Hey Dominique, thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to chat with…
Hi Jolanda, thanks for speaking with us! Why don’t you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?
I am a dental hygienist from Germany who moved to Australia 24 years ago. I worked in an orthodontic practice for 11 years back in Germany. I fell in love with Australia when I came for a holiday in 1994 and kept coming back to spend more time travelling domestically as there is so much to see! I then moved to Brisbane and have finally fulfilled my dream to live close to the ocean; I love animals and nature very much.
What attracted you to the role?
I loved the concept of Single Use Dental Instruments and the sustainable SMART Waste program we offer to our customers. This combination is brilliant to provide more time and peace of mind for the surgeon to connect with the patient. The global social responsibility with our recycling program for our used products and to be able to offer the incineration process with our instruments makes this product range a no brainer. And of course, I love the dental industry, so I knew I wanted to pursue this exciting role!
When you’re not at work, what do you do for fun outside of the office?
I spend every free minute I have with my dogs Kimba and Snoopy. We love our adventures at the beach and getting out and about. I also love my parrots and getting out doing some gardening. On weekends I love visiting my friends or I invite them up to my oasis for a nice dinner and have a barbeque and a swim in the pool.
What inspires you to succeed every day?
The place I live at and I never want to leave, the ocean and the need to make people smile. The feeling of success and making a positive difference in someone’s life is a great motivator.
What is your favourite dental instrument and why?
The SCO2/SCO3 Scaler as I was a dental hygienist and with our product range you will always have a sharp instrument ready for use immediately. I also like the Diagnostic Kits as it is very helpful to be able to see due to the pristine mirror we supply (no scratches every time for your convenience). The CB59 is also another favourite as it has a Flat Plastic on one end and a Ball Burnisher at the other end.
What are you most excited for on a Friday arvo?
Chill out with my dogs, cook a nice dinner and watch a good movie!
“If you don’t go after what you want. you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
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