Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?
I had a bunch of cavities as a child so I had to visit my dentist very often. But I loved it every visit! I eventually shadowed my pediatric dentist who first introduced me to the world of dentistry.
What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so?
Every aspect of dentistry is intriguing! From understanding the human body, fighting microbes, and saving teeth and gums to creating awareness, early prevention, and improving overall health in communities—it has been a privilege and an exciting journey!
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Every day I look forward to working with our rockstar team in building patients’ trust, attitude on health, and smile!
What famous person (alive or dead) is your dream dental patient? Why?
The Dalai Lama—the teeth don’t even matter, his smile says it all
What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?
What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?
I enjoy volunteering as a board member for a dental nonprofit in Oakland, California.
How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?