Meet The DoctorS

Christopher Padilla, DDS

Dr. Chris Padilla, a native of Albuquerque, is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He attended Baylor College of Dentistry and earned the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. After dental school, Dr. Padilla was accepted to the prestigious Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Baylor. At which, he was trained to provide high quality and evidence-based care. Dr. Padilla was honored by the Baylor faculty with the award of “Top Resident” earned for his dedication to his patients and his academic achievement.

We believe you will find Dr. Padilla a professional and caring person who strives to cultivate an environment based on trust and friendship.

In Dr. Padilla’s spare time, he enjoys watching Lobo athletics with his wife Dr. Stephanie Padilla and friends. He enjoys time with his two sons, ages 3 and 1. 


Stephanie A. Padilla, DDS

Dr. Stephanie Padilla was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She is a La Cueva high school graduate and continued on to the University of New Mexico. She played for the UNM women’s basketball team and graduated summa cum laude from UNM with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Spanish. She graduated valedictorian, both academically and clinically, from Baylor College of Dentistry with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Padilla was the recipient of numerous awards for exemplary dentistry. Dr. Padilla has pursued the field of orthodontics and has found her passion in providing orthodontic treatment for patients. She is excited to serve her local community with the highest level of dental care. 

She is happily married to her husband Chris Padilla, DDS and enjoys raising their two sons, ages 3 and 1. 

Michael J. Dunn, DDS

Dr. Michael Dunn was born and raised in Farmington, NM. He graduated from UNM with a B.S. in Biology. He earned his dental degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Dr. Dunn then continued his education with a degree from the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at UNM. Dr. Dunn joined Padilla Dentistry & Orthodontics in August 2020.