Meet The Team
Gabe Montano – Office Manager
I’ve been in the Dental field for 16 years and I have enjoyed every bit of it from being a Dental assistant to now managing that I have been doing for the past 12 years. I enjoy communicating with patients regarding there Dental health to interacting with patient as well on a personal level an establishing a relationship with all of them. I’ve been with Santa Fe Endodontics for the past 4 years and I absolutely love my job and working along side Dr. Palermo, Dr. Gallegos and our wonderful staff here at the office. On my spare time I LOVE spending time with my family, I have a 17 year old daughter Amiyah and a 15 year old son Eligh and a beautiful Fiancé Victoria and my little fur babies Bailey and Jaxx. I’m also a avid Bow hunter which I’m obsessed with every September and look forward to every year. I also enjoy spending time with Dr. Palermo on the Golf Course as much as we can. To say the least I am very blessed with an amazing career here at Santa Fe Endodontics.
Thomas Griego – Hygienist
I began my career in dentistry in 2012. I started out working front desk until I graduated with my bachelors degree in dental hygiene at UNM in 2016. In December of 2021 I took an amazing opportunity to work here at Santa Fe Endodontics. What I love about my position here is that I get to focus on administering local anesthetic and assist in clinical operations. I’m currently a pre-dental student as well as I work towards my life goal of becoming a dentist. Outside of work I spend most of my time with family and friends.
Mary Valdoz – Dental Assistant
I completed my Dental Assistant certification at Carrington College in 2013. I worked in General and Pediatric Dentistry prior to joining the Santa Fe Endodontics’ team in 2018. I enjoy working with our advice technology and giving our patients a pleasant, painless experience. On my free time, I love spending time with my family and in the wilderness.
Ashton Searcy – Dental Assistant
Trinity Chavez – Dental Assistant
I earned my Dental Assistant certification at Rise Dental career institute, and joined the team shortly after. Since then, I’ve enjoyed serving our patients and learning new aspects of dentistry along the way. I love working with a knowledgeable doctor and team that takes excellent care of each and every patient from the moment they walk into our practice till they’re finished. I like being outside in nature with my pup and soaking up every moment possible with family.
Candace Armijo – Patient Coordinator
I have been in the dental field for over a year and enjoy it thoroughly. I love my job and coworkers! I’m very grateful to be a part of this elite team. The best part of my job is I’m able to help so many patients. I establish relationships with them and I schedule them for the care they need. I’m constantly learning new things everyday.
I have a beautiful 9 year old daughter, a great family and wonderful friends that I enjoy spending time with. I love cooking and hosting dinner parties for them. I’m a licensed cosmetologist, so in my spare time I cut hair and have done hair/ makeup for friends weddings. I also enjoy going to church, hiking in Hyde Park, online shopping, thrifting with my mother and decorating my home.
Charlene Felix Walker – Insurance Specialist
I was born and raised here in Santa Fe. I started in the dental field in 2021 with Dr. Palermo and have been enjoying it ever since. I look forward to retrieving our patients reimbursements from dental insurance companies as quickly as possible. In my free time, I enjoy exploring our beautiful state with my husband and our dogs. Most importantly, I enjoy time spent with family and friends.
Nicole Palermo – Marketing Director