Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Dental School: New York University
Organizations I belong to: ACDS, ADA, AAPD, CDA, ABPD, Solano Ave Association
I became a dentist because: teeth fascinated me from an early age. I used to read books on teeth when I was in grade 4. It must have been because I lost a tooth.
I love being a dentist because: it’s a great mix of art, science and helping people.
I love East Bay area because: its so green, lots of open spaces to run, walk, or bike. I love to visit the farmers market and its so accessible in the East Bay
If I could have any superhero powers what would it be: run fast like Dash from the Incredibles
I chose to work with children because: you can be silly and they will either laugh at you or tell you honestly that you are just weird.
My family consists of: Mom, Older sister, Older Brother, Younger sister, 2 nephews and hundreds of extended family. My parents both come from large families.
My community involvement: Volunteer at dental health fairs. Involved in runs-3K, 7K, half marathon, du-athalon to benefit certain organizations.
Any Funny or Interesting facts: When I was elementary school I lead an all school aerobic workout with Footloose as my music.
My hobbies: Painting/drawing, reading books, cooking for family and friends
I’m really good at: knitting a scarf
My favourite movie: Harry Potter series
My favorite food: Chocolate
My Nickname growing up: Bebeng, it was hard to say “V” when you are just 3yrs old.
For fun, I like to: bike, hike or go to a new place I’ve never been to
If I wasn’t a dentist, I’d probably be:party planner
Favourite teams/sports; Go A’s. I love watching the Olympics.