Dr Rachel Ocampo completed post-graduate degree 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. She practiced nursing in Hollywood private hospital operating theatre for 8 years while working as a surgical assistant in a prominent maxillofacial surgery clinic in Fremantle where she has gained experience and competency in doing surgical extractions and dental implantology. 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 and handicapped patients. This job has developed her adaptability to various patients with simple to complex medical issues and developed her communication skills as well, 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 believes in not only dental health but also passionate with her holistic approach to health. She regularly goes to the gym. Enjoys running and joining fitness fun runs. She also spends her weekend’s cycling and travelling. She recently took the challenge of riding motorcycles with the goal of motorcycle travels in the future.