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Melissa Ivers, DMD, MBA

Associate Professor, Residency Director, and Director of Faculty Practice, Division of Dental Services, Department of Dental Medicine

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Academic Career

Ivers received her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. During her residency at UNM she focused on dental surgery and all aspects of comprehensive dentistry. She completed her residency in 2010, joined the UNM faculty later that year, and in 2012 she was named the director of faculty practice. She completed her MBA in 2016 with an emphasis in finance and accounting, and in July 2017 she became the residency director of UNM’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.​

Research Interests

Ivers works with UNM’s Center for Reproductive Health as a consultant for their nitrous oxide research project. She was involved in the clinical aspect of treating patients with diabetes and studying the effects of their hemoglobin A1Cs after dental treatment. She is interested in working with HIV-positive and AIDS patients and seeing how comprehensive dental care might affect patients’ viral load and CD4 count.

Practice and Research Pages

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Dental Education Association
  • New Mexico Dental Association
  • Albuquerque District Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry