Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers believed that health care was a basic human right. His vision to ensure quality, accessible care regardless of ability to pay led to him founding the health center fifty years ago.
We're here because we love what we do. Hear from three Sam Rodgers Health Center providers about how they help create a safe space for families.
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Melissa Rahmeier is a Doctor of Dental Surgery and has her AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry). She has 10 years of experience in the dental field and has been at Sam Rodgers for 3 years.
Locations and Availability
Downtown Dental, Monday-Friday
Types of Visits
She sees patients for
Dental exams, fillings, extractions, crowns, and pediatric dental care
Why She Loves Being a Provider
“I love educating parents about early childhood caries while their child is still a baby, possibly with only a few teeth. I feel that if a parent learns how to properly care for their child’s teeth before most of their teeth erupt, it has the potential to greatly affect their future dental health.”
Ramin Aris, DDS
Bethany Vandevender, DDS
Miranda Jimenez, DDS
Michelle Perez, DMD
Mahdokht Farahani, DDS
Chief Dental Officer
Amanda Whiting, DDS
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