David A. Rice, DDSCosmetic Dentistry, Dentistry
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Dave A Rice, DDS
- American Dental Association
Describe the most rewarding experience that you have had working with a patient?
Gaining the trust of patients who had been abused by the dental profession
What is your charity organization of choice and why?
Elgin Crisis Center. It's a local charity that helps single moms
What does living in the Elgin community mean to you?
I'm a 3rd generation Elginite!. It a tradition to serve my community.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What makes your specialties the right fields of medicine for you?
My mom was an artist and my father was an Engineer. Dentistry combines both.
Finish this sentence: If I weren't a doctor I would be___.
When (your age) did you first realize you wanted to enter the health & medical field? And did you experience anything in particular to motivate you to achieve this prestigious goal?
When I was 12 years old. Experiencing people getting healthy
Can you tell us in your own words what you consider a perfect outcome of a surgical procedure?
Restitutio ad integrum, or restoring to the original condition
What is your favorite procedure to perform and why?
New patient exam and consultation. We help people envision a future they may have never believed in.
What procedure would you like to do more of and why?
Oral hygiene instruction. It is at the heart of preventive dentistry and adult behavior modification.
In a perfect world, when would you like to retire, where would you go and what would you do?
I never want to retire. I'll die with a bur in my hand.
What Sets Us Apart
We are committed to giving our patients healthy, beautiful smiles, top-quality dental care, and a comfortable experience that includes stereo headsets, plasma TV screens, blankets and pillows. In addition, we are committed to serving our community.
A graduate of the University of Illinois School of Dentistry (where he was named Outstanding Senior in Oral Medicine by the American Academy of Oral Medicine), Dr. David Rice began private practice while serving on the Universityýs faculty in the Department of Oral Diagnosis. He relocated to Elgin in 1986 and established a comprehensive care practice with particular emphasis in restorative dentistry. During his years in practice, Dr. Rice has continued to broaden his skills in esthetic and restorative dentistry through completion of numerous, advanced courses.
Dr. Rice is a member of the American Dental Association, American Equilibration Society, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Fox River Valley Dental Society, and Elgin Dental Study Club.
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