Welcome to Valley Ridge Family Dentistry!

(located in the Narrows Town Center near Chelsea, AL)


Dr. Vu, Dr. Ray, and the entire Valley Ridge Family Dentistry team would like to welcome you to our website. We are excited to meet you and help you achieve and maintain a vibrant, healthy smile. We know our patients value safe, efficient, and affordable care; therefore we strive to offer our patients the best technology and procedures available to the dental industry. Valley Ridge Family Dentistry is here to help you every step of the way. We will walk you through treatment options and provide you with the facts about any procedure you may need. With proper dental care, we believe everyone can achieve a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That is why we have developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dental and dental problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your teeth.

Our web site also provides you with background about our team, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose Valley Ridge Family Dentistry, you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for our capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.

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Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Colynda Vu

    Dr. Colynda Vu was born in California and has lived in various parts of the United States. However, it was in Philadelphia where her future was predominantly shaped. She attended high school and college there. She later went to Temple University School of Dentistry where she studied to be a dentist and also where she met her future husband, Dr. David Ray. After she graduated from dental school in 2006... Read More

  • David Ray

    Dr. Ray is originally from Decatur, AL. After completing his undergraduate studies at UAB, he chose to attend Temple University for dental school. It turned out to be a wise decision because that is where he met his wife, Dr. Colynda Vu. Dr. Ray graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2006. He worked at a private practice in New Jersey for 5 years... Read More

  • Sherri Conaway
    Office Manager

    Sherri has over 22 year’s experience in the dental field. You can find her tending to the daily office operations here at Valley Ridge Family Dentistry or assisting in the clinic when needed. Sherri has a passion for educating our patients on the importance of oral health and how it correlates with total body wellness. She grew up in Michigan and moved to Chelsea in March 2019 with her family Geoff, Alison and TreVon. In her free time Sherri enjoys going to the beach, golfing, cooking and being outdoors with nature.

  • Magaly Garcia
    Dental Assistant

    Magaly is originally from Albertville, Alabama and has recently made a huge decision to leave her little city for the Magic City! Aside from working she is a full time student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she is majoring in biology and will continue to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist! Magaly is bilingual and speaks, reads, and writes fluently in Spanish. She graduated from the Brookwood Dental Assisting program. Magaly’s passion for dentistry drives her to give patients the best care possible. During her time away from work and school, she enjoys spending time with her fiance, family and friends, as well as watching TV shows and movies.


We value each patient's experience. Please read below to find out what our happy patients are saying about us!

  • ""We were so happy to visit Doctors Vu and Ray's family dentistry practice. On scoping out our accessible path, first we saw the building from the back of the Narrows Town Center, along the historic road (Shelby CR 280), and then we spotted their large sign on the top level. A gentle sloping drive up led to where we would enter at a very easy, accessible front elevation facing toward U.S. Hwy 280. This is a calming, health promoting and professional dentistry practice for the entire family with every patient's experience given the BEST!""
    Sue S.
  • ""Dentists that are Residents of our Narrows Community!! Immaculate new facility.""
  • ""Had a wonderful experience with Valley Ridge! They were extremely welcoming when I stopped by to see about becoming a new patient. Sherri helped me immediately getting me the information I needed and an appointment on the books. When I showed up for my appointment they got me back quickly, made sure I was comfortable the whole time, and did this all in a timely manner! If you are looking for a local dentist I highly recommend giving them a call!""
  • "My experience at Valley Ridge was excellent. I received outstanding care in a beautiful office. I can recommend this office to anyone in need of Dental Care."

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8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


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