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Meet Dr Rachel Chan (Dentist)

placeholder profile photoDr Rachael grew up in Melbourne and completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry at La Trobe University in Bendigo in 2020.

Since completing her degree, she has moved back to her home city. Wanting to give back to the community that supported her through her studies, Rachael also works at the community dental clinic in Ballarat, where she completed placement for university.

Building Trust & Forging Connections With Patients

Rachael’s favourite aspect of dentistry is getting to know her patients and helping them achieve their oral health goals. She sees her patients as more than just teeth in a mouth, and loves to build the trust crucial to a successful dentist-patient relationship.

Helping Patients Reach Their Goals

“I love working here at Lightwood Dental with our close-knit team; it’s a great working environment. I also love feeling that I’m making a positive difference in my patients’ lives.

Rachel’s patients say that she’s very gentle and takes the time to listen to their needs. “I enjoy working with a range of people to help them take control of their oral health. I treat every patient as a whole person-not just a set of teeth!”

Rachel takes care of all aspects of general dentistry, such as examinations, hygiene treatment, fillings, root canals, etc. In particular, she enjoys transforming smiles with cosmetic and restorative dentistry, as well as whitening and clear aligners.

Outside the Practice

When she’s not caring for patients’ smiles, Rachael is an avid soccer player and plays competitively every week. She is also a typical Melburnian who loves going out for brunch. She is always open to new cafe/restaurant recommendations. Rachel also loves spending time with family and friends, as well as her senior dog!


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Dr Rachel Chan | (03) 9758 2099