Kris W. Hendricks, DDS
Dr. Hendricks and his family moved to Santa Fe to join Dentistry for Kids. In July 2010, he purchased the office from Dr. Evans allowing Dr. Evans to retire in 2011.
Dr. Hendricks studied liberal arts and music at Brigham Young University before moving to Kansas City to begin his dental studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was a four-year scholarship recipient and graduated with honors in pediatric and restorative dentistry.
Following dental school, Dr. Hendricks attended an intensive two-year hospital residency in pediatric dentistry at St. Joseph Hospital for Specialty Care in Providence, Rhode Island.
During residency, he became competent in all facets of pediatric dentistry, including surgery, sedation, treatment of trauma and orthodontics.
Dr. Hendricks is a board certified diplomat with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and New Mexico Dental Association. He is a staff member at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe and Holy Cross hospital in Taos.
Dr. Hendricks finds the relationships he develops with his patients and their families to be the best part of his work. He enjoys joking and telling children stories while he provides treatment to them; he wants his patients to enjoy their visits and develop a healthy relationship with dentistry.
As a parent of two young sons and a baby daughter, he understands the unpredictability of life with children. He tries to make himself available for his patients whenever problems arise. He believes strongly in a preventative approach to dentistry combined with the most up-to-date science and technology.
Dr. Hendricks grew up in Littleton, Colorado and is married to Ginna Hendricks. Together they have two sons, Max and Sandy, a baby daughter Lucy and a long-haired German Shepard, Sultan.
Blake Moore, DDS
Dr. Blake Moore is a board certified specialist in the field of pediatric dentistry. He has spent the last decade of his life developing the skills necessary to provide excellent care for kids. He considers himself a true advocate for children, and always has the long term care of children at heart. He enjoys the challenges that come with everyday life as a pediatric dentist and believes that every child should love coming to see their dentist.
Dr. Moore is committed to continuing education and staying at the forefront of the art of treating kids. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association.
Prior to arriving in the area, Dr. Moore spent the last nine years as a dentist in the United States Air Force. The last four he was stationed in the great state of Alaska, where he was the only active duty pediatric dentist in the entire state. As the chief of pediatric dentistry, he provided care for Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard children as well as the local native population.
Dr. Moore loves spending time with his wife, son and daughter. He considers the fact that he has a boy and a girl to be the best education he has had for the field of pediatric dentistry. Growing up in a family of all boys in Texas, having a daughter has helped him find his inner princess and understand a little girl's connection with the colors pink and purple. Always looking for laughs, Dr. Moore is the ultimate prankster, often going to extreme lengths to bring a timid child out of their shell.
Jason Gonzalez, DDS
Dr. Jason Gonzalez moved to Santa Fe in 2014 with his family to further his career as a dentist. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. He was awarded a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
Dr. Gonzalez's main area of interest is pediatric dental health. Since his dental school training he has worked primarily with children, teens and patients with special needs in Wyoming, Colorado and now New Mexico.
Dr. Gonzalez was born in Santa Monica, California and later moved to Centreville, VA where he spent the majority of his growing up years. In high school he was involved with choir, theatre and scouts. During college, he found that he had his father's knack for doing magic and has since performed at kid's birthday parties and talent shows as "The Great Gonzo". Having his career involved with children he has found an excuse to use magic in the office and loves to put on a magic show whenever he can.
Dr. Gonzalez is married and has one "Frozen" obsessed girl and two active "Superhero" obsessed boys , who love drawing, riding bikes and enjoy the playing in the water during the hot summer days. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing the guitar and performing magic.
Dr G's goal as a dental health provider is to provide quality dental care and promote an educational foundation that will lead to a lifetime of excellent oral health. His passion is to create a dental office encounter such that children feel good about their smiles, and about themselves. He hopes to help their confidence grow. This carries into other areas of their lives. There are few professions that offer that kind of fulfilling opportunity.