Tia Yu

Since I graduated from Otago with a bachelor degree in oral health, I’ve been working in the Wairarapa. The lovely community in Masterton helped my clinical skills grow fast. My best moment of the day is usually when a patient smiles and says “Thank you that was a very pleasant experience!”, which makes all the hard work pay off. As a kid, I grew up dreading the dentist because I had some extensive treatment done without numbing. Until today, I am still very anxious as a patient myself. Therefore I make sure to take time listen to each patient’s needs. I wish I could help anxious patients overcome their fear, and help everyone in my dental chair leave happily and be more ready to better look after their oral health. Outside of work, I enjoy hot yoga, cooking different cuisines, and painting. Recently I’m hoping to get better at swimming and pick up surfing, so I could better enjoy the Wellington beaches.