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.