About Us

Our Dental Office

Since 2006, Dr. Ike H. Rahimi has dedicated himself to serving the El Dorado County, providing unparalleled dental care to thousands of patients. His commitment to excellence in all facets of dentistry has not only improved the oral health of countless individuals but has also fostered a sense of trust and loyalty among those he serves. Dr. Rahimi’s approach goes beyond addressing dental issues; he focuses on promoting overall well-being, understanding that a healthy smile is integral to a person’s confidence and quality of life.
At Mallard Lane Dental, our connection with the community is further deepened by our long-term staff, who not only live in this area but also have built lasting relationships with our patients. Most of our team members know patients by their first name, creating a friendly and personalized atmosphere that makes each visit feel more like catching up with old friends than a routine dental appointment. This familiarity and warmth are part of what sets our practice apart, transforming dental care into a truly welcoming and comforting experience for everyone who walks through our doors.
What truly sets Mallard Lane Dental apart and makes it a unique and wonderful practice are the remarkable patients, the awesome team members, and its perfect location. Our patients come from diverse backgrounds, each with their own stories, adding richness and depth to our practice. They not only trust us with their care but also share their lives with us, making our work incredibly rewarding. The team members at Mallard Lane Dental are second to none; their dedication, skill, and warmth are integral to the positive experiences of our patients. Additionally, our office's location in Placerville, with its easy access and serene surroundings, enhances the overall visit, making coming to the dentist a more pleasant and convenient experience for everyone. Together, these elements create an environment where exceptional dental care and genuine relationships flourish.

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Dr. Ike H Rahimi

Multilingual • Experienced • World Traveler

Dr. Ike H. Rahimi's personal and professional journey is nothing short of inspirational. Fleeing from Afghanistan during the Russian invasion in 1979, he and his family found refuge in the United States, settling in Yuba City, California, where he grew up. Dr. Rahimi's formative years in California fostered a deep-rooted resilience and an unwavering commitment to pursue his dreams. His academic path led him from Sacramento City College to UC Davis, where he honed his passion for science and healthcare.

Ultimately, his aspirations and hard work paved the way to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his dental degree. Since 2006, Dr. Rahimi has called Placerville home, serving the community with a blend of expertise, compassion, and dedication that only someone with his unique background could offer. His story is a testament to the power of perseverance, the importance of community, and the impact one individual can have when driven by a desire to make a difference.

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Dr. Ike Rahimi's Charity Work around the world

Charity and Humanitarian Work

Living in one of the world’s greatest countries, we sometimes over look how precious life is and all of the wonders that exist around us. The basic needs of life becomes apparent when we experience other countries that are so poor that people die from simple diseases, hunger, malnutrition, and the overall lack of concern for humanity.

This deep engagement not only broadens their perspectives but also fuels their passion for making a tangible difference in people's lives. Whether it's providing free dental care to those in need or supporting local charities, the work is driven by a belief in the power of service and compassion.

By stepping into the shoes of others, they are reminded of the profound impact their skills and resources can have in alleviating suffering and improving quality of life for individuals and the community at large.

Dr. Ike Rahimi

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The Office Pillar

Part of our team since 2007

As the office manager, she plays a pivotal role in making your experience seamless and pleasant. Her caring nature ensures that every patient is treated with warmth and empathy, creating a comforting and supportive environment. Rachel is adept at answering patients' questions, helping them understand their treatment plans. Her expertise in managing a dental office with all the moving parts underscores her indispensable role in the smooth operation of the dental office.

What truly sets Rachel apart is her witty and humorous nature, which she believes adds a touch of light-heartedness to the office. This sense of humor not only makes interactions more enjoyable but also helps in alleviating the anxiety that some patients may feel when visiting the dentist.

Rachel is an avid lover of the outdoors; her spirited nature is evident in her hobbies, which include jet skiing and virtually any outdoor fun. These pursuits reflect her dynamic character and her appreciation for the beauty and excitement that nature offers.When it comes to culinary preferences, sushi and steak stand out as her favorite foods, encapsulating her appreciation for both the delicate flavors of Japanese cuisine and the hearty, robust essence of a well-cooked steak. She is a loving caregiver to two cats and one dog. These pets not only offer companionship but also bring joy and unconditional love.

Rachel Robinson
Office Manager

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Jay and Renee, the dynamic duo

Part of our team since 2007

Jay has long been an integral part of our dental team, stepping into her role as the treatment coordinator. Her dedication and familiarity with the office are unmatched, having navigated through various responsibilities within the office, performing every job when called to do so. This experience has not only honed her skills but also deepened her understanding of every nuance related to our operations and patient care.

Jay thrives on interaction with both patients and staff, bringing warmth and a personal touch that greatly enhances the office's atmosphere. Outside of work, she is a proud mother to her wonderful daughter, Renee, who is the light of her life. Jay's blend of professional acumen and personal warmth makes her an indispensable asset to our team and a favorite among patients.

She is known for her infectious personality, blending smooth fun gestures, undeniable charm, and a humorous knack that makes her stand out. She enjoys cultivating house plants, unwinding with TV, and practicing yoga. Her favorite foods include comforting pot roast and chocolate. Jay's home is brightened by her dog, Sunny, reflecting the joy pets bring. Professionally, she treasures the transformative impact of dental care, finding fulfillment in enhancing patients' confidence and well-being through her work.

Jalene Pettibone
Treatment Coordinator

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Most gentle hygienist in the world

Part of our team since 2018

As a dental hygienist, Marcia embodies a deep commitment to her patients, demonstrating an unparalleled level of care and attentiveness to their oral health needs. Her gentle touch and soothing demeanor ensure that every visit is as comfortable as possible, while her meticulous approach to hygiene services contributes significantly to the overall well-being of each individual under her care. Her ability to listen and respond to patient concerns with empathy and expertise makes her a trusted ally in their dental health journey.

Marcia is an easy-going individual with a passion for travel and adventure, which makes her effortlessly connect with diverse people. She enjoys hobbies like cooking, baking, painting, and outdoor activities that feed her creative and adventurous side. Her favorite foods include steak and homemade bread, highlighting her love for simple, yet indulgent pleasures. While Marcia doesn't have pets, she finds joy in the lively company of her nieces and nephews.

She finds her greatest fulfillment in dentistry through the tangible impact she has on her patients' well being. Witnessing the immediate improvement in a patient's oral health after a cleaning, and understanding the role of oral hygiene in preventing broader health issues, provides her with a profound sense of satisfaction.

Marcia Egan
Dental Hygienist

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The perfectionist

Part of our team since 2022

Morgan brings a meticulous and dedicated approach to her role as a dental assistant. Despite her youth, she exhibits a level of professionalism and commitment that is truly inspiring. Her perfectionist nature ensures that every aspect of the back office is organized efficiently, creating an environment where both staff and patients feel well-cared for.  Her hard work and motivation are palpable, making her an indispensable part of the dental team. She embodies the qualities of a wonderful human being, blending hard work with a genuine desire to contribute positively to the lives of those she assists.

She enjoys spending time outdoors, especially by the river, and finds joy and relaxation in playing with her puppies, reflecting her deep connection with animals. Morgan has a fondness for Mexican cuisine, with tacos and pozole being her favorites, offering her comfort and a taste of tradition. Her home is lively and filled with love thanks to her two puppies and two kitties, who are more like family members, providing her with unconditional love and companionship.

In her role as a dental assistant, Morgan finds a particular fascination with tooth extractions. This interest might seem surprising to some but reflects her appreciation for the technical skill and precision involved in dental procedures. Assisting with extractions allows her to play a part in alleviating discomfort and contributing to the overall health and well-being of the patients, making it a profoundly satisfying aspect of her career in dentistry.

Morgan Hamman
Dental Assistant

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Soft spoken and firm

Part of our team since 2022

Thalia, the dental receptionist, brings a serene and knowledgeable presence to the front office. Her voice, soft yet confident, immediately puts patients at ease as they step into the practice. With a comprehensive understanding of dental procedures and scheduling intricacies, Thalia manages appointments with an efficiency that makes every patient feel valued and attended to. Her kindness is a beacon, drawing people in and allowing for interactions that are not just professional but genuinely warm and engaging.

Thalia stands out with her smile, bubbly personality and sharp wit, making every interaction memorable. She enjoys making jewelry and gaming in her free time, appreciates hotpot and sushi for their flavors and the joy of sharing meals, and cherishes the companionship of her two cats, which add joy and comfort to her life.

The most rewarding part of her job, Thalia notes, is witnessing patients leave the dental office beaming with confidence after their treatment. "Seeing people smile with more confidence after their visit with us!" she exclaims, capturing the essence of why she cherishes her role in the dental world so deeply.

Thalia Naranjo
Office Receptionist
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