Dr. Tyler Schultze was born and raised in northwest Iowa and attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he received a well-rounded education in comprehensive dentistry. Iowa is one of the only programs in the country to offer advanced training in all of the recognized specialties of dentistry, and he was able to complete externships in geriatric, special needs care, and hospital-based dentistry.
Upon graduation, he and his wife Hollie, a school counselor and native Coloradoan, moved to Oregon where he gained valuable experience in both public health and private practice settings. While they enjoyed their time in the Pacific Northwest exploring its natural beauty and developing lifelong friendships, the birth of their daughter, Ellie, led them to Fort Collins to be closer to family.
Throughout his practice, Dr. Schultze has come to realize and appreciate the profound impact dental care can make on a person’s confidence and overall well-being. Dr. Schultze has taken extensive continuing education in digital dentistry, implant dentistry, and cosmetic treatments
Additionally, he has led a local study group of dentists committed to providing better comprehensive care. While he thoroughly enjoys the clinical aspects of the profession, his favorite part of dentistry is developing lasting relationships with his patients.
Outside of the office, Dr. Schultze enjoys spending time with his family and finding ways to connect with our community. He's thrilled to be fulfilling a lifelong dream of living in Colorado. He and his wife love exploring the outdoors, but lately most of their free time has been spent chasing Ellie and caring for their baby boy, Jack!
Dr. Schultze is a member of the following organizations:
Originally from rural Illinois, Dr. Cox acquired his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. His Doctorate of Dental Surgery was awarded by the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago, where he served as class president. Following dental school, Dr. Cox attended Emory University's School of Postgraduate Dentistry in Atlanta Georgia. While at Emory he served as Chief Resident, and continued to work and teach for the program for one year following completion of his residency.
He's continued his study of dentistry throughout his career with some of the most qualified dental educators in the country. He's completed nationally recognized seminars and courses, including those taught by Dr. Frank Spear and The Dawson Academy. Additionally, Dr. Cox has been named a 5280 Magazine Top Dentist several times by his peers.
After twenty years of owning and operating a successful private practice in Fort Collins, Dr. Cox has reduced his hours and entrusted Dr. Schultze to take lead the so he can spend more time with his family exploring colorful Colorado.
Dr. Cox is a member of the following organizations:
-American Dental Association
-Colorado Dental Association
-Larimer County Dental Society
-5280 Top Dentists
It’s a joy to come to work each morning and know I’ll spend my day around the most amazing people: our patients. Here, we’re all about meeting each person’s specific needs, and ensuring people receive the personal dental care they deserve and have a great visit every time they see us. As our office manager, I handle a variety of duties, so our team can stay focused on caring for our patients. I also oversee scheduling, help patients navigate their dental insurance benefits, and walk them through treatment planning, as well. I’ve lived in Fort Collins most of my life. I have two beautiful daughters and three handsome grandsons. Since I’m one of six children, I have a lot of family members in Colorado and we love being together.
My patients, by far and away, are the best part of my work. I love to get to know each person so I can give them the individual care they deserve, and so I can develop a better understanding of their dental needs and overall health. As I learn about their lifestyle and hobbies, I talk with them about home dental hygiene processes that will work with their needs. In addition to cleaning teeth and providing periodontal therapy, I spend a lot of my day educating patients and motivating them to improve their oral health so they’ll have years of great smiles. I’ve spent my life in Colorado. I love being with my husband John, and two children, Jenna and Jason. We have three horses, a dog, two cats, and chickens. As a family, we enjoy being outdoors, riding horses, camping, boating, and snowmobiling together.
I enjoy educating each of my patients and talking through treatment with them. It’s fun to see when a patient moves from not understanding the importance of dental health and oral hygiene to “getting it”. I help my patients learn the best ways to keep their teeth and gums in great shape by introducing them to new oral hygiene processes and products and helping them develop better oral hygiene habits. Each person has specific needs, so I work with them to find the solutions that work for them. I also clean teeth and perform other dental hygiene processes during my workday. I’m a Colorado native, so I’m at home in the mountains: hiking, skiing, picnicking, you name it! My husband Alex and I welcomed our first child, a little girl, in the summer of 2014 and we added a baby boy to our family in 2017. Luckily our high-energy dog prepared us for parenthood!
I was first intrigued by teeth at 6 years old. Being one of 5 kids and living in chaos, I found calm in helping my mom and grandma by cleaning their dentures. I thought it was cool that they could remove their teeth. This memory makes me laugh quite honestly, but I remember taking such pride in that. A decade later in high school I decided to take an extra curricular class to meet kids since I was new to the area. When I saw dental assisting as an option, it brought back that childhood memory. After high school I decided to continue in the dental field and became a RDA (Registered Dental Assistant). I have always worked in the service field at some capacity and have found that when I’ve moved away from it, I've missed it. In my 15 year career, I've had the opportunity to work for world-renowned periodontists in Century City and oral surgeons in Santa Barbara, California. My passion for learning as much as possible landed me into the position of board approved hospital CSA (Certified Surgical Assistant) for Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. These experiences have made me the employee, woman, wife, mom and friend I am today. I take pride in my work and expect the same from those around me, which is why I'm honored to work for Dr. Schultze's office. When you are surrounded by quality and professionalism it makes you look forward to your work day, and I'm grateful to have that. My husband and I moved to Fort Collins in 2011 to raise a family. We have two beautiful children and a fun black lab. When I'm not working, I'm shuttling kids to sports, roller blading or hiking with my dog, skiing, camping or painting. If we haven't met already, I look forward to meeting you soon!
The faithful long-term staff at Schultze Family Dentistry has a history of serving the Fort Collins community that dates back to the 1960s! We are part of one of the oldest offices in the area, and we think there is something very special about that history. Our close-knit group has built profound relationships with many of the patients, and we’re committed to fostering those connections for generations to come.
From the first time you walk into our cozy office at Schultze Family Dentistry, every aspect of your care is thoughtfully planned and highly personalized to ensure that your experience with us is a positive one. You’re in great hands with Dr. Schultze and our thoroughly knowledgeable team. They are long-trusted for their recommendations that ensure optimal oral health for every patient.
Our office is just steps away from the Spring Creek Trail and Edora Park, so you can relax and enjoy the lively and beautiful scenery while we pamper your pearly whites. Health, comfort, and trust are our top priorities, so we take our time with each patient to make sure every question you have about your dental care is answered.
At Schultze Family Dentistry, we’re committed to providing the dental care you need at the highest degree possible. We know your experience starts as soon as you walk through the door, so to help our team provide superior care, our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. We use CEREC technology in our office to accommodate same-day crowns, and we invest in the best possible materials for anything that goes in the patient's mouths. We are dedicated to comfortable dentistry and beautiful results, and our cutting-edge equipment makes this possible.
Dr. Schultze and our neighborly team work hard to provide a personalized and memorable experience for every patient in our chair, and strive to hold that same philosophy in our Fort Collins community. Every day, we are committed to making an impactful difference in the lives of every generation – both inside our dental practice and beyond.