Meet the Doctors
Kris W. Hendricks, D.D.S.
Dr. Kris W. Hendricks and his family moved to Santa Fe so he could join Dentistry for Kids. In July 2010, he purchased the office from Dr. Evans, allowing Dr. Evans to retire in. 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 Diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a 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.
Kelly Hendricks, D.D.S.
Dr. Kelly grew up in Littleton, Colorado, graduating from Columbine High School in 2002. After high school the Hendricks family moved to Highland, Utah, and Dr. Kelly attended a year of college before heading out on a two year LDS mission in Joao Pessoa, Brazil.
Upon returning home from Brazil Dr. Kelly returned to school and met Lechelle. After a year and a half of dating, they were married and moved to Kansas City, Missouri as Dr. Kelly continued working towards attending dental school. After earning degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Dr. Kelly attended the UMKC School of Dentistry. In May of 2013, Dr Kelly graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry and moved his family to the eastern shoreof Maryland to focus on a specialty education in Pediatric Dentistry. In residency, Dr. Kelly treated the underserved population of the three lower counties of the Delmarva Peninsula, providing comprehensive clinical care, oral conscious sedation, and hospital dentistry.
Dr. Kelly participated in rotations in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Genetics, and Neonatology. Dr. Kelly also participated in a cleft palate rotation at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute (UMROI). Dr. Kelly is also a board certified Diplomate with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 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. Kelly and his wife Lechelle have been married for ten years this May. They have three boys, Boston, Gray, and Cole. In June of 2015 Dr. Kelly and family moved to Santa Fe to join his brother Dr. Kris Hendricks at Dentistry for Kids. Dr. Kelly is excited to be in Santa Fe treating the children of northern New Mexico.
Jason Gonzalez, D.D.S.
Dr. Gonzalez was born in Santa Monica, California and later moved to Centreville, Virginia 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, Dr. Gonzalez has found an excuse to use magic in the office and loves to put on a magic show whenever he can.
In 2014, Dr. Jason Gonzalez moved to Santa Fe with his family to further his career as a dentist. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He was awarded a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Gonzales completed a two year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
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 New Mexico.
Dr. Gonzalez is married and has one "Frozen" obsessed girl and two active "Superhero" obsessed boys, who love drawing, riding bikes and enjoy 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. There are few professions that offer that kind of fulfilling opportunity.
Stephen Tanner, D.D.S.
Dr. Stephen Tanner grew up in Oakland, California and attended UC Berkeley, majoring in Zoology. He then graduated from UCLA dental school and completed his orthodontic residency at UCSF. Dr. Tanner has been creating beautiful smiles for over 25 years at his private practice in Concord, California. Dr. Tanner is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics and the World Federation of Orthodontics. He is also one of the top Invisalign providers in North America – having treated over 500 cases.
Dr. Tanner, his wife Jane, and 10-year-old daughter Olivia moved to Santa Fe in the summer of 2015 to start a new chapter in their lives. They have visited Santa Fe for many years, returning again and again to their beloved home on the eastside. Dr. Tanner feels very blessed to have met Dr. Hendricks and join Dentistry for Kids team. He is excited to lend his orthodontic expertise and care to the families of Santa Fe and the surrounding communities of northern New Mexico.
Dr. Tanner and his family like to visit their oldest daughter, Justine, in San Francisco and travel to New York to see their middle daughter, Alexandra. In addition, the Tanners enjoy skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer and just being outdoors. The Tanners are also animal lovers: Tim the dog along with his cat sidekicks, Blackie and Sophie, round out the Tanner household.