Nida Tariq


English, Urdu, Punjabi
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 loved going to the dentist as a kid. I had a wonderful dentist who made going to the dentist a fun experience!

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

My father inspired me to enter the dental field. He owns a company that manufactures and sells dental instruments!

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is when a patient walks away feeling like they learned something new and useful that they can use to improve their oral hygiene or self care.

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

I recharge after a long week with a jog through my neighborhood. I feel free and energetic during my run.

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

In another life, if I wasn't working in dentistry, I would be a baker with my own dine in coffee, tea, and baked goods shop. I would bake cupcakes, cakes, and cookies with a touch of South Asian flavors.

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

The Weeknd

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