About Highland Meadows Dental Health Center in Windsor, CO

Michael J. Ruff, DDS

Michael J. Ruff, DDS | Dentist Windsor, CO

Dr. Ruff achieved his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1998. He graduated cum laude in the top 10 percent of his class and received awards in oral diagnosis, periodontal therapy, and oral surgery. Previous to this, Dr. Ruff completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at Colorado State University. From 1998-2002, Dr. Ruff served as a dental officer for the US Navy. He was on active duty in Washington State and was later deployed to Japan and served on board the USS Blue Ridge. In his dental training with the Navy, Dr. Ruff gained valuable experience working on comprehensive complex cases. He received a Navy Achievement Medal in recognition of outstanding patient care. Furthermore, Dr. Ruff has been named a Top Dentist in Denver’s 5280 Magazine several times.

Dr. Ruff continually expands his skill and expertise in dentistry through continuing education. He is able to offer his patients the latest dental treatment options in the field, including Invisalign and same-day crowns. Dr. Ruff has been practicing dentistry in Colorado since 2003. He has won an achievement award from Colorado Delta Dental for the past four years and was ranked in the top 3% for quality care and efficiency. As a dentist, Dr. Ruff emphasizes effective preventive care and working towards optimal dental health for each patient.

In his free time, Dr. Ruff loves skiing, playing hockey, and fishing.


Diane VanBriggle

Michael J. Ruff, DDS | Dentist Windsor, CO

Diane joined Dr. Ruff’s office in July of 2015. To say she is always busy is an understatement. She runs the front office, processes payroll, insurance, and keeps the staff running efficiently. Before entering the dental world, she worked in medical for years. When not bust at work, Diane enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and cross stitching. She also enjoys photography and volunteer work.






Janet Gillespie

Michael J. Ruff, DDS | Dentist Windsor, CO

Janet has been at Dr. Ruff’s office since August of 2015. She is a Fort Collins native and graduated from Rocky Mtn. High School, CSU, and University of Colorado Health Sciences with a BS in Dental Hygiene. Janet is very passionate about dental hygiene and loves educating and helping her patients with their oral health. In her spare time she enjoys attending her daughters sporting events and spending time with them during their teenage years. She loves traveling, photography, and camping.






Desiree Sandoval

Michael J. Ruff, DDS | Dentist Windsor, CO

Desiree came to Dr. Ruff’s office in October of 2015. She is a Greeley native and has been assisting for a little over six years. She is our Lead Assistant and keeps our back office organized and ready for treatment. She loves helping patients and making them feel confident about their smile. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves being outdoors and enjoys fishing and camping.






Amber Harmon

Michael J. Ruff, DDS | Dentist Windsor, CO

Amber joined Dr. Ruff’s office in August of 2009. She has done everything in the office from assisting, to office management, and is now currently our new Marketing Director. She loves Dentistry, and is glad that she found a career where she can be happy and help people. Although she has been in Colorado most of her life, she is a native of Nebraska and is a Husker fan. On her free time she likes to spend time with her two young boys and her husband. She likes to go boating during the summer, take vacations, shop, and enjoy the warm Colorado summer months by sitting on the patio or a bonfire at night. She is a Young Leader for United Way of Weld County and has a true passion for volunteer work and helping people.