Meet the Doctors
Rio Grande Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics has pediatric dental specialists on staff overseeing our dental operations. Pediatric dentists are children’s dentists who elect to take an extra two years of schooling to specialize in pediatric dentistry. Our children’s dentists work with children aged nine months to 18 years, and with special needs patients up to 26 years. No matter how minor or serious your child’s needs are, we have the knowledge and technology upon which you can rely.
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.
Kelly Wells, DDS
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
David Greene, DDS
David Greene, DDS, is originally from Mesa, Arizona. Prior to Dental School, Dr. Greene received his Bachelor of Science degree in Micro-biology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Next, he pursued his DDS degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in Columbus, Ohio where he graduated Cum Laude. After graduation, Dr. Greene moved back to Arizona and began practicing general dentistry in Tuba City, Arizona and remote surrounding areas, providing comprehensive dental care for the Navajo Nation. Dr. Greene relocated to New Mexico in 2015 where has been providing quality dental care to children and adults. Dr. Greene takes great interest in giving back to the community and has been involved in numerous clinics and projects providing services for underserved communities, the homeless and sick in the United States and Mexico. Because of his charitable work, he is quite fluent in Spanish! Dr. Greene enjoys spending time with his two sons, Travis and Gideon, and fiancé, Erin. In his free time, he likes hiking, camping, soccer, snowboarding, mountain biking, watching college football (Go Buckeyes), and leading a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Greene hopes to continue to provide high quality comprehensive modern dental care in a welcoming and comfortable environment.
Jeremy Coble, DDS
Jeremy Coble, DDS was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Coble then returned to USC and graduated with his DDS degree. He has participated in many volunteer dental programs, and has traveled as far as Cartagena, Columbia to give back to those in need. When he is not working, Dr. Coble and his wife Lauren are avid travelers, they appreciate experiencing new cultures and foods. Dr. Coble also loves the outdoors, he and his wife enjoy skiing, backpacking, cycling and sailing. When he’s not on the go, he enjoys relaxing with his lazy hound dogs.
Stephen R. Jensen, DDS
Stephen R. Jensen, DDS attended CWRU School of Dental Medicine and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society for high academic achievements and extra-curricular accomplishments. After dental school, he completed a yearlong Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. He continued on to become a certified orthodontist by completing orthodontic specialty training at the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program in San Antonio, TX and successfully completing the Western Regional Examining Board Orthodontic Specialty Exam. Dr. Jensen grew up in Southern New Mexico. He currently lives in Las Cruces with his wife, Amber, and their four wonderful children. He enjoys attending his children’s school activities and sporting events. He served in the military for over nine years to include overseas deployments. Dr. Jensen understands the importance of service and community. He is active in local church, scouting, dental, and other community organizations. In his free time, you will find him exploring the beautiful Southern New Mexico outdoors. He loves staying active and enjoys almost every outdoor or team sport activity.