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Dewi Zwiers Mondhygienist Amsterdam

Dewi Zwiers

You studied dental hygiene, where did you study?

I received my BSc in Dental Hygiene from the Hanzehogeschool in Groningen.

Why did you choose to study dental hygiene? And what did you think of the course?

I once fell and damaged my front teeth. During the treatment which I needed afterwards I discovered that I found the world of dentistry really interesting!

What makes working at Tandarts Jordaan as a dental hygienist so appealing?

We’re a really close-knit team here at Tandarts Jordaan and there are also lots of different specialists working here. That makes it very easy to discuss cases with each other, which is a wonderful learning opportunity for me.

Can you still remember your first dentist? What were they like? 

I had two dentists as a child. The first was a little older and more heavy-handed in their work. My second dentist eventually took over the practice from the first and you could immediately notice the difference in their way of working. 

Did you like going to the dentist?

I never minded going to the dentist. Most of the time the regular check-ups were lightning visits. Only the treatment to fix my front teeth took a long time but in the end I just found that really interesting!

Do you really clean your  teeth every day in the way that we advise our patients to?

Once I started my course I did indeed begin using an electric toothbrush and toothpicks.

When you were little, what did you want to grow up to be?

I’m not sure anymore. I think it varied a lot between a number of jobs that every little girl dreams of, like hairdresser and dolphin trainer.

What gives you the most satisfaction when you’re helping people?

In my work, I receive a lot of people who have developed a fear of the dentist because of a bad experience in the past. If I can make sure that they have a pleasant experience of the treatment and will gladly come back to me then that gives me a lot of satisfaction!

What do you do to ensure that every patient leaves the practice happy?

I try to listen to the complaints and/or wishes of the patient. I start work carefully and make sure that the patient always feels in control of the treatment. 

Can you tell me about the nicest moment of your career so far? One that’s unforgettable? 

One of my patients was always really scared of the dentist and the dental hygienist. After her first treatment with me, she burst into tears with happiness because she’d never had such a positive experience with treatment before! She even came back to the practice with a bunch of flowers afterwards. It’s lovely to be able to mean something like that to someone.

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

That we enjoy “making our patients suffer”. That is absolutely untrue, and we want to do everything we possibly can to make sure that’s not the case! Of course we understand that not every treatment is going to be pleasant. That’s why it’s important to say what you’re worried about in advance, what you’re scared of, or didn’t like during previous treatments. We’re happy to help think of solutions, to make sure that your experience with us is much better.

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

I sometimes consider whether I’d like to go and study dentistry. I really enjoy being a dental hygienist, but who knows what the future holds.

Why would you suggest people choose Tandarts Jordaan for their dental care?

We are really attentive to the wishes of the patient and try to think collaboratively with them. Additionally, we have all specialisms under one roof which means we can offer a complete care package.

What’s your top tip for helping people care for their teeth?

I know that it’s not easy for everyone, but do try to follow our advice as far as possible. You will notice your dental health really improves which makes your next visit to us nicer 🙂

Would you like to know more about dental hygiene or periodontology at Tandarts Jordaan? Then read on.

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Our specialists

Hannah van Stuivenberg tandartsassistent Amsterdam
Hannah van Stuivenberg
Dental assistant
Tandarts Amsterdam Sonia Doghri
Sonia Doghri
Konstantinos Kosmidis Parodontoloog Amsterdam
Kostas Kosmidis
Mette Rijk preventie assistent
Mette Rijk
Dental hygienist
Maria Henien tandartsassistent Amsterdam
Maria Henien
Dental assistant
Lieke Tijhuis
Dental Hygienist
Romy de la Motte
Linda Mars
Front- and backoffice employee
Joaquina Muatondo
Baran Arisoy
Dental assistant
Laszlo Bennis
Ahsan Hussain
Nina Nijland
Dentist, specializing in periodontology
Anna de Boer
Dental assistant
Ohannes Shamilian
Dental assistant
Dewi Zwiers Mondhygienist Amsterdam
Dewi Zwiers
Dental hygienist
Sophie Pijpers
Josje de Bruijne tandartsassistent Amsterdam
Josje de Bruijne
Dental assistant
Leontien de Jong receptioniste
Leontien de Jong
Britt Kempkens tandarts Amsterdam
Britt Kempkens
Jana Chatziliontos
Rein van Heukelom implantoloog Amsterdam
Rein van Heukelom
certified NVOI implantologist
Zubair Mahmoud tandartsassistent Amsterdam
Zubair Mahmoud
Dental assistant
Showa van Es
Dental assistant
Claudia Rengifo paropreventie assistent
Claudia Rengifo
Periodontics assistant
Rafed Bachoore
Beatriz Betti
Orthodontics, invisalign doctor
dr. Stefanie Schönmuth
Dentist, PhD in dentistry
Stephanie Meuffels
Alexandra Schluter
Courtney Willems
Dental hygienist
Timea Kern
Dental technician
Jomerlea Saculles
Dental assistant
Fruszina Kern - Tamassy
Periodontitis assistant
Rozemarijn Maat
Oral hygienist
Patricia Kneppers
Prevention assistant
Mgrdich Amroian
Dental technician
Marit Bakker
Linda van Zoomeren
Jolanda van den Bosch
Prevention assistant
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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