Meet Our Team

 

Dr. Spencer Tasker

Spencer J. Tasker, DMD

Spencer J. Tasker, DMD is the Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer for Route 66 Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics.  A board certified New Mexico licensed pediatric dentist, Dr. Tasker received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and attended Case Western University’s School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his pediatric specialty training in 2006 at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, also in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, he has practiced in the Oral Emergency Care Unit at the University of New Mexico and has served in nonprofit oral health and volunteering initiatives abroad in the Dominican Republic and the Island of Samoa.

In his free time, Dr. Tasker enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and daughters Sydney and Ella, as well as golfing, watching sporting events of all kinds, and has completed over 25 full marathons. 


Dr. Tasker

Jim Tasker

Jim Tasker is the Co-founder, Chief Human Resources and Business Development Officer for Route 66 Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics. After high school in Southwest Oklahoma, Jim received an undergraduate degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree in Business from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.  Prior to starting Route 66 Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics,  Jim spent the first 12 years of his career holding leadership positions in the field of Human Resources for Fortune 500 organizations such as General Mills, Berkshire Hathaway, and Pulte Homes.

The father of six children, he enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors of New Mexico and Colorado, watching Professional English soccer, and has completed 15 full marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times in 2009, 2010 & 2017.


Dr. Rowan

R. Ganon Rowan, DMD

R. Ganon Rowan, DMD is the Chief Operating Officer of Route 66 Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics.  He grew up in Merced, California and earned an undergraduate degree in Spanish. He earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from Case Western University’s School of Dental Medicine. He is certified to perform oral conscious sedation.  Dr. Rowan is a board member of the G3 Foundation, a humanitarian organization that provides year round humanitarian dental and health services to areas in the Dominican Republic.  He has also traveled to Samoa to provide humanitarian dental services. 

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jennie and their 5 children, playing golf and traveling.


Dr. Abshere

Philip M. Abshere, DDS

Philip M. Abshere, DDS grew up in Hobbs, New Mexico. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. After serving several years as an Air Force pilot, he attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, then completed a one-year residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City. Dr. Phil performed extensive dental forensics in Bosnia, Croatia, the Oklahoma City Murrah Building bombing, Hurricane Katrina, and others. He is a Past President of the Oklahoma Dental Association and is serving now in the New Mexico Dental Association House of Delegates. For four years, he was the Air National Guard Surgeon General for Dentistry (ANG/SGD). His last military deployment was at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan.

Dr. Phil has three amazing kids and he and his wife, Beverly (Wonder Woman), enjoy hiking, skiing, bicycling, and everything outdoors in New Mexico.


Dr. Abshere

Grant S. Allen, DMD

Grant S. Allen, DMD grew up in the Albuquerque area, graduating from Rio Rancho High School. He then obtained his undergraduate degree from Utah State University before completing his dental education at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He has volunteered on dental service trips to places like the Kingdom of Tonga. He and his father, also a dentist, are planning future service missions as well.

In his spare time, Grant loves being with his family, going camping, and volunteering with his church.


Dr. Kawamoto

Armando J. Chavez, DDS

Armando J. Chavez, DDS was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After attending The University of New Mexico for undergrad, Armando received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. Upon returning to Albuquerque, Armando completed a one-year residency where he received a certificate for Advanced Education in General Dentistry.

Armando enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, and snowboarding.


Dr. Kawamoto

Louis Jackson, DDS

Louis Jackson, DDS was born and raised in Rapid City, SD. He received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University. Upon completion Dr. Jackson attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he received his DDS degree. While attending The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Dr. Jackson spent time at The Children’s Hospital and with the Healthy Smiles program providing dental care to children.

Dr. Jackson enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, and traveling.


Dr. Kawamoto

Robert Hann, DDS, MS - Orthodontist

Robert Hann, DDS, MS, is a transplant to Albuquerque by way of southern California. He completed undergraduate studies at Stanford and received both his DDS and MS from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr Hann (rhymes with "can", as in he can eat hot chile) has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in YMCA resident camping and various dental education programs. He really likes orthodontics and is looking forward to the opportunity to work with young people in the great state of New Mexico, building smiles together that they can be proud of.

His interests include music, American literature, rock climbing, running (slowly), and road-tripping the Southwest with his wife.


Dr. Kawamoto

Jesse Varoz, DDS

Jesse T. Varoz, DDS was born and raised right here in the Land of Enchantment! He obtained his Bachelor of Science from UNM and then completed his education at Creighton Dental School in Omaha. After completing his training in 2015, he and his wife eagerly moved back to the land of sunshine where he is now part of a great dental team with this practice! In his free time he enjoys playing golf, biking, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife Renee, friends, and 4 brothers.


Dr. Kawamoto

Anne K. Harrison, DDS

Anne K. Harrison, DDS graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene with Honors from The Ohio State University in 2007. She practiced dental hygiene for a year before going back to Ohio State, where she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2012. During her years as a dental student, Dr. Harrison was involved in Community Dental Outreach programs, Special Olympics, and served on the Student Council for four years. Dr. Harrison has been practicing dentistry in the Albuquerque area for the past four years.

During her free time she enjoys New Mexico's beautiful outdoors, leisure reading, and spending time with her husband and son, Noah.