Meet the Dentists Behind Your Smile
Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us and our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.
We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.
Dr. Valentina Holina
Dr. Valentina Holina graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) School of Dental Medicine in 2011 and she has also completed the Moscow Medical Dental School in 1987. She has been practicing dentistry since 1987 in Moscow, Russia where she owned a successful family dental practice for more than 7 years before immigrating to the US in 2003. In the US, Dr. Holina was determined to continue her beloved profession and started over and worked her way up from a dental assistant to a dentist again.
Dr. Holina has extensive knowledge and experience in general dentistry; she is very dedicated to providing her patients with the best care and treatment possible. She strongly believes in comprehensive preventive care and enjoys educating her patients about their oral health.
Dr. Holina stays up-to-date on the latest technology, materials, contemporary techniques and advances in the dental field. She participates in continuing education with the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). She is also a member of the International Association for Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA), the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO), and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). She strives to improve the lives of her patients and produce exceptional results.
While Dr. Holina's history of having many happy patients has distinguished her as an exceptional dentist, it is her warm demeanor, attention to detail and gentle touch that has allowed her reputation to spread among patients and now she is eager to bring her experience, passion and educational background to Designs in Dentistry.
For pleasure, Dr. Holina enjoys spending time with her husband and her two adult children, as well as the company of family and friends. She is a passionate reader, loves classical music and opera. She is also devoted to yoga, meditation and seeking joy and inspiration in every moment of her life.
Dr. Ralph I. Jacobs, Jr.
Ralph I. Jacobs Jr., DDS, a founding partner of Designs In Dentistry, credits his love of the sciences and his family friendship with Gerard T. Ortner, Jr., DDS (retired) for his desire to pursue a career in dentistry, but it is his strong dedication to patient respect and comfort that guide his practice philosophy.
Dr. Jacobs' skills in surgery, implantology and cosmetic dentistry provide him with the opportunity to offer his patients multiple options in their dental care. Dr. Jacobs became interested in implantology during dental school, when his class became the first in the nation to study its surgical techniques and applications and travels nationwide to study and participate in hands-on surgical seminars to stay on the cutting edge of surgical techniques and technological advances. His practice blends advanced technical skills with a trained eye for aesthetics, resulting in beautiful and dramatic results.
Dr. Jacobs is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS). Dr. Jacobs has participated in "Giving Smiles" Children's Dental Program from its beginning in 1991. The program provides free dental care to under served children in our community.
Born and raised in Sacramento, Dr. Jacobs attended Elk Grove High School. He received his undergraduate education at California State University at Sacramento and the University of California, Davis. He is a 1988 graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, Nebraska. After a year with the U.S. Public Health Service in New Mexico, he returned to Sacramento and joined Sutter Terrace Dental Group, in Sacramento, as a partner as well as creating Designs in Dentistry in Folsom.
Dr. Jacobs and his wife Kim, a Registered Dental Hygienist, live in Rancho Murieta. They have two adult sons, Craig and Chad. Together, they enjoy water and snow skiing. Dr. Jacobs is an avid golfer, and competes in various club and charity tournaments. His other interests include reading and chess. Dr. Jacobs is a member of Rancho Murieta's Entertainment , Theater & Culture (ETC) organization and supports theater, music and family entertainment in his community.