Dr. Joe Stucky grew up in the wheat country of Reno County, Kansas, the second of 4 children, and the son of a farmer/dentist and a homemaker. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1976.
Following a few stints as traveler/wanderer, factory worker, bus driver, window washer, handyman, etc., Dr. Stucky received his nursing degree from Hesston College in 1983. He then moved to Missoula, MT, and worked as an RN, thereby meeting his bride, Tamara, on the night shift at St. Patrick Hospital.
In 1987, the newlyweds moved to Lincoln, NE, where Dr. Stucky attended the University Of Nebraska College Of Dentistry, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991. During those years in Lincoln, the couple had the first two of their children, Ian and Erik.
Following his graduation, the young family moved to northern Idaho, where Dr. Stucky was a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service, serving the Nez Perce Indian community as their tribal dentist. During that time, the family added its final two members, Emily and Eben.
In 1995, Dr. Stucky separated from the commissioned corps, and the family moved to Montrose, CO, where he established his current private practice of Joe C. Stucky, DDS (d.b.a. Soft Touch Dental Care). Dr. Stucky enjoys many outdoor activities offered by rural western Colorado, and is an enthusiast for his family, great music and great poetry.
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About Our Staff
Eugenia and her husband Rusty are natives of Colorado and graduated from Montrose High School. In 1991 she attended Colorado Northwestern to become a Dental hygienist. She began her employment with Dr. Stucky in 2005 and not only works as a Registered Dental Hygienist, but as the offices OSHA coordinator keeping us the best in the industry in OSHA compliance procedures. When not providing the best oral health care to our patients, Eugenia can be found bowling, spending time outdoors, but most of all you can find her and her husband organizing and participating in Motorsports.
Tamara was born and raised in Northern, MI. After she completed high school she moved to Bozeman, Montana where she attended college at Montana State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Upon obtaining her degree, she worked as a RN in Missoula, Montana where she met Dr. Joe. As Dr. Stucky attended dental school. Tamara was busy raising and homeschooling their four children Ian, Erik, Emily and Eben. For the past twenty years, Tamara has volunteered what little spare time she has at the office as an assistant and acting as a support staff member in any department that needs her. When not assisting the office’s needs, Tamara can be found doing outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking or spoiling her dogs, which can be considered her second set of children.
Kirstie takes pride in keeping your teeth clean. Kirstie was born and raised in Colorado and started working at Dr. Stucky’s early this year after Graduating from Colorado northwestern community college of dental hygiene with honors in 2015. When Kirstie isn’t in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, running, snowboarding, and camping.
Heather: My family I relocated from California to Colorado in 2008. I graduated from Alamosa High School in 2011, with a 4.0 GPA. I Played college soccer at Adams State. I moved to Delta, Co in 2012. I have been in the dental field for 4+ years. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and family. I started my journey with Dr. Stucky in May 2016 and I am excited about being a part of the team!
Victoria began her employment with Dr. Stucky in 2017, shortly after relocating to Colorado with her husband. Victoria has been in the dental field for 4 years and has worked in orthodontics, family dentistry, and in dental labs. Victoria went to college at University of Oklahoma with a major in Finance and graduated from Moore Norman Technology Center as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2014. She is knowledgeable in clinical details, and has a passion for helping patients create a beautiful smile. Victoria is a treatment plan coordinator for our dental team, and a financial expert. When she is not in the office, Victoria can be found spending time outdoors with family and friends, and enjoys spoiling her two dogs, who are considered to be her children.
Michelle is a Colorado native. Moved to the western slope as a teenager and has remained in Montrose since. She studied at the University of Phoenix and has been in the Dental field since 2012. She has worked clinical side of things as well as front office. Michelle joined our team here at the Soft touch in August of 2017. She is married with 4 children loves reading, and anything outdoors including hiking, hunting and camping with her family.
Megan was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Colorado in Oct. 2016 to be near family. Megan obtained Front Office experience working for a Medical Doctor in California, where she discovered her love for working with patients. She is excited about joining the team of Dr Stuckys dental office. When Megan is not working at the dental office she enjoys spending time with family and exploring the beautiful state of Colorado.