Meet Your Dentist Daniela
*Pain Free Dentist - Daniela
I moved to England in 2005 and have been with my partner Luke for just over 14 years. We don’t have kids but we are the proud “parents” of Loki and Dexter, a hyperactive black Labrador and a very placid Bullmastiff. They are both very spoiled and they rule the household.
After qualifying in 2004, I moved to Yorkshire and fell in love with the outdoors. Long walks with my dogs were a must, if the weather permitted! But Loki, now 12 and Dexter, 10, prefer shorter outings and to quickly come back home to their soft fluffy beds.
While in Yorkshire, I developed an unexpected interest for clay pigeon shooting and have experienced great success. I like to run and have completed several mud races for charity. I also like skiing and snowboarding but admit I am not as good at it as I am at drinking hot chocolate!!
I like to try new hobbies every now and then like horse riding, golf, knitting, playing the guitar, learning to ride a motorbike and surfing. I am thinking about taking up pottery next.
I am very friendly and like to socialize around the table so food is also another passion, especially baking.
I qualified in 2004 from Oporto University, Portugal, after 6 years of intense studying. I relocated to England in 2005 and have been working full time as a general dentist in Yorkshire and more recently in Wiltshire.
With the patients’ best interest at heart, my main focus has always been finding ways to make patients happy and relaxed in our environment. I have furthered my skills in treating anxious patients under inhalation sedation but also encourage them to fight their fears by helping them realize that dentistry can be relaxing, fun and full of positives. That is my ultimate goal.
My love for dentistry has made it difficult to decide in what area to specialize and focus my skills. I am currently finishing my Diploma in Orthodontics and have completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry with Distinction. I also have an interest in Facial Aesthetics, specifically wrinkle reduction and simple reversible dermal fillers.
I love to learn and develop my skills and am already thinking of what to study next.