40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

PAKO MAJOR

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Alegre Dental

Age:

31

Name of Practice:

Alegre Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Marquette University


Why He Was Nominated

Just 31 years old, he owns three practices in the Albuquerque area.

Inspiration

Born in Poland and raised in Milwaukee, Dr. Major learned the value of hard work and education from his parents. “As immigrants, they worked really hard and led by example,” he says. “Within dentistry, I’ve had a few dentists who have mentored and pushed me to go further.”

Tool He Can’t Live Without

Implants. “To give someone a beautiful front tooth, or a great lower denture that gives them the ability to bite an apple for the first time in 15 years, is amazing. Few other things I do improve quality of life like that.”