The clinic and the patients
Why did you choose this profession?
It is a purely vocational choice. Even as a little girl, I was curious about dentistry, so wheni it came time to chose the degree I did not have any doubt. I found very gratifying to give patients back a smile.
Which three qualities must have someone whose job is the same as yours?
The first one I would say is to be hardworking, though probably this is a quality that the majority of professions need. Secondly I would say that dentistry professionals must keep our desires of learning and being up-to-date intact. This is a job that is in continuous evolution and advances happen every day. And finally, I think that it is important to be meticulous, to have devotion for details.
How is a workday for you at the clinic?
In my case, I do not have an exact routine every day. I hev been working at tahe clinic for a short time, since September, so I try to include the maximum possible tasks in order to learn more. Beside carrying out my task as odontologist, in occasions I attend to the doctors with more experience at the clinic to learn form their know-how. Always non-stop!
If you did not have this job, what do you think you will be doing?
I was very sure that I wanted to be an odontologist, but if I take time to think… I guess I would have been a lawyer.
A quality you appreciate in people?
Fellowship. I think it is important to know you can lean on the people who is by your side day after day and to know you can count on the support of your colleagues in order to work well as a team.
A quality that defines you?
Perseverance. I am very firm and constant in whatever I strive to do.
Skiing, I go whenever I can. And then… I guess the typical things: going out with my friends, travelling…
Phlias, not phobias
A book: The catcher in the rye, by J.D. Salinger
A film or a series: La casa de papel, I’ve just finished watching it and i love it!
A song: Love natural, by Crystal Fighters
A place to lose yourself: anywhere in the south in summertime
Silvia Martin is not the only workmate who has shared her personal aspect. Would you like to know how did they start working here, what they love or what are other members of the team like?
- Idoia Ayllón, periodontal maintenance
- María Cano, anaesthetic and resuscitation
- Mariana González-Axpe, prosthodontics and rehabilitation
- Cristina Carnicero, administration coordinator
- Carmen Carnicero, prosthesis and implants
- Mª Carmen Blanco, periodontal maintenance
- María Castillo, assistant
- Esperanza Gross, oral medicine and bruxism
- Judit Díaz, prosthetist
- Gaizka Loroño, endodontics
- June Gonzalez, administration and endodontics
- Nuria García, sterilization assistant
- Bego Villanueva, reception and patient care