Nothing makes Dr. Clark happier than getting to know a patient and then using her skills to help them achieve their oral health goals. Whether she is getting someone out of pain or giving them a smile that boosts their confidence, she loves making a positive difference in people’s lives on a daily basis. To learn a little more about Dr. Clark’s background ahead of your first appointment, read on below.
Experienced Dentist—Derby, KS
Get to Know
Rachel H. Clark, DDS
Why Did You Decide
to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Clark remembers overhearing a patient when she was 10 years old talking to her aunt, a dentist, and she was struck by the sounds of laughter and the amount of praise and thanks. The interaction was so genuine and effortless, and that’s when Dr. Clark knew she wanted to become a dentist. She has always had the drive to serve people and continues to push herself so she can deliver even better care to her patients.
Where Did You
Dr. Clark started her journey in dentistry at Wichita State University (GO SHOX!) where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. As a dental hygienist, she served as a patient advocate and educator. Eventually, after 6 years of serving the Wichita community as a dental hygienist she followed her passion and went on to earn her dental degree from Creighton University, and today, she consistently completes continuing education courses focused on a wide variety of procedures.
Dr. Clark holds professional memberships in the:
Outside of the Dental Office,
What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Clark married her high school sweetheart, and they have been together for over 20 years and have one daughter. When she isn’t spending time with family, she enjoys reading (particularly Jane Austen novels), crafting (several of her artworks are in our dental office), and gardening.