A Little Bit About Me
I love reading, singing, hiking, traveling, and listening to mentors on positive mental nutrition. Some of my favorite places I've traveled are Dubai and Cancun. I love Cancun because it's so full of nature. There, they have what is called a "cenote", which is a naturally created sink hole filled with rain water where you can swim underground into the limestone caves. It's absolutely stunning! But my all-time favorite place in the world is Lake Tahoe. I love the natural beauty and all of the places to hike and explore. As for places I have yet to travel, I would love to one day go to the Himalayas to see Mt. Kailash.
My Upbringing in India
I grew up in India in a city named Ahmedabad. My parents were a part of the "middle class", meaning that they had a fixed income and lived in a small apartment. Through their struggles raising my brother and me, they worked very hard to give us the best education possible and to help make our dreams a reality. They taught me the importance of being honest at all times, of always being grateful for what I have, and of knowing that nothing in life comes easy—you have to work for it. My upbringing has made me very grounded and extremely grateful for the life that I have. It is beyond what I could have wished for.
Moving to the United States
As a native of India, I graduated from the University of Gujarat School of Dentistry in 1998 and practiced in the private sector as a general dentist for two years. From there, I came to the US in 2000. I pursued an advanced dental education in the distinguished dental programs of UCLA and the University of the Pacific, and in 2002 I passed my California Dental Board Exam and became a licensed dentist in the United States. I chose to open my practice in Northern California because I love the uniqueness of Sacramento and that it's near to many different landscapes, including the beach, the mountains, and—my favorite place in the whole world—Lake Tahoe.
My Introduction to Dentistry
My original plan was actually to go into the medical field as a doctor. However, through a set of circumstances, I was not able to attend medical school. Knowing that my primary goal was to help people, I was later introduced to dentistry. At first, I didn't know exactly what being a dentist would entail. I came to understand that the dental field requires fine motor skills and precision in working with your hands. As a child, I liked drawing, painting, and hand embroidery, which helped me to develop these skills from a very young age. I applied for dental school, was accepted, and ultimately concluded that I had found the career that would allow me to use my specific skill set to serve others in the best way possible.
Why I Chose General/Family Dentistry
Once I knew that dentistry was the right path for me, I had to decide what kind of dentist I wanted to be, or in what I would want to specialize. I chose general/family dentistry because it caters to all ages. Each age group comes with its own challenges, which allows me to continuously grow and further my lifelong education. I love dentistry because it is so rewarding and fulfilling. From helping orthodontic patients build confidence with their ever-brighter smiles to helping people relieve their dental pain, I get to become a part of my patients' lives and make a positive difference for them.
My Practice Philosophy
I am a firm believer of conservative, preventive dentistry. Your smile is my highest priority, and I promise to do all that I can to make sure you are healthy, confident, and comfortable. It is true that many patients have anxiety and, therefore, avoid coming to the dentist. My goal is to make all patients feel comfortable by providing quality care with a gentle approach. The environment that I have worked to create and maintain in my office is very patient-centered, and I have a wonderful team who shares my vision and provides genuine, high quality care for all patients.
I am very passionate about giving back to the community. On August 6, 2018, my office hosted a huge event called "Stuff the Bus", where people came and donated school supplies to the Kids In Need Foundation for children in our local community. The event was a huge success, as we gathered hundreds of pounds of school supplies and hundreds of dollars through our amazing raffle—all of which was donated to the Kids In Need Foundation. This is an event that we would like to host again in the future; with the experience we now have, we believe we could build upon it and make it even more successful than before. Now, while big events are wonderful opportunities to raise great sums of money and/or supplies for those in need, I believe that the greatest service is given when one weaves it into the fabric of their every day life. I have dedicated my life to serving others by continuing my education through advanced postdoctoral studies in order to provide the most efficient, quality care possible.
In order to be able to treat my patients as effectively and efficiently as possible, I am dedicated to continuously learning and implementing new, state-of-the-art technology into my practice. One thing my patients especially love is CEREC Same-day Crowns. With this technology, I am able to design and fabricate a beautiful, custom-fit crown made just for you—all in one visit. At my office, you can be sure that you are receiving the highest quality, most efficient care possible.
We have used Dr. Rana's expertise for almost 5 years now. In that time, we have watched her expand her already considerable knowledge and thus add to the services she offers. We were comfortable with her manner immediately and find her staff to be good, very competent people. We have no intention of changing our dentist! Dr. Rana is a good soul, not only a an expert dentist. ★★★★★
I was very impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff and the beautiful, clean office. Every procedure and future procedures were explained in detail, and all my questions were answered in a professional way. I highly recommend visiting Dr. Rana's office for all your dental needs. ★★★★★
I have had several visits to both the dentist and orthodontist in my life, going through several years of braces, teeth pulling, cavity fills, and regular dental cleaning, and Blue Hill is by FAR the best dental office I have ever been to, and that includes ortho visits as well. Just an overall amazing experience here, the ladies at the front are more than welcoming, they give you a tour of the facility, and it's impeccably clean and tidy. The staff are all so kind, and Dr. Rana herself.. this woman knows what she is doing. Now that she is licensed in ortho care as well, I found out information that no other dentist visit informed me off. The information I received wasn't the best news, cavities I never thought I had were there, but the way she delivered the bad news made the experience that much more doable. I found out things about my jaw and the way my teeth are aligned that will need to be addressed, all within one dental cleaning. She showed me every tooth she had concerns about, and informed me my jaw/alignment concern wasn't something I needed to fix tomorrow, but just to be aware. Not once did I feel like I was just being told information for the money, not even slightly. I get cold while sitting in those chairs, they provided a blanket, Netflix streaming, you just feel like they really care.. Before even leaving the office, I scheduled my second visit for a cavity fill, and I trust no other dentist than Dr. Rana and her staff for any future oral health care.
UPDATE 2/12/18 I left the top portion of this review a few months back, and am so convinced this is the best dental office in the area I am adding to this review. I used to have anxiety associated with needles, a childhood anxiety that I still struggled with as an adult. Ever since seeing Dr. Rana that anxiety has completely diminished. She cares in such a way the injection for numbing is painless, anxiety free, something I cannot say for any other dental/oral health care office I have seen. I had two fillings I needed done recently which I had done at the same time, she had me in and out of that chair smiling (only half of my mouth was smiling, the other was numbed ;D). Brianna (sorry if name is incorrect) is her assistant and she is AMAZING. I also have my cleaning done here, and the lady that performs my cleaning is a saint. I have NEVER left a review for a company like this. Who leaves a dental office smiling and happy? People that go to Blue Hill Dental and see Dr. Rana and her team. My mother lives over an hour away from Roseville, and since moving STILL makes the travel down to have Dr. Rana perform her services. You are in good hands here. Okay I'll stop now xD ★★★★★
Blue Hill Dental has been a life saver for me and my wife. Everyone there is very friendly, knowledgeable, and porfessional. Dr. Rana is one of the top dentists I have ever seen, and I have been to quite a few in my life. I am so happy with the quality of service and courtesy I receive at Blue Hill Dental over the last 10 years or so that I used to drive 30+ minutes to continue to get my dental care there. Now I that I only live 15 minutes away it makes my visits there even better. It is always a pleasure to visit Blue Hill Dental and the quality of work Dr. Rana and all of the staff provide is top notch. With modern procedures and high tech equipment every visit has been completed in an efficient and timely manner with as little discomfort as is possible for a dental procedure. Dr. Rana's expert and caring touch will make you comfortable and confident in her ability to help you and anyone in your family. Thank you Dr. Rana and everyone on the staff at Blue Hill Dental. ★★★★★
Dr. Rana and all of the staff members are always polite and professional! I am someone who does not like going to the dentist, but they always make me feel comfortable. Dr. Rana is great about checking in after a procedure to make sure you are healing well. I feel that she truly cares for every patient. ★★★★★
I just love Dr. Rana and all of her staff. They have always made me feel almost like Family. I can't say enough about how wonderful Doctor Rana is. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable during my procedures. ★★★★★
Ashley Jane Jones
Courteous and informed group of individuals who always strive to keep the customer satisfied in whatever way they can. The doctor takes the time to explain what is going on, why you might need something done and long term + short term care plan. I will be going back! ★★★★★
I've never felt so comfortable at a dental office before. The staff are very friendly and very attentive. I'm so happy I switched over to this office. Great service!! ★★★★★