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Patient Centered Care

Our beautifully designed office of Dr. Iman Rahimi Thornton, DDS, is geared toward giving you the most relaxing experience you can get when visiting the dentist. We offer various amenities to help you relieve anxiety and quicken the treatment process, and our staff is here to assist you with your needs. Our goal is to keep you relaxed while you are here. We constantly strive to provide a unique and comprehensive approach to dental care that will alleviate any dental fears you may have and give you effective treatment, a pleasant experience, and a beautiful new smile.

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A Life of Continued Learning

Advanced Training

Medical advancements are happening every day and you and your family deserve the most up-to-date dental care available. You can rest assured knowing that Dr. Thornton and her team are continually reinvesting their time by taking advanced training courses in order to apply cutting edge technologies as well as broaden the services they can provide you.

Confidence starts with YOUR SMILE

Dedicated, Ethical and Committed

We take the patient-first approach and continually elevate the patient above all else. We savor the opportunity to connect with each of our patients, discover what makes them unique, and hear their incredible stories. Our ambition is to gain the trust and foster a relationship with each patient through the art of listening, speaking, and discussing each patient’s needs. Our team has a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry.

Our dentistry aims to make you look great and feel great, building confidence in your everyday life. A smile you can be proud of!

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The Faces Behind our Success

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Dr. Iman Rahimi Thornton


My name is Dr. Iman Rahimi Thornton, and I’m a compassionate, fun-loving general dentist. Born in Kuwait and raised in Dubai, I was led to the medical field at a young age. When my mother’s life became compromised by a deadly scorpion bite, I saw the difference doctors were able to make and knew immediately I was called to help others medically. I later obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in the United Arab Emirates, followed by a two-year Doctorate of Dental Surgery in San Antonio and a one-year Advanced Education Residency in Rochester, New York. Throughout my journey, I fell in love with Texas and returned here to put down my roots. I’m proud to be a part of this wonderful community serving you.

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For those of you who don’t know me outside of the dental office, I wanted to take a moment for a more personal introduction.
Part of my story is meeting my wonderful husband, Paul, a Bryan local who played a huge role in helping me transition to life in Texas. I love being his wife, biking, traveling, cooking, spending time with my furbaby Ada, and serving in my community. Oh, and my super power as a dentist is bringing a calming presence to my patients, even during the toughest procedures.
Thanks for welcoming me into your country dancing, tradition honoring, game night tailgating town, Ags.


Office Manager

“I moved to the Reno area in 1984 and have called Reno my home ever since. I graduated from Truckee Meadows Dental Assisting Program in 2000, started my career as a chair side assistant and the past 16 years I have focused on the admin/front desk responsibilities. I love that in the dental field you can meet people from the community, form great friendships and support their dental health. I have 16 year old twins, a boy and a girl. When I am not busy with their school activities, sports, and their teen social life I like spending my time with friends and family.  I enjoy reading, movies, traveling,cooking,wine tasting and anything outdoors.”

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Front Desk

“I was born & raised on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore of Incline Village. I have been in Dentistry at the front desk for almost 25 years.  I enjoy seeing patients everyday and helping them achieve their dental dreams.  I am married with 2 children and 2 stepchildren.  I also have a beautiful 18 month old grandson, who is my whole world.  I have 4 dogs and love being in the garden.”

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Dental Assistant

I am a local native and have lived here most of my life. I have been in dentistry for almost 20 years and truly enjoy providing excellent care to my patients. I started in orthodontics, moved to pedodontics for several years, then found my love to be in general dentistry. It is the relationships that are built inside a stable practice that I really love. 

I have been very involved with the local music scene over the years and have been the front person for several bands and involved with theatrical bands as well.
I have many hobbies and points of interest, and I always enjoy good conversation surrounding such things.  I  have a wonderful husband and beautiful daughter and am completely in love with them and my life! 
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Dental Hygienist

“I was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, CA. I have been in the dental field for over a decade. I attended the Dental Hygiene Program at The College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV and have been practicing as a dental hygienist for over 6 years. I enjoy educating my patients to better their oral health while providing a gentle and exceptional experience. I am lucky to be surrounded by such a great team here at Blue Water Dental Care. On my free time, I enjoy playing golf, hiking with my dog Murphy, and spending time with my family and friends.” 

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Dental Hygienist

“I was born and raised in Reno. Although, when I was young, my family and I lived in both Ohio and Colorado before settling back home! I am married and have 3 girls. I got a small taste of my dental career in high school working as sterilization in a small dental office, which  in turn, encouraged my career as a Dental Hygienist. I decided go to Dental Hygiene school in Connecticut to get out of this small town atmosphere. But, what I quickly realized was how special this area really is. My husband and I love raising our girls here. I love the change of seasons the most. We spend our time running to softball or soccer practice, and when we can, we love to travel and camp. But I’m most content spending time at home in my garden!”

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