Meet Dr. PerlitshDr. Rachel Perlitsh grew up in a dental family and knew early on that she wanted to work in health care. She worked throughout high school with her father, Dr. Max Perlitsh, who is a well-known and respected retired Periodontist and a former chairman of the Tufts Periodontics Department. Dr. Perlitsh enjoyed and explored all areas of dentistry. She was most fascinated by growth and development and loved working with teenage patients and parents which lead her to decide on orthodontics as her career.
Dr. Perlitsh graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1991. Upon graduation, she was inducted into the prestigious National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Perlitsh also received the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award for Excellence. Following graduation, she completed a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1992. Following her residency program, she returned to the Tufts University Post Graduate Orthodontic Program, where she earned her degree in 1994.
Dr. Perlitsh is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, The American Dental Association, and The Academy of Dental Science. In addition, she was recently selected by Worldwide Who's Who as a VIP Professional of the Year, recognizing her commitment to excellence within the orthodontic profession.
She is an active part of the community as a member of the Wilmington Rotary and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Her son and daughter both attend the Green Mountain Valley School in Waitsfield and are highly competitive ski racers. In her spare time Dr. Perlitsh enjoys cycling, skiing, singing with her “Soul Sisters” and spending time with family and friends.