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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.

Rita A. 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."


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

Professional Memberships

Dr. Ribeiro is currently an active member of the American Dental Association and Arkansas State Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Ribeiro loves spending quality time with her family. She has two wonderful, fun, sweet boys. Outdoor activities, sports, and music are very important to them. Together, they enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, bike rides, going to the beach, indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball, and playing tennis. As a family, they love to travel both domestic and internationally. Dr. Ribeiro loves learning about different cultures and traditions, and they often visit Portugal and Brazil.