Meet the Dentist & Staff

Yuba City Kids Dentist Dr. Ripley

Dr. Robert Ripley, DDS

Dr. Robert Ripley was born and raised in California and completed all of his college training here as well. He attended Cal Poly, Pomona, for his Bachelor of Science degree, Loma Linda University for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and UCLA for his Pediatric Dental Certificate.

Dr. Ripley has practiced Pediatric Dentistry for over 20 years. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He belongs to numerous professional societies and associations. He served as the president of the local Butte Sierra District Dental Society in 1997.

Dr. Ripley has three children: Shanelle, Cameron and Skylar. He also has three grandchildren: Taylor, Parker and Rylee. He enjoys fishing, hunting and anything else that involves the outdoors. He coaches both boy’s and girl’s soccer at Faith Christian High School in Yuba City. He has coached numerous youth sports and was a Cub Scout Leader for 3 years. He helped organized and assist in the nationally renowned Hershey’s Track Meet for the children of the Yuba-Sutter area. He also organized the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most people brushing their teeth.

Dr. Jude Crutchfield, DMD

Dr. Jude Crutchfield was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated with a BA from the University of Utah, attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine receiving his DMD, and then furthered his education at Temple University where he acquired his Pediatric Dental Certificate.

While in dental school, Dr. Jude had the opportunity to help form a non-profit dental humanitarian organization and travel around the world. During these dental mission trips he was able to treat many children. It was then that he learned how much he enjoys working with kids and being a part of their dental experience. Because of this, Dr. Jude chose to further his dental education by specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents.

Dr. Jude and his wife, Rachel, have enjoyed 13 years of marriage, and are proud parents of three young children: Ivy, Lane and Scarlett. Spending time with family, mountain biking, wakeboarding, camping and snowboarding are all things he enjoys.

Mindy, RDA & Front Desk Administrator


Mindy has been a long standing resident of the Yuba-Sutter area. She has been an essential part of our thriving dental practice for more than 25 years and is a great asset to Dr. Ripley and his staff. She has been with the practice for such a long time that she is now enjoying the second generation of patients! In her spare time she enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and traveling to far off destinations. She looks forward to meeting and greeting your little ones!


C.C brings fifteen years of dental experience and has been an RDA since 2005. C.C. is thoroughly enjoying working in a pediatric setting plus looks forward to meeting your children. C.C. is originally from Gridley now resides in Sutter with her husband Duane, step-sons D.J. and Cody plus son Jace. In her free time she enjoys trailer camping and archery. C.C.  spends a lot of summer time at her families cabin at Bucks Lake.

Nancy RDA

Nancy has been a life long resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 30 years.  She has been a part of the Dental field for 8 years, 5 years of which have been dedicated to a Pediatric office setting. Nancy will bring a kind and gentle touch to your child’s  dental experience. Nancy’s patience and passion for her craft are what make her a great attribute to our team. In her free time, Nancy enjoys an active lifestyle and travel with her husband Jorge of 10 years and their children Eli 9, and Emma 7.


Chasidy, RDAEF2


Chasidy is a fun loving enthusiastic, hard worker that loves making you smile while creating a beautiful smile. She has been in the dental field since 1999 and started with Dr. Ripley in 1999. In 2013 she has extended her license and became an RDAEF2 a restorative specialist . Outside of work she is a mother of three and a loving wife. She is very active with her family in archery, scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding, dirt bike riding and being out in nature.

Elnora, DA


Elnora has been a real asset to our office for eight years now. She is very knowledgeable as a dental assistant and can jump into any position when needed. She enjoys working with children and caring for their needs. She stays busy at home with her family and all their activities.