Dr Rachel Ocampo graduated Doctor of Dental Medicine in the Philippines in 1997. She then owned her own private dental clinic for 11 years, practicing general dentistry and specializing in orthodontic, crown, and bridge and surgical extraction. Her great desire for continuous training and further education encouraged her to relocate to Australia and took the Australian Dental Council Examination and has been a member of the Australian Dental Association since 2015.
Advancement of technology in dentistry progresses in such a rapid rate that Dr. Ocampo believe in continuously educating herself to stay abreast with the latest, and in regularly up-skilling herself even in her early days in the Philippines she has attended special studies and scientific seminars. In Australia, she has taken Basic MIS Implantology Course, then later the Advance MIS Implantology Course.
Dr. Ocampo is also certified with ClearCorrect clear aligners, a method of straightening teeth invisibly without metal braces.
Dr. Ocampo was also a Registered Nurse obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and passed the Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam in 2006, passed the NCLEX California Board of Registered Nurses in 2007, and her Australian Registration Bridging program for Registered Nurses in 2008. She worked as an Operating Theatre Nurse at Hollywood Private Hospital for 8 years while preparing for the Australian Dental Council Examination. She assisted in major surgeries in a number of oral and maxillofacial surgeries both elective and emergency trauma cases and simple dental procedures done under general anesthesia for both well, medically compromised and handicapped patients. This job has developed her adaptability to various patients with simple to complex medical issues. This has developed her communication skills as well. She is used to delivering therapeutic communication for well, seriously ill, anxious, defiant and incorrigible patients coming from different cultures and creating care plans for each patient. The caring and compassionate qualities of a nurse have carried over to her dental practice.
Outside of the dental clinic
Dr. Ocampo is very environmentally conscious and believes in not only dental health but also passionate with her holistic approach to health. She goes to the gym before, after and between appointments. Enjoys running and joining fitness fun runs. She also spends her weekends cycling, and travelling. She recently took the challenge of riding motorcycles with the goal of motorcycle travels in the future.
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