Derek Dean, DDS, MS
Glen Dean, DDS
Grant Butler, DMD
Ruby Canyon Dental: Grand Junction CO Dentists

Meet Our Doctors

Derek Dean, DDS

Derek Dean, DDS - Ruby Canyon Dental

Dr. Derek is passionate about providing patients with customized comprehensive dentistry utilizing the latest techniques and technology. Born and raised in Grand Junction, Dr. Derek is glad to call the Western Slope home and to work with his father, Dr. Glen Dean, in delivering quality dental care to patients of all ages.

Dr. Derek attended Brigham Young University (BYU) and then transferred to the University of Colorado (UC) where he finished up his Bachelor's of Science in Medical Sciences. He continued his dental education at the University of Colorado Denver and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the School of Dental Medicine.

After completing dental school, Dr. Derek completed a residency at the University of Colorado Hospital with advanced training in conscious sedation, dental implants, and oral surgery. He continues learning by participating in continuing education courses. These courses help increase his knowledge and skills so that he can offer exceptional treatment to his patients.

Dr. Derek and his wife, Shelley, have four sons. Dr. Derek is active in his church and likes coaching his sons’ soccer team and enjoying the beauty of Western Colorado.

Dr. Derek looks forward to meeting you and your family!

Glen Dean, DDS, MS

Glen Dean, DDS, MS - Ruby Canyon Dental

Dr. Glen Dean has practiced as a board certified pediatric dentist in Grand Junction since 1979. He loves working with children! In addition to a friendly smile, he offers conscious sedation to help children have a comfortable and positive experience during dental treatment. Dr. Dean enjoys the challenges and rewards of treating children with special needs and believes that education for parents and children will help kids enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime.

Dr. Dean received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After a three-year tour of duty with the United States Air Force, he completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency at the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital and received his Masters in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Dean is also a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

When Dr. Dean is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Alison, his three grown children, and his seven grandchildren. He also likes riding his bike, running, and cross-country skiing.

Dr. Dean looks forward to meeting you and your family!

Grant Butler, DMD

Grant Butler, DMD - Ruby Canyon Dental

Dr. Grant Butler received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and then completed a general practice residency at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. While in his residency, Dr. Grant received training from some of the top professionals in the dental field. This advanced training included techniques in implant placement and restoration, endodontics, periodontal procedures, and surgery. This allows him to help you restore your smile with cosmetic and restorative dental treatments!

Dr. Grant also has training in sedation dentistry, which allows him to accomplish your dental treatment while making the experience comfortable. He has continued to learn and expand his skills, attending many continuing education courses every year. He is a member of several advanced education societies and participates in learning and teaching programs. Dr. Grant has also traveled to Guatemala on several occasions to provide dental services with humanitarian groups.

Dr. Grant and his family enjoy traveling, biking, boating, and their pets.

Dr. Grant looks forward to meeting you and your family!

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