The major influence for me to become a dentist was the ability to do such a wide variety of procedures and varied techniques, from aesthetic rebuilds to actual surgery. We're very privileged in a profession that has such a varied skill base and amount of procedures that you can master.
I knew I would never get bored being a dentist because there would always be things to stimulate me and focus on. That's the beauty of dentistry. There are so many things that you can focus on and provide for your patients.
In my work, I am proud of being able to provide all-around dentistry, true assessments and treatment plans based on my experience in all the disciplines. That's one of the things that I find is really important and that I'm proud of, because it's taken me 30 years to get to this point.
Every single day, I’m inspired by seeing my patients smile when I finish a case. Every case inspires me for the next one. It's like a domino effect; you just want to do more and more.
When I was a teenager I underwent a lot of orthodontic treatment and I was able to see the transformation in myself and the confidence it gave me. It was a rewarding and fulfilling experience which greatly influenced my decision to do this as a career.
What brings me great joy in dentistry is being able to work with people every day. Dentistry is a challenging profession and you’re dealing with people who are nervous and who don’t always want to be there with you, so it’s about making the appointment as comfortable as I can for people.
Being able to make people feel at ease and provide a very safe and supportive environment for patients is something that is very rewarding in what can be a very stressful job.
The moment in my career that I’m most proud of was being able to do my Mum’s veneers before my sister’s wedding. It brought me great joy to bring a smile to her face.
I initially entered dentistry on a gap year and soon came to realise that I would never want to leave the industry. The ability to impact a person’s life in a way that I did not realise was possible has allowed me to grow as a professional.
For me, the most exciting thing about FY Smile is that this vision that is being brought together started with a desire to ‘be better’ and ‘do even better’ than we were already. It excited me that after 12 years of working with an incredible team and such talented dentists, this vision is coming full circle and we are coming into our new ‘home’ which takes our exceptional dental treatments and then offers a customer experience to match.
I believe that patient experience is the culmination of dental treatment, customer service and the relationship between patients and dental team. I truly believe that if any of this is missing then it will have a profound impact on the way a patient feels about their treatment and how the team is able to deliver this treatment.
I was initially drawn to dentistry because I had always had a special interest in health and thought it would be an interesting field in which to learn and help improve people’s lives.
What excites me most about FY Smile is that, having worked with some of the team for an extended amount of time already, we are all ready for the next stage. I am so excited to be able to be a part of this new brand and business from the ground up.
For me, patient experience in a dental clinic is as important as the dental treatment itself. Making patients feel comfortable in the dental space is paramount.
I decided to get into dentistry as I was a young and ambitious teen who wanted to help people and travel the world! Having had braces growing up, I was always at the dentist and it was always the best time. After work experience I got a little taste of what it would be like, and from there the rest is history!
When it comes to FY Smile, I am most excited about being part of something bigger and having no limits on providing our patients with the best service and treatments available in dentistry.
For me, patient experience is everything. It’s about treating patients how you'd like to be treated, providing education to empower them with the confidence to make the right decisions for their health and supporting them through their journey.
I decided to work in dentistry because I am passionate about preventive oral health care. Having had a bad experience when I was younger, I want to be able to provide the best patient care in the dental setting.
For me, the most exciting things about FY Smile are seeing the smile transformations created by Dr Yassmin, using state-of-the-art technology to treat patients and working alongside a supportive and experienced team.
I believe that patient care and experience is very important. With good attitude, communication and patience, I believe that I am able to build better patient rapport and therefore provide higher standards of care.
I decided to get into dentistry because I want to help people feel good and confident about themselves while also being able to create their perfect smile.
What excites me the most about FY Smile is getting to work alongside a great team in a new location, as well as it being a new experience and new challenge for me!
For me, patient experience means that all patients are important and need to be treated with care at all times regardless of whether the treatment required is major or minor.