Practice Manager Thomas Uranga, a New Mexico native, oversees the daily operations of the business. He offers years of administrative management experience and was an essential member of the team that reorganized and redesigned the front office business processes and practices. Highly organized, bi-lingual, and energetic, Thomas is patient-centered, sensitive to patient needs, and assures all processes, business procedures, and policies best serve our patients. His expertise provides patients with expert treatment planning, appointment scheduling, insurance coordination, billing and procedural oversight, support and information. A customer favorite, Thomas’s leadership and management skills, sense of humor, caring nature, and charismatic personality help to facilitate and maintain a lighthearted, streamlined, knowledgeable, and caring office.
Barbara, a UNM Honors Dental Hygiene Bachelors graduate, offers decades of expertise in providing hygiene excellence. She is proficient at providing comprehensive oral examinations and treatments that include collection of diagnostic data, periodontal charting, oral cancer screenings and digital X-Rays. Barbara is committed to assuring customer comfort; protecting each patient’s long-term dental health, and creating clean fresh smiles. Barbara is known to go the extra mile for her patients and her caring personality puts patients at ease. You and your dental health are in good hands with Barbara.
Lesley is simply one of the best dental assistants in the city. Dr. Ku and and Lesley work together like a fine symphony and the patients appreciate her gentle, calm and caring nature. Lesley, a highly skilled professional, maintains a focus on customer comfort and is adept at using the latest in high tech equipment providing patients a more care free experience. Lesley is a highly regarded member of our team as she constantly focuses on dentistry excellence.
Charles Lesperance offers years of extensive oral surgery and restorative dentistry experience. He is not only exceptional at his profession and touted as one of the best in the industry, but also offers a heart of gold. A favorite with patients, Charles watches over his patients with a fine eye, assuring each patient’s comfort. Charles and Dr. Ku work together in perfect synchronization. A patient said “Watching Dr. Ku and Charles work together is like watching a fine ballroom dance.” You are always in competent knowledgeable hands with Charles. He is a fun loving team player with an active sense of humor. When not working, he enjoys hunting, camping, the great outdoors, and coaching baseball and wrestling. A highly active family man he is married with 3 boys ages 2, 6, and 12 years old.
James and Julie Ku are wonderful dentists. I have always had anxiety at dental visits, but the kind staff and assistant helped me relax. Dr. Ku, as well, was very kind. He explained everything in detail and I was surprised at how comfortable I was at my appointment. I highly recommend this practice to meet your dental needs.
I'll start by saying I dread going to the dentist because of my overly active gag reflex. Dr. Ku and his staff are VERY accommodating and patiently and comfortably get the job done. I've had two crowns put on by him and appreciate all he did to make sure I could get a proper mold and crown setting without discomfort. I'd definitely recommend him.
I didn't initially choose Dr. Ku....I became his patient when my previous dentist retired, so there's always some trepidation when one is paired with a doctor/dentist you don't personally pick. From my 1st appointment, his professionalism, humor, kindness and excellent dental work made me so glad he was my dentist. A wonderful practice - all employees are super!
I do not usually write recommendations. In this case I have to share an amazing Dentist I found in Albuquerque. Charismatic Dr. Ku maintains the cleanest, pain free, most hi tech dental practice I have ever experienced. For the first time I had my teeth cleaned with “0” discomfort. I never experienced pain when Dr Ku performed complex dental procedures. Dr. Ku, a highly accomplished professional, is adept at all dental procedures to include root canals, bone grafts and other oral surgeries. His staff is well trained, personable and you feel Dr. Ku and his staff actually care about your long-term welfare. His equipment is beyond state of the art resulting in an expedient and comprehensive diagnosis. The beautiful office is spotless. With Dr. Ku as my dentist, I know I am in good hands and will be healthier in the future.
Dr James Ku is a great skilled dentist, he is professional and responsible, he is practicing in a clean, nice facility with a good team.
For the past 50 years have had a lot of regular dental work. Doctor Ku is among the best! This practice is state of the art. James Ku is knowledgeable, skilled, respectful and friendly.