The NMDA Executive Committee at the 2016 Annual Session (From left: Dr. Michael Law, Dr. Chris Morgan, Dr. Joe Valles, Dr. David Manzanares, 14th District Trustee Dr. Dan Klemmedson).
NMDA Executive Committee
President: Chris Morgan, D.M.D., Private Practice General Dentist, Santa Fe. After graduating from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, Dr. Morgan attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 2001. He practiced general dentistry in Michigan for nine years before relocating to Santa Fe in 2010. He was awarded the Golden Apple Award from the ADA in 2010, recognizing strong legislative action in his community.
President Elect: Joe L. Valles D.D.S., has practiced General Dentistry in Albuquerque for 35 years. Valles was raised by grandparents in Jarales, New Mexico, and attended schools in Jarales, Belen, and Albuquerque’s South Valley. A high school drop-out, Dr. Valles served in the U.S. Army and in the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program. Dr. Valles went on to graduate with distinction both from the University of New Mexico and the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Known to many as 'Dr. Joe,' he is a strong advocate for educational achievement, neighborhood associations and the common person. As President Elect, Dr. Valles will be next in line to assume the NMDA Presidency.
Secretary Treasurer: David J. Manzanares, D.D.S., General Dentist, practicing in the Albuquerque area. Originally from Espanola, he graduated from Pojoaque High School. Dr. Manzanares attended the University of New Mexico as a Regent's Scholar, and graduated cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry. He then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City for dental school, completing his studies in 2009. Dr. Manzanares holds a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a graduate of the Dawson Academy and the Piper Education and Research Center.
Immediate Past President- Dr. Michael Law
Speaker of the House- Dr.David Moore
Chief Editor- Dr. Shelly Fritz