Meet Our Team

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.


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 one of our Registered Dental Hygienists.  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. She is also your primary therapist for non-surgical periodontal treatment, should you require this. She brings over 25 years of quality experience and is ready to serve you.  She has two children and three grandchildren.  Ask her about all of her animals!

Lisa Detwiler


Lisa joined our team summer of 2018.  Originally from upstate NY, she graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.  She then went on to obtain her Dental Hygiene degree from UNC at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.  Lisa enjoys forming relationships with patients to assist them in making the best oral health decisions.  Lisa, her husband, Jeffrey, and daughter, Grace, enjoy hiking, skiing, and exploring the beautiful state of Colorado.

Cindy Thompson

Dental Assistant

Cindy is one of our dental assistants.  She joined us in 2018.  She has been dental assisting for over ten years.  She has lived in Fort Collins since 1984.  She is married to her sweetheart Kurt and has two sons.  She now has two granddaughters.  With her free time, she enjoys reading, time with family, and riding her motorcycle.

Kayla Maldonado

Dental Assistant

Kayla is one of our dental assistants.  She joined us in 2018 with a bright smile and positive attitude.  She has a daughter, Divinity, and loves spending time with her sweetheart, Miguel.  When she is not working, she loves to perfect her family recipes.