About Our Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry Team

Oakmont Dental TeamOur Vision Statement

Oakmont General and Implant Dentistry is a team of talented professionals, who are dedicated to providing compassionate dental services to not only our loving seniors in Oakmont, in addition to surrounding communities in Santa Rosa. We take pride in exceptional quality of care, using innovative technology and techniques. Our goal is to maximize our patient’s functioning and achieving a high quality of life. The key to our success is our commitment to constant improvement and continued growth. Our pledge is to be supportive, patient, thoughtful, friendly and sincere.

Our professionally trained team at Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry is excited to get to know you better and help you meet your goals of a healthy and attractive smile. We know that for some people coming to the dentist may cause some anxiety, each one of us is dedicated to making each visit pleasant and comfortable. You will know that your dental health is of paramount importance to us.

Hello my name is Tina and I am a Sonoma County native and currently resides in Petaluma. I am a graduate of the SRJC with 11 years of experience in the dental field.

I am very kind and compassionate and I love to pay great attention to detail. I love to build relationships with my patients and focusing on their individual needs.

Educating them on how to achieve optimum health is one of the many ways I help to improve their health and enrich their lives. In my spare time, I enjoys hiking beautiful local trails, cooking, reading, camping and being outdoors.

Hello my name is Renee. I am currently applying to colleges to be a Dental Hygienist.

The reason behind my passion for the dental field is because I believe a smile is a person’s best attribute. Being capable of transforming someone’s smile and giving them the confidence to light up a room is a truly rewarding experience, especially seeing our patients walk out with a huge grin. I have thoroughly enjoyed working as a dental assistant and hygiene coordinator for Dr. Lara’s office! I love learning new things and gaining even more experience in both the front and back office. I love being part of an amazing team with such talented, hardworking women. We strive to make everyday a fun and comfortable experience for our patients. In my spare time, you can find me outdoors either hiking or going on a run enjoying our beautiful scenery. I am a high energy person who is always laughing, singing, or dancing

Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry Team

I have had the pleasure of working in the Dental field for 16yrs. I’m very passionate about being a patient advocate. It’s so rewarding for me to see that satisfied look on a patients face when they’ve navigated the sometimes confusing world of insurance/financing and the unknown of treatment to come out the other end with an even bigger better smile. I love being there for the patient to calm there fears, answer questions and help make treatment possible, especially in a fun relaxing environment that I have found here with my work family at Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry.

When I’m not working, I enjoy being a mother of 4 (Ailah, Liam, Sydney, Presley), which is one of my favorite jobs! I also enjoy working around the house doing projects with my husband (James). I love gardening and being outdoors with my three dogs, enjoying our amazing weather her in Sonoma county.

Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry TeamI started in the dental field by chance- I had accompanied a friend to his dental appointment. The dentist was hiring and offered me a job. I was trained to work as their hygiene assistant. I then continued my journey by attending dental assisting school in Eugene, OR. I have now been in the dental field for about 20 years. I am very excited to be part of Dr. Lara Rice’s team! Being part of her team is like being with family including all the great patients. It is very gratifying to give care to our patients in a calm and caring environment where the comfort and wellbeing is the main concern. When I’m not at the dental office you can usually find me with my husband of 8 years. We love to hang out with our family, friends, and our 7 year old puppy. We enjoy working on house projects and being outside. We also try to travel as much as possible – our favorite being warm places.

Learn more about the practice and our Dental Treatments and Services when you visit Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry.
Call Oakmont Dentist Dr. Lara Rice at (707) 539-8956 to schedule a consultation today!