Getting To Know Us... Usman
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Want to get to know us a bit more? We're starting a series of get-to-know-us quizzes for members of our team. Some dentistry based questions and some fun questions just for giggles! First up, Usman...
Why did you decide to become a dentist?
"It was a process of trial and error. When I was doing my A-levels I wanted to work in finance or computer science, but I wasn't a natural at those subjects. So I made the decision to pursue something more science-based.
I'm also a practical, hands-on person and I enjoy the interaction of helping people, so dentistry seemed the obvious choice."
What part of your job gives you the most satisfaction?
"It sounds cheesy, but it's when I'm able to give my patients more confidence through their smile. Some of my patients say they never realised the impact their oral health had on them until we completed their treatment.
We usually notice a change in our patient's body language and confidence, and this makes the whole team happy that we have helped with that change."
What do you think makes Standish Street Dental different to other practices?
"We try to look after our patients as I would do my family, and we encourage our team to anticipate the needs of our patients. We know our patients appreciate this attention to detail.
Our patients become our friends, and our friends are our patients."
What do you like to do out of the practice?
"I'm a bit of a workaholic, so when I'm not at Standish Street Dental, I'm at Aspley Dental, and when I'm not there I'm working with a friend on complex cases at her practices.
In the other hours left in the week I try to spend as much time with family and my little 'un. So play gyms or parks - anywhere I can get in and have a play too!"
If you could be an animal for a day, which would you choose and why?
"I'd be a monkey, because I could climb trees and eat bananas!"
What is your favourite game to play?
"My all time favourite is Monopoly. It's the game that can make or break the family as it can get pretty heated!"
What is the most used app on your phone?
"Google! She gives me the answers to any questions I have, such as the traffic conditions on the M62, the nearest McDonalds drive thru, or 'What shall I eat tonight?'"