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.

Sandra Montes, DDS


Doctor of Dental Surgery

Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI

Bachelor of Science in Biology & Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Loyola University - Chicago, IL

Professional Memberships:

Dr. Montes is currently serving on the board for the New Mexico Academy of General Dentistry.

Life & Hobbies:

Dr. Montes is a national parks enthusiast and has a goal to visit every national park in the country! She also loves hiking, reading, and spending quality time with her friends and family.