We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time your child visits our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Christina Chung, DDS
Christina Chung, DDS (Dr. Tina) was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington. She graduated from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 2004. Dr. Tina received her D.D.S from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry graduating in 2008. She has served several voluntary mission trips abroad to Mexico, Sri Lanka and the Dominican Republic, which has instilled the importance of giving back to the community. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jon and her two dogs and cat. Dr. Tina has truly fallen in love with the state of New Mexico and enjoys the outdoors. On her free time, she enjoys hiking the La Luz trail, snowboarding in New Mexico and Colorado, camping, playing tennis, bowling and cooking.
Christian Peck, DDS
Christian Peck, DDS was born in Massachusetts and raised in Coalville, Utah. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He was then fortunate to stay in Richmond to complete an additional two-year pediatric dental residency at VCU and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond and received a Master’s degree in Science of Dentistry. Dr. Peck has volunteered several hours with the Mission of Mercy project providing free dental care in rural areas of Virginia. Dr. Peck enjoys spending time with his wife Amanda and his three kids: Kayla, Mylee, Crue, and their dog Nacho. He is an avid snowboarder, speaks Spanish, enjoys building furniture, and plays many different sports.
Matthew Bishop, DDS
Matthew Bishop, DDS grew up in Albuquerque and attended Eldorado High School. After earning a degree in Biology from the University of New Mexico, he decided to pursue his interest in healthcare by attending the University of Colorado, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2008. After graduation, Dr. Bishop returned to New Mexico to be close to his family, and has enjoyed practicing dentistry in Albuquerque ever since. He enjoys fishing, playing golf, and spending time with his girlfriend, Bryn, and their two dogs, Lucas and Baxter.
Kelly Wells, DDS is a native New Mexican who grew up in the Santa Fe/Albuquerque area. After graduating summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Wells attended dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she earned her DDS. Upon graduating from dental school, she returned home to Albuquerque to be close to family, friends, and the beautiful Sandia mountains. She is very excited to be a part of the Smiles team where she continues to enjoy providing dental care for children of all ages. Dr. Wells is an active member of several national and local dental associations and serves as an Albuquerque District Representative in the New Mexico Dental Association House of Delegates. When she is not working, Dr. Wells spends most of her time with her family and friends. She has a passion for cooking, gardening, and spending time outdoors in the foothills hiking, running, and enjoying the friendly and beautiful environment that New Mexico provides.
Armando J. Chavez, DDS
Armando J. Chavez, DDS was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After attending The University of New Mexico for undergrad, Armando received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. Upon returning to Albuquerque, Armando completed a one-year residency where he received a certificate for Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Armando enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, and snowboarding.
Robert Hann, DDS, MS - Orthodontist
Robert Hann, DDS, MS, is a transplant to Albuquerque by way of southern California. He completed undergraduate studies at Stanford and received both his DDS and MS from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr Hann (rhymes with "can", as in he can eat hot chile) has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in YMCA resident camping and various dental education programs. He really likes orthodontics and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with young people in the great state of New Mexico, building smiles together that they can be proud of. His interests include music, American literature, rock climbing, running (slowly), and road-tripping the Southwest with his wife.
Spencer J. Tasker, DMD
Spencer J. Tasker, DMD is the Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer for Rio Grande Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics. A board certified New Mexico licensed pediatric dentist, Dr. Tasker received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and attended Case Western University’s School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his pediatric specialty training in 2006 at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, also in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, he has practiced in the Oral Emergency Care Unit at the University of New Mexico and has served in nonprofit oral health and volunteering initiatives abroad in the Dominican Republic and the Island of Samoa. In his free time, Dr. Tasker enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and daughters Sydney and Ella, as well as golfing, watching sporting events of all kinds, and has completed over 25 full marathons.
Jim Tasker is the Co-founder, Chief Human Resources and Business Development Officer for Rio Grande Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics. After high school in Southwest Oklahoma, Jim received an undergraduate degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree in Business from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Prior to starting Rio Grande Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics, Jim spent the first 12 years of his career holding leadership positions in the field of Human Resources for Fortune 500 organizations such as General Mills, Berkshire Hathaway, and Pulte Homes. The father of six children, he enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors of New Mexico and Colorado, watching Professional English soccer, and has completed 15 full marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times in 2009, 2010 & 2017.
R. Ganon. Rowan, DMD
R. Ganon Rowan, DMD is the Chief Operating Officer of Rio Grande Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics. He grew up in Merced, California and earned an undergraduate degree in Spanish. He earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from Case Western University’s School of Dental Medicine. He is certified to perform oral conscious sedation. Dr. Rowan is a board member of the G3 Foundation, a humanitarian organization that provides year round humanitarian dental and health services to areas in the Dominican Republic. He has also traveled to Samoa to provide humanitarian dental services. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jennie and their 5 children, playing golf and traveling.