Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come? Since I was born and raised in Nepal, I had never been to the dentist until I got to the U.S. Going to the dentist was not that common in my country in those days.
What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so? After I moved to U.S. from Nepal, I got the chance to go to the dentist for the first time. The way my hygienist explained to me about the importance of oral hygiene—I was so impressed, and that lead me to purse a career in the dental field.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job? The happiness of my patients.
How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button? I like to visit new places, and I love to cook and serve new dishes. Cooking makes me feel happy and refreshed.
In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing? I would be chef.
What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really? When someone ask me to dance.