A dentist residing in Houston, Texas, when Hamza isn’t providing dental care to low-income families, he’s geeking out over tech and movies or traveling to see the world. Through COVID-19, Hamza has been inspired by seeing how all the healthcare workers stood up for their healthcare community and constantly supported each other, which stoked his fire to want to travel to help those in foreign countries who are in dire need of dental care.
I DON’T THINK THERE’S A BETTER FEELING THAN GIVING SOMEONE THEIR CONFIDENCE BACK.
WHERE DO YOU WORK AND WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am a general dentist focused on providing dental assistance to low income populations.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES / INTERESTS?
I’m a huge tech and movie geek. I love Star Wars, collecting comics, playing soccer and I dabble in photography. I also love to travel when possible.
WHY DO YOU LOVE YOUR FIELD?
My profession literally gives people a reason to smile. I don’t think there is a better feeling than giving someone their confidence back. I also love the camaraderie of this field; I have met so many amazing dental professionals who have helped me grow and develop into a better practitioner and person.
WHAT’S A STEREOTYPE THAT’S UNTRUE ABOUT PEOPLE IN YOUR PROFESSION?
Dentists do not enjoy inflicting pain. Most of our time in school is spent learning how to avoid hurting you as much as possible. We love you and want you to come see us again.