Stephanie Nunez

Hygienist

Languages
English, Spanish
Education
Associates in Dental Hygiene
SUNY Farmingdale

When hygienist Stephanie Nunez was a kid, she couldn’t get enough of her dental cleanings. “I loved the feeling so much,” she says. “I would always ask my hygienist if I could come back next week. I was always so disappointed—like why do I have to wait six whole months!?”

Today, one of Stephanie’s greatest strengths is something they don’t exactly teach in hygiene school: “So much of being a good hygienist is communication. You have to be able to read people and get a feel for what they need,” she says. “When you get a cleaning, you’re in a very vulnerable position. You’re lying down, someone is in your mouth. It really takes some trust. And that comes with communication.”

And her ultimate goal? To make going to the dentist feel more like fun, and less like an obligation. “I want you to be excited to come see me!” she says. “It’s not just about the dentistry and the cleanings. Those things are there, but I also want you to feel like we’re family.”

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“It’s not just about the dentistry and the cleanings. Those things are there, but I also want you to feel like we’re family.”

Stephanie Nunez