Zairy Aleman


English, Spanish
AAS in Dental Hygiene
Hostos Community College

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Cherry lollipop

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

My biggest hobbies are painting, rollerskating and knitting.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

Having my patients leave the chair realizing dentistry is not painful and very important for their health.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in our whole body. It's even stronger than our bones.

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

I would love to be an astronaut.

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

What makes me smile the most is getting home to see my puppy, seeing the excitement in her eyes as she greets me with jumps and tail wags makes me feel warm and fuzzy.