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Jade Herbstman

Hygienist

Languages
English
Education
AD in Dental Hygiene
Briarcliff College, Patchogue, NY

At first, hygienist Jade Herbstman was on track to become an RN. But as soon as she took a job in a dentist’s office in college, she realized she’d found her true path—and even switched schools to pursue a degree in dentistry: “I just absolutely loved it,” she says. “From the moment I started as a dental assistant to becoming a hygienist, it’s all been great.”

For Jade, performing excellent routine care is just one part of the job: “I'm not just trying to do your cleaning,” she says. “It shouldn’t be, ‘Just get your exam and leave,’ you know? I really enjoy meeting different people every day. Just building a connection, and helping you improve your overall oral health.”

And it all starts with making sure you feel comfortable every step of the way. “I’m very vocal with what I do through the entire process,” she says. “So many of our worries about going to the dentist are just fear of the unknown.” A little reassurance is often all it takes. “After all,” she says, “I’ve never had a situation where someone doesn’t like being told what’s going on.”

I really enjoy meeting different people every day. Just building a connection, and helping you improve your overall oral health.

Jade Herbstman