Welcome Back Dr. Snyder!!!
Laura Snyder, DDS
Dr. Snyder was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology, Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies and Minor in Psychology while attending UNM. After undergraduate, Dr. Snyder moved to Milwaukee, WI to attend dental school at Marquette University School of Dentistry. There she met her husband, Jeff, whom she later married in Angel Fire, New Mexico. During dental school, Dr. Snyder was awarded the Indian Health Service Scholarship, which allowed Dr. Snyder the opportunity to work with several tribes after graduation. Her first job out of school was with the Taos Picuris IHS center. After a year, due to her husband’s schooling, they moved to Rio Rancho and Dr. Snyder worked for both Jemez Pueblo and Kewa Pueblo. Unfortunately, after a short time she was relocated to Oregon and worked two years for the Klamath, Modoc, Yahooskin Tribal Center. After two years, Dr. Snyder’s husband was accepted into the dental program at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. They moved to Glendale in 2014. Dr. Snyder worked for the Native Health Center in downtown Phoenix for a year. Then, in order to be closer to home, Dr. Snyder took a position as an associate dentist in Sun City West at a private practice and also became an adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University two days a week. Dr. Snyder continued working as a faculty member for three years while living in Arizona, but left the private practice in Sun City West to take a position as a solo practitioner in a more rural community because she enjoys working with a more underserved community and making a difference. She was there for two years and absolutely loved it, but after her husband graduated dental school they returned back to New Mexico to lay down roots. They have a 14 month old son, and love being home closer to family. Dr. Snyder is thrilled to be back at Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation. Dr. Snyder loves New Mexican food, especially green chile chicken enchiladas and sopapillas, the sunrises and sunsets, blue skies and balloons.