For many years now she has worked as part of the expert team at Brisbane Implant Dentistry & Perio Care, part of the Maven Dental Group. After three decades in the industry, she’s just as passionate about helping people keep their gums and mouths healthy.
“The periodontal side of things is just rapidly growing. We're learning more and understanding more. And there have been improvements in technology that have allowed a translation of that science, whether it's the biology or the technology, into the delivery of care that is constantly evolving. And that's what makes it remain rewarding and interesting,” she says.
Outside of work, Rachel is married to a dentist, although none of their three grown up children “are remotely interested in dentistry. So I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing,” laughs Rachel.
Rachel has come full circle, now also lecturing at University of Queensland Dental School one day per week, teaching the dental specialists of tomorrow.
“I really enjoy the teaching. It’s good in that it challenges what I do and why I do it. Because if you have to explain to someone else the best way to do something, it makes you question, well, why do we do it this way? So it constantly challenges me,” she says.