Showa van Es
Why have you chosen to work in dentistry and what makes your work as a dental assistant so enjoyable?
I used to think dentistry was wonderful, and that’s just never changed! I love the work because it’s so varied and you can often make people genuinely happy. 🙂
Are there procedures which you particularly enjoy assisting with? And why is that?
I most enjoy assisting during implantology. It is so amazing how much more we can do today than even a few years ago. You also achieve great results with implantology.
Do you still remember your childhood dentist? What were they like?
I don’t remember my early dentist very well any more. I just know it was a big building and I was really impressed by all the equipment that the dentist had.
Did you mind going to the dentist?
No, I never had a problem going to the dentist.
Have you ever had cavities yourself?
I’ve had a few in the past..
When you were little, what did you want to grow up to be?
Vet or dentist.
Why did you want to apply to Tandarts Jordaan? And how do you find working here?
The location of the practice was one reason. The Jordaan is a lovely, cosy area and we have really nice patients. Of course, I also thought the practice was really beautiful, and working with a big team was also appealing.
What’s the strangest question you’ve ever had about working at a dentist’s?
I fell into conversation once outside of work, and when the person heard I was a dental assistant, he asked me whether I would mind checking his wisdom teeth for him.
Why would you suggest people come to Tandarts Jordaan?
We have a lot of really good and also very kind dentists and dental hygienists, who really care about the patients and I think lots of people really appreciate that.