Kelli Rike , DMD
Hailing from the sunshine state of Florida, Dr. Rike brings a presence of warmth, compassion, and professionalism. Her caring approach gives our patients a positive outlook on their oral and general health. With her background in medicine and research, Dr. Rike affords patients with a knowledge of recent literature, whole body mindfulness, and relationship between oral and systemic health. Dr. Rike attended the University of Central Florida with a degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. She spent several years in bench research before pursuing her dental degree at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). During her enrollment at UF, she was actively involved in dental research and continues to implement this love for learning into her current practice. Dr. Rike continued her education with a general practice hospital-based residency at Oregon Health & Science University where she greatly expanded her medical knowledge and its relationship to oral health. She believes the best way to treat patients is in prevention and comprehensive care. A patient many times herself, Dr. Rike provides a perspective of understanding, as this was what motivated her to pursue a career in dentistry. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pups Bailey and Piper. On weekends you can find her fishing, yoga-ing, trying not to complain while running, and spending time in nature.