Thomas Uranga | Dr. James Ku DDS | Albuquerque NM Dentist


Practice Manager


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 Hungate | Dr. James Ku DDS | Albuquerque NM Dentist




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 Rosas

Dental Assistant


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

Dental Assistant


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.

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