Your cart is currently empty!
Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo teaches students and treats patients at School of Dental Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is an author and a state-of-Nevada pageant winner. She also volunteers with the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation, which provides dental care to exotic animals such as lions, tigers, and bears (Oh my!).
My career path began when I had to visit the dentist as a child. The pain in my mouth was so bad that I had to be excused from school. I needed a root canal, and I was in the chair for quite a while. But what I remember most was the dentist. He was very sweet and kept telling me how brave I was, and that everything would be fine. Moment by moment, I felt the pain going away. I felt safe and comforted, and I have not forgotten that feeling. I wanted to help others the way he helped me. Then a trip to my dog’s veterinarian inspired me and I began fixing teeth for monkeys, bears, tigers, and other exotic animals.