Dr. Felisa Velasco


English, Tagalog
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
NYU Langone

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

I loved it (obligatory love). My mother is a dentist.

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

My mom. Her life work balance is amazing. Her passion and drive to be in this field that was male dominated.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The team and making patient’s smile

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

Kobe Bryant #mambamentality

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Raspberry mint

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

I lived in Colorado for 4 years.

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

Working out

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

Dentists are males

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

The #30 tooth. The anatomy is so gorge!

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.

Roman’s Revenge by Nicki Minaj

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

When I am surrounded by great people that inspire me and have a good heart with a glass of red wine.