Meet the Team Series – Part I: Dr. Isabella Terrassa

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Since our wonderful patients share so much with us, we thought it only fitting that we give a little back and shed some light on what makes our staff members tick! This month’s highlighted team member is Dr. Isabella Terrassa, who is coming up on two years at our practice.

Why did you choose dentistry? 

I chose dentistry when I was 4 years old. Not quite sure why. But over time I liked it more and more. There is a drawing somewhere saying “when I grow up I want to be a dentist.”

The most eccentric hobby that you absolutely love? 

Don’t know if it’s eccentric but I love paper quilling. (Ooh neat! What’s that?) Quilling is folding and rolling strips of paper and making them into shapes. My hero is Yulia Brodskaya – she’s amazing. I got into it because I saw these greeting cards made by someone and they used quilling (only I didn’t know what it was called). Told my grandma and she signed me up for classes.

What’s your favorite dental procedure and why?

Changes on a monthly basis. Right now I’m partial to implant restorations. There’s a lot of planning that goes into it and it’s great when you see all the pieces fall into place.

Favorite childhood memory?

My grandma showed up to my kindergarten class with a huge cake decorated and made by her. I think this is one of my first memories.

What 3 books would you take to a desert island? 

Very hard to pick just three… Harry Potter: I’d like to take all of them, but if I must choose then I think it’s the 5th. Anything by David Sedaris, as I’ll probably need something to laugh about. The Shadow of the Wind (Spanish version) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.