About Your Dentist

Dale Colclasure, DDS

For 45 years, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many unique and interesting people as I have helped to give them happier and healthier lives through providing them gentle and effective dental care. Throughout the years, my patients have become my friends, and our lasting relationships we have created together have guided my commitment to providing the type of care and treatment that I would expect if I was in their position. Because my patients are a part of my family, I have made it my life's aim to be caring, thoughtful, and gentle while I help to give them a lifetime of beautiful and healthy smiles.


 



Education and Continuing Education


 

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Arkansas and then went on to complete my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee at Memphis.

 


 

Beyond my formal education, I have made it a dedicated priority to continually further my knowledge and education of the latest advances in technologies and techniques within my field. I understand how important to my patients my involvement in continuing education really is, so I am committed to providing them the best care available. I have attended thousands of hours of continuing education, and I continue to add more hours each year. I am also afforded many opportunities to further my education through my professional affiliations for the benefit of my ability to give the best patient care.


 



In the Community and Beyond


 

I have been an Arkansan ever since I moved here from Michigan when I was five years old, and I have been blessed by my community in so many ways. My home is such an important part of who I am, and for that reason, giving back to the people around me is a priority I do not take for granted. I volunteer with the Give Back a Smile organization, and I volunteer as a doctor for the Arkansas Mission of Mercy. I have also spent the last ten years volunteering at the North Little Rock Public Health Clinic and I am a member of the Arkansas Master Naturalists preservation group. I have even spent time in Brazil on dental missions. Giving my time and expertise back to the community is one way that I can thank those around me for helping make me who I am today.


 



Life and Hobbies

 


 

When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my wife, Phyllis, who also works at the practice, our three children, and our ten beautiful grandchildren. I also enjoy photography, cycling on my bicycle and motorcycle, hiking, tennis, kayaking, and working toward wildlife preservation.

Rita Ribeiro, DDS

"One of the best parts about being a dentist is the interaction one gets with patients and coworkers while achieving beautiful, healthy smiles."


 


My Mission

 


 

"Without a doubt, one of life's most fulfilling feels is deriving pleasure from other peoples' happiness and seeing smiles on their faces at the end of the day. As a dentist, I can help people obtain a healthy smile, enhance the aesthetics of their mouth, and alleviate their pain, which in turn will improve their self-confidence and self-image. I like the challenges of this field, which is rapidly expanding and accumulating new and exciting technologies."


 



Education and Continuing Education

 


 

University of California, Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences – Santa Barbara, CA


 


 

University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Los Angeles, CA


 


 

I am currently an active member of the American Dental Association and Arkansas State Dental Association.


 


Life and Hobbies


 

I have two wonderful and sweet boys, so I love spending time with them when I am not practicing dentistry. Outdoor activities, sports, and music are very important to my husband and I as well. Together, we enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, bike rides, going to the beach, indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball, and playing tennis. As a family, we love to travel both domestic and internationally and we often visit Portugal and Brazil. My family and I enjoy expanding our education and learning about different cultures and traditions.