Senior Dental Assistant

Rachel Whaley

Hello I’m Rachel

I am a Qualified Dental Assistant with over 30 years’ experience in Dentistry. I started my career working for the NHS in the U.K, this gave me a great foundation of experience with a variety of work including specialising in special needs dentistry providing care for patients in the community and hospital theatres. I also worked in the prison service, domiciliary service and out of Hours Emergency Services – all part of the NHS.

During this time I completed post qualifications in Oral Health, Sedation, Radiography and a Diploma in Fluoride Application.

I first joined the team at Dentistry on Parkside after immigrating to New Zealand from Lancashire in the U.K. in 2011-2015 before moving to work for the Community Dental Service. I re-joined the team at Dentistry on Parkside in 2019 as Senior Dental Assistant and since my return I am enjoying the challenges a busy practice provides.

Outside of work I am kept busy with 18 year old twins, our lifestyle block rearing beef cattle and helping my partner with his business. Any other spare time I enjoy gardening and house renovations.