Madeline Rivera


English, Spanish
AS in Dental Hygiene
Fortis Institute

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

I loved going to the dentist! I always had such a great experience, which is what led me to become a hygienist, to allow others to have that same experience—or an even better one.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Honey almond

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

Visiting new coffee shops :)

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

The palatal rugae (on your hard palate) is considered important for human identification. Which is similar to a fingerprint.

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

I would probably be a vlogger for youtube

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

Seeing my patients smile with confidence!

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