What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so? I was an assistant at a periodontal office for five years and it sparked my interest in helping people learn about prevention, before it progresses into a worse stage that would require periodontal surgery
What’s the most rewarding part of your job? I love when members leave their visit talking about how nice their teeth feel and how I've changed their fear of going to the dental office. I have also had many members who had anxiety going into a dental office but left feeling different and no more anxiety.
What’s your dream toothpaste flavor? Lychee passionfruit
What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you? I sang at Disneyworld with my choir twice. I love music so I can even play the piano and Guzheng.
What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing? "Hygienists only clean teeth". We do so much more than that. We are educators and we help people with their oral hygiene. We can also do things like place sealants or whitening. We don't just 'give a cleaning', but we help you maintain good oral hygiene and are important in preventative measures.
In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing? Forensic scientist.