Dr. Amelia Voss
Professional Summary and Interest
A bit of back ground on where you grew up?
I was born and raised in Barbados, a small island in the Caribbean, to expatriate parents. I went to school there until I was 18 and then moved to the United Kingdom to further my studies. As you can imagine, it was an idyllic place to grow up and as most of my family still live there, I continue to consider it as home and try to visit as often as I can.
Where did you study?
University of Bristol. I thoroughly enjoyed my 5 years there and as far as I am concerned it is one of the greatest cities in the World (I may be slightly biased though!).
What did you study?
Bachelor in Dental Surgery
Areas of expertise?
I have spent the last 8 years providing a range of general dental treatments including restorative work, Paediatrics and Oral Surgery and although I do enjoy General Practice, I made a decision last year to further my studies in Prosthodontics.
I am currently studying towards a Masters in Clinical Dentistry, specialising in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics from Kings College London. I chose this speciality because I believe restoring adversely affected teeth or replacing missing teeth can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life, both aesthetically and functionally. I also enjoy getting to know my patients and in my experience, this area gives me the best opportunity to continue to provide General Dentistry solutions whilst also supplying me with the ability to treat more complex cases when needed.
What is your passion in dentistry?
To me, compassion, trustworthiness and approachability are the cornerstones of my dental philosophy. So many patients have huge anxieties about dentistry (which is understandable, it’s not exactly a fun activity!) and I feel passionate about trying to reduce these as much as possible. I believe that having a good relationship with a patient and making sure everything is done to make them feel as comfortable as possible before any treatment is undertaken is very important in order to try and make the whole experience as enjoyable as possible.
What is your top tip to your patients?
Use fluoride! And spit (don’t rinse) after brushing. Nobody seems to know that last one.
What is your favorite spot in Dubai :name / where and why
Koko Bay at West Palm Beach. It’s sentimental because it’s where I went to meet friends, straight from the airport, on my first visit to Dubai. I think that moment had a positive impact on my decision to move here. Also, who doesn’t love anywhere where you can eat food with your toes in the sand?!
What is your favorite movie : which one and why
Titanic because I love history and at heart I’m a hopeless romantic (I also stand by the fact there was enough space on the door for Jack!).
What book are you reading right now: title / author
Sapeins by Yuval Noah Harari. Very interesting, but it’s taking me an embarrassingly long time to finish it!
What podcast are you listening to?
Every and any true crime podcast
What is your favorite hobby to empty your mind?
Swimming. You won’t catch me at the Olympics any time soon but a casual long swim in the sea always puts my mind at ease.
A healthy habit to recommend?
Drinking a lot of water! I must go through 4L daily!
A recipe to share?
Macaroni Pie – A Barbadian speciality
Something that you do to lift your mood?
Exercise. I won’t lie, I don’t love doing it, but afterwards it’s impossible not to feel better!
Something that you absolutely avoid doing or thinking?
A marathon. I hate running.
Who are your heroes in real life and why? = the living person you most admire
It may be cliche but my Dad. He moved halfway across the world to a small Caribbean island in his young 20’s with not much to his name and little travel experience. Not only did he start a successful architecture business but he also founded the Barbados Rugby Union, played trumpet in a World renownend (at least according to him) dixie land jazz band until the age of 82, raised four children through good times and bad, and did all of this with an incredible sense of humour and zest for life.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Travel travel and more travel.
What is your motto?
Kindness is free
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