Dr. Carol Yacoub


English, Arabic
Virginia Commonwealth University
General Practice Residency

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

I loved it! I never had any cavities and never needed braces, so going to the dentist was a breeze and I always looked forward to the toy at the end of the appointment.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing a patient's reaction after giving them the smile they always dreamed of.

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

Taylor Swift...well, because it is Taylor Swift!

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Rita's Mango Italian Ice

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

I danced ballet until the age of 18!

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

Dentists are not all scary!

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