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
Heidi moved from Albuquerque, NM to Cory, Colorado in 1995. She began her career as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2010, when she attended Intellitec College in Grand Junction. Heidi graduated highly decorated at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA and as a member of the National Honor Society. In 2011 she came on board with Dr. Stucky and found her passion working in the dental office. Heidi wears a number of hats in the office as a Registered Dental Assistant, Scheduling Treatment Coordinator, Social Media Director, Front Office Team Leader as well as a variety of other jobs she can be found doing. She appreciates her work in the dental field, because of the fulfillment and care the patients she works with receive. When Heidi is not entertaining patients and staff, she can be found studying at Colorado Mesa University. In addition to her Associates and Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, she will also hold a concentration in Business Management, Marketing and a minor in Business studies. Her daughter currently lives in Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University. When Heidi, her spouse of 17 years and her daughter can find free time, they can be found camping, hunting or four-wheeling in the beautiful surroundings of the Uncompahgre National Forest. She also enjoys traveling to Albuquerque to spoil her nephew and niece, whom she adores!
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.
Samantha is a lifetime resident of the Western Slope. She graduated from Colorado School of Dental Assisting in 2011. In September 2012, Samantha began assisting with Dr. Joe Stucky and his amazing team. She enjoys learning about the new techniques that come along with being a dental assistant, manages all of our inventory and ordering as the purchasing director. She looks forward to the advancements in the dental field and is particularly conversant in the field of implants. Samantha is extremely knowledgeable in clinical details and works to inform every patient of the treatment and procedure for comfort and peace of mind. Samantha has a remarkable son, Giovanni who brings many surprises and delight to her life and is currently involved in junior wrestling for Delta County. Samantha is a people oriented person who is full of life and keeps everyone on their toes. During her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, traveling, waterslides and being outdoors.
Guadalupe began her employment with Dr. Stucky’s office in 2014 as a skilled assistant after graduating from the Dental Assisting Certification Program in Grand Junction, CO. Guadalupe was born in Salinas, California and moved to Colorado in 2003 with her family. Guadalupe found her interest in the Dental career so that she could have patient interaction and providing care and treatment to patients. She likes to spend time with her family and enjoying the outdoors. We are pleased to have Guadalupe to our team and grateful that she brings her bilingual abilities to our team.
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.
Ashley and her family recently relocated to Montrose from North Dakota. Graduating top of her class, Ashley received an Associates Degree in Business Management. When not interacting with patients and staff, Ashley be found enjoying the outdoor activities Montrose has to offer with her husband and young daughter.