Tricia Caldwell


AAS in Dental Hygiene
Fortis College

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

I was kind of forced into dentistry: I joined the Air Force mainly because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do as a career. The job they gave me was dental assisting, and I was not at all happy about that! However, during school, we did prophys (prophylaxis) on each other and I fell in love!!! I'd finally found what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a dental hygienist!

__What famous person (alive or dead) is your dream dental patient? Why? __

Larry Bourgeois. He's just an awesome person and every time I see him, I bug him about coming to get his teeth cleaned!

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

Playing golf with my husband.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

All dental hygienists are bougie!

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

Playing professional volleyball.

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

Anthony Hamilton