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.

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