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Courtney Willems

Where did you study?

I studied in Groningen but I was born and raised in Maastricht.

Why did you choose dentistry for your studies, and what did you think of your course?

Before I knew there was such a job as a dental hygienist I always wanted to be an orthodontist. When it was time to go and study, I went to investigate options and I chanced upon the Dental Hygiene programme. I went to the open day and found it really interesting! The study is now four years long and pretty challenging but dental hygiene is a deepening and broadening subject, and that makes it extra interesting.

What do you like best about being a dental hygienist at Tandarts Jordaan?

That it’s a modern dental health centre with everything important under one roof. And also, that we get different kinds of patients from all over the world.

Can you still remember your first dentist? What kind of person were they?

The dentist I had in my youth was a woman who did her work very pleasantly: both personally and technically. I always felt very comfortable.

Did you always like going to the dentist’s?

Secretly I always found it kind of tense, so I wouldn’t say I ‘liked’ going, but I never found it annoying.

Do you really brush your teeth daily like you advise the patients to? 

Since I started the course I’ve done that more and more. Nowadays, I do indeed: I clean twice a day as standard and I use a toothpick too. That is always fruitful when it’s time to get back into the dentist’s chair.

When you help people, what gives you the most satisfaction?

When I’m able to trust people to just relax in the chair, and that my advice really does make a difference to them.

What do you do so that every patient goes home happy?

Listen! In dental health we work with people, everyone is different, so a standard answer is never enough. I try to ask the right questions and to listen to what the patient has said so that I can provide good care.

What has been the loveliest moment of your career so far? One that you will definitely think back on?

The time I had a very scared patient who, after the treatment, stood up, smiled, and told me he would gladly come back to me. That is a lovely compliment. 

What presumptions about dentists and dental hygienists would you gladly take away?

That we’re torturers! In the past dental healthcare was very different. Today the goal is also preventative treatment so that any big problems can be avoided. At the end of the day dentists and dental hygienists are healthcare practitioners and we just want everyone to enjoy healthy teeth for as long as possible.

What plans do you have for your future within dental care?

Right now, I’m in just the right spot, what the future will bring – I don’t know yet. 

Why do you think people should come to Tandarts Jordaan?

As I mentioned earlier, it is a very modern dental care practice with everything under one roof. So, you’re never sent out from pillar to post; and, we can keep the lines of communication short, which is really important if you want to offer good care.

What is the best tip you can give people to help them with their dental care?

All the effort and time you put into your daily dental care you earn back double or more when you’re in the dentist’s chair. The problems and time you lose in the chair are much less that way! And follow the advice you’re   given… We give it for good reason after all. 😉

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dr. Stefanie Schönmuth
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Stephanie Meuffels
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About Tandarts Amsterdam

A good dentist is not only good with teeth, but also with people. At Tandarts Jordaan we always take the time to explain properly what we will be doing, and just as importantly, why we´re doing it. We provide a calm and pleasant environment at our clinic in central Amsterdam, and we´re open from Monday to Wednesday, right up to 22:00 hrs. Prefer to make an appointment for the weekend? We´re also open on Sundays.

How is that possible you may ask? Well, we work with a large team. At Tandarts Jordaan there are 40 members of staff. All counted, we have 1280 teeth; you´ll see them, we show our smiles a lot. Because we´re not just a large team but also a sociable and tightly knit one.

Everyone is welcome at Tandarts Jordaan. There is no waiting list, so you can sign up in as little time as it takes to brush your teeth. And that appointment? We can plan that in straight away. At a time that fits your work schedule or daily rhythm.

Are you looking for an emergency dentist in Amsterdam? For emergency dentistry you´re also in the right place at Tandarts Jordaan. We are always on hand to help people with serious or acute pain. Give us a call before you come by, on: 020 612 12 43. We´re very expat-friendly too. You can speak English with all our staff and we even provide correspondence in English if preferable.

Our satisfied customers will share their opinion

Very knowledgeable dentist in a beautiful practice. They work with the latest equipment, you will always be helped quickly and friendly. It is clear to see that there is a good atmosphere between the different employees.

Marije Petersen

Truly a fantastic practice. Been a patient here for years. Normally I always finish the check-ups very quickly, but today during lunch at work I bit a tooth in half. Called Tandartsjordaan, and was able to go straight after work tonight. Treatment was painless and quick. They managed to save my tooth, which had really broken down. Thank you Tandartsjordaan!

Paul vI

Very nice and well served. Nice practice with friendly and above all knowledgeable employees. Fortunately I switched!

Floris Floris

More than satisfied !! I have been coming here for a few years now and am extremely satisfied. Pleasant practice with the most advanced equipment! A crown placed within 1 day! Awesome

Jose Bakker

I was able to go to work in the short term. My front tooth has been repaired very professionally. The dentist and assistant were very involved and the result is fantastic. Thanks again.

Nico Reen

Great dentist. It's not only spring in the eyes of the dental assistant.

Frank Schippers

Top dental practice. Recommended! I am very satisfied! Great team, from the receptionists to the dental hygienists, the assistants and the highly skilled dentists with excellent service with the patient at the center. They think along with you, put you at ease, are also great with children and it is a practice where everything is under one roof. Fast and painless. I am very happy that I came here 4 years ago. I dare to smile again and many of my acquaintances and friends have also enjoyed going to this dental practice for years. Tandartspraktijk Jordaan also has super service, even on Sundays and evenings until 10 pm! to be open! They are exactly the average in North Holland in terms of prices. (Have requested multiple quotes). Not cheap, but logical! Most prices are determined by the government, so no discussion. If you are going for quality, durability and service, then you have come to the right place at Tandarts Jordaan.

Ed Veldem

Fortunately, after an accident, I was immediately able to visit my own dentist on a Sunday. I have never had such a fine dentist before and can recommend everyone to go here. They are incredibly knowledgeable, but also sweet, especially if you are afraid of the dentist like me. They take their time and reassure you. So hereby a big Thank you!

Carlijn Pranger

An extremely professional dental practice, unlike anything I have encountered before in Amsterdam and The Hague. Very knowledgeable dentists, who clearly explain exactly what they perform during a treatment and they know how to put patients at ease.

Rik Hoenselaar

Wat een fantastische praktijk! Het was noodzakelijk drie kronen te plaatsen, boven middenvoor. Echter, als de bestaande kroon als uitgangspunt gebruikt zou worden, zou het rijtje niet het mooist mogelijke resultaat geven. De oude kroon is daarom door tandarts Bakker kosteloos vervangen. Dit stijgt mi ver uit boven klantvriendelijkheid of betrokkenheid en heeft ook te maken met passie voor het vak. De behandeling was geruststellend, duidelijk, plezierig en professioneel. De vier kronen werden voor het afbakken door de tandtechnicus aangepast aan mijn wensen, weer zonder extra kosten. Het resultaat is een plaatje. Allen die hieraan bijdroegen: dank jullie wel!

Lilian Withagen

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