Barbara Lewis-Heywood, DMD

Dr. Lewis-Heywood grew up in Jamaica, studying at the University of the West Indies Mona campus before finishing at Rutgers University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and obtained a full scholarship to Rutgers Dental School.

The same attention to detail and work ethic that led to her academic success also drives her toward perfection in her dental practice. Dr. Lewis-Heywood is committed to finding the best, most efficient techniques and newest technologies to provide you with a comfortable, effective treatment and beautiful results. That’s what makes her a top dentist in Albuquerque!

Meet Our Team


Tara Lugowski : Registered Dental Hygienist
Graduated from Pima Medical Institute Dental Hygiene School in March 2014
I love being a dental hygienist because I enjoy being able to teach my patients about oral health and help them to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. I joined the Riverside Dental team and Dr. Lewis-Heywood in August 2014. I am originally from Las Vegas Nevada but currently live in Edgewood New Mexico. I am engaged to Cody and we have two dogs and 50 chickens. I enjoy being outdoors, camping, hanging out with family and friends.

Kari King: Dental Assistant
Graduated from Pima Medical Institute Dental assisting school in October 2013. I am originally from Sanders, Arizona but for the past 6 years I have made Albuquerque, New Mexico my home. I have a 3 year old son and a dog. I enjoy travelling to different states, weaving, attending musical concerts, playing the piano and guitar. I love Star Wars and collect Lego mini figures.