__Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?__
I hated going to the dentist as a kid, but I loved the air water syringe. Now, as an adult, providing oral surgery, I love to go because I know all of the possibilities that can happen with much more than just air water syringe.
__What’s the most rewarding part of your job?__
Having a patient tell me after surgery that they barely felt a thing.
__What famous person (alive or dead) is your dream dental patient? Why?__
The tooth fairy, because she owes me a percentage.
__What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?__
Matcha green tea, because its just so refreshing and healthy
__What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?__
That no two mouths are the same.
__In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing?__
Turning the New York Knicks into contenders.
__What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?__
Watching my daughter dance ballet and my son play tennis.
— Dr. Peter Chen