Meet The Team That Keeps Fort Collins Residents Smiling Brighter
We Treat Our Patients Just Like Our Own Family — With Care and Compassion
Dr. Richard J. Pass, DDS
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.
Richard was born in Yorkshire England. He grew up in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and in Kansas City. Richard graduated cum laude from the Pembroke Hill School in 1999. He then went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with distinction and honors from the University of Kansas.
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. He loves playing sports, staying fit, and flying.
Dr. Kevin Pass, DDS
Dr. Kevin Pass graduated with a dental degree at the age of 23 from the University of Manchester, England, in 1977. He established four new dental offices in the UK. Subsequently, in the early 1980’s, Dr. Kevin experienced dental practice in Perth, Australia. In 1984 he moved with his family to Cape Town, South Africa, to escape the UK climate and to practice outside of a socialized medical system.
While in South Africa, Kevin became involved with teaching dentists and technicians the techniques involved with using porcelain veneers and resins to restore the beauty and function of patient’s teeth. He gave continuing education programs throughout South Africa including at the Universities of Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch, and Pretoria.
Upon his return to the UK, Kevin continued to lecture and teach across Europe. He was invited to speak in Sweden, Ireland, Greece, France, Ireland, Italy, Holland and throughout the UK. Eventually, a US dental company sponsored Kevin’s move to the USA in 1992.
Kevin was appointed an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City where he taught Operative Dentistry. He was also awarded a DDS from UMKC in 1996. Concurrently, Kevin was on the faculty of University Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio, as a member of the Aesthetic Dentistry Department, where he conducted research into dental adhesives. He was a member of the International Association of Dental Research.
In 1997 Kevin returned to full-time practice specializing in restoring complex restorative problems and smiles. He also took many hours of continuing education and was one of the first general practitioners to offer implant placement and restoration. Kevin built up a large dental office in Overland Park, Kansas City.
Richard Pass, his son, practiced with him for two years before relocating to Colorado and starting a family. Subsequently, Kevin and his wife decided to move to Fort Collins to be close to their family and grandchildren. Kevin’s daughter, Catherine, is now a practicing dentist in St. Louis, Missouri. His other son, William, has a degree in neurobiology and just finished veterinary school in 2016.
The Fabulous Foothills Family Dental Team
Jeannie Shea - Team Leader
Jeannie is our Business Manager, but can also help out as a Treatment Assistant. She is really the backbone of the administration of our office. She keeps our appointment book organized and efficient, and makes or approves financial arrangements for your treatment. She began in our practice as a patient, (a shy little 5 year- old girl) and returned after high school and medical assisting graduation to become a very valuable cross-trained member of our team. Jeannie has completed training in HIPAA compliance and more recently completed CDT-5 training for insurance coding. Jeannie knows the answer! Ask her.
Faye Fanning - Dental Hygienist
Faye is our primary Registered Dental Hygienist. Originally from Fort Collins, Faye joined us in the summer of 2002 when she returned “home” from Gillette, Wyoming with her family of four. Faye can schedule and provide your preventative visits (cleanings). She is also your primary therapist for non-surgical periodontal (gum) treatment, should you require this. She brings over 25 years of quality experience and is ready to serve you.
Staci Coberly - Dental Hygienist
Staci hails from Quinter, Kansas where she grew up working on her family farm and was active in high school sports. She graduated with her Dental Hygiene degree from Colby College, and joined us in 2003. Staci will see many of you first as new patients and will complete your digital radiographs and charting. She and Faye can serve you with routine cleaning as well as periodontal scaling, whitening, and other preventive services.
Katie Bomba - Treatment Assistant
Katie joined our team in 2012. She is a Fort Collins native who has been assisting for over 14 years. Katie has experience in multiple areas of dentistry and is qualified as an extended duties assistant. She and her husband, Mark, have a son, James. She is an avid Bronco fan who enjoys camping and outdoor activities.
Vallina Cross - Treatment Assistant
Vallina joined our team in spring 2014. Vallina is a Colorado native; she has spent most of her life in Loveland and now lives in Windsor. Vallina has been working in the dental field for over 8 years and is an extended duties assistant. When not working, she enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with family and friends. Like Katie, she is a big football fan and loves the Broncos.