Professional Summary and Interest
A bit of back ground on where you grew up?
I grew up in the beautiful South-Africa, in a small town, I moved to the city after school and obtained my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at the University of Pretoria.
Areas of expertise?
Routine dental hygiene
Deep cleanings and periodontal maintenance
Anxious patients / patients experiencing dental phobia
What is your specialty area or your passion in dentistry?
I would say treating patients who is nervous due to previous experiences and breaking the stigma that dental cleanings is painful and not a pleasant experience. I strive to give my patients a painless comfortable experience, allowing them to come back for their routine hygiene appointments.
Education in dentistry is a big passion. Education is defiantly the biggest preventative tool we have in dentistry and by educating patients on their diagnosis and how to improve their condition is still being looked over.
I have worked in many charities and community based program’s in Africa. I was also running a project where I educated 8000 children and their providers on maintaining good dental hygiene habits from a young age. This project was rewarded the GHP oral health and dentistry international award 2018 for the Excellence award in Preventative dental health.
What is your top tip to your patients?
To all my fellow coffee lovers. Try to drink your coffee over short period of time, and to rinse with water after drinking coffee continuously sipping on your coffee will increase the risk of coffee stains.
What is your favourite spot in Dubai: name / where and why?
The opera house. I am a theatre lover and Fran’s every opportunity to watch a good musical or theatre production. I am also a foodie and I am defiantly enjoying all the culinary experiences!
What is your favourite movie: which one and why?
“The Lion King”
Because what really sits at the heart of the Lion King story is the ability to forgive ourselves for the past, the mistakes we have made and the things we can’t change, and look to the future with pride at how far we’ve come on our journey, and how much more there is to learn and experience in the world around us. I defiantly love animations and feel there is so much to learn from them!
Book and podcast
Since I am a first time mother 90% of my reading and podcast time is filled on child development books and podcast 😂
What is your favourite hobby to empty your mind?
I am currently studying fashion, and I am taking sewing and designing as a hobby!
A healthy habit to recommend?
Practising gratitude every day. Law of attraction!
A recipe to share?
I make the best braised short ribs! Come visit me and I might just share the recipe 😉
Something that you do to lift your mood?
Coffee, it works every single time!
Something that you absolutely avoid doing or thinking?
Overthinking! “Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.”
Who are your heroes in real life and why?
My husband! He’s my backbone and my biggest support!
What is your greatest extravagance?
I’d say my greatest extravagance is travel. I’d rather see the world and enjoy it than putting all my money in savings.
What is your motto?
“Ubuntu “I am because you are – Nelson Mandela, it is a way of life
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