Albely Quezada

Hygienist

Languages
English, Spanish
Education
AAS in Dental Hygiene
Hostos Community College

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

When I was a kid, my mom used to work for a dentist and I had the opportunity to spend some time there. I was not sure what I wanted to be as adult but I remember enjoying being there and getting super excited every 6 months for my check up and cleaning. Until one day I told myself that I wanted be part of the dental community because I love the positive outcomes it brings to people.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

When patients tell me how grateful they are because of the positive experiences they had and the knowledge acquired that will help in improving their oral health.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Caramel

What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?

In the past few years I have found a passion for hiking. Favorite places: Bear Mountain and Catskills Mountains. I helps me relax, especially after long weeks.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

-Getting your teeth cleaned hurts -Going to the dentist is painful

What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?

Spending time with family and a big big bowl of chocolate fudge brownie ice-cream.