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)