Tiffany Burris

Hygienist

Languages
English
Education
AAS in dental Hygiene
New York City College of Technology

Before she became a dental hygienist, Tiffany Burris spent five years as a flight attendant, helping people feel safe and comfortable all over the world. “Those skills definitely carry over into dentistry,” she says. “Comfort is everything for me, because at the end of the day, if your experience at the dentist isn’t a good one, you’re not going to want to come back.”

While Tiffany’s own experiences at the dentist have been good, she often tells patients about her brother, who had a lot of work done as a kid. “Even as an adult, he hates going,” she says. “But he came to see me once for a cleaning, and said he’d never had someone really explain everything to him before. He felt like he learned something when he saw me, and that’s helped lessen his fear.”

That’s why education is so important to Tiffany. “If you understand what’s happening, it helps you feel confident, and it helps you feel in control,” she says. “I’ve had patients come in with a lot of anxiety, and leave telling me how excited they are to come back. That means everything to me.”

Additional Education
AAS in Chemical Technology
New York City College of Technology

“I’ve had patients come in with a lot of anxiety, and leave telling me how excited they are to come back. That means everything to me.”

Tiffany Burris