Dr. Deedreea E. (Dee) Rich continues to welcome new patients to her long established practice of Cosmetic, Restorative, Implant Dentistry, and Clear Removable Braces.
A graduate of USC School of Dentistry, Dr. Rich brings to our practice a unique background. She formerly practiced as a dental hygienist having received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University, and earned First Place in Scientific Clinics, which she presented to the local Dental Societies. Subsequently, Dr. Rich attended the LLU Master of Dental Public Health Graduate School. While there teaching at the School of Medicine she developed a Dental Health Education Curriculum for the University that culminated in her decision to attend Dental School at USC. Through her extensive dental education she acquired strong preventive dental health skills that drive her perspective for long lasting dentistry tempered with compassionate care. Her special emphasis on gentle dentistry and personal care in an environment is always focused on the needs and concerns of the apprehensive patient.
Dr. Rich endeavors for you to have results that exceed your expectations and dental experiences that erase your fears. To that end she offers a variety of amenities to make your visits stress-free and ultimately rewarding. Putting your concerns and wellbeing first is her highest priority. Uncompromising standards and exquisite results to reach your dental goals is her mission.
As the first recipient of the new “Compassionate Dentists Award”, as well as the "County of Orange Certificate of Recognition" presented to Dr. Rich by the OC Supervisor for her services to the indigent, under the auspices of South OC Community Services Council, Dr. Rich is dedicated to caring for humanity - for the individual as well as community wellbeing. She has organized community dentistry for the unemployable to help them gain employment, provided dentistry at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, and served a 5 year Presidency of the Relief Society, a worldwide women's organization in 176 nations/territories dedicated to Compassionate Service. Also, to better serve the dental needs of our growing elder population, Dr. Rich was recently licensed by the State of California Certification as Administrator for Care of the Elderly.
Dr. Rich's activities have included numerous professional organizations, as the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Society of Preventive Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Sleep Disorder Dental Society, the Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry, among others.
Her lectures cover all aspects of modern dentistry to health, academic, and business groups. She regularly participates in continuing education study groups and has presented scientific programs before Dental Societies and has participated in the presentation of the California Dental Association Annual Scientific Session. Dr. Rich was recently invited by the Producer of T.V.'s "Health and Wellness Hour" to speak on Cosmetic Dentistry.
To balance professional life with personal, Dr. Rich and her growing family enjoy the great outdoors including walking, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, surfing, swimming, and mixed martial arts. Michael and Travis have long been Eagle Scouts. Michael, a Chapman University graduate in Business & Finance, continued his education and is now the founder and President of his C.P.A. firm. He greatly enjoys parenting his two sons, Logan and Mason and 2 year old daughter Savannah, with his wife, Ashlyn, who also owns and manages her two Pilates studios. Travis, a graduate of Sports Medicine and Kinesiology from Pt. Loma Nazarene University, served God and country in the Navy and is now pursuing his future in medical school achieving high accolades and leadership positions. Lovely daughter, Danielle, having modeled and worked in fashion, is pursuing studies in holistic health and writing and lives strong family values. She is a doting & fun Aunt to her nephews and niece. All enjoy fitness activities, concerts, plays, movies, music, dancing, reading, travel, community services, and especially value spending time with family and friends.