Nazila Hussein


English, Farci
AAS in Dental Hygiene
New York City College of Technology

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

I was always very interested in the processes that took place in the dental office and, for this reason, loved going to the dentist.

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

My father, because he sacrificed a lot for me to become whatever I want to be.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Making people SMILE!

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

Michelle Obama. She seems like such a sweet soul, and I bet she'd be an amazing patient.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Mint dark chocolate with extra chocolate chips and strawberry mango bits.

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

My brother is kickboxing world champion.

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

A good breakfast with my close family.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

That dentistry always has to hurt! Getting your teeth cleaned should NEVER hurt, and I am a huge proponent of a thorough yet gentle mindset! I take every step to provide a comfortable and an enjoyable visit.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

That it's connected to the whole body! The bacteria in the mouth is very dangerous and can lead to serious health complications, like heart disease.

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

In another life, I would be an interior designer specializing in modern trends.

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.


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

When my kids get along and help each other.

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