Tenzing Khedup


English, Tibetan, Nepali
AAS in Dental Hygiene
NYU College of Dentistry

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so? My first ever dentist inspired me to get into dentistry after seeing how crucially oral health can impact one's life.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Seeing new smiles in the clinician chair.

What famous person (alive or dead) is your dream dental patient? Why? His Holiness, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, because he is the leader of my nation and it has always been a dream to be in his presence.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor? (Be as SPECIFIC as possible. For example: “Banana split, hold the cherries, add sprinkles.”) Cookies and cream, with kiwi toppings.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth? The fact that each and every mouth has its own unique characteristics.

In another life, if you weren’t working in dentistry, what would you be doing? I would want to pursue a career as a chef.

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones. J. Cole.