Meet The Doctors at Dental Innovations

Welcome to Dental Innovations in Gallup New Mexico. We’d love it if you’d take a second to meet the Doctors here in our office, so you’ll see some familiar faces when you come in for your appointment.

Jared Montano, DDS

Owner of Dental Innovations

Dr. Jared Montano was born and raised in Gallup, and is now glad to be able to contribute to the community that has given him so much growing up. He graduated with honors from both Gallup High School and later from New Mexico State University. Outside of the office, Dr. Montano enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Erin and working on his family ranch.

Dr. Montano attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri –Kansas City School of Dentistry and joined Dental Innovations in June of 2012. Dr. Montano is a member of American Dental Association, New Mexico Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Montano enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and his 2 young daughters, Margot and Daphne.

Dr Simonsen

Randy Simonsen, DDS

In addition to general dentistry, Dental Innovations has Gallup NM Orthodontist Dr. Randy Simonsen .  A native of Richfield, Utah, Dr. Simonsen completed his undergraduate studies at Utah State University, earning a degree in Biology.  He then attended dental school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class.  Since 1980, he has been a practicing orthodontist in St. George, Utah. Randy’s Orthodontic training was completed at the University of Rochester, Eastern Dental Center.

As an orthodontist, Dr. Simonsen specializes in preventive orthodontics and early treatment (before all a patient has all permanent teeth).  He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists.

Orthodontics is a business for people and Dr. Simonsen takes pride in paying particular attention to the needs of each individual patient, as well as giving a great value for a fair price.  He also offers weekend appointments.

Now in his 40th year of marriage, Dr. Simonsen has seven children and 13 grandchildren.  Outside of dentistry, he enjoys spending time on his ranch in northern Utah and being active in local church and community projects.

Erin Montano, DDS

As Dental Innovations newest addition and the only private practice female dentist in Gallup, Dr. Erin Montano is excited to contribute her services as a general dentist and cosmetic provider of Botox and Dermal Fillers. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Louis University with a major in Studio Art and Biology and went on to receive her dental degree from The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry where she met her wonderful husband, Dr. Jared Montano. She is a current member of the New Mexico Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.

For Dr. Erin, dentistry is a way to restore a patient’s confidence not only in themselves but also in the field itself through active listening and implementation of the newest products and technologies. She enjoys working on kids of all ages, special needs patients, and those with dental fears and anxiety.

In addition to her love of treating patients, Dr. Erin enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting in her studio, watching Cardinals baseball, and learning the “ins and outs” of her husband’s family cattle ranch.

Dr Brett Barlow

Brett Barlow, DDS

Dr. Brett Barlow is a 2006 graduate of the University of Louisville School Of Dentistry. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Barlow received his undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science and Health from the University of Utah. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Barlow completed a four-year residency at Stroger Hospital in Chicago where he specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

As a dentist, Dr. Barlow has limited his practice to oral surgery and offers treatment for impacted teeth, facial trauma and reconstruction, corrective jaw surgery, and dental implants. It is his priority to make sure every patient has the best experience possible.

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Barlow enjoys spending time in the outdoors, including fishing, hiking, riding his bike, snow skiing, and various water sports.