Dr. Rachel Hargraves is an experienced general dentist committed to providing the highest quality care to her patients. She is compassionate and dedicated to doing her best to make sure patients are comfortable. Dr. Hargraves uses state of the art technology and a gentle demeanor to alleviate any anxieties in the dental chair. She strives to educate and communicate patients on their treatment needs. She is highly competent in all phases of general dentistry.
As a native to the Capital Region, Dr. Hargraves grew up in Guilderland, NY. Early on she recognized her passion for dentistry and majored in biology at the University at Albany. She then graduated summa cum laude in the top ten percent of her class from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation, she relocated to Miami, Florida to pursue a rigorous post-graduate training at the Miami Veterans Hospital. As a fan of warm sun and bright smiles, she spent several years practicing dentistry in private practice in Pompano Beach, Florida. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Fourth District Dental Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She serves leadership roles as the Treasurer, Co-Editor of the Newsletter and New Dentist Chair for the Fourth District Dental Society. She has recently become an adjunct professor at HVCC Dental Hygiene school.
Dr. Hargraves returned to her roots to practice dentistry in the Capital Region. She enjoys being an active member of the community and improving the oral health of her neighbors. In her spare time, Dr. Hargraves enjoys running, spending time with her family and reading. Aside from dentistry, her other passion is dogs. As a patient, you will hear a lot about her little Chihuahua named Suzy!