Chen, Jin Qiao


English, Mandarin, Cantonese
AAS Dental Hygiene
NYU College of Dentistry

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

I didn't like to visit the dentist. I had terrible experience when I was a kid. however, I don't hate dental visit as I know the importance of keeping healthy teeth.

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

My first part time job was working as a dental assistant. My job experience inspired me to go further in the field.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The beautiful smiles from patients.

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

Whitney Houston

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Strawberry with mango

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

I have a bigger sister and a younger brother.

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

I like to bake. I like making cakes and breakfast breads.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

I would like to change people's thinking about how dental visits are. Visiting a dentist should be fun and painless.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

Sometimes I could see two super-numeric teeth locating symmetric on each side of the mouth.

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

I would be a baker or a chef to make delicious food every day.

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

An adorable cat with watery eye and pink nose. (That's my cat)