About Our Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry Team

Our 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.

Melissa - Registered Dental Assistant Oakmont


Registered Dental Assistant

Despite her youthful air, Melissa Denby has been a registered dental assistant for more than 25 years and is proud to be Dr. Michael’s longest serving assistant. Melissa grew up in Napa and raised her sons in Santa Rosa, spending weekends throughout on a big family ranch in the heart of Sebastopol. Melissa spends her free time with boyfriend Stephen, her teenaged sons Mason and Jaden, and a small petting zoo composed of Enzo the Italian Greyhound, a jealous oriental short haired cat named Nico, an adorable hairless sphinx kitten named Cleo, and a baby ball python. Melissa spends her weekends with Stephen renovating the house she grew up in in Napa, where they look forward to long weekends by the pool, gazing at the vineyards. But her favorite thing to do in life is still her job, so she can’t wait to get to the office every Monday morning, brimming with energy, enthusiasm for her patients and a true perfectionist’s dedication to top dental care!

Cathryn - Dental Practice Office Manager Oakmont


Office Manager

My name is Cathryn. As the Office Manager for Santa Rosa Dental my job is to oversee the office operations and I am committed to making our patients and their families experience in our office a positive one! I joined the team at Santa Rosa Dental with Dr. Rice and his wife in 2017 and have over 10 years of dental experience and customer service. I have also had the opportunity to serve our patients as a Treatment Coordinator for 10 years and have worked all other front office jobs at some point over the last 10 years. My goal is to incorporate the wealth of knowledge and customer service that I have acquired to equip our team to best serve our patients and their families.

In my spare time, I am spending my time with those that I love and being the best Auntie and sister that I can. I enjoy Bay Area Sports, being outdoors and exploring all of the beauty Sonoma County and surrounding areas has to offer.

Liz - Dental Practice Financial Coordinator Oakmont


Financial Coordinator

I have had the pleasure of working in the Dental field for 22 years. I’m very passionate about being a patient advocate. It’s so rewarding for me to see that satisfied look on a patient’s 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 their fears, answer questions and help make treatment possible, especially in a fun relaxing environment that I have found here with my work family at Santa Rosa Dental.

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 here in Sonoma county.

Jessica - Hygiene/Marketing Coordinator Oakmont


Hygiene/Marketing Coordinator

My name is Jessica and I joined the awesome team here at Santa Rosa Dental in March 2017. I was thrilled to become an employee and an official part of the family. I really like the upbeat and fun atmosphere of our office! I love the great relationships made with our patients and watching smiles transform with every appointment.

I applied here at Dr. Michael Rice’s office on a Craigslist ad and was trained with zero dental experience. I used to a be hairstylist for 10 years of my life. So this was quite a different direction for me. When I had my first baby, Jaxon in December of 2017, I decided it was time for a career change.

I live here in gorgeous Sonoma County with my husband, Matthew and my son, Jaxon. In my free time, Jaxon and I love being outside going on new adventures, walking our dog Rambo and reading books. I enjoy being a new mom and spending time with my family outdoors making memories.


Kaci - Registered Dental Hygienist Oakmont


Registered Dental Hygienist​

My name is Kaci and I was born and raised by the ocean in beautiful Fort Bragg, California. I moved to Sonoma County after graduating high school to pursue the dental field that I had taken interest to when I was very young. I graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College with an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016. I have devoted my time to creating beautiful smiles and building strong relationships with my patients.

I consider the mouth to be incredibly important in systemic function and overall well-being. I am a member of the California Dental Hygienists’ association.

When I am not at the office I enjoy hiking, snowboarding and traveling with my boyfriend Brad. I also love cuddling up to my kitty, Oliver.



Kelly - Dental Assistant Oakmont


Dental Assistant

My name is Kelly and I’ve been interested in health and wellness since I was a teenager. I’ve studied natural sciences in the past, and am utilizing that knowledge to pursue a career as a registered dental assistant. I want to contribute to people feeling their best which means healthy teeth.

On my off days, I like to hike around beautiful Sonoma County or foster furry friends from the pound.




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