Ike Rahimi, DMD Placerville Dental Leadership

Your dental health is extremely important when it comes to being healthy overall and feeling your best!

I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is the capital of Afghanistan and the largest city of the country, where approximately 2 million people reside. By the time I entered second grade, the Russian invasion had started. Once my father got word that he was soon to be killed, we had no choice but to leave our home. We left everything behind, only taking whatever belongings we could carry. Our escape route was through Pakistan and after several months and several cities; we finally made it to the United States of America.

We moved to Yuba City, California, where I had to quickly adapt to the American culture and learn English, as there were very few, if any, translators for my native language of Farsi. I made my way through high school, and after graduation, I became an automotive mechanic. After two years of cuts and burns on my hands, and little income to support myself, I decided that it was time for a significant change in my life.

I entered community college with the determination of no other and excelled in all of my classes. After three years, I made the move to the University of California Davis, where I spent the next two years earning my Bachelors of Science in Environmental Toxicology. I knew I wanted to go further and thus I entered dental school at the University of Pennsylvania.

After graduating in 2003, 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 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.

Ike Rahimi, DMD Education

  • Sacramento City College, Sacramento CA. AS in General Education 1996
  • University of California, Davis. BS in Environmental Toxicology 1999
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA.DMD (doctor of medical dentistry) 2003
  • Mastering Ceramic Laminate Veneers California Dental Association 5.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • The Esthetic Anterior Implant Restoration California Dental Association 1.0 hour, San Francisco, California Advancing Technologies in Oral Surgery for the General Practioner California Dental Association 5.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • Predictability of Successful Orthodontic Treatment Using Invisalign for Malocclusion California Dental Association 4.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • 2005
  • Numerous courses from Dental Law to Ideal Patient Treatment Planning by the California Dental Association 20.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • Numerous courses from Dental Law to Ideal Patient Treatment Planning The American of Dental Association 18.0 hours, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Fixed Esthetic Prosthetic Dentistry California Dental Association 5.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • Infection Control California Dental Association 2.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • California Law California Dental Association 2.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • 2006
  • Invisalign: General Practice Certification One Align Technologies 5.0 hours, Napa, California
  • CPR Training / Certification Sacramento District Dental Society 5.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Treating Periodontal Disease Using the Perio Protect Method PerioProtect 6.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • Bottom Line Gordon Christensen 7.0 hours, Fresno, California
  • Dental Sleep Medicine: Dentist's Role in Airway Management Sacramento District Dental Society 3.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Treatment Planning Koiscenter 24.0 hours, Seattle, Washington
  • Bread, Butter, & Caviar. The Necessities for Survival in the New Millennium Frontier Seminars West 8.0 hours, El Dorado Hills, California
  • Dental and Medical Consideration in Treating the Premenopausal Female Patient California Dental Association 5.0 hours, Anaheim, California
  • Periodontal Surgery for the General Practitioner: A Participation Program & California Dental Association 5.0 hours, Anaheim, California
  • 2007
  • Restorative Implant Dentistry Lifecore Biomedical 3.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Advanced Adhesion & Esthetics 18.0 hours, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Case Review & Treatment Planning California Center for Advanced Dental Studies 4.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • From Gums to Guts: Periodontal Medicine Sacramento District Dental Society 3.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Advanced Adhesion & Esthetics Fun, Sun & Learn California Center for Advanced Dental Studies8 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Endodontic Therapy & The Next Level (hands-on) University of California, San Francisco 14.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • What's Hot and What's Getting Hotter in Cosmetic Dentistry California Center for Advanced Dental Studios 4.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Turn General Dentistry into Extraordinary Dentistry Dr. Jim Eggleston 4.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • The A to Z's of Veneers California Center of Advanced Dental Studies 8.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Dentrix Office Software Training Henry Schein Practice Solutions 12.0 hours, Fremont, California
  • 2008
  • CPR Training / Certification Sacramento District Dental Society 5.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • What your Corporate Pharmacy Won??t Tell you Today Sacramento District Dental Society 3.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Innovative Techniques to Achieve Exceptional Results Periodontal & Dental Implant Institute of Sacramento 3.0 hours, Folsom, California
  • Dental Study Group El Dorado Dental Implant Study Group 2.0 hours, Placerville, California
  • 2009
  • Implant Placement, Restoration, and Bone Augmentation for All Dentists Academy of General Dentistry 14.0 hours, Los Angeles, California
  • Clinical Treatment Planning Periodontics & Dental Implant Instituted of Sacramento 3.0 hours, Folsom, California
  • Integrating Internet Technology and Online Collaboration within the Dental Practice Computer Specialists 4.0 hours, Shingle Springs, California
  • Implant course by Camlog 16.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • Bone Grafting Parts 1 and 2 8.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Implant Course OCO Biomedical 8.0 hours, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Sedation Dentistry\r\nDOCS\r\n24.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • Non-Surgical Endodontics LVI Global 7.0 hours, San Francisco, California
  • Advanced Tissue Grafting Technologies PennWell Corporation 14.5 hours, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2010
  • Advance Implant and Bone Graft NuBone LLC 16.0 hours, Santa Clarita, California
  • Dental Convention Sacramento District Dental Society 2.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • Advanced Implants OCO Biomedical 16.0 hours Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Mini Implants and Others Implant Direct 8.0 hours, Oakland, California
  • Advanced Oral Surgery University of Southern California 8.0 hours, Los Angeles, California
  • Implant Symposium International Congress of Oral Implantologists 20.0 hours, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Unleash the Power Within Anthony Robbins, 50.0 hours, Long Beach, California
  • American Dental Association Annual Conference 15.0 hours Orlando, Florida
  • Academy of General Dentistry Implant Course University of Pacific, Stockton 6.0 hours, Stockton, California
  • Infection Control Sacramento District Dental Society 6.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • CPR Training / Certification Sacramento District Dental Society and American Heart Association 6.0 hours, Sacramento, California
  • 2011
  • Business Mastery Anthony Robbins Seminars 12.0 hours, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists Symposium meeting and courses 20.0 hours, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Implant Surgery Sacramento Sierra Academy of General Dentistry 7.0 hours, Stockton, California
  • American academy of Implant Dentistry 60th Annual Meeting 16.0 hours, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2012
  • Comprehensive Implant Surgery Training Sclar Center 43.0 hours, Miami, Florida
  • Adult Oral Conscious Sedation Re-certification Course Anthony Feck, DMD, 7.0 hours, Sacramento, CA
  • Dental Implant and Surgery International Academy of Dental Implantology Dr. Samuel Lee 50.0 hours, Lima, Peru
  • CPR Re-Certification for health care providers American Red Cross 4.0 hours, Folsom, CA
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists World Congress XXIX 21.0 hours, Orlando, Florida
  • CA Dental Practice Act, Infection Control, & OSHA Regresher Marcella Oster, RDA 6.0 hours, Sacramento, CA
  • American academy of Implant Dentistry 60th Annual Meeting 16.0 hours, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2013
  • Dental Implant and Surgery International Academy of Dental Implantology Dr. Samuel Lee 50.0 hours, Tijuana Mexico
  • California Dental Association Annual Conference 20.0 hours Aneheim, CA
  • American academy of Implant Dentistry 61st Annual Meeting 22.0 hours, Phoenix, AZ
  • American academy of Implant Dentistry 60th Annual Meeting 16.0 hours, Las Vegas, NV
  • Dental Implant and Surgery International Academy of Dental Implantology Dr. Samuel Lee 50.0 hours, Tijuana Mexico
  • 2014
  • Oral Sedation Dentistry Re-certification 8.0 hours, San Francisco, CA
  • United States Dental Institute course AC 101 14.0 hours, San Francisco, CA
  • Invisalign 14.0 hours, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • United States Dental Institute course AC 102 14.0 hours, San Francisco, CA
  • Dental Implant Symposium 16.0 hours, Albuquerque, NM
  • United States Dental Institute course AC 103 14.0 hours, San Francisco, CA

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