12 Apr Meet our dentists: Dr Johanna
Dr Johanna is part of our team of dentists; she has worked in the dental industry for 9 years and has a special interest in preventive dentistry, crown and bridge work, cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics.
In this blog entry, Dr Johanna tells us why she decided to follow a career in dentistry, what she considers to be the most valuable learning from her student days and what her biggest challenges were while preparing to become a dentist.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in dentistry?
Dr Johanna: “When I was a child I used to play with my friends that I was their Dentist, and I thought one day I would become a real dentist. The joy of changing a person’s life by creating a beautiful, healthy smile is one of the rewards of being a dentist that cannot be measured. Being a dentist is fun and rewarding, and I sincerely love what I do.”
Looking back, what was the most valuable learning from your days of preparing to become a dentist?
Dr Johanna: “The most useful and valuable thing that I learnt throughout my degree as a dentist is all the positive effects a professional can have on so many lives. While dentistry can be stressful, I love that my primary responsibilities as a dentist are to promote health and treat people with compassion and kindness.”
What was the most challenging part of pursuing a career in dentistry?
Dr Johanna: “The most challenging thing for me was to control my stress levels. Dentistry is not something one can sable in. It is a huge investment of time, dedication, and patience. Fortunately, I went to a dental school with exceptional teachers and leaders, and the support of my family that guided and encouraged me when the practice was challenging.”
Until next time that we get to chat with Dr Johanna again!