Candace Clinkscales


English, some German
BS in Dental Hygiene
University of Texas Health Science Center

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

Loved it. My hygienist always made me feel special.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The connections I make with patients and co-workers

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

Dax Shepard...every time I see his picture for his podcast, I'm amazed how healthy his gums look! Hygiene Dream

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

I moved to Switzerland for one year to work as a hygienist but ended up staying for ten.

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

Binge watch something funny and brunch with friends

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

Travel writer