Dr. Rika Prodhan-Ashraf
We’re so excited to have our new Associate Dentist, Dr. Rika Prodhan-Ashraf, at El Dorado Family Dental and she’s eagerly looking forward to meeting you all.
Dr. Rika is a general dentist and has been practicing for several years. She attended Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in New York and graduated in 2015 with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Honors in Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Rika advanced her dental training by doing a one-year General Practice Residency at Columbia University/Harlem Hospital. There she did training in emergency dental medicine, periodontal surgeries, oral surgery, including managing head and neck traumatic injuries, and root canals.
In December 2020, Dr. Rika completed the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Fellowship. Achieving Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry is one of the few added distinctions a general dentist can achieve. The AGD is the only professional association exclusively serving the interests and needs of general dentists. To earn Fellowship in the AGD, dentists must take more than 500 hours of education courses in various disciplines and must also pass a rigorous exam. Dr. Rika is one of only 7% of general dentists who have achieved this AGD Fellowship honor. She’s continuing this training by now pursuing a Mastership in AGD, which only 2% of General dentists have. Dr. Rika clearly loves advancing her dental education, but she does it because she truly believes that constant education leads to better patient treatment outcomes and management.
Dr. Rika is confident in doing comprehensive treatment planning, crowns, bridges, veneers implants, dentures, root canals, periodontal treatment and surgeries, extractions, and clear aligner orthodontic therapy, like Invisalign and American Aligners. She works closely with each patient to tailor treatment for them, giving high regard to a patient’s specific needs and requests. One of the most important factors to Dr. Rika is establishing an open line of communication and trust with the patient.
Dr. Rika is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, where she is the President for 2021. She’s also an active member of the California American Dental Association, Sacramento District Dental Society, and Seattle Study Club. Dr. Rika currently has six publications with the hopes of writing more. In her free time, she’s chasing around her growing toddler. She and her husband enjoy creating new memories and traditions with their son.