping them achieve dental health and a confident smile.”

Education & Continuing Education

Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry – Kansas City, Missouri

Bachelor of Science, Biology
New Mexico Tech – Socorro, New Mexico

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish
Western New Mexico University – Silver City, New Mexico

Professional Memberships

Dr. Willow is an active member of the New Zealand Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

In addition to traveling abroad, Dr. Willow enjoys cycling, cycling tourism, dancing, hiking, scuba diving, and sculpture