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Nina Nijland

BIG registration number 89928899102

You opted to study dentistry? Why, and what did you most enjoy about it?

Working with people always appealed to me. I wanted to change the fact that lots of people are scared of the dentist. You are, of course, working on someone’s face, in their mouth, it’s a very personal area. You come very close to people and they have to give themselves up to the process. Still, I believed that you could make people comfortable and ensure a smooth treatment. Working in such a precise way and paying attention to the patient at the same time was very difficult to begin with. So, I was never bored while I was studying.

Why did you want to work as a dentist for Tandarts Jordaan?

Amsterdam is really my little town. I’ve lived here a long time and I never want to leave. The Jordaan, you can’t get more Amsterdam than that… When I first saw the practice, I was sold immediately. The lovely materials and treatment rooms gave me the feeling that the treatments could be carried out in the best possible way and the highest-quality results achieved for the patient. The big team allows for plenty of collaboration, that was an important factor for me too.

Do you have an affinity for particular areas of dentistry? And if so, what makes that arena so fascinating?

In the last three years of my dentistry studies I began to deepen my focus on periodontology. It wasn’t just the clinical aspect of the work which appealed but also the scientific research. In September 2021 I began a three year full-time course to become a specialised periodontist.

Periodontitis arises when an irregular immune reaction causes extreme infection of the gums and bone loss around the teeth. This is treated with deep cleaning of the gums, changes in lifestyle and, if necessary, operation on the gums. This is the only area of dentistry which is closely related to general health. We don’t just look after the dental health, our aim is to get the patient to achieve better general health so that the infection in the mouth stops. It is a long programme of treatment, having lots of appointments with a patient means you really get to know someone. Treating, coaching and – together with the patient – reaching a goal, is something that makes me genuinely happy.

What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?

I get the most satisfaction out of seeing how relieved people are. When are people relieved? When they think they have a lot of problems but that’s not actually the case, or if the treatment went well, if they’re happy that their mouth – after all the stress – is healthy and stable again; I could keep going.

I also get a lot of pleasure from treating children, I really like that. Young or old, doesn’t matter to me. Very often they’re capable of a lot more than they (or their parents) realise.

What’s been the most memorable moment of your career to date?

A young man, 31, came in for an emergency appointment with his mother. He’d been experiencing terrible toothache for days. He was terrified of the dentist and hadn’t visited one in years. I had bad news for him; he had an enormous root tip infection. He didn’t want to have the tooth extracted so we opted for a root canal treatment. He didn’t really dare to, but he did it anyway. He was so scared he was shaking in the chair but sometimes managed to smile at one of my jokes. I tried to maintain a good atmosphere. His mother helped him through the treatment by holding his hand. It all went perfectly and he didn’t find the experience so bad after all. When the chair went up, his mother started crying and said: “You finally did it my boy, I’m so proud of you!” And they gave each other a huge hug and thanked me. Wonderful.

How do you take care of your teeth, do you really brush twice a day and not snack?

I keep my teeth really clean. I brush and use a toothpick twice a day, lovely! I will be honest, I do like to snack a lot. Chocolate, cream, caramel, I’ll take it! I’ve never yet had a cavity though. I think I’m probably one of the lucky ones who just isn’t very prone to them. Or… perhaps it’s from all the brushing?

What prejudice about dentists would you like to dispense with?

That they’re boring people who don’t do anything other than fiddle with teeth all day. Of course, we like fiddling with teeth but we have other hobbies too and, above all, have a good sense of humour. So, for example, I adore running, quite the fanatic, I’m always training for a marathon. And believe me, I’m not thinking about teeth then, haha!

What tip would you like to give people to help them maintain their dental health?

Clean your teeth every day! Brush twice a day and once a day use toothpicks or interdental brushes. Keep one thing in the back of your mind: you don’t need to do it for me, but for yourself! I can easily fill a cavity for you once a year but when you reach 90, that’s going to be a lot of fillings! That’s a real waste of your beautiful teeth, your money and your time!

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Joaquina Muatondo
Baran Arisoy
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Laszlo Bennis
Ahsan Hussain
Nina Nijland
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Sophie Pijpers
Josje de Bruijne tandartsassistent Amsterdam
Josje de Bruijne
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Leontien de Jong receptioniste
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Britt Kempkens tandarts Amsterdam
Britt Kempkens
Jana Chatziliontos
Rein van Heukelom implantoloog Amsterdam
Rein van Heukelom
certified NVOI implantologist
Zubair Mahmoud tandartsassistent Amsterdam
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Showa van Es
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Claudia Rengifo paropreventie assistent
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Rafed Bachoore
Beatriz Betti
Orthodontics, invisalign doctor
dr. Stefanie Schönmuth
Dentist, PhD in dentistry
Stephanie Meuffels
Alexandra Schluter
Courtney Willems
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Timea Kern
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Jomerlea Saculles
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Fruszina Kern - Tamassy
Periodontitis assistant
Rozemarijn Maat
Oral hygienist
Patricia Kneppers
Prevention assistant
Mgrdich Amroian
Dental technician
Marit Bakker
Linda van Zoomeren
Noor Toxopeus
Maarten Vaartjes
Dentist and owner
Anouk van der Meij
Dentist for orthodontics

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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