about us

At Foothills Family Dental, we are proud to offer a wide array of outstanding dental procedures to patients of all ages. Our practice is built upon the importance of quality dental care and excellent service to our patients. From cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign® to restorative treatments like dental implants, Dr. Richard Pass and his compassionate staff are dedicated to providing patients with access to dental treatments that improve their overall dental health. Our office is conveniently located in Old Town Fort Collins just south of Mulberry on College Avenue.

Our staff is committed to making dental care accessible for all individuals. Through our in-office dental benefits plan, individuals without insurance can still receive preventive dental care without having to worry about out-of-network costs. Dr. Richard Pass and his team are committed to quality dentistry and comfortable care. By integrating advanced technology into our procedures, creating tailored treatment plans and offering relaxing sedation dentistry, we strive to create a comfortable environment and exceptional patient experience.

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our patients say

our patients say

our patients say

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our patients say

Highly recommended. The entire team cares for your dental needs diligently. They let you know up front what they will do, what they did and recommend maintenance plan until next visit. Dr. called me in the evening after oral surgery and asked me how I was feeling. That made me more assured I was in good hands. Since I have relocated to Fort Collins, Foothills Dental Has taken good care of me and my whole family.

Frank R

our patients say

All of my experiences at Foothills have been absolutely wonderful. The staff is so caring and takes their time, checking in with me throughout each of my appointments. They truly are invested in the health of their patients. Best dentist I've ever been to!

Cameron A

our patients say

I am a new patient at Foothills Family Dental and had my first appointment yesterday. The staff is welcoming and attentive and the office itself is very updated, clean and lovely. I was seen by Dr. and was impressed by his demeanor, thoroughness, knowledge, and skill. I highly recommend this practice!

Lynn J

our patients say

Dr. is wonderful! Very personable, does multiple screenings for oral cancer, gingivitis, sleep apnea, GERD, and more that I have never had before! He gets to know the patients and is very kind. I would definitely recommend him! This was my first dentist appointment away from my parents and I felt very comfortable and safe!

Faith P

meet the doctors

Dr. Richard J. Pass

Dr. Richard is thrilled to be in Fort Collins, CO. He is married to Binita, his beautiful wife; they have a son, an adorable boy named Elliot and two wonderful daughters, Simran and Aurelia. Richard is proud to run this terrific dental practice that has been in Fort Collins for over 20 years. Richard feels extremely privileged to be part of such a fantastic dental office with such brilliant staff.

He scored in the top 0.3% in the nation on the National Board Dental Examination on clinical science. Richard graduated cum laude from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, one of the top-ranked dental schools in the United States. He is a graduate of the implant preceptorship and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the world’s largest dental implant organization. Richard also has special training in gum grafting to treat areas of recession and gum disease. He has provided mission work as far away as the Philippines.

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Dr. Jesse James Gonzalez

Introducing Dr. Jesse James Gonzalez, a valued addition to the Foothills Family Dental family. Hailing from the Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Gonzalez spent his formative years in the charming town of Harlingen, Texas, where his fascination with dentistry first took root. This enduring passion continued to flourish as he pursued higher education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where he successfully earned his Bachelor's degree in Bio-Medical Science.

After graduating, Dr. Gonzalez then began his dental education at the top-ranked dental program at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry. In May of 2020, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Gonzalez's comprehensive training and diverse experiences have shaped his dental philosophy, centered on treating people, not just teeth.

Why Choose Us

To better help our patients maintain their best smile and achieve optimal oral health, our Fort Collins dentists offer a wide range of dental procedures. Each of our services are tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients, as no two mouths are alike. Through one-on-one consultations and in-depth treatment explanations, patients are able to better understand the condition of their smiles and select dental care that contributes to their long-term oral health.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular choice for patients seeking a permanent restorative solution to damaged, broken, or missing teeth. Implants are durable, and feel like your natural teeth, giving patients a long lasting beautiful smile.

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Dental Implants in Fort Collins, CO - Foothills Family Dental


Invisalign is a discrete treatment that uses clear aligner trays to gently move teeth into place. Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces, giving patients beautiful straight smiles.

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Invisalign in Fort Collins, CO - Foothills Family Dental

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of people worldwide and can have a serious impact on your quality of life.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Fort Collins, CO - Foothills Family Dental


A dental crown is a type of restoration that is designed to fit over a damaged or compromised tooth. If a tooth has fractured, broken or has been recently root...

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Dental Crowns in Fort Collins, CO - Foothills Family Dental


A dental bridge is a restoration that helps to replace one or more missing natural teeth. The bridge attaches permanently to surrounding teeth, so it won't need to be...

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Dental Bridges in Fort Collins, CO - Foothills Family Dental

All Ages Dentistry

Keeping your teeth healthy and clean requires more than diligent brushing and flossing at home. In many cases, plaque will build upon different areas of the teeth...

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Dental Cleanings in Fort Collins, CO - Foothills Family Dental

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