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Meet The Team


​Here at Ridgway Family Dentistry we are blessed with an amazing staff who are dedicated to caring for our patients.


Joan is our chairside Dental Assistant who has worked along side Dr. Thomas for over 15 years.  She and her husband, Steve, moved to Ridgway in 1994 from St. Louis, MO where they both grew up and met in high school! 

Joan has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  Spending fun times with the Grands is definitely the highlight of her days.



Darcy is our many hats employee, sometimes assisting, sometimes at the front desk, and handling the business side of the practice.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Montana State University and has spent over 35 years managing dental practices.

Darcy and her husband, Michael, moved to Ridgway in 2007 after raising their two children.  Their son is living in Austin, Texas and daughter in Los Angles, California.  Darcy spends her free time playing with her 2 large dogs, road biking, snow and water skiing, paddleboarding, cooking, reading and camping with her husband.



Amy, our Office Manager, was born in Montrose and received her Associates degree in Business.  She will always welcome you with a smile as she enjoys getting to know all our wonderful patients.  She is expert in scheduling and working through any billing or insurance questions anyone might have!

Amy and her husband, Duane, have lived on ranches around the Ridgway area and are currently residing in Montrose. They have two wonderful adult children, one living in Arizona and one in Southern California.  Amy loves cooking, x-country skiing, hiking and spending time in the beautiful Colorado outdoors; but her favorite pass-time is intimate gatherings with family and friends.



Michelle, one of our Hygienists, has over 20 years of experience.  She earned her hygiene degree at the University of Vermont and a B.A. in Health Care Management from the University of Southern New Hampshire.  She grew up in northern Vermont.

Michelle moved to Ridgway with her husband Mark in 2015, after playing in the North Cascade Mountains for 15 years.  They enjoy skiing, climbing, whitewater and mountain biking together in the beautiful San Jan Mountains or any other place they can travel to together!



Claire, one of our hygienists, grew up in Durango, Colorado.  She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico in 2011 and received her certificate of expanded function in 2018.  Claire worked for a private dental practice in Moab, Utah for 6 years until moving to Telluride in 2017 and has been practicing in both private practice and in public health.

Claire loves crack climbing, kayaking, running, skiing, surfing traveling, biking baking and most importantly, spending time with her two children. 



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