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Ahsan Hussain

BIG registration number 09929996602

Why did you choose to study dentistry?

I wanted to study dentistry because from a young age I’ve always loved working with my hands. I like painting and crafts. After secondary school I originally started with a completely different course – econometrics. Dentistry and econometrics are two totally different worlds! After a couple of months I realised I’d much rather take a practical course. Dentistry is a perfect combination of theory and practice. You can immediately put into practice the things you’ve learnt in the books, like root canals. I had a really enjoyable experience studying dentistry. It totally met my expectations. In short, I don’t know what better course I could have chosen. 

Why did you want to work as a dentist here, at Tandarts Jordaan?

I heard very good things about the practice from patients and colleagues. I also ran into Tandarts Jordaan a lot on social media. That’s when I applied and I found an immediate click with the management team. The vision which they have for dental care really matches the vision of the founder, Maarten Vaartjes.

Do you have a special affinity with any particular area of dentistry? Which? And why does it especially appeal to you?

I really like restorative dentistry. The complicated treatment plans, which other dentists might avoid, really appeal to me. They’re often the plans where total rehabilitation is needed, and several different dental care disciplines need to come together.

I always like to look further than I can see. I’m going to dive into this subject via a part-time training in restorative dentistry (CEPCD) in Oisterwijk.

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

It was a very kind, lady dentist.

Did you enjoy your visits to the dentist?

No, personally I don’t like lying in the chair. The fact that you’re leaning backwards and don’t have any control over the situation, is quite nerve-wracking. So, I didn’t really enjoy my visits to the dentist, no.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

I always wanted to be a doctor, a trauma specialist. I used to watch the series Grey’s Anatomy a lot and I thought the series made being a trauma surgeon look really cool. To be honest, I still think it’s cool, it’s still my dream job.

When you’re helping people, what brings you the most satisfaction?

The smile on a patient’s face does a lot for me. If the patient leaves happy, with a smile on their face, then I know that I’ve done a good job.

What do you do to make sure that every patient leaves happy?

I try to be attentive to whether the patient has been able to ask all their questions, and that there’s nothing left unclear about the treatment they’ve had, or are going to have in the future. Sometimes it’s hard to understand all the things we have to tell you as dentists. At the end of the day it’s the patient’s body and they have a right to know about every detail.

What’s been the best moment of your career to date, one that you will remember fondly?

When I first started out, I did an intake with a very sweet old lady who – I believe – had already seen multiple dentists but hadn’t been happy with any of them. The woman had experienced a lot during the second World War and lost a lot. Extracting teeth in order to allow for a total prosthetic solution she found quite scary. I took a lot of time with her and mainly listened to her during the intake. Before she left she told me that she’d never felt so attentively listened to and that I needed to make sure that 30 years down the line, when I’ve long been working as a dentist, I should remain the same person. That’s always stayed with me, and so I always make sure to take enough time with my patients. I have a lot of patience for people who have been through something in the past. I want people to feel heard.

What prejudice about dentists would you like to get rid of?

That dentists are only in it for the money. There are a lot of dentists who take up the profession because they like it and are really passionate about it. I would never be able to work with people’s teeth all day everyday if I only did it for the money.

What are your future plans for your dental career?

I’m soon to start the training programme in restorative dentistry in Oisterwijk (CEPCD). It’s a 3 year, part-time, training. 1 day a week I’ll be busy with that. My aim is to gain the title of Restorative Dentist upon completing the course.

Why would you suggest Tandarts Jordaan to others?

At Tandarts Jordaan there’s always enough time for patients. The practice has nearly all dental specialisms in-house; which means patients rarely need to be referred elsewhere.

What top tip would you like to give people to improve their dental care?

Brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush, use toothpicks regularly. If you miss a day that’s not a problem at all. It needs to become a good habit and that takes time.

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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!

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