ON THE JOB
It is unfortunate that the average patient equates dentistry with pain, or, at the very least, a pain in the posterior. In the case of modern dentistry, however, there is another perspective. Making teeth and maxillofacial reconstruction as appealing as possible, with the least amount of discomfort, is the ultimate goal of oral surgeon Ralph R. Reynolds, DMD, MD, of Reynolds Oral & Facial Surgery. Dr. Reynolds has a skill set similar to that of a master craftsman and demonstrates the same attention to detail as a fine artist.
Indeed, Dr. Reynolds entered dentistry partly because he “liked to work with his hands.” His father was a civil engineer who, along with Ralph’s grandfathers and uncles, taught young Ralph the basics of carpentry, masonry, plumbing and electrical work.
“We remodeled houses together and I can build decks, walls and rooms, plus smaller items, such as I once made an artist’s easel,” says Reynolds.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
Dentistry called to Dr. Reynolds for other reasons, as well. “My brother-in-law was a dentist and loved it,” he says. “Once I saw that, I decided to go into the profession myself.”
Reynolds attained Surface Warfare Officer designation in the U.S. Navy, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Penn State University, then went on to procure a doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania.
“I blossomed there and was top in my class,” says Reynolds. “I was really excited, so much so I decided to transition to oral surgery.” At which point, he continued his education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to include a medical doctorate.
Armed with a double degree, Reynolds moved with his family to Colorado in 2001.
“Colorado was a whole new adventure,” adds Reynolds. “I came here with my three little girls, who all sounded like southern belles.”
CLAIM TO FAME
Reynolds began in a Longmont practice, but in 2011 started his own Loveland practice with the help of his dear friend John Dildine, DDS. His business provides state-of-the-art dental and medical technology. In 2014, a satellite office in Greeley was opened. In 2017, he opened Renew Medical Aesthetics with Rachelle Greenstein and Nichole Movellan.
Reynolds attributes his continuing success to “persistence, drive, determination—just sheer grit. I don’t give up. Sometimes I have foolish ideas and I’ve bit off more than I can chew, but I chew it anyway.”
REASONS TO GO
“I’m committed to having the best equipment even though it may cost a little more. In order to reach the pinnacle of success, I invest in up-to-date technology and professional training,” says Reynolds. “We are striving for excellence in what we do, yet provide a caring environment.”
“Our patients are our first priority. We provide state-of-the-art dental, medical, and surgical care in a compassionate manner.”
WHERE TO FIND THEM
3520 E. 15th St., Suite 102, Loveland
7251 W. 20th St., Building P, Greeley
Look for: New Fort Collins location coming within 18 to 24 months.
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.