Paola Fonseca DentalHygienist 03

Paola Fonseca


English, Spanish
AAS in Dental Hygiene

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come? I didn't love it as a kid bit certainly do now!

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so? I liked biology and science when I was in high school and I love working with people.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Making my patients happy while being gentle and changing their perception of dentistry.

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

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor? (Be as SPECIFIC as possible. For example: “Banana split, hold the cherries, add sprinkles.”) Oranges and cream.

__What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you? (For example: “I was a cheerleader for four years in high school!” or “I have 17 cats!” or “My hidden talent is: ____”) I love languages and speak a little French...I would like to go back to school for that!

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button? Aromatherapy, the gym, beauty treatments, and ramen.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing? Dentistry and pain, of course.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth? The smile!

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing? Makeup artist or MD!

What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really? Being able to improvise and solve problems at work and meeting new people every day.

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