I knew growing up that I wanted to do some sort of career with people and I was really drawn to the healthcare profession. And it wasn't actually until I got to college that I started to explore different professions, different realms of healthcare. I had some really great mentors, really great dentists that kind of guided me along the way, really made a big influence on me. And that's how I settled on dentistry. I think the most rewarding part of dentistry is when you can turn that fearful patient into somebody who really looks forward to their dental appointments. As crazy as it sounds we have lots of patients who start off a little timid, a little fearful of coming into a new place, meeting new people. And then by their second or third appointment they burst through the door and they're excited to have done what they're about to have done. So we really look forward to those appointments too.
I went to college at Texas A&M University in College Station. I'm an Aggie, proud Aggie. And then after that, I went to dental school at Baylor college of dentistry in Dallas. After I finished the four years in dental school, I did a one year AEGD program, which is just more continuing education. And I went to the VA hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Then I moved back here to Texas and started working at this practice in Arlington. And ever since then I've been focusing on getting more continuing education hours and I'm currently working to get a lot more hours, learn a lot more in dentistry.
Dr. Rachel Zimmerer was born and raised in the small town of Lindsay, Texas. She’s had a passion for health care since she was young, which led her to pursue a nutrition degree at Texas A&M University, where she graduated summa cum laude.
Dr. Zimmerer then headed to Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas (now part of Texas A&M College of Dentistry). As a dental student, Dr. Zimmerer earned many accolades, including membership in the Odontological Honor Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Zimmerer graduated on the dean’s list, proving her commitment to academic and clinical excellence.
Beyond her achievements as a dental student, Dr. Zimmerer furthered her passion for providing the best quality care possible to her patients by completing additional training at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she earned a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). After completing her advanced education, she decided to move back to her home state of Texas. Dr. Zimmerer is married to her dental school sweetheart, who specialized in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Zimmerer prides herself in educating her patients on treatment options and taking the extra time to make sure they are comfortable and that their health care needs are met with the highest level of integrity and quality. Her calm, approachable, and caring demeanor is sure to make you feel at home.