Cristhian Galindo


English, Spanish
AAS in Dental Hygiene
New York City College of Technology

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

I loved it.

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

Previous experience as a dental assistant

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing how members smile after I do their cleanings.

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

Elon Musk: he is a brilliant mind.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Lime and avocado

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

I have done public speaking in front of a couple hundred people on a few occasions.

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

Sleeping and spending time with loved ones

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

The dental office is a scary place.

__What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth? __

Its ability to heal quickly.

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


When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.

Sinatra music

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

Seeing members happy after their visit.