Kris Mendoza, DDS, received his dental anesthesiology degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2018. Prior to residency, he graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry. During dental school, he discovered dental anesthesiology and gained further interest, thanks to his mentors Drs. Steve Ganzberg and Christine Quinn. Dr. Mendoza served as the national president of the American Student Dental Association from 2014 to 2015, along with his role on the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. He practices at CarePoint Anesthesia Group in Colorado. Outside of his professional life, he likes to push his limits through obstacle course racing and adventuring outdoors.