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    Where Illinois Smiles: We Are Your Elgin, St Charles, & Bartlett Dentists

    Dr. Rice, DDS, has been serving the Elgin and St Charles communities since 1986 with his extensive knowledge, experience, and quality patient care. He provides gentle, caring dentistry with a commitment to excellence for all his patients.

    Dr. Rice is constantly learning new techniques, and attending continuing education courses to learn options for advanced dental care. Visit his blog to stay up to date with his latest certifications, continuing education courses, treatment options, and news.

    Making your comfort a priority at every visit, Dr. Rice offers many comfort options to ease and relax you during your appointment.

    His dental services include everything from annual dental hygienist teeth cleanings, custom and implant supported dentures, digital dental x-rays, dental implants, sedation dentistry, oral surgery, dental crowns and bridges, cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry and more.

    Dr. Rice, DDS, and his staff will do everything in their power to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

    Guided Biofilm Therapy Certified Practice

    What Our Patients Say

    “I never knew that was an option, to have sedation for getting a tooth fixed, or a cleaning…it’s just been amazing after that.”

    “Had I known what I know now, I would have got it done a long time ago. It gave me a new lease on life.”

    “People are stunned – they can’t believe that dentures can look this good!”

    “I love these guys! I used to get very nervous before dental appointments. But Dr. Rice and his team have changed that.”

    “Dr. Rice always explains the procedure and that builds my confidence because I know exactly what’s going to happen and how I will feel.”

    “Dr. Rice never made me feel like I didn’t do a good job taking care of my teeth… he simply mapped out a plan for me, for my dental health in the future.”

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    Brett Simon
    Brett Simon
    26 June 2024
    I have a HUGE anxiety about going to the dentist, mostly due to my own general anxiety disorder but also I have a sensitive gag reflex and I do not tolerate all that stuff in my mouth very well. I chose Dr. Rice because he offered sedation, even though I have never even tried laughing gas before. I needed a dentist that understood my needs. I have now been to his office 4 times in the past few weeks for filling correction/replacement and a tooth I was grinding on. The office staff was very friendly! I love that they have the option to text with you and they are very responsive. All of his dental assistants were also very friendly and understanding. You can tell they care about their patients. One of them even shared with me that she too has the same sensitive gag reflex and could relate to me. Dr. Rice was awesome! Long story short - I was never sedated. Instead he chose to save me the expense and recovery time related to IV sedation, and instead he worked with me on breathing exercises, meditation, and overall step by step "counseling" to get me through the procedure. Even though it took twice as long for me to get through the 2 fillings, due to my anxiety and needing to stop frequently, both Dr Rice and his assistant kept reassuring me it was OK and they were working around my needs. Dr. Rice continued to explain the procedure and steps to me, but also did breathing exercises with me, and various techniques such as visualization, hand placement, body awareness, mind-body-connection, etc. to help me manage my anxiety and gag reflex throughout the procedure. I would highly recommend him. They also billed directly to my insurance even though they were out of network (I have a PPO). 5/5 stars from me. I still don't like going to the dentist, LOL, but I will try to be more compliant with visits now that I have Dr. Rice and his team to support me.
    Bryan Cate
    Bryan Cate
    25 June 2024
    Always friendly and honest. Great team! Great results!
    Estela Morales
    Estela Morales
    20 June 2024
    Very friendly personal!!! the doctor is very honest.
    10 June 2024
    June 2024: the best dental care I have ever received. Thanks again. Feb 2024: Melissa and Rena do great jobs! Dr Rice, as usual, went above and beyond by adjusting some work from a few months ago. Thanks all! 3 yrs ago: Ava was lovely, patient and gently. Thanks! Dr Rice is thorough in his exam and explanations. I totally feel as if he is on my side. Thanks from a former phobic!
    Tricia Alexander Performing & Healing Artist
    Tricia Alexander Performing & Healing Artist
    4 June 2024
    Dr Rice & his entire staff are amazing! Every one kind, compassionate, gentle, patient & knowledgeable He's done several dental surgeries on me & because he worked so hard to save some of my teeth, I have partials. After a lifetime filled with traumatic dental experiences ( starting at 4), I am no longer afraid - Dr. Rice & his staff have helped me heal physically & emotionally. Thank you, Dr. Rice GO & SEE HIM, YOU WILL BE VERY GRATEFUL, I know I am!
    Cheryll B
    Cheryll B
    4 June 2024
    I have been a patient of Dr. Rice for over 30 years. Dr. Rice and his staff are very knowledgeable with new treatments and have innovative equipment. The staff makes me feel very comfortable and explain every step of my treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Rice and staff for your dental needs.
    josie saenz
    josie saenz
    22 May 2024
    Dr. Rice is phenomenally gifted. He has shown me respect, he does a tremendous job, working on my teeth! I’m so very happy to have Dr. Rice caring for my teeth! I highly recommend him. His whole practice is one of the nicest group of employees 😊

    Sedation Dentistry

    Elgin sedation dentist Dr. David Rice offers sedation dentistry for most procedures, allowing even high-fear patients to receive the dental care that they need. Sedation dentistry helps patients with dental anxiety or who are afraid of the dentist feel calm and comfortable during their dental procedures.

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    Dental Implants

    If you have missing teeth, dental implants can provide you a comfortable, permanent solution. Dental implants from Dr. Rice, DDS, in the St. Charles and Elgin area are durable, beautiful, and natural-looking. If you are missing multiple teeth, we can discuss your implant supported bridge and implanted supported dentures options as well.

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    Oral Surgery

    Dr. Rice offers a number of oral surgery procedures for patients in the Elgin and St Charles IL area. Unlike most dental offices, Dr. Rice’s does not need to refer you to someone else for oral surgery. He places dental implants, extracts impacted wisdom teeth, and performs bone grafts, sinus lifts and even gum grafts. And with the advanced platelet healing process he uses, your recovery time from oral surgery procedures is much faster to let you get back to real life sooner.

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    Dental Crowns and Bridges

    With Dr. Rice’s skill and artistry with cosmetic dentistry, your dental crowns or dental bridges will look like beautiful, natural teeth. He uses the highest quality workmanship and materials, including porcelain, to create these dental crowns and bridges for teeth for long-lasting results. You can relax knowing that your smile and oral health are in good hands at Dr. david Rice, DDS.

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    Elgin restorative and cosmetic dentist Dr. David Rice, DDS

    Dr. David Rice, DDS

    World Renowned Dental Mentor

    Dr. Rice is committed to providing patients with outstanding skill and stays current with the latest techniques and technologies. He is a recognized mentor by the Center for Advanced Dental Learning, an achievement awarded to fewer than 120 dentists worldwide. He is also a Mentor (CI) at the prestigious Kois Center (Seattle, WA), a world-renowned post graduate training institute. He has achieved the highest level, accomplished by fewer than 25 dentists worldwide. In this role, he serves as a resource for fellow dentists for guidance related to restorative excellence and techniques.

    Meet Dr. Rice

    Why Choose Us

    David A. Rice, DDS is a cut above the rest, here’s why:

    Comprehensive Care Performed In-House

    David A. Rice, DDS is your one-stop shop for dentistry; from cleanings to cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry to oral surgery, and fillings to implant dentures, all procedures are performed in one location.

    Whole-Health Dentistry

    Dr. Rice considers the whole person, not just the teeth, when determining the treatment to prescribe.

    The Elgin, IL dental team of David A. Rice, DDS.

    Advanced Dental Technology and Treatment

    Dr. Rice is proud to utilize cutting edge dental technology and treatments, including PRGF™-Endoret™ advanced healing technique, Guided Biofilm Therapy, 3D CT scanners, digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and more.

    Accelerated Healing

    Our practice utilizes platelet concentrate from patients’ own blood plasma to dramatically shorten the post-op recovery period for implant dentistry and oral surgery procedures.

    Winter New Patient Offer



    • 1-hour exam
    • Photos
    • Bite-wing x-rays
    • VELScope oral cancer screening
    • Personalized Treatment Plan

    ($580 Savings!)

    Hurry! Offer ends February 29, 2024

    Subject to availability.

    Call 847-741-2353 now to schedule!

    Memberships & Associations

    Dr. David Rice, DDS, KOIS Center Clinical Instructor membership page The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry membership logo for Dr. Rice, DDS Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice is a member of the American Dental Association Illinois State Dental Society membership badge for Dr. David Rice, DDS


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