Dr. Montoya was born and raised in Glenview. He attended Loyola Academy High School, excelled in his studies, and was an All-State student-athlete. He graduated with honors from The University of Illinois at Champaign with a Molecular and Cellular Biology degree. He later received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Montoya comes from a family blessed with many medical professionals, including his mother, an Internist from Northwestern Medicine. 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 bi-annually 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 is married to Magali, a talented wedding hairstylist. 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 won two high school state titles and one collegiate national championship with U of I. His brother played in the NHL and recently retired with the Edmonton Oilers. He still makes time to play every week and loves coaching younger hockey players.
Today, Dr. Montoya enjoys total patient care most importantly nutrition, pain management and sleep. He holds a qualified dentist designation with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and screens all his patients for irregular sleep patterns. He believes by having a healthy nutrition plan coupled with consistent sleep patterns, that one’s body has tremendous healing capacity.