Poudre Valley Family Dental
We've taken substantial time and effort to put together a great team. Each of us is passionate about what we do, and we love working with each other. Patients appreciate the great teamwork and enjoyable atmosphere you can only find in an office with an exceptional team. We enjoy getting to know our patients and finding out more about them. If you have questions, all you have to do is ask, and we'll explain anything you need to know. Each of us takes pride in what we do. We also enjoy learning more about our professions and the advances that are constantly taking place in the field of dentistry.
Please take a moment to look through our bios and get to know us a bit. We're looking forward to getting to know you, as well!
Dr. Gray is kind, courteous, careful, and lets you know that your dental health (and you) really matters to him. He is excellent, and I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Ditto for the staff!!!! ~ M.S., Masonville
Meet Our Team
Dr. Richard Gray, DDS
Dr. Gray is fortunate to work with an exceptional team. Every person at the office really cares about the well-being of our patients and is dedicated to treating each person with the respect and compassion they deserve.
Dr. Gray graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School. Before pursuing a career in dentistry, he completed a PhD in biochemistry and worked as a staff scientist at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Gray is sincerely dedicated to providing comprehensive, high quality dental care with compassion and personal attention for every patient. He believes each patient is an individual and enjoys getting to know everyone who visits the office. He has participated in over 400 hours of continuing education since he came to Colorado. These courses include participation in the Dawson Academy, the Spear Institute, live patient courses, TMJ treatment, smile design, and many other topics that keep him at the forefront of advances in dental treatment.
Outside the office, Dr. Gray enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. He also gets outdoors as often as he can to go hiking, snowshoeing, and camping. At home, he enjoys cooking as well as watching football and most any documentary or nature show (especially if Alaska is involved!). He and his wife enjoy being part of the great Fort Collins community. They have also had a wonderful time traveling to other parts of Colorado and the surrounding areas.
Jennifer - Office Manager/Front Office Coordinator
Jennifer enjoys working with Dr. Gray and the team because of the dedication, compassion, and care we provide for our patients. She enjoys meeting and getting to know all of the patients who come to us for dental care.
Jennifer has over 15 years of healthcare experience in the fields of proteomics, optometry, and dentistry. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and has worked in academics, bio-tech, and private practice.
Outside of the office, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband and son, traveling, reading, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Rachel - Hygienist
Rachel enjoys working with Dr. Gray and the team because of their constant commitment to give their patients a quality, caring experience. Rachel has a real gift and enthusiasm for helping her patients understand and maintain their oral health and truly enjoys developing great relationships with them.
Rachel has 14 years of dental experience. She earned an associate of applied science degree at the Community College of Denver and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, which includes her husband and adult children and the cutest twin grand-babies ever! She also enjoys keeping up with her rambunctious pets: Mike and Lily the dogs, and Mr. Tom K. Phinegan the cat.
Rachel has a passion for painting and sketching and is always working to improve her artistic skills.
Marcia - Assistant
Marcia enjoys working with Dr. Gray and thinks he is the best dentist she has ever worked for, providing top-notch dental care with honesty and integrity. Marcia appreciates getting to meet all of our wonderful patients and especially likes hearing their individual stories.
Marcia has over 20 years of experience in dentistry. She is a Fort Collins/ Wellington native, and grew up on a small farm in Wellington.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids, as well as their calves, Steve and Norman. She enjoys all their family activities, with swimming and rodeo being definite favorites.