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 and began working with nearly every patient, allowing Dr. Evans to plan his retirement for early 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 board eligible specialist 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 as well as the Physician’s Medical Center in Santa Fe.
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, 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, and a long-haired German Shepard, Sultan.
Chris A. Patterson, DDS
Dr. Patterson moved to Santa Fe in 2011 with his family to further his career as a dentist. He attended the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Science. He was awarded a doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Colorado School of DentalMedicine.
He then completed a residency at the University of Utah Hospital. During that time he received extra training in oral surgery, sedation, operative dentistry, pediatrics, and endodontics.
One of his favorite rotations during his residency was working with adults and children on the Montezuma Creek Navajo Indian Reservation. Since completing residency, he has worked mainly with children and teens in New Mexico.
His 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 an 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.
Dr. Patterson was born on an army base in Lawton, Oklahoma and later moved to a town just north of Boulder, Colorado where he spent themajority of his growing years. In high school he was involved with track, scouts, tae-quon-do, and also enjoyed hiking, rock climbing,and biking.
Dr. Patterson became interested in dentistry as a young man while spending time with his uncle who practiced dentistry in Idaho. He liked that a dentist is able to serve others and really liked the great tools they use.
Dr. Patterson is married and has three active and fun-loving boys, wholove golf, science and skiing. He enjoys spending time with his family, bike riding and tinkering on automobiles.