Hello, and thank you for inquiring into Dr. Michael Rice’s Dental Practice. I have seen exciting changes since he became the business owner in February 2013 and it is an honor to be the primary dental hygienist. I was born and raised in Rincon Valley and have not ventured far from my roots, living with my husband and teen age son in Rohnert Park. I have been an active member of this practice for 13 years. My dental experience began at Santa Rosa Junior College where I obtained my license to practice as a Registered Dental Assistant in 1982. Six years into my dental career I returned to Diablo Valley Community College in Pleasant Hill and obtained my education and licensing to be a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1990. As an oral health educator and clinician, I expanded my dental career in 2002 and joined the faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College as a clinical instructor for the Dental Hygiene Department. My commitment to my patients and my desire to provide the highest of standard of care has always been my focus. I enjoy many outdoor activities, including: Snow skiing, wake boarding, golfing and walks with my two Labradors, Aries and Shasta. I bake a mean caramel brownie and can often times be found in my kitchen inventing a soup or creating a meal for friends!
My name is Audrey. I began a career in dentistry in 1978 after returning to Sonoma County from the state of Hawaii. My passion for dentistry and making patients feel welcome and comfortable is a direct result of my own childhood dental experiences. I believe dentistry can and should be a relaxed and positive experience for every patient. It is important to maintain a healthy mouth, which in return supports a person’s overall physical health as well as a beautiful smile. I am happy and honored to share my dental knowledge working with Dr. Michael Rice, and a great team of professionals that are always positive, happy and continually have our patients best interests at heart. You will find me in the front office of our Santa Rosa Doctors Park location to welcome you, and happy to assist you with your scheduling and insurance needs. When not spending the day in dentistry you can often find me helping and/or working out at Team LP Fitness. An advocate of good health, I am more focused then ever in order to keep up with my 2 year old grandson Braxtin. Blessed with a son and daughter of my own, sharing time with them and their families is number one on my list.
My name is Melissa and I grew up in the beautiful wine county of Napa Valley, Ca. I have a wide range of dental experience and knowledge. I have been a registered dental assistant for 18 years including my coronal polish license. I work for amazing doctors and I feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful office. In my spare time you will find me at a hockey game or a creative writing class. I also enjoy walking my charming Italian Greyhound named Enzo. I love to treat patients and my goal is for everyone to leave with a smile on their face.