Meet the Doctors


Joe Rawlins DDS, MS

Certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

Dr. Rawlins grew up in a small town in New Mexico. Graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelors degree in Biology. Attended dental school in Texas at Baylor College of Dentistry. Following dental school, he worked as an attending professor at Baylor College of Dentistry in the Department of Public Health and worked as a general dentist in the Dallas metroplex.

While working as a professor and in private practice, Dr. Rawlins found his passion working with children from all backgrounds. He returned to school and completed an additional 2 years of specialty residency training in pediatric dentistry at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. While at the Children’s Hospital he focused on all aspects of children’s dentistry that included prevention, diagnosis, special needs patients, and all aspects of sedation dentistry in children.

Dr. Rawlins fell in love with California while visiting his brother who is also a local dentist. He feels like the luckiest person in the world ending up in such a beautiful place to live, enjoy life, and raise his children.

Dr. Rawlins hobbies include watching and coaching his children, traveling with friends and kids, basketball, golf, skiing, and fly fishing.


Ryan Wittwer DDS, MS

Dr. Wittwer attended dental school in Dallas, Texas at Baylor College of Dentistry. He then completed a pediatric residency program at Ohio State University where he served as chief resident. He is Board-Certified in pediatric dentistry and has been practicing pediatric dentistry for more than 5 years. Dr. Wittwer is excited to be a part of the El Dorado Hills community.

Dr. Wittwer and his wife, Carolee, were raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Carolee was born in Northern California and their family lived there for many years. They are excited to return to her roots and raise their family in this beautiful area. They have two sons, Blake and Tyler who are full of energy and always on the run.

Dr. Wittwer’s favorite hobbies include doing anything in the outdoors with his family, especially road-biking and snow-skiing.