Tara Karran, R.D.H.
Hi there, I'd like to welcome you to our site and hopefully our practice. My name is Tara and I was born in Guyana but grew up in beautiful NYC. About 25 years ago, I took a course in dental assisting and became a certified dental assistant. I worked for seven years as a four-handed dental assistant, with the last two focusing more on dental office management. That was my stepping stone in the world of dentistry and during that time, I developed a passion and desire to learn more about what we all sometimes take for granted, our "teeth and gums". I realized one day after seeing heavy calculus deposits on a patients x-rays and hearing the dentist refer the patient to the hygienist and periodontist that there was a lot more to dental hygiene than just "a cleaning" (a term which now hurts my ears). I learned that without good hygiene and proper care of the gum and surrounding tissues, the health of the teeth would be compromised. I then decided that I wanted to be more on hands with this invaluable aspect of dentistry and so I went on to study Dental Hygiene at SUNY Farmingdale and graduated with honors in 2000.
I've since become a more "seasoned" hygienist having worked in Queens, Long Island, and Manhattan. I have a tremendous passion for what I do and the kind of care I push myself to give my patients. I believe that if you choose to do something, you have to enjoy it, take pride in doing it and do it well, or don't do it at all. I cannot imagine doing anything else.
Dental Hygiene is an integral part of our practice. We strive to provide the absolute best care for our patients and are focused on their overall health and well being, in addition to creating and maintaining great smiles. Patients often say being in our office feels like being among friends because you can always hear laughter in halls. It's one thing to love what you do, but it's magnified when you're surrounded by a team of people you enjoy doing it with, and at Gramercy Dental NYC, we are just that...a team!
When I am not practicing, I'm a very active mom of two - Mya and Roshan and my Havanese pup, Zuko. I love to travel and try to get away at least once or twice a year. I also enjoy just curling up with a good book or watching crime shows. I'm a huge fan of Law and Order - SVU!
Keep flossing and I look forward to seeing you soon!!
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