Rachel J Moore BDS, MDS Orthodontics
Registered Specialist Orthodontist.
It is particularly rewarding to see the confidence a great smile can bring to the young people in our community and to those adults whose crooked teeth have been holding back their smile for far too many years.
Having been brought up in Southland, I then attended Otago University, graduating as a dentist in 1991. Following three years in general dental practice, I gained a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and creating beautiful smiles. Orthodontics beckoned me, I recognised that “a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing” and so I returned to Otago University for a further 3 years of study, graduating with my specialist masters degree in orthodontics in 1997.
Since then, I have been in specialist orthodontic practice at Northland Orthodontics in Whangarei, with a branch practice in Dargaville. Since 2009 I have also held the position of Consultant Orthodontist at Whangarei hospital. I have been actively involved in the Northland branch of the NZDA, as well as various committees of the NZAO and have given regular presentations on orthodontics to Northland’s dentists, dental therapists, and hygienists.
I certainly understand how busy life is for families these days, with two school aged children of my own! When not busy improving smiles, I enjoy spending time with my family, particularly at Northland’s wonderful beaches.