Harvel Wedderburn


English, Patois
AAS in Dental Hygiene
NYU College of Dentistry

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

I never got the opportunity as a kid, however, as an adult I played catch up and loved it!

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

I experienced a career epiphany!

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping my patient(s) towards a healthy oral lifestyle and or maintaining a healthy oral journey.

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

My hidden talent is I cook Oxtails & Beans and Ackee and Saltfish really, really well!

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

Going to the spa and falling asleep on the masseuse table and paying to not be disturbed for 4 hours after a hot stone, deep tissue massage.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

That it is filled with hundreds of thousands of bacteria, but there can still be a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria!

Additional Education
BSC in Dental Hygiene
University of Technology, Jamaica