Wendy loves dentistry and takes pleasure in seeing patients’ lives transformed by the smiles Dr. Rice creates for them! She is an expert in helping patients understand their treatment plan as well as guiding them through the process to completion both comfortably and efficiently. Wendy has worked with Dr Scott Rice for close to 20 years as his office manager and patient advocate. If there is anything funny, silly or exciting going on in the office, you can bet Wendy is behind it! Wendy loves being actively involved in church service, acting, playing the piano, spending time with her family, hiking, boating and traveling to foreign lands.
Becky has spent her entire career in the dental profession, both in the back and front office. The last 13 years as the Scheduling Coordinator for Rice Dentistry. She enjoys dealing with people and assisting them with their concerns. Her focus is to make dentistry a welcome aspect of the patient’s healthcare, from the moment you enter the door until you leave with your dental needs fulfilled.
The knowledge that there is no finer dental office in the area makes this much more satisfying. Becky is proud of the service we provide and patient feedback is a reflection of our efforts. Becky also enjoys reading and exercising, and spending time with her family and friends.
Mary is the first face you see upon entering our office. She enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them feel comfortable with their dental appointments. Her dental career began as a young teen working in her father’s Dental office. Both of her parents made dentistry a career, so she naturally followed their footsteps. In her spare time, Mary loves outdoor activities and being with her 4 children, family and friends.
Kelsey is extremely close to her family and friends. She enjoys exploring various culinary endeavors including both savory and sweet dishes. She has a passion for the creative and fine arts of the local communities and enjoys re-purposing and building furniture. After playing softball for 14 years, she now plays slow pitch softball weekly.
Kelsey has extensive customer service experience, which gives her the ability to establish and maintain positive connections with patients. With each new day, Kelsey is ready to learn and tackle life’s new adventures.
Tracy has been a hygienist for over 30 years and has been part of the Rice Team for over 20!
She started her career in dentistry at the age of 16, working in her mother’s dental office who was an assistant. She enjoys movies, music, and travel with her husband Craig, of 33 years. She has 2 daughters, her oldest, an actress in Seattle and her youngest, a musician and music education teacher. Tracy finds great joy in caring for her patients and helping them see the value of healthy teeth and gums and how it is linked to their overall body health.
Miki graduated for USC Dental Hygiene in 1982. Coming from a dental background, her father and brothers are Dentists, she loves keeping current with the newest in dental development. She enjoys travel and is extremely adventurous. She stays in shape by running a household of 5 children, which keeps her prepared for the marathons she runs.
Genevieve is passionate about dentistry and has been practicing for about 7 years acquiring her RDA in 2008. She is a Southern California native, who recently relocated back to the area to be closer to family and friends. Genevieve cherishes time spent relaxing with here 19-year-old daughter. She enjoys going to the beach, the art of glass blowing and sewing. In her spare time she loves to create delicious Italian dishes, barbeque, and on the sweeter side, likes to bake cakes and cookies.
Manuela (Nellie) was born in Mexico and raised in Tecate, Baja California. She attended Bocanegra College for four years and in 1987, immigrated to the United States seeking better opportunities in life for her and her son. In 1989, she was introduced to the world of dentistry and has been passionate about it ever since. She attended UCLA where she acquired her RDAEF and has now been in the field for over 24 years. Nellie loves to Salsa dance and is a very talented cook, creating Mexican dishes from her childhood roots. She also cherishes spending time with her son and granddaughter.
Melissa was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, receiving her Dental Hygiene Degree in 2002. Her husband’s job transfer led the family to Orange County in March of 2015. After completing her California Dental Hygiene requirements, she has been working with Rice Dentistry since July 2015. Melissa enjoys using her Southern hospitality to build relationships with each patient and improving their quality of life through good oral hygiene. When not practicing dental hygiene, Melissa enjoys spending time watching her 3 kids play sports, traveling to tropical places, and spending time at the local beaches.
Ann, a Southern California native, graduated top of her class from the OC Dental Academy. She has a thirst for continuing education and is the queen of multi-tasking. She is able to accomplish detail oriented tasks with accuracy, while directing the clinical team in a high paced environment. Her witty and positive attitude radiates throughout the office.
Ann cherishes time spent in the great outdoors with her family, watching her son surf and moments with her daughter. Enjoying a simple sunset or sunrise, mountain biking, hiking, running, swimming, and playing the piano, Ann strives for a healthy lifestyle. When time allows, Ann can be found exploring the beautiful landscapes of Portland, Oregon with her brother and sister.