About River Peak Dental

The entire team at River Peak Dental welcomes you into our comprehensive and modern dental practice. We are proud to be located here in Ouray County to provide modern dentistry to the surrounding mountain communities. We offer a full range of general, preventive, emergency, cosmetic, and restorative dental services in Ridgway, Colorado. With our advanced dental technology, we are able to meet our patients’ needs at our office, as well as provide ultimate comfort during any procedure. We proudly offer sedation dentistry for those whose anxiety or fear would otherwise keep them from receiving necessary dental work.

Comprehensive Dental Care

Our goal at River Peak Dental is to provide excellence in preventive dentistry. A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body, and we are committed to helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile for life. When emergency and restorative dental situations arise, the team at River Peak Dental offers excellence in restoring the natural beauty and proper function of your smile.

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For exceptional comprehensive dental care in Ridgway, trust River Peak Dental. Our modern dental practice is proud to be here in the beautiful mountains of Ouray County. We are here to meet your oral health care needs, whether they be general or more advanced. Our fresh, modern dental practice wants to partner with you to achieve optimal oral health for life. With superior quality dental care and a commitment to meeting your personal comfort needs, River Peak Dental welcomes you into our dental family and invites you to contact us today and schedule an appointment.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Chris Poe

Dr. Chris Poe was born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon. He attained his DDS from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He also received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from Western Oregon University. He has been practicing dentistry in Montrose, Colorado since 2011. Dr. Poe has seen the need for expanded dental services and modern techniques/options from his large mountain community patient base in Ouray and San Miguel counties. Dr. Poe is the same great modern dentist that you have come to know and will now be providing these services in Ridgway.

You can expect a warm smile and a positive attitude when meeting with Dr. Poe. He is dedicated to dental excellence and uncompromising patient care while treating each one of his patients like friends. Dr. Poe is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Cerec Doctors, licensed IV Sedation Dentist along with Study Groups to mention a few. He enjoys cutting edge technology and progressive thinking within the field of dentistry to deliver the most functional, esthetic and long lasting dentistry possible for his patients.

Dr. Poe performs all aspects of general dentistry. Whether performing complex complete smile makeovers or a one surface filling, Dr. Poe strives to practice dentistry at the highest level possible for his patients. Cutting edge technology and techniques allow for more predictable and long lasting outcome to treatment.

Dr. Poe comes from an extensive background in humanitarian dentistry, which his father exposed him to at a very young age. This has given Dr. Poe a great sense of purpose performing humanitarian aid throughout the world. He continues to stay active in giving back through his dental talents wherever the need may arise, serving all over the world.

Dr. Poe is happily married to his wife Misti and is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He enjoys spending time skiing, biking, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and everything outdoor that this state has to offer.


  • Same Day Crowns (CEREC)
  • Same day Root Canal/Buildup/Crown
  • Root Canals- posterior and anterior
  • 3D Cone beam CT- increased ability to dx and correctly tx plan, more options
  • Implant placement- 3d guided implant placement. Much faster and much more accurate than traditional implant placement techniques. Single tooth replacement or multiple tooth replacement options
  • IV Sedation Dentistry- removes all pain, fear and anxiety and have more done at once and be extremely comfortable while it's being done
  • Full mouth smile design- cosmetic makeover
  • Tooth colored fillings and modern bonding techniques
  • Laser bacterial reduction and laser dentistry
  • Teeth whitening
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snore guards/ occlusal guards
  • Extractions and bone grafting/ impacted wisdom teeth
  • Bridges/ Partial Dentures/ Complete Dentures/ Implant supported partials and Dentures
  • Regular and deep cleanings
  • Invisalign- clear orthodontics
  • All other dental procedures. Rarely refer anything out of office. All care needed under one roof.

Maasai Dental Clinic, March-May 2011

Dr. Chris Poe Ridgway, CO
Dr. Chris Poe Ridgway, CO
Dr. Chris Poe Ridgway, CO
Dr. Chris Poe Ridgway, CO
Dr. Chris Poe Ridgway, CO
Dr. Chris Poe Ridgway, CO
Dr. Chris Poe Ridgway, CO

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - January 23, 2017

Dr. Chris Poe Ridgway, CO
Photo taken by Dalton Carver


Dr. Poe and his staff are awesome! From the moment you walk into the office you become part of the "family" My 4 year old daughter loves Dr.Poe and her cleanings. They really take the time to explain each step which helps to ease the nerves of seeing the dentist. The staff is so patient and understand with my whole family. We love the views from each of the office windows, to how friendly and personable each staff member is. You can really tell down to the details that River Peak Dental goes above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable the moment you walk into the office.
Lyndi S
I had a routine cleaning this week at River Peak Dental. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They took my insurance and got me in to see the dentist with no issues. I was blown away by the layout of the clinic/office and the modern approach to dentistry. There is a home style warmth and comfortable feel to the space. Dr. Poe and his staff are not only incredibly kind, smart and talented but they go the extra step and will treat you like family. I would highly recommend a visit.
Paul H
I definitely recommend this dental practice. The office is visually stunning, and the choice of music is uplifting and calming. The staff is very friendly and personable, and they absolutely bend over backwards to make sure their patients are comfortable. Dr. Poe is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything. He is encouraging and reassuring during procedures, and very gentle. He takes obvious pride in his work, and that of his team. He's like an artist who seems to really enjoy making crowns. He did two for me, start to finish, in 2 hours right there in the office. And it was nearly pain free. I cant honestly say I enjoy visiting a dentist, but this was as enjoyable as it could have been.
Bobbi B
Dr. Poe and his team are amazing. I walked out with a permanent crown...all done in one day! Everything is modern and state of the art. It even makes a trip to the dentist remarkable. Highly recommend!
River Peak's dental office in Ridgway offers the latest and greatest technology and treatment for all your dental needs. We drove from Montrose and had a pleasant 30 minute drive, arrived and were greeted by Misti at the front desk. When we were taken back, we were pampered with warm neck/shoulder pads and television screens on the ceiling for entertainment during treatment. Dr. Poe and his staff were very accommodating for our individual needs. They offered specials on whitening kits and filed our treatments with our insurance. River Peak is a wonderful new office and well worth the drive!
Andrea M
I had an amazing experience at River Peak Dental! I got my first ever crown done and my experience was great! Dr. Poe and his assistant did a great job, and did everything they could to make me comfortable! I would highly recommend this office to anyone!
Megan M
Dr. Poe is such a professional yet so down-to-Earth. Up to date technology and practices, this is the dentist to see! Misti is so inviting and welcoming to meet. They greet you with a smile. Their office is beautiful and so thought out.
Karen J
'Loved the Doctor, Misti, and the rest of the Staff. Gorgeous office and facilities. Totally worth the drive from Telluride. I actually look forward to my appointments!
Ken F
Extremely friendly, professional and accommodating. The environment is pleasing and warm. My dental cleaning was very thorough!
Johanna W
I went to the new Dentist in town and had a root canal and crown done. I was very impressed with everything there from Dr Poe , his great staff, and the best newest dental equipment. Ridgway is lucky to have River Peak Dental come to town. They are in Gradys' building next to the medical center.
John M
I highly recommend River Peak Dental!!! You can tell a lot of thought was put into creating this family practice, from the relaxing ambiance to the added fun of an internet bar and flat screen T.V's to watch while recieving your care. Additionally, I got to stare out the window at freshly fallen snow overlooking a heard of cattle and was told a fox had been seen frolicking out there lately. Deer and elk also frequently visit. It's rare you get a little slice of outdoors while sitting in a dental chair! The technology is phenomenal and procedures far more quick than what I have experienced in my past! Dr. Poe was SO welcoming and explained everything he would be doing in advance which gave added peace of mind. I LOVE the fact he is local and that he enjoys the beauty of Colorado with his personal passion for the mountains and all they have to offer! They are very quick to responding and professional. I've been terrified of going to the dentist, but their personal touches and incredibly friendly office finally got me back on the path of receiving dental care after waiting YEARS to do so!
Corie R
Professional, knowledgeable dentist. Well run office with state-of-the-art equipment. Thank you!
Janet D
Where destination dentistry becomes a reality! In our office, we'll make you feel right at home...come grab a warm cup of coffee, check your email at our internet bar or sit back & relax and watch your favorite show on Netflix during your visit! We'll greet you with a smile & even give you a warm neck pillow as you are being seated & a hot scented towel to freshen up before you leave! Here are River Peak Dental, we care about your health & well being...where your smile comes first!
Chris P
These guys are amazing! I would strongly recommend Dr. Poe. Their new building is beautiful with friendly staff and the technology to meet all your needs!
Leanne B
Very professional services and excellent work. I highly recommend them for all your dental needs.
Jeremiah G
Highly professional, warm environment and great follow-up! Highly recommend this family owned dental practice.
Kerrie H

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