Dr. Montoya has been a part of the dental field for more than 8 years and serving Grand Dental patients for the past 5 years. He never gets tired of working alongside the happy and passionate members of his team. He loves the opportunity to educate and improve the quality of health for his patients.
Dr. Montoya comes from a family blessed with many medical professionals, including his mother, an Internist from Northwestern. Being raised by a single mother who was passionate about life and her career drew him to follow his own interests in science and caring for others. Growing up with this immersion into healthcare inspired him to pursue his own path in medicine.
In college, Dr. Montoya decided to shadow his aunt at her Chicago dental office. He quickly fell in love with “the vibe” of dentistry and the excitement of working in a dental office. Seeing patients on a bi-annual basis allows dentists to get to know the families they treat. Dr. Montoya appreciates being able to provide great healthcare to the community in which he lives.
Dr. Montoya pursued his dental doctorate at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dental School. He’s a graduate of the United States Dental Institute and is also certified in Invisalign and laser dentistry. Keeping up with continuing education is crucial for him, which is why he joined the Dental Community of Dental XP in 2014 and is an active member of the Chicago Dental Society. His areas of focus for additional training include sleep apnea therapy, root canal therapy, and oral surgery.
Dr. Montoya is married to Magali, a talented wedding hair stylist. They have two beautiful girls named Sofia and Olivia. Outside of dentistry, one of his biggest passions is ice hockey! He’s been playing goalie since he was five years old and has and won three state titles. His brother played in the NHL and recently retired with the Edmonton Oilers. Today, he still makes time to play every week and loves coaching younger hockey players. He even represents Grand Dental at local holiday community events and lets visitors “Take a Shot at the Doc” to win prizes!
Other hobbies include working out (his twin brother owns a CrossFit gym) and traveling the world with his loved ones. His favorite recent trip they took was to Italy on the Amalfi coast, which was a week-long dream of beautiful beach towns, wineries, and history.