I studied dentistry at the Medical University in Vienna, Austria, where I was promoted as Dr. Med. Dent in 2008. After completing my studies I worked at the University clinic until I moved to The Hague with my husband. As a proud mother of two young daughters I always try to find good balance between work and family. It is also true to say that my job is my passion and a hobby too, which comes from my constant hunger for knowledge and new insights. During my studies in Vienna, under the supervision of my dear professors, I discovered my interest and abilities in periodontology.
I treated patients as a general dentist in several dental practices in the region of Randstad since 2010. In 2016 I decided to further pursue my interest in periodontology and I enrolled in the Master’s programme at the University of Dresden in Germany. Two years later in 2018 I was awarded a Master’s degree in periodontology.
What interests me most in the field of periodontology is the evidence-based, scientific approach and support for every decision in therapy. It is very common to neglect the fact that there is a clear correlation between periodontitis and the patient’s overall health. “Mouth is a mirror of health”. This is the reason I find it particularly important to do a thorough examination of the patient’s overall health condition during the first appointment, in order to be able to establish a correct diagnosis and propose and discuss an appropriate treatment plan that benefits my patients’ oral health, but may also benefit overall well being.
The mouth is a part of our body and consists of teeth, muscles, jawbones, nerves and supporting tissue. All this has to be treated together. Inspired by different courses and literature and by my experience, I have expanded on the concept of Complete dentistry, and in order to further enrich my knowledge in this field, last year I started to follow a 1,5-year course on esthetic and functional dentistry in Germany.
Setting a goal and the way towards it is key to success. Good practices in dentistry tell us that we should not take shortcuts, ever.
I am a member of:
KNMT – Dutch Royal Association for promotion of Dentistry
KRT – Dentists Quality register
NVvP – Dutch Association for periodontology
EFP – European Association for periodontology
DgPAro – German Association for periodontology