Dr. Chris was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, but grew up in Sunny South Florida. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate degree in Psychology and then moved to Boston for dental school where he obtained his D.M.D. from Boston University. Afterwards, he moved to the Big Apple and completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center. After working as a general dentist for four years, he discovered that he had a passion for orthodontics. He then attended New York University Langone Health and completed training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Outside of work, he spends his free time staying active and pursuing many hobbies. He is an advanced certified scuba diver and hopes to become an instructor one day! He loves being outdoors in general and enjoys fishing, skiing, and camping. He is a big sports fan and loves playing sports just as much as he enjoys rooting on his favorite teams. Music is also a big part of his life and he enjoys attending concerts and playing the drums.