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Stella Tsang

Hygienist

Languages
English, Cantonese
Education
AAS in Dental Hygiene
CUNY Eugenio María de Hostos

Growing up in Brooklyn, hygienist Stella Tsang started working as a dental assistant when she was just 17. “I didn’t know it was going to be long term,” she says. “But I’d watch how my coworkers would treat their patients, and how their patients were always leaving happy. That had a big impact on my decision to become a hygienist.”

With a background in pediatric dentistry, Stella is known for her tender approach and laid back demeanor. “The kids would often leap out of their chairs when we were done and give me a hug,” she says. “I don’t expect the same reaction from adults, but I think even they can benefit from someone who’s mellow and gentle and listens to their needs.”

Today, patient care is Stella’s first priority: “You want everyone to have a good experience, so they feel good about coming back. You can’t just focus on the mouth—you have to focus on the entire person. That mouth is attached to someone!”

“You can’t just focus on the mouth—you have to focus on the entire person. That mouth is attached to someone!”

Stella Tsang