Dr. Chris Poe was born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon. He attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biology/chemistry from Western Oregon University. Having practiced dentistry in Montrose, Colorado since 2011, he saw a need for expanded dental services and advanced care from his large mountain community patient base in Ouray and San Miguel counties. Dr. Poe is excited to provide modern dentistry in Ridgway!
Misti was born and raised in the Great Northwest—Washington State to be exact. As our office manager, she will welcome you into the practice with a warm smile and can assist you with all of your dental needs. Misti loves spending time with her husband of 10 years, Dr. Chris Poe, and their chocolate lab Kenya. Colorado has been the perfect place for her to live out an outdoor lifestyle of skiing, hiking in the mountains, and paddleboarding on the rivers. Misti also has a passion for interior design, which is evident from the moment you walk into our office!
Ahren grew up in Parker, Colorado. With her knack for making the people around her feel calm and comfortable and her passion for helping others, she always knew that she wanted to be in health care. A year into her college career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln she found dentistry, and dental hygiene sounded like the perfect fit. After attending dental hygiene school in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she began to miss the mountains. She remembered visiting the Western Slope as a child and knew exactly where she wanted to be! You can often find Ahren outside hiking with her dog, camping, checking out local breweries, and listening to music with friends and family. She loves adventure and is always looking for new and exciting things to do. If you have any suggestions for her, you can chat about them with her at your next dental visit!
Lori has been expanded duty dental assistant for 20 years and counting! She is driven by providing the best patient care possible, as well as the friendships that she forms with her patients during their dental visits. Lori can be counted on to welcome each and every patient with a warm greeting and the feeling of knowing each other for a long time. She takes pride in her personal knowledge of dentistry and helping Dr. Poe create treatment plans for each an every individual case. Lori and her husband, Byrd IV, have a daughter who is studying dental hygiene at Colorado Mesa University and a son who is attending Ridgway Secondary School.
Meghan is a Montrose native who has a passion for dentistry. She graduated from the National Dental Assisting School where she received her certificate as an expanded function dental assistant. Meghan has been educating and caring for patients for over three years, and enjoys being a part of making and maintaining beautiful smiles for all her patients. She is always continuing her education and looking to learn new techniques to ensure she is providing the most beneficial care for her patients. When not at work, Meghan loves to hunt, fly fish, watch football, and spend time with her fiancé and family. She plans to make the Western Slope her home with her wonderful family.
Crystal was born and raised in Montrose, and she is one of the first smiling faces you will see when you visit our office. Her bubbly personality and friendly demeanor will help put you at ease when you arrive for your appointments. Crystal enjoys assisting patients in the world of insurance and explaining their benefits. She takes great pride in being transparent with patients in regards to financial and insurance consultations. Crystal loves spending time with her family, riding horses, and gardening.