About the Doctors

All professionals at Cope Family Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our doctor's experience and training.

T. Brian Cope, DDS


Dr. Cope is a Colorado native from Aurora. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at the Fitzsimons campus, he practiced in Oregon for a few years. Oregon was a beautiful area but he missed the Colorado sunshine and came back to build his practice in Erie.

He was recently a part time Professor Adjunct at the University of Colorado school of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and the Boulder/Broomfield Dental Society.

Dr. Cope will take the time to discuss your dental options and answer your questions. He strongly believes in making sure you have the information to make knowledgeable decisions that are best for you and your dental health.

When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr Cope is a dedicated husband to his wife, Stephanie, and father to his son and 3 daughters.

Stephanie J. Nelms, DMD

Dr Nelms is originally from Vermont.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences from the University of Vermont and a dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She and her husband, Mike, moved to Fort Collins where she has been practicing since 2008.

Outside of the dental office, Dr Nelms enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. They enjoy Colorado’s mountains year round and can also be found on the soccer and hockey sidelines supporting their kids.

Dr Nelms is a member of the Larimer County Dental Society, Colorado Dental Association and American Dental Association. She looks forward to providing gentle, compassionate care to her patients alongside Dr Cope.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. If you have a dental emergency that cannot wait until normal business hours, please call the office to get the number of the doctor on-call.

Cope Family Dental

71 Erie Parkway #101
Erie, CO 80516

Tel: (303) 828-0883

Fax: 303-828-5352

[email protected]