Our Amazing Team

NeedDentist was founded over 30 years ago on a very simple model, patient satisfaction. This core focus has been the secret to our success. Dr. Richards’ specialty is pain-free, gentle dentistry, combined with a caring staff, ensures the comfort of all our patients. The long lasting relationships with our patients has resulted in Dr. Richards being known as

“The Loveland Dentist”.

Adrienne Hemphill

Dental Consultant, Office and Financial Manager

Adrienne moved to Colorado from Tampa, Florida in November of 2011 and joined Dr. Richards’s team in April of 2012. She graduated with a BS in environmental science from USF. While working for the state of Florida she had the pleasure of swimming with Manatees, Alligators, Sharks, Dolphins and lots of snakes. Handling most of the administrative duties in the office, she is also the Financial Manager, deals with all insurance claims and does all of the patient treatment consultations. She loves her job and people, she enjoys teaching/doing Yoga and is a tree hugger at heart.


Brittany Hauff

Dental Assistant

Born in West Palm Beach Florida her family moved to Colorado when she was two years old. Brittany graduated with her Dental Assisting degree from Front Range Community College in 2015 and has been in the dental field since 2014. She moved to Loveland and got married in 2015 and has a daughter who keeps her and her husband very busy. She really enjoys getting to know all the patients and establishing a comforting relationship with them while assisting with their dental needs.

Becki Nocerini

Dental Assistant

Becki has lived in Colorado since 2008 and is a native to the mid-west. She graduated from the American School of Dental Assisting in Fort Collins in 2014. She enjoys spending time outside as much as possible with her husband and 3 dogs. She is the proud parent of 3 grown children, one grandson and two granddaughters. She joined team Richards in 2014 and is an excellent addition to the team.


Angela Pittenger

Scheduling Coordinator

When calling to schedule your appointment at Dr. Richards’s office you will be directed to Angela. She helps our patients during check-out, calls in all prescriptions, schedules all appointments and will make sure that you never forget your next visit. Born in Atlanta Georgia her family moved to Durango when she was ten.  She moved to Fort Collins to attend CSU in 2004. Angela enjoys being outdoors, loves to hike, camp and spend time with her family, friends and two crazy kitties, Juice and Von.  Angela  joined Dr. Richards’s team in November of 2017. She is great at her job and will do her best to make your next visit as convenient as possible.

Joyce Elmore


Joining Dr. Richards’s team in September of 2013, Joyce helps our patients during check-in and over the phone. She loves communicating with people and will be the first person you speak with when calling our office. She moved from San Diego to Loveland in 2010 with her husband to whom she has been happily married for over 42 years. Her kids are two golden retrievers, she loves animals and her Honda Gold Wing.


Passionate Professionals

The uniquely passionate and considerate character of our team has laid the groundwork for
continued growth and dedication to you, the patient. Experience our relaxed and friendly
environment, combined with our meticulous services, and allow the team at Needentist.com to
ensure that you and your family are maintaining their very best smile.

James K Richards, DDS | NeedDentist.Com
1647 E 18th St. Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 669.6111
Fax: (970) 667.0971
Email Form | info@jkrdds.com
Monday thru Thursday: 8AM to 5PM
Friday: 8AM to 12PM

Our knowledge and dental experience allows us to eliminate your dental fears. With state of the art dental technology we offer quick non-invasive pain free procedures. We understand your fears and dental anxieties are real. If, you are putting off that trip to the dentist consider our FREE dental consultation to discuss your dental needs, dental fears, and our approach to dentistry.

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