Our Staff

Dr. Paul Cripe graduated from CSUS in 1978 and went on to attend dental school at the University of California San Francisco. He graduated with a DDS degree (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 1982. Paul likes to take a proactive approach toward maintaining sound dental health. Paul is a current member of the Sacramento District Dental Society, the California Association and the American Dental Association.

Gold River DentalPaul has been married to his wife Stephanie for 37 years. Stephanie works at Boyd & Associates accounting firm and she really loves her job. They have a son, Paul who is a doctor in the United States Navy. Radiology will be his specialty. Their daughter Kristen graduated from UC Berkeley with an Architecture degree. She has her own interior decorating business. Paul and Stephanie are the proud grandparents of their granddaughter Ellerie, daughter of Paul & Elise. They absolutely love being grandparents and it's a good thing because the second grandchild is on it's way! When Paul is not having fun with his granddaughter he enjoys duck hunting and golfing.

Michelle has been Dr. Cripe's dental hygienist since before she had kids.   Twenty years later she is still here and has enjoyed watching all her patients, grow up, move out, graduate college, get married and have their own kids, who are now patients.  She loves her older patients just as much!!!  Her son Zac is looking forward to going to college and her daughter Zanya is active in volley ball. In her spare time, Michelle loves gardening, scrap booking and spending time with her family and her dogs, Tilly and Sir Charles Barkley.

Susan is a Registered Dental Hygienist that has happily worked for Dr. Cripe since 1985.  She loves her relationships with all her great long term patients and is always looking forward to meeting the new patients that join the practice.  Susan and her husband Danny enjoy biking, hiking, golfing and traveling. They are also loving being grandparents to their 2 grandsons, Max age 2 1/2 and Sebastian age 6 months.

Pam is the Gold River Dental office manager and has been with Dr. Cripe for 27 years. She is a Registered and Certified dental assistant with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to work in an office with such a great team and wonderful patients. She enjoys running, hot yoga and wine tasting.

Diane is a Registered Dental Assistant and office manager for Dr. Cripe and has enjoyed working for him and with the staff for 23 years. She has worked in the dental field, in various capacities, for many years. She is so grateful for the wonderful patients she has come to know and love here at Gold River Dental. Diane has been married to her husband Larry for 38 years.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys church, working out, traveling and wine tasting. But the love of her life is her dog Sophie and an honorable mention goes to her cat Gracie.