Dr. Rika Prodhan-Ashraf has been practicing dentistry for over six years. She attended Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine in New York and graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Honors in Clinical Dentistry.
Dr. Rika advanced her education by doing a one-year General Practice Residency at Columbia University/Harlem Hospital. There she did extensive training in emergency dental medicine, periodontal surgeries, and oral surgery, including managing head and neck traumatic injuries. This experience has given her an understanding and ability to quickly recognize and help stabilize traumatic injuries of the oral cavity.
In December 2020, she completed the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship. Achieving Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry is one of the few added distinctions a general dentist can achieve. The Academy of General Dentistry (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. Candidates must also pass a rigorous exam. The award is then presented to general dentists in a formal ceremony. Dr. Rika is one of only seven percent of general dentists who have achieved this honor.
Dr. Rika is confident in doing comprehensive treatment planing, crowns, bridges, veneers implants, dentures, root canals, periodontal treatment and surgeries, extractions, and Invisalign or clear 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 with the patient and doing what’s best for the patient.
Dr. Rika is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and Sacramento District Dental Society. 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.