INTRODUCING DR. ERIK LIJESEN
Principal Dentist (GDC No: 62085)
Tandarts Amsterdam: 1987
Erik is passionate about dentistry. For him, it’s more than just a service: it’s a precise art and a means to improve the lives of his patients. His philosophy is built around the idea of continual improvement so he’s always delivering the best and most cutting-edge services to his patients.
He is a great believer that to excel at cosmetic dentistry you have to be skilled in a similar way to an artist, as it’s important to consider not only the teeth but the personality, skin tone and facial symmetry when creating the best smiles. So a great artist — a great painting, a great dentist — a beautiful smile.
He first qualified with a degree in dentistry at the Vrije University of Amsterdam, graduating in 1986 and has continued to broaden his skill set ever since as well as being a master of general dentistry,
Erik has extensive training in both dental implants and advanced cosmetic dental treatments, and has been trained by some of the best dental practitioners from around the world. These include the world renowned Didier Dietschi of the Geneva Smile Centre http://www.genevasmilecenter.ch/team.html and Ash Parmar of Smile Design by Ash http://smiledesignbyash.co.uk/
Not only does Erik have many years’ experience and a proven track record for excellence which has been recognised by Denplan Care who have extended Erik their elite marque, Denplan Excel, placing him amongst the top echelon of Denplan Care providers. He is also a member of several leading dental organisations in the UK and abroad and is qualified to administer sedation by the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD), which can also assist nervous patients with overcoming their fear.
Outside of work Erik is an active family man and enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife and family. He is also a dab hand in the kitchen and enjoys cooking for family and friends, trying out new recipes. His other passions are skiing and sailing and when time permits he enjoys following these pursuits which have taken him to Europe and beyond.
INTRODUCING DR. MICHEL HEIDWEILLER
Dental Implantologist (GDC No: 61400)
Tandarts Amsterdam: 1986
When it comes to dental implants, Michel is at the top of his game. He has a BSc in Biochemistry (Rutgers University, New Jersey) and went on to complete a degree in dentistry at the Vrije University of Amsterdam, graduating in 1985. Michel continued his postgraduate education at the renowned academic centres UCLA California and the University of Berne in Switzerland. He also worked an apprenticeship alongside Dr G de Lange, a ground-breaking researcher of cell biology.
Throughout his education Michel’s special interest has always been in the field of oral bone and oral tissue. This has formed a strong foundation upon which he built a successful career in the field of dental implantology. With nearly 30 years experience, Michel has successfully completed over 3,000 implant procedures and has gained an international reputation for excellence in dental implantology. Michel donates a portion of his fee to the charity Operation Smile which aims to improve the quality of life for young people in some of the poorest areas of the world.
INTRODUCING DR. KIRAN SOOKARRY
Dentist (GDC No: 290550)
BDS University of Sheffield: 2020
Kiran’s ethos in dentistry is to provide evidence-based treatment in a minimally invasive way, whilst maintaining excellent patient care. Kiran graduated from the University of Sheffield; a world-leading research university and a member of the Russell Group.
Kiran has undertaken further training in the latest Restorative and Aesthetic techniques, improving patients’ smiles and making them feel more confident.
Kiran strongly believes in transparent and honest communication to create an optimal patient journey which can be reflected from his patient reviews. For every patient visit, Kiran aims to provide value; ensuring they leave happier with better oral health and knowledge.
Outside of work, Kiran loves to travel and explore different cultures. He regularly trains in the gym and takes part in outdoor activities such as golf and skiing. His ideal weekend would be spent reading, cooking, and catching up with close friends and family.
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