About Richard W. Mellin, DDS, MD
Dr. Mellin, “Doc Rick”, is a third generation Weld County resident. He grew up in the Greeley area, graduating from Platte Valley High School in 1983. He attended, and received his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. From there he returned to Colorado completing a 1 year residency in general practice at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Once again he and his wife left Colorado for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Over the course of the next 6 years he completed his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and graduated from Mayo Medical School. Dr. Mellin then chose to return to Greeley vs. pursuing a career at the Mayo Clinic. He joined fellow Mayo alum, Dr Bryan Ericson, in Greeley in July of 1997. He celebrated his 20th year of serving Greeley, Weld County, and Northeastern Colorado in July of 2017.
Rick and his wife Christine, a 1983 graduate of Greeley Central High School, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in December of 2016. They have 2 children. Josh, 23, a 2013 graduate of Frontier Academy, and a 2017 graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a dual degree in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics. Kathryn, 21, a 2015 graduate of Greeley West High School, is completing her junior year at the University of Colorado, Boulder, majoring in Integrated Physiology.
The Mellins feel it is a privilege to be part of the Greeley community. They try to support several charitable organizations, and you can count on seeing them supporting the boys and girls of Northeastern Colorado by their attendance at athletic, theater, and music events. Dr. Mellin has attended more than 20 State Championship events that his patients have participated in. This can be appreciated by seeing all the high school memorabilia he has collected and has on display ot his office. Dr. Mellin is also a very proud supporter of 4-H and FFA, by making it a priority to be present at the Weld County Junior Livestock Sale. He has been a purchaser at the sale for the last 17 years.
Along with Platte Valley High School alum, and current NBA player, Jason Smith, Rick and Jason have given over $50,000.00 in scholarship money through their scholarship, The Rick Mellin, Jason Smith Student Athlete Scholarship.
- Credible Associations:
- Board Certified, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Colorado Medical License
- Colorado Dental License
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Colorado Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Dental Association
- Colorado Dental Association
- Weld County Dental Association
- Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
- University of Texas Alum
- University of Denver Alum
- Centennial Rotary of Greeley
- United Way of Greeley, Tillers association
- Boys and Girls Club of Greeley
- Member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Greeley