After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, I returned to California to attend to the failing health of my father. I worked in many different places but mainly devoted my time to non-profit clinics in smaller rural areas, which allowed me time to be closer to my family, as well as work with those who did not have the benefits of living in a large city. After a few years of working for other dentists, it was time to have my own office. I considered many different towns for my practice but Placerville caught my eye because of its hard-working people, beautiful landscape and close proximity to Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.
Today, as I look back at my history; where I came from, the people I have met in my journeys, and so on, I can say that I am truly blessed. I have taken the best of two cultures and used them every day to better my life and the lives of others. Life is what you make of it and this is very true of my own life. Each and every day that I work, I give thanks to what I’ve learned over the years and sincerely enjoy interacting with people.
Rachel has lived in the area since 1987 when her family moved from San Bernadino County. She has been in the dental field since 2002 and with Dr. Rahimi's office since 2007. She loves living and working in a small town and connecting with the community. Helping apprehensive patients transform into calm, happy patients that love coming to the dental office makes everyday that much more rewarding. When she is not working she is usually boating, camping or somewhere on the water with her husband and four children. Treat people how you want to be treated and keep life simple are Rachel's secrets to a happy life!
Marcia is one of the Dental Hygienists at Mallard Lane Dental. She has been working in preventive dentistry for almost 5 years and absolutely loves it. Her goal in her profession is to work closely with her patients to understand their individual needs and to improve their oral health. She strives to create a calm and inviting environment and tries to keep her patients as comfortable as possible during their visit.
She is from a large family which gave her the skills to work well with people and to be compassionate. Her faith, family and educational background have shaped who she is today. She lived in the bay area for 9 years where she was a nanny and then worked for a startup company as an executive and administrative assistant. She then moved back home to go to school for Dental Hygiene and has worked with the amazing team at Mallard Lane Dental since graduating. In her spare time, she enjoys to travel the world, loving on her nieces and nephews, wine tasting and paddle boarding.
Julie is passionate about inspiring health through dental prevention and loves getting to know each patient. She worked with an amazing cosmetic team in Beverly Hills in the 90's, was part of a practice that specialized in TMD, and worked with an elite Periodontal group in Washington D.C. in the early 2000's. She has been living in and exploring Norther California since 2011. She loves spending time with family and friends, enjoys reading and is passionate about continuing education. When Julie is not learning and educating her patients on preventative dentistry you will find her out boating and enjoying the beautiful nature.
Jalene has lived in Placerville since 1998 when her family moved from the bay area. She has been in dentistry since 2006 when she took the ROP for dental assisting during her senior year in high school. She went on to get her RDA license in 2008, and in 2011 switched to front office duties. Jalene loves seeing the transformation dentistry has on a patient’s self-confidence and their health. When she is not in the office making patients smile, she is spending time with her husband and fur baby Charlie, and her very large family of 6 siblings and total of 23 Nieces and Nephews!
Michelle is a fun, loving and outgoing individual, who enjoys getting to know each patient who walks through the door. She just started working as a front desk receptionist this year 2021 and is enjoying everything she is learning. She got into this position through her sister Marcia who works as one of the Dental Hygienists here at Mallard Lane Dental. She is from a large family of 8 kids and many nieces and nephews. In her spare time she enjoys being around family/friends, Baking/cooking and attending weddings throughout the year. Traveling is another passion of Michelle's and she hopes to see many new countries in the near future.
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