Greetings friends! My name is Dr. Ozzie Rodas.
But my patients warmly know me as “Dr. Oz” and as your dentist I am sure you want to et to know me a little better personally and professionally. I was born in Merced, California and spent many of my childhood summers working for my father, installing flooring. He taught me many lessons including a strong work ethic. My mom was my cheerleader, she encouraged me to read great books and dream BIG and to love those around me. I believe my parents instilled in me many values that have helped to mold who I am today.
I grew up playing sports with my brothers, primarily olympic wrestling. Though, I nearly lost every match for the 5 years I wrestled; it was a great sport that taught me discipline. I was also involved and continue to participate in church worship. I began playing the drums at the age of 10, but after my mom discovered I had a voice she made sing and that soon became one of my passions!
I graduated from Merced High School then went on to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of California Merced. From a young age I knew that I wanted to be a doctor and an entrepreneur and after earning my Bachelor’s degree I decided that Dentistry was a great blend and the best of both worlds.
I believe a smile increases your face value and in order to provide you with a functional and beautiful smile I have dedicated my career to learning advanced techniques in restorative and sedation dentistry. My promise to you is to create a comfortable environment and truly listen to your needs and wants, then tailor a treatment plan unique to you!
I attribute many of my techniques to the great lessons I learned in Loma Linda School of Dentistry. I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) with honors, graduating Summa Cum Laude. I excelled not only academically but also clinically. My involvement with Dental mission work allowed me to gain insights and skills beyond what I could have learned in the classroom. Though I also realize the importance of continued education, currently I have over 300 hours of continued education in courses such as implants and IV sedation. My desire is to continue to provide the excellent dental care that you have come to expect from Dr. Ross and High Desert Dental.
Though I truly love dentistry and would work everyday if I could! I realize the importance of living a balanced life and I am involved in activities such as Leading worship at my local church, salsa dancing, making salsa and eating salsa, going to the dog park with my Wife and our little puppy Rosie!
I look forward to working with you soon!
I wrote an album of original songs for my wife in the first month we met