Meet Our Periodontist and Team

Periodontist Albuquerque NM

Michael S. Sparks, DDS, MS

Education


MS
Masters of Science in Oral Biology
Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University
Health Sciences Center (TAMUS-HSC), Graduate Periodontics
May 2004
Cert.
Perio
Specialty Certificate in Periodontics
Baylor College of Dentistry, TAMUS-HSC, Graduate Periodontics 36-month CODA-accredited residency in periodontics and surgical dental implant placement
May 2004
DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Baylor College of Dentistry, TAMUS-HSC
May 2001
BS
Bachelor of Sciences
Texas Tech University, College of Arts and Sciences
Major in Biology, Minor in Chemistry
Magna Cum Laude
May 1997

Highlights


Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Board certified in periodontics and dental implant surgery
2005-Present
Vice President and President-Elect, New Mexico Dental Association
June 2018-Current
Albuquerque the Magazine, Top Dentist in Implantology
Voted on by dentists licensed in New Mexico, September addition yearly
2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Albuquerque the Magazine, Top Dentist in Periodontics
Voted on by dentists licensed in New Mexico, September addition yearly
2010, 2012, 2016, 2017
New Mexico Mission of Mercy Co-Chair
Albuquerque New Mexico Organized and supervised fundraising, event, and 1300 volunteers. During the event, over $1.1 million in free dental care was provided for 1304 patients by New Mexico dentists, hygienists, and assistants.
September 22 and 23, 2017
The Merritt-Parks Award
In recognition of the most outstanding work done by a senior dental student in the Department of Periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry
2001

Honors and Awards


Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Board certified in periodontics and dental implant surgery
2005-Present
“A look at a successful young graduate: Dr. Michael Sparks”
“Your Periodontal Career” Periospectives, April-June 2016, pp. 38-39.
Quarterly Publication by the American Academy of Periodontics
2016
Albuquerque the Magazine, Top Dentist in Implantology
Voted on by dentists licensed in New Mexico, September addition yearly
2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Albuquerque the Magazine, Top Dentist in Periodontics
Voted on by dentists licensed in New Mexico, September addition yearly
2010, 2012, 2016, 2017
Bettye Whiteaker Scholarship Winner
Baylor College of Dentistry TAMUS-HSC, Graduate Periodontics
2001
The Merritt-Parks Award
In recognition of the most outstanding work done by a senior dental student in the Department of Periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry
2001
Oral Biology Award
American Association of Oral Biologists, in recognition of significant achievement in, and contribution to Oral Science, given to a senior dental student at each US dental school
2001
Odontological Honor Society
In recognition of excellence in academics and demonstration of high professional standards at Baylor College of Dentistry
2001
Baylor College of Dentistry Dean’s Cumulative Honor Roll
2001
Baylor College of Dentistry Yearly Honor Roll
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Trustees Academic Scholarship, Baylor College of Dentistry TAMUS-HSC
1997-2001
Undergraduate Honors:
Honor Student, Texas Tech University, Department of Biological Sciences, 1997
Alpha Epsilon Delta (Premedical Honor Society), Texas Tech University, 1997
President’s Honor Roll, Texas Tech University, 1995-1997
Deans’ Academic Honor List, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1994
National Merit Commended Scholar, 1993
1993-1997

Research


Thesis
“Bone regeneration around implants in the canine mandible with cultured fibroblasts in polyglactin mesh” Baylor College of Dentistry TAMUS-HSC, Grad Periodontics
2004
Table Clinics, First Place Winner, Dental Student Division
Texas Dental Association Meeting “Infection of Dendritic Cells by Porphyromonas gingivalis
2000
Baylor College of Dentistry TAMUS-HSC Assistant Professor
Attending Periodontist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Texas, supervised periodontal residents in the operating room performing periodontal treatments
May 2004 to Dec 2005

Teaching


Baylor College of Dentistry TAMUS-HSC Assistant Professor
Attending Periodontist at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Texas, supervised periodontal residents in the operating room performing periodontal treatments
May 2004 to Dec 2005

Publications


Journal Publications
“Successful Collaboration with the Periodontist”
New Mexico Dental Association Journal, 2017
“Laser Periodontal Therapy—A critical analysis”
New Mexico Dental Association Journal, 2017
Sparks MS, Kerns DG Wilson TG, Hallmon WW, Spears R, Haghighat N. “Bone regeneration around implants in the canine mandible with cultured fibroblasts in polyglactin mesh,” J Periodontology, 2007 July;78(7):1276-87.
Abstracts
“Successful Collaboration with the Periodontist”
Sparks MS, Jotwani R, Cutler CW. “Fibriae Required for Efficient Infection of Dendritic Cells by Porphyromonas gingivalis” IADR Abstract 2000

Presentations and Invited Lectures


Lecture Presentation “Maintenance of the Natural Dentition for a Lifetime,” New Mexico Dental Association Annual Meeting, May 2015
Lecture Presentation “Marginal Soft Tissue Recession,” New Mexico Dental Association Annual Meeting, May 2015
Lecture Presentation “SAC Classification for Implant Dentistry,” First Meeting of the New Mexico ITI Study Club, December 2011

Presentations and Invited Lectures


Specialty Dental License in Periodontics
New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care
2006-Presentation
Certified in Conscious Sedation II (IV moderate sedation)
New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care
2006-Presentation

Professional Affiliations


American Dental Association
2001-Present
American Academy of Periodontology
2001-Present
American Dental Society for Anesthesiology
2013-Present
International Team for Implantology (ITI)
2011-Present
Spears Master’s Program
2018-Present
Spears Study Club
2009-2011, 2018-Present

Professional Service


Periodontist/Owner in Full-Time Private Practice
Albuquerque Periodontics & Implantology
April 2006-Present
Vice President and President-Elect, New Mexico Dental Association
  • American Dental Association Annual Meeting House of Delegates, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 14th District ADA Caucus, September 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Western States Presidents’ Conference, August 2018, Whitefish, Montana
  • NMDA Collaboration Task Force 2018-Present
  • NMDA Leadership Retreat, 2018
June 2018-Current
Alternate Delegate for New Mexico
American Dental Association Meeting House of Delegates
2018
Contributor, Terry D. Rees Endowed Chair for Stomotology
Texas A&M School of Dentistry
2017
Study Club Founder/Director, New Mexico ITI Study Club
(International Team for Implantology): Secured grants for up to $10,000 per year from the ITI and conducted continuing education meetings for dentists and dental specialists
2011- 2016
Director, Spear Study Club
Facilitated continuing education for dentists and dental specialists in Albuquerque as well as at the Spear Center in Scottsdale, Arizona
2009- 2011
Delegate, New Mexico Dental Association Annual Meeting
2007, 2008, 2018
Secretary-Treasurer, Albuquerque District Dental Society
2007-2008
Associate Periodontist
North Texas Periodontics and Implantology
May 2004-December 2005
Undergraduate Service:
Clinic Improvement Committee, Baylor College of Dentistry
Dental Student Volunteer, Dallas Health Fairs
Student Mentor, Summer Pre-Dental Enrichment Program, Baylor College of Dentistry
2000-2001

Community Service


New Mexico Mission of Mercy Co-Chair
Albuquerque New Mexico Organized and supervised event and 1300 volunteers. In charge of fundraising the needed $250,000 during an 18-month period prior to the event. Exceeded our goal in fundraising also allowing additional “mini-MOMs”. During the event, over $1.1 million in free dental care was provided for 1304 patients by New Mexico dentists, hygienists, and assistants.
September 22 and 23, 2017
New Mexico Mission of Mercy
Silver Level Financial Sponsor
September 22 and 23, 2017
Donated Dental Services
Treatment of needy patients in private office
2006-Present
New Mexico Mission of Mercy
Chair of Radiology
2014, 2016, (2019-Upcoming)
New Mexico Mission of Mercy
Volunteer, Triage and Oral Surgery
2010, 2013

Other


Completed Tapped-In to Leadership, 12-month curriculum in leadership
2013
Participated in Leadership Coaching, Cultural Architecture, weekly
2013-Present

Meet Our Team

We are extraordinarily proud of our team, which is comprised of caring and dedicated professionals.  A happy patient is the best endorsement that we can receive.  We are proud that former patients of our practice refer many of our patients to us.  We are always working toward providing our patients with the highest quality of periodontal care in a comfortable and caring environment.  To stay abreast of the very latest in periodontal and implant care, our team attends numerous continuing education courses each year.

4216 Louisiana Blvd NE • Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

(505) 291-9000 • Fax: (505) 294-3998