“My profession means to me that I can be a dentist and an educator, which enables me to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis. Working with so many unique people every day makes me realize that every person and situation is different, and at Dentistry for Children, we treat everyone and every situation individually. I love seeing patients grow and become participating partners in their own oral health.” – Dr. Maher
Dr. Rachel Maher is passionate about sharing her dental knowledge and expertise, along with educating her patients and their parents. She loves seeing her patients' oral health improve because of the education provided to them.
Education and Experience
Dr. Maher graduated from Alvernia College in Reading, PA with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine. Dr. Maher completed a general dental residency program at Christiana Care Health Services in Wilmington, DE. She then went on for advanced studies in Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH.
As a dental professional, Dr. Maher is a lifelong learner. She continually pursues current technology and information by attending annual continuing education courses. This allows her to be to be informed about the most current, gold standard care and implement it on a daily basis with her patients.
Dr. Maher volunteers at Christiana Care as a pediatric dental attending teaching the general practice residents about pediatric dentistry. She is Past President of the Delaware State Dental Society and actively participates in dental society activities, including a project she initiated called Educate to Eliminate and by being the Delaware Delegate to the American Dental Association. Dr. Maher also reviews the monthly pediatric dentistry journals.
- American Dental Association
- Delaware State Dental Society
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Board Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Outside the Office
Dr. Maher is married with two stepdaughters and two cats. Her parents, sister, two brothers, nieces, and nephews still live in the area.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Maher enjoys spending time with her family, visiting the Pocono Mountains, and has been a member of the National Ski Patrol for eight years. Dr. Maher is passionate about gardening, enjoying nature, being outdoors, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Maher is an active member of the Delaware State Dental Society, through which she has volunteered for many different community programs, including Special Olympics of Delaware. Being active in the community is important to her because it allows her patients to see her in another setting, other than the dental office, and really connect with them on a different level.