Meet: Tatiana, Registered Dental Hygienist

Meet Tatiana

Every month we feature behind-the-scenes interviews with the individuals who, together, make CPW Dentistry the special place that it is. This month, we’re featuring Tatiana.

What’s your role here at CPW Dentistry and what does a typical day look like for you?

Through the years I have had many roles here. Currently, I’m a Dental Hygienist and a Practice Director. On a typical day of hygiene, I’m seeing patients for dental wellness appointments, gum therapy, whitening, oral hygiene instructions and other treatments. As a Practice Director, I spend most of my time recruiting amazing talent, training, planning, and meeting with our doctors on a regular basis.

Why do you love working at CPW Dentistry?

I just celebrated my 7 year anniversary at CPW Dentistry! I’m surrounded by such supportive colleagues who push me to be the best version of myself. I also love when patients refer their friends, family, children, and coworkers to me. It means a lot that they entrust the people they care the most about with me.

What makes you wildly happy and why?

Giving back to the community and volunteering my time to help others in need makes me wildly happy. My colleagues and I have put together clothing drives, read to children, visited soup kitchens and we even traveled to Las Vegas to volunteer with Remote Access Medical to deliver dental care to children, individuals, and families who do not have access or cannot afford a visit to a dentist. Soon, we’ll be visiting senior centers in the neighborhood to educate people on the importance of oral health.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at the same time, what would you say?

If I had the opportunity to speak to everyone in the world at the same time, I would encourage them to serve the people they love, pursue their passions, and be kind to one another.

Where did you grow up and what was it like there?

I grew up in Kensington Brooklyn until I moved to South Boston, or “Southie,” at the age of 10. Southie was a predominantly working-class Irish Catholic community. I would often joke that there was a pub and a church on every corner. Growing up I remember there being a strong sense of community and sports always being the leading source of city pride. In more recent years, South Boston has become increasingly desirable among young professionals and families and has undergone gentrification. Southie is home to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

If you had to describe yourself in five words, what would they be?

Compassionate, witty, enthusiastic, friendly, loyal.

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