Annie Tang graduated from New York University College of Dentistry with an Associates degree in Dental Hygiene and ten years later graduated with a bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene from Fones School of Dental Hygiene at Bridgeport University. During Annie’s time at Bridgeport, she worked on original research with her colleagues, regarding medical cannabis and adverse oral effect.
Stay open-minded for new opportunities.
Sometimes opportunities that are passed by others can be a golden opportunity for you.
Post 9/11, Annie’s friend introduced an opportunity for her to serve as a dental assistant one block away from the Twin Towers. Due to the then current assistant fearing for her safety, Annie took up the opportunity to foray into the field of dentistry, by taking the former assistant’s place. After a decade of being a dental assistant, her love of dentistry grew over time, which inspired her to pursue being a dental hygienist, comprising the latter half of her career. To have a well-rounded experience in the industry, she’s participated in management, education and research, as well as outreach programs, school visits and health fairs.
On her down time, Annie enjoys time with the family, hiking and eating really good food. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, she was known by her friends as someone who would not “give up the mic” at karoke bars.