Richard Shao is our full-time dental hygienist at Westchester Smile Design since 2003. Leveraging his experience as a dental hygienist, Mr. Shao delivers various services which include reviewing medical and dental histories, assessing gingival and periodontal conditions, oral cancer screenings, performing thorough periodontal debridement as well as sealants and fluoride treatments.
Before coming to the United States, Richard Shao was a General Surgeon at the Guangzhou Hospital from June 1989 to May 1991. His responsibilities included; analyzing symptoms, making diagnosis, approving treatment plans, supervising junior staff in daily therapy, performing general surgery, and managing administrative issues. Mr. Shao is fluent in the languages of English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
- BS Guangzhou Medical College
- AAS Hostos Community College
- ADA Registered Dental Hygienist in New York State
- Albert H. Stevenson Award from NYS Dental Association
- Clinical Proficiency Award from NYC Dental Hygienist’s Association
- Dental Hygiene Professional Award from S.P.A. Dental Hygiene Honor Society
Teina is our Office Manager with over ten years of experience in the field of dentistry. Teina is the liaison between the clients and the doctors. Her aim is to help each client achieve his/her goal of having a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.
Teina, along with the other staff members here at Westchester Smile Design, believes that a trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience, so she makes herself available to address all the questions and concerns of each client. She spends her days meeting with patients, explaining the various procedures available to them and helping them to decide on the services that are most appropriate for them. She understands how to assist patients with their financial needs. She enjoys working with patients on treatment plans and helping them receive the best care possible.
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