Houman Chegeni Dentist

Dr. Houman Chegini


English, Farsi
Medical College of Virginia

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

A friend invited me to volunteer at a Red Cross Dental Clinic. I met other dentists and they invited me to their offices to shadow. I saw myself doing what they were doing and picked the dental route.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Getting patients excited about coming back to the dentist

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Dark Chocolate Mint with chocolate chips

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

I used to play the Violin when younger. I am a certified open water diver.

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

A good breakfast and nice cup of coffee

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

Dentist drill teeth for no reason. I like to show my patients why they need something and make them part of the process.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

The taste buds :)

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

I would be a detective. Looking for details and solving problems

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

I fall sleep, it is so relaxing :D

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

Seeing my team thrive and grow

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