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Meet Dr. Rice

Dr. Michael Rice is a graduate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and has over 7 years of private practice experience in Santa Rosa, CA. He has received advanced training in Implantology through Loma Linda University, CEREC Cad/Cam dentistry and Cone Beam CT 3D x-ray technology. He has also received advanced training in laser dentistry and uses a Solea CO2 laser in his practice. Dr. Rice has achieved Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Associate Fellowship with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Rice completed a research program at New York University College of Dentistry. His research focused on the effects of sports drinks on teeth. It helped fuel his drive to educate patients on how to prevent dental decay and promote oral health.

He 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, he practiced general dentistry in Texas near Austin. Oral health is a passion for him and he wants to help each patient realize their goals of a beautiful smile and healthy mouth. Dr. Rice and family love being a part of the Santa Rosa community whether it is coaching little league sports, getting involved in the schools, or enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

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. 

Professional Affiliations:

– Academy of General Dentistry
– Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
– International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Fellowship Status)
– American Dental Association
– California Dental Association
– Redwood Empire Dental Society
– American Academy of Implant Dentistry (Associate Fellowship Status)

To learn more about Dr. Rice’s dental achievements or to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, contact our Santa Rosa dental practice today.

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.”