My name is Rachel Hoagburg and I am a third-year dental student at Penn Dental Medicine. Along with Michael and a few others, I will be blogging for Philly Phaces! A little more about myself – I aspire to become an Orthodontist after dental school, in hopes to work alongside surgeons and other specialists to treat children undergoing surgeries for skeletal defects. Before starting dental school, I had a love and passion for children and orthodontics and knew it was a path I may want to explore. However, being a part of Philly Phaces has helped me realize my passion for the craniofacial aspect of orthodontics. I hope to help people fall in love with their smile and gain confidence in themselves.
I will be blogging on my experiences in dental school along with my path to becoming an orthodontist who specializes in craniofacial, surgical, and special care orthodontics. Beyond my own experiences in my journey, I will be blogging about what is happening with the Penn Dental Philly Phaces chapter!
I look forward to blogging throughout the year and hope you enjoy the content!