Zaklyn Gibson


BS in Dental Hygiene
Augusta State University

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

I always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child. The office that my parents took me to was so educational and fun.

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

My dentist. I enjoyed how he changed people’s smiles.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Creating beautiful smiles and helping a member increase their self-esteem.

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

Snoop Dogg. He has a beautiful smile.

What’s your dream toothpaste flavor?

Birthday Cake!

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

I’ve traveled to Greece for my 29th birthday. I’m a nerd for Greek mythology.

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

I go to different wineries on the weekend with my husband.

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

Long wait times.

What is the absolute coolest thing about the human mouth?

You can actually change the structure of a tooth.

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

Shadowing my grandmother life.

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


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

One day becoming a dentist and making a difference.