Tameika Bumbury DentalHygienist 03

Tameika Bumbury


AAS in Dental Hygiene
NYC College of Technology

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come? I hated it. I always ended up with cavities, and I never saw a hygienist until I went to school for it.

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so? Myself!

What’s the most rewarding part of your job? The smiles and the laughter—things will always get better.

What famous person (alive or dead) is your dream dental patient? Why? Paul Wall—it's all about the grills!

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button? Spa day!

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing? Gap teeth needs braces. Absolutely false! Also that hyperpigmentation of the gums means they're dirty. False!

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth? Saliva!!!

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing? Day trading.