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About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Dale Colclasure, DDS

Your dentist is a member of the doctor mastery program

Dr. Colclasure, DDS is an esteemed member of the Doctor Mastery Program. The five-year program consists of clinical training conducted by world renowned clinicians, from building on foundational skills and advancing to mastery of the most complex dental care.

For 36 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 as 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, as 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.

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Arkansas State Dental Association
  • Central District Dental Society
  • Peirre Fauchard Academy
  • Nobel Implant Study Club
  • Millennium Dental Laser Study Club

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 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.

At Home

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.

Shelley Sanford, DDS

"I believe everyone deserves a healthy and confident smile."

My Mission

"To provide excellent care to each and every one of the patients who entrust me with their oral health. I believe preventing pain and disease is equally as important as treating existing pain and disease. I love the process of partnering with patients to come up with a treatment plan that both meets their basic needs as well as exceeds their dreams. I truly love seeing real people reach their goals, whether it be to eliminate pain or brighten their smile."

Education

University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Little Rock, AR

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Memphis, TN

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Sanford loves to paint, as it served as a major stress reliever while she was in dental school. She also loves to run! Dr. Sanford has completed two marathons, one half marathon, one triathalon, several six and ten mile runs, and a few runs just to talk to her friends! She likes traveling with her husband anywhere and everywhere. Most importantly, Dr. Sanford loves spending quality time with her friends and family.