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Maria Henien tandartsassistent Amsterdam

Maria Henien

In addition to working at Tandarts Jordaan you study dentistry in Amsterdam, why did you pick that course of study?

I chose the course because I am genuinely passionate about the profession. Your teeth are a part of your identity, if I look at someone I very often look at their teeth. I also get a lot of satisfaction from helping someone if they’re in pain.

Did you always know that this is what you wanted to do?

Yes! We sometimes got teeth cleaning lessons in primary school and from that moment on, I knew I found dentistry really interesting.

Has your education influenced the way you look at your teeth, or those of your family and friends?

Definitely, I take a very critical look at my own teeth and with every twinge I think I have a cavity, which of course isn’t necessarily the case. Haha.

Why did you choose to work at Tandarts Jordaan alongside your studies?

When I started as a dental assistant at Tandarts Jordaan, I hadn’t actually started my dentistry studies. I thought it very appealing to be able to broaden my knowledge and gain insights into the profession before I started on the course. Tandarts Jordaan offered me that opportunity to develop.

What’s so nice about working atTandarts Jordaan?

Tandarts Jordaan appealed to me for a variety of reasons. First off, the location. The practice is in a really lovely neighbourhood and that makes going to work all the nicer. Secondly, the practice is really modern and has lots of facilities. Thirdly, and most importantly I think, is the team. We have a really close-knit and friendly team. That’s the very best reason to work here.

Are there some treatments which you find particularly interesting? And why?

Because I’m still a student it’s really nice to be able to experience the whole range of treatments but my personal favourites are the aesthetic ones. I find them interesting because you’re dealing with the frontal view of a person’s face, and that makes it challenging but nice too because there has to be collaboration between the dentist and the patient to achieve the desired result. I find going through that process really lovely. 

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

I remember my dentist very well. She was a kind woman and I always tried to lie very calmly when I was scared, which happened quite a lot of the time when I was small.

Did you like going to the dentist’s?

No, absolutely not! I always tried to make up an excuse so that I didn’t have to get into the chair…

You’re a student, do you really look after your teeth as well as we advise our patients to?

I definitely try to. I think my teeth are important and I try to let others know that it’s important to look after your teeth as well. We only get 1 set of teeth after all and so we have to take care of them.

Have you ever had cavities yourself?

Unfortunately, yes. When I was a bit younger, I ate too many sweets.

Why do you think patients should pick Tandarts Jordaan?

I think people should choose a practice where they feel at home. I feel at home here at Tandarts Jordaan, because there’s a lot of variety at the practice: from general dentistry to orthodontics and implantology (and lots more). In addition, Tandarts Jordan has a technical dental laboratory in-house. All in all, you can come to Tandarts Jordaan with all your dental health and hygiene issues.

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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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