About Us:

Welcome to Haltom Orthodontics. Drs. Tucker and Darren Haltom have been providing braces and orthodontic treatment to Albuquerque and Los Lunas for over 35 years. From Invisalign Clear Braces and LingualCare, to traditional metal and ceramic braces, the team at Haltom Orthodontics is proud to partner with children, teens, and adults to create world class smiles.

If you are ready to start treatment, or are just beginning your search, our team can help you choose the orthodontic solution that is right for you. Contact us today to Request a Consultation.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Darren Haltom, after completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of the Pacific, graduated from St. Louis University with a masters degree in Orthodontics. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontists which signifies that he has taken ‘the step beyond’ to have his finished cases judges by a panel of examiners. Darren is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, New Mexico Orthodontic Society and has been accepted as a full member by the Southwest Angle Society. He is also a member of the Super Schuman Orthodontic Study Club www.schulmangroup.com , a small group of exceptional orthodontists from across the country that have joined together to share ideas and techniques. Dr. Darren offers lingual treatment and Invisalign treatment to his patients and is proud to be one of the early providers of the Lingualcare system.

In addition, Dr. Darren completed a two year course in Detroit in 2009. This course, Advanced Education in Orthodontics, was focused on adult orthodontic treatment and the relationship between the temporomandibular joint and the teeth. Specifically it was focused on techniques to treat patients with jaw joint noises and pain. “Their is an intimate relationship between the joints and the teeth and successful orthodontic treatment requires attention to both systems and finishing them in harmony”

Dr. Darren Haltom and his wife Kimberly Statkus Haltom both grew up in Albuquerque. They graduated from the University of New Mexico. Kimberly has a degree in marketing with advanced training from the Hyatt Management School in San Francisco. Kimberly is the office manager for Haltom Orthodontics and can be found in the back office, ‘taking care of business’, during school hours.

Kimberly and Darren have two children who really keep them busy. Tanner is 16 and a 10th grader at Eldorado school. He is an active teenager involved in football, baseball, golf, snow skiing and all kinds of water sports. Kylee Haltom is 13 and is in the 7th grade at Bosque School. She currently wears braces and always wears her rubber bands, Kylee is a competitive chearleader, She competed this summer taking quite a few blue ribbons! She just won her division for a cheer leading competition for the Eldorado Eagles! Kylee is also a gymnast, a great snow skier and a perfect baby sitter for her cousin. Kimberly and Darren both volunteer their time and energy to many organizations in the community and with their children’s activities. They are both great skiers and snow/wake boarders and exercise enthusiasts.

Meet Our Staff

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Gwen has been with Haltom Orthodontics as an Orthodontic Technician for 17 years, and has over 27 years experience in the orthodontic field. She is certified in Radiology, OSHA, and CPR and she continues her education in Orthodontics.

Gwen and her spouse, Mike, have been married for 36 years. They have 2 daughters and 2 son in laws. Nicole and Matt have 4 children Ryan 16, Reanna 14, Madison 12 & Michael 1 1/2. Brandie and Chris have 2 boys, Cameron 6 and Mason 3 month Gwen and Mike enjoy all their grandchildren’s sports activities with them. They love their family time on the weekends. Gwen’s hobbies are shopping for shoes, decorating, going to garage sales, going for walks and cooking on the weekends. Most of all Gwen loves what she does and her passion is to see the great changes in our patients new smiles.

“What I love about Dr. Tucker, well there is not enough time, . He is a man of perfection and integrity who takes ortho very serious. Dr. Haltom has taught me a great deal about orthodontics and patient care. He is truly the best. He can see things that others can’t. I am very blessed to work with him.

Dr. Darren is an awesome Orthodontist. I love how he takes great interest in his patients. Dr. Darren is also a man of perfection and integrity and he has such a big heart. He always wants to try new stuff . It has been neat to see who he has become.

I love my job because I love that we all can make a difference in someone. I love the team I work with, we are all one big family. We all take pride in our work, we have fun and we make it fun and our patients become our family as well. I am very blessed. ”

Amy has been with Haltom Orthodontics for 7 years. She has 11 years of orthodontic experience and will help you through the financial process and insurance billing. Amy has been Office Manager for 6 years. If you have any questions or concerns you can call her and she will more than happy to help you. She is OSHA and CPR certified.

Amy has 2 children, Zach and Desiree. She enjoys going to the gym regularly and weight training. She hopes to become a certified personal trainer and a yoga instructor.

“I love being able to come to work everyday at the absolute best orthodontic office in the country with coworkers and Doctors that I consider to be part of my family. I love seeing the excitement everyday of men, women, boys and girls who are going to get the beautiful smile they want and deserve! I am able to help families make their dream a reality.

I am blessed that I work for Dr. Darren and Dr. Tucker. They are the best in the field of Orthodontics. The care for the patients and quality of orthodontics that comes out of our office is incredible. I am amazed everyday!”

Dena has been with Haltom Orthodontics for 3 years. Dena drives the Haltom brace bus and is also our office support diva. Dena and Bob have been married for 44 years. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. Dena is OSHA and CPR Certified.
Dena loves to read, shop, watch movies and spend time with her family

“I have the best job in the world! I love everyone in the office like family. The children I pick up on the brace bus have become so special to me. They have wonderful stories to tell me about their lives, school and their braces.

Dr. Darren is so special to me. I couldn’t ask for a better son in law and boss. He has so much patience and always seems to be in such a good mood. Generous and kind are words that describe him.

Dr. Tucker is also very special to me. He is so articulate and wonderful with each and everyone of his patients absolutely the best there is!”

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