Dr. Janet Hatcher Rice is an author, lecturer and laser enthusiast who practices Cosmetic and Spa Dentistry in Bristol, Tennessee. She incorporated laser technology into her practice in 1993, and has lectured on lasers for the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, the Yankee Dental meeting and many more. Dr. Rice is a 1985 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia. In 1999, she received the Leon Goldman Award of Clinical Excellence from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and became their first female President in 2004. Dr. Rice also holds a RDH degree from ETSU and practiced dental hygiene from 1977 to 1985. Dr. Rice graduated in 1985 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia. After 11 years in group practice, she established her solo practice in 1996 and brought her unique perspective to dentistry by incorporating laser technology into an boutique-like cosmetic practice setting.
Professional affiliations include membership in the America Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry. She holds honorary fellowships from the American and International College of Dentists, and received her Fellowship from The Academy of General Dentistry in 2013. Dr. Rice is a past president of the American Association of Women Dentists and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Rice reports no conflicts of interest.