Jorge Rico, DDS
Dr. Rico grew up in the Sacramento area in the small town of Dixon, CA. His small-town values drive his belief in quality, affordable dental care. After graduating from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Molecular Biology and Chemistry, Dr. Rico received his dental training at UCLA School of Dentistry, graduating in 2000 with numerous awards.
After completing his D.D.S. degree, Dr. Rico spent many years enhancing his skills in all phases of dentistry while in private practice in Pasadena, CA. Under the guidance of very skilled and experienced dentists, he continued to learn and develop his passion for cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. Dr. Rico brings both practical knowledge from years of performing cosmetic and restorative procedures, and the ability and desire to stay at the forefront of oral health advances to his Elk Grove practice. The moment you step into his office, you will notice that it is Dr. Rico’s top priority to listen and understand your needs and concerns.
Dr. Rico is committed on staying current with the latest advancements in dentistry. He continues taking various educational courses taught by leading experts at multiple learning centers, which far exceeds all requirements for continuing education. He is an alumnus of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Rico is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Sacramento District Dental Society.
Dr. Rico resides in Elk Grove with his wife, Rina, and their three children: Andres, Adriana, and Viviana. Dr. Rico enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Jorge Rico have been serving our community for the past 10 years by providing caring and comprehensive dentistry in Elk Grove, California, and to the greater Sacramento area. But none of that would be possible without his great employees! Friendly and experienced, the people at Rico Dental make sure that you receive the care and service you need. Call our practice at 916-684-8200, or stop by to see how our team can help you!
Mariana – Practice Manager
Mariana is our Practice Manager here at Rico Dental. She personally oversees the care and treatment of our patients. A graduate from UC Davis, she has been with our office since the beginning. Mariana has a deep passion for helping people and loves the relationships she has formed with our patients.
“I pride myself in ensuring that the entire staff provides our patients the highest standard of care. Interacting and building relationships with patients is something I love and find extremely rewarding. My goal is to have every patient leave our office comfortable and confident in our services to refer their friends and family.”
Holly – Patient Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant
Holly graduated from the Western Career College Dental Assisting program in 2007, and has over 11 years of experience in the dental field. She has been part of our team at Rico Dental for over a year. Holly has significant experience in both the front and back end of the dental office, and is uniquely suited to help our patients, especially when scheduling appointments and helping patients understand their dental procedures. Holly enjoys the wide variety of procedures Dr. Rico provides in our offices, and the experiences she has with our team both in and out of the office. Holly has 2 beautiful children.
Thao – Registered Dental Hygienist
Thao attended Sacramento City College, graduating with a degree in dental hygiene. While at college, he was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Thao has been with our team for 2 years, and he loves his patients! They are the highlight of his day, and Thao enjoys getting to know and establish lifelong relationships with them. Patient comfort is Thao’s number one priority, and he prides himself on being as gentle and thorough as possible.
Thao is happily married with two children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, comic collecting, and catching up on his favorite shows (which include Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Stranger Things, to name a few). He also loves taking trips with his family, Disneyland, and going to the beach.
Iris – Registered Dental Assistant
Iris graduated from Carrington College-CA in 2013. She loves all the different procedures offered at Rico Dental, and enjoys getting to know and learn from each of our patients. For Iris, Rico Dental is a second home, and she loves the time she spends here with our team. Outside of the office, Iris enjoys painting, drawing, and spending time with her family.
Lisa – Registered Dental Assistant
Lisa attended Modesto Junior College, and has been with our team since 2013. She enjoys working as a team to provide our patients with the best possible care. Lisa has 2 beautiful children. Outside of the office, she likes to read and spend time with her family.