Novitski HAll

UNM Dental Services

1801 Camino de Salud NE Suite 1100-1200
AlbuquerqueNM 87102

Appointments:
Phone: 
505 272-4091 (faculty practice)

505 925-4031 (resident's clinic)
505 272-5326 (CTH)
505 272-4106 (Novitski)

 

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UNM Dental Services



UNM Dental Services Team

Gary Cuttrell, DDS, JD
UNMMG Medical Director
Department of Dental Medicine Chair

Division of Dental Services Chief

Gary Cuttrell is Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Dental Services in the Department of Surgery at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine which houses the AEGD residency program. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Dr. Cuttrell is also a graduate of the University of Illinois “Dentist in Anesthesia” program and is board certified in dental anesthesia. Dr. Cuttrell is also a licensed attorney in the State of New Mexico, serving on the New Mexico Medical Review Commission.




Peter M. Jensen, DDS, MS, MPH
AEGD Program Director

Peter M. Jensen is Associate Professor and the Director of the AEGD Residency Program at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He received a B.A. in government from Harvard University. After graduating from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry and completing a general practice residency at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jensen was in private practice in rural Nebraska for 18 years. He served as Director of the faculty practice at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry from 1999-2005, served as the Interim Clinical Director of the Outreach Programs in the Division of Community Dentistry and Oral Disease Prevention from 2004-2005, and accepted his current position at the University of New Mexico in 2005. He completed his MPH degree in 2006 through the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the New Mexico Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Education Association.





Charles Tatlock, DDS, MPH
BA/DDS Professor

Charles Tatlock, is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine, Division of Dental Services. At the University, Dr. Tatlock teaches several undergraduate courses designed to introduce students to the dental health professions. The courses he has taught include the Freshman Learning Community course on the Dental Health Professions (FLC 612, Arts and Sciences 198), and the Career Awareness Seminar on the Oral Health Professions (UNIV 216). In addition, Dr. Tatlock participates in teaching courses to dental residents in the University of New Mexico’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency program. Dr. Tatlock obtained his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX in 1980, and his Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of New Mexico in 2003. He practiced in Dallas, TX as a private practice dentist until moving to New Mexico in 1996, where he worked in public health settings until joining the University’s dental staff in 1999. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) and a member of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD). Dr. Tatlock serves as the Academic Advisor for the UNM Pre-Dental Society and is the Director of Undergraduate Dental Education at UNM. He is also one of the Research Mentors for the UNMAEGD Dental Residency program.





Melissa Ivers, DMD
Assistant Professor

Melissa Ivers is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA for her undergraduate education. She is originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area, but moved to Albuquerque after she completed her dental school education at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. At Penn, she was involved in many community outreach dental programs including the Penn Smiles Program. After dental school, she completed the advanced education in general dentistry residency at the University of New Mexico before becoming a faculty dentist in 2010. Dr. Ivers predominately works at Novitski Hall on UNM campus in the faculty dental clinic seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds while supervising the dental hygiene students. When she isn't at Novitski Hall, she works at other UNM clinics supervising residents and performing dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Ivers is interested in starting her M.B.A. and her M.P.H. at the University of New Mexico in the near future. Aside from her position at UNM, Dr. Ivers works at an emergency dental clinic on weekends where she stays active in the Albuquerque dental community.


Jason Flores RN, DDS, DADBA, DNDBA, FADSA
Director of Dental Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jason Flores is the Director of Dental Anesthesiology and Assistant Professor at the UNM AEGD Dental Ambulatory Surgical Center. Dr. Flores graduated from Lamar University in 2001 and 2004 with B.S. degrees in Biology and Nursing. He received his DDS from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 2009 and was the recipient of the Horace Wells Anesthesia Award and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Award. He completed his anesthesiology training at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine in 2011. Dr. Flores has published several articles pertaining to the importance of dental anesthesiology in present day oral medicine and founded the Dentist Anesthesiologist Club for Students (DACS), a first of its kind organization for pre-doctoral students dedicated to educating students about the field of dental anesthesiology. Dr. Flores has been awarded Diplomate status with the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and Fellow status with the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.