Rachel Pointer

Rachel Pointer

Author at Dentistry Online

Rachel qualified from Guy’s Hospital as a dental hygienist. After working as staff hygienist for Professor Naylor, she was appointed tutor dental hygienist at Guy’s Hospital before working in Australia. Working for 10 years for the British Dental Hygienists Association, she presently works at Addenbrookes Hospital and in general dental practice.
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Fresh thinking outside of the box on childhood orthodontics

Rachel Pointer thinks outside the box when it comes to childhood orthodontics. According to the results of a new study, 7% of child orthodontic patients were found to be a high risk for sleep-disordered breathing (Rohra et al, 2018). Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) covers a range of conditions, from snoring to apnoea. Early diagnosis and treatment … Continued

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A sensitive reception for disabled patients

Rachel Pointer discusses the importance of creating the right environment at your practice for disabled patients. There are 9.4 million disabled people in England, accounting for 18% of the population (Office for National Statistics, 2011). The majority of impairments are not visible and less than 8% of disabled people use a wheelchair (Papworth Trust, 2010). … Continued

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