Mariah White


AAS in Dental Hygiene
Plaza College

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

I liked going to the dentist. I remember getting compliments on my teeth and my calm nature in the chair. And leaving with a goody bag!

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

The opportunity to help others and afford a lifestyle for myself & my family inspired me to get into dentistry.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is connecting with members and helping them achieve their oral health goals!

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Gala apple, please!

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

A self care day is the way I hit the restart button! Setting the ambiance for a relaxing & cozy evening with a face mask, calming music, candles, and my favorite show.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

“The dentist just wants to take my money.” I believe that meeting the member where they are is extremely important, along with educating them on the procedures they truly need and what can happen if they don’t receive this care. Hopefully with a better understanding & a caring provider they can feel confident in investing in their health