Winsome Cheung

Hygienist

Languages
English, Cantonese
Education
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 loved going to the dentist as a kid. I had orthodontic treatment as a child and my orthodontist was like a friend to me. Going to the dentist is like visiting a friend.

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

My orthodontist inspired me to get in to dentistry. I think dentistry is a form of art, and I love art!

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

To turn a patient who has dental phohia into someone who looks forward to their future dental visits.

__What’s your dream toothpaste flavor? __

Jasmine

What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?

I make resin art and artisan soap and have an Etsy shop.

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

A day at the beach.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

Dentistry can be fun!

__What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth? __

Bite mark registry can help identify the person who commited a crime.

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

I’d be a full-time small business owner creating resin art and soaps.

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

"This Is What It Feels Like," by Armin Van Buuren

What’s something that really, really, really makes you smile? Like, really?

Pugs!