Dentistry is a great profession. It allows me to combine a love of science and art in order to provide compassionate care for my patients.
I really enjoy meeting people and having time to get to know them. One of the most rewarding aspects of our practice is seeing and caring for multiple generations. Some of our patients started with the practice as children and we’re seeing those individual’s parents, as well as their children and now their grandchildren! It is a privilege to have earned this level of trust and it could not make me happier.
Over the years, my patients have become an extension of my family. We have been through so much together: I know their stories, I care about their loved ones, I celebrate their achievements and changes, and grieve their losses.
Each patient I see is important to me as a person. When life moves families away from Albuquerque, I am saddened to lose those relationships but am thankful for the time we had together.
Education and Experience
I have practiced dentistry here in Albuquerque since 2002. Watching my dad, Dr. James Twohig, at this very practice, and seeing how he was able to provide great care for patients while building relationships that mattered, I realized dentistry was the right career choice for me.
Prior to practicing, I obtained my:
- Bachelor of Science in Biology at Northeast Missouri State University, 1996
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at University of Iowa College of Dentistry, 2000
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry at University of Texas San Antonio Dental School, 2000-2002
Following my AEGD residency, I joined my father here at Twohig Dentistry and had the honor of practicing with him until he retired in 2019.
Continuing Education and Professional Activities
Dentistry is a constantly advancing field. It is critical I stay informed of the latest developments and evaluate each new technology, methodology, and material to determine whether they are beneficial to the long-term health of my patients.
As a member of the Spear and the Howard Riley Raper study clubs, I am able to learn from and alongside my peers. I am also an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- New Mexico Dental Association
- Albuquerque District Dental Society, past-president
Through these organizations, I take courses, attend meetings, lectures, and seminars, and receive numerous journals and other publications. Constant learning and staying current on research, emerging trends, and innovations ensures I am providing the best care possible to my patients.
Beyond the Practice
I grew up here in Albuquerque and returned in 2002 after completing dental school and my AEGD residency.
My husband, Jeff, grew up on a farm in Nebraska and is an avid Husker fan. He has a PhD in engineering and works remotely for a company based in California. We enjoy traveling and camping, and share a life goal of visiting all the National Parks.
When I’m not in the office I enjoy golfing and running; a few years ago, I completed the Boston Marathon!
I also enjoy supporting and volunteering for Meals on Wheels, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Catholic Charities. It was an honor to serve as a mentor for a local student during her high school years through the Big Brothers Mentor 2.0 program. I also drive for the Senior Transportation program and serve as a board member for Catholic Charities.