Allyson Adams


AAS in Applied Science
Fortis Institute

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

I hated it because the dentist was mean! Didn't explain one thing to me.

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so?

I had a teacher approach me during my junior year in high school. She let me know about a dental assisting program the school was offering my senior year and told me she thought I'd be a good fit. I applied and ended up loving it!

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

I absolutely love assessing where a patient is with their oral home care, then taking them to the next level of improvement! Educating them in the sense of explaining the “why.”

What famous person (alive or dead) is your dream dental patient? Why?

George Washington…would love to see those wooden teeth I read about (not smell them though!)

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Strawberry… I will always love strawberry anything!

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

I used to coach high school tennis.

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?

I love to go hiking — quiet time in nature helps me recharge.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

That dental professionals are know-it-alls and not very approachable.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

The enzymes in saliva are the body's first form of digestion.

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing?

Probably would have been a tennis pro.

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.


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

Surprises, great food, good music, and spontaneous trips

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