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 want all our patients to be informed decision-makers and fully understand any health issues they face. 

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,

Your Valley Ridge Family

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Meet Our Staff

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  • Colynda Vu
    Dentist 🦷

    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
    Dentist 🦷

    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

  • Darla Grace DeShazo
    Office Manager 🦷

    Darla Grace is our Office Manager here at Valley Ridge Family Dentistry. She has 10 years experience both administrative and chairside dentistry. Her favorite part of dentistry is the artistry, and getting to know her patients. Outside of work Darla Grace enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family, friends, and her puppy Coosa. She loves anything outdoors, coffee, and painting.

  • Allyson Tomlin
    Dental Assistant 🦷

    Allyson is our assistant, she is very friendly, has a contagious laugh,  loves talking, and getting to know her patients. Allyson is especially great with kids! In her free time she likes scrapbooking, hanging out with friends, and traveling. 


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

  • "The staff is fantastic and Dr. Vu s an absolute saint. She is the only dentist I’ve ever been to where I felt comfortable and pain free. Not only was she amazing to me but also with working on my autistic child. She is patient and kind. It’s really hard to find a place that still has that mom and Pop shop feel or that have the patience busy moms need."
    Kaylee M.
  • "Office manager was the best, hands-down, sweetest person! The dentist was great very knowledgeable and gave me a great cleaning and don’t even get me started on the fancy chairs they have you sit in!"
    Jack H.
  • ""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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9:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm