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Rice Laser Periodontics & Implant Surgery
Denine T. Rice, D.D.S., M.S.
Caring For You Is Our Passion
Call: (951) 683-3030

Meet The Team

Our exceptional, friendly team is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are all licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication, and our Patient Care Coordinator is compassionate and knowledgeable as she assists our patients with scheduling and finances.


We are dedicated and motivated with one primary goal—your utmost comfort!

We are eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.

Call for an appointment and experience the difference today



Nick, R.D.H.

I have always wanted to work in a place that has high standards of care and treats each patient like family.  It is my privilege to be a part of Dr. Rice's team.  To be able to contribute my knowledge and education to achieve the best care our patients deserve.  I have made it a personal goal to educate and motivate each and everyone of my patients to improve their personal oral hygiene care.  Which in turn will help improve their health and quality of life.

In his free time:

Nick is very busy! He enjoys staying fit and was the winner of "Wipeout" in 2012.  He has competed in the "Escape from Alcatraz" swim twice. He is also an artist and has made many original pieces of art.  




Monica, Patient Treatment Coordinator

Hello, I am Monica, one of Dr. Rice's chair-side assistants. I started working in dentistry in 2003 and love it. I am bilingual in Spanish. I like to educate patients on how to improve their oral health care. Each day brings me excitement and satisfaction as I  see the outcome of every procedure Dr. Rice provides for her patients. 

In her free time, Monica enjoys being outdoors with her husband and three kids.






Linda, Patient Financial Coordinator 

Hello, my name is Linda. I’ve been working in the dental field as a treatment coordinator since 2009. I am so excited to be part of Dr. Rice’s team. I love teaching our patients how their insurance works for their benefit. However, the most satisfying reward is to see our patients' happiness with the results Dr. Rice provides.

In my spare time I love to be active, and challenge myself by doing Zumba five days a week. I also enjoy spending quality time with my three year old son, Matthew, my loving husband, and my new addition to my family, Katelyn, who just turned one year old.





Sam, Patient Appointment Coordinator

I found my way to dentistry after taking a break from nursing school back in 2011. I was interested in dentistry and what important role dentistry plays in people’s lives. I wanted to be a part of helping people maintaining good oral health. After moving to California from Maryland, I found Dr. Rice’s office and was excited to become a part of her team. I am proud to work for a doctor who really cares about her patients and I am learning a lot from her.

On my spare time I like to go to the beach and spend time with family. My daughter and I also enjoy music, dancing and reading together.





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