About Santa Rosa Dental

Meet Santa Rosa Dental

Dr. Michael Rice is from a large family of nine children with an older brother who is also a practicing dentist currently in the Army. He was raised in Bellevue, WA in the Pacific Northwest and is never disheartened at the sight of clouds and rainy weather. He was involved in Boy Scouts growing up and received his Eagle Scout award along with his four brothers. Going camping and hiking so regularly as a young man gave him an appreciation for the great outdoors and how precious our environment is.

Dr. Rice knew at a young age that he wanted to be a dentist and prepared early for the education he would need to get to dental school. He received his Bachelors Degree in General Management at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT while concurrently taking the required pre-dental courses and volunteering as a genetics research assistant. Immediately after completing his undergraduate degree he completed a research program at New York University. His research focused on the effects of sports drinks on teeth. He then attended the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and received his DDS degree. After his first-class dental training at UOP in San Francisco and practicing general dentistry in Texas he has the experience necessary to treat oral conditions from infants to adults. Dr. Rice is looking forward to settling down and raising his family here in Santa Rosa and getting involved in the community. Oral health is a passion for him and he wants to help each patient realize their goals of a beautiful smile and healthy mouth.

Meet the Team


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.

Our Patients Love Us

Santa Rosa Dental takes pride in providing the best services possible to our patients. Take a moment to read how our patients rate our efforts.

Gary G.

"Kaci was very caring and professional. Every experience that I had with Dr. Rice and his staff was outstanding from the front office to the dental assistants working in the back. Your experience with him and his staff will be a positive one as I have had on each visit including the procedures. ”

Connie B.

I always appreciate the care with which I am treated for any sort of visit. Watching a BBC video on coral reefs while I had a large filling replaced made the experience much more palatable. I will continue to recommend Dr. Rice and the office staff to everyone.

Craig S.

"Dr. Michael Rice is patient, careful, competent and thorough in performing any procedure as well as being a kind, decent human being. His assistants are likewise.”

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