March 7, 2017
This week kicks off our “Meet the Team Tuesdays!” series for the month of March! What better day to start than on National Dentists Day?
First up, we have our very own, Dr. Tyra Manso.
Dr. Manso is originally from Chicago, a mid-west girl at heart. After living in NYC for 8 years she still has her accent. In college Dr. Manso fostered her love for science and graduated from the University of Illinois with departmental distinction in Chemistry. She attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor (Go Blue!). She became a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry by completing a 2-year advanced degree from Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. After a few years in practice her love for learning motivated her to continue her education even further by becoming board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2011.
Over the course of her career Dr. Manso has worked in private practice, served as a clinical professor, and held hospital credentials. Dr. Manso has provided free dental care to underserved children both internationally and domestically as a medical mission volunteer. Dr. Manso and her family moved to Montclair in 2014 and opened MPDC in April of 2016.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired when I see that one of my patients or their parents have had a great experience. There’s this look of relief on their faces and I know that the stigma of Dentistry being unpleasant was just dispelled.
What makes you smile?
My toddler:). He’s this crazy mix of my husband and I, and seeing the world through his eyes is the most amazing thing.
Join us every Tuesday for the month of March to meet the rest of the MPDC staff!