Juan Collins - Our Loved Hygienist
“Her touch is gentle, and her smile is vibrant”
Our patients love Juan – most of them have been seeing her for over a decade! They love her because she is gentle with her hands but honest with her advice. She is deeply invested in your oral health and brings you into the partnership by explaining what procedure she is doing and why she is doing it. She is the coach you never had, who is going to educate and instill good habits. If you’ve had a bad experience with a dental hygienist, you must come see Juan.
Are you a native Texan?
Yes. I was born in Garland and grew up in Oak Cliff (Dallas), Garland, and Mesquite.
Can you talk about your education and experience?
I was the rare child who loved going to the dentist! I also truly enjoy caring for people. So becoming a dental hygienist was an obvious choice. I graduated from the Baylor School of Dental Hygiene, Dallas in 1991 and have been caring for patients at Love 2 Smile Dental ever since. A lot of my patients grew up around me and now it’s a great joy to care for their young children.
What do you like most about working at Love 2 Smile Dental?
In one word – Dr. Divya. I love the fun, upbeat, but busy vibe in the office. I also love the open communication environment built on the foundation of honesty.
What is the first concert you attended?
As a 4th grader, I saw “Peter and the Wolf” at the Dallas Symphony, and to this day that concert is etched in my memory.
What is your favorite film?
Usual Suspects – I have it on DVD and can watch it over and over again.
Tell us your pet peeves
- Squeezing toothpaste from the middle of the tube
- Leaving the toilet seat up
- Patient phone ringing in middle of appointment
What do you like to do outside work?
I love to cook and bake. Now that I am an empty-nester, I am trying to discover new passions. I recently turned vegetarian as way to get healthier.