Archives for October, 2009

Beauty event at Stardent

MULTI award winning dentist Dr Mitra Najafi is leaving behind the glitz and glamour to take part in a life-saving project in Tanzania.

At her dental laser dental clinic in Southampton, she is used to treating the likes of sporting stars and WAGs such as Melanie Slade but in January she will be leaving for two weeks to offer her expertise at a Bridge2Aid ‘Tooth camp’ in Tanzania.

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“I am going with my dental nurse/technician Bronte Foster and we are looking forward to the challenge.

“It is something I have always wanted to do – other dentists who have been say it is truly life changing,” she said.

To raise funds to take much needed basic dental equipment with her to donate to local dental workers,Mitra is holding a special beauty evening on November 26 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at her practice in Inner Avenue.

Offers will include discounts of up to 50 per cent on botox, fillers and tooth whitening and there will be a prize draw too.

Mitra crosses Bridge2Aid

AT HER hugely successful hi-tech practice in Southampton, Dr Mitra Najafi is more used to treating celebrities and performing smile makeovers using the very latest technology.

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She has built her practice up from scratch and has a loyal patient following who admire her for her professionalism and caring attitude.

And it is these two qualities that Mitra will be drawing on in the New Year when she fulfills a lifelong ambition.

“I’ve always wanted to do something meaningful – to give something back. I’ve been really lucky in my career and have enjoyed a high level of success.

“Now I want to share the expertise and experience that I have with people who sadly will never have the opportunity to receive the sort of dental care that we all take for granted in this country,”she said.

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Mitra,along with her dental nurse/technician Bronte Foster has signed up to travel to Tanzania in Africa with the Bridge to Aid project.

She will draw on her savings to meet the £3,000 cost for the trip and Bronte is busy fundraising to collect the money she needs.

They will be going back to basics, staying in tents at a Tooth Camp and treating up to 50 patients a day.

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“Children are dying in Tanzania due to dental infections and suffering terrible pain because they don’t have access to a dentist.

“The work that is being done at the Tooth Camp is saving lives and I would love to be part of that.

“This will be a return to the fundamentals of dentistry and I hope to be able to pass on valuable information for others to learn from,” she said.

Having built such a successful business in Southampton, Mitra was keen to take herself out of her comfort zone to face the challenge of working as a dentist in Tanzania.

“It is going to be totally different from anything I have experienced before.

“I see myself as a strong person but this will be a real test.

“It will be a life-changing experience – and I will probably want to go back each year,” she said.

  • Mitra and Bronte will be donating dental equipment to the project, if you would like to sponsor them contact Stardent on 02380 633923>

Stardent nominated for top award

 THERE’S HUGE excitement at Stardent as Mitra and the team have just discovered they are through to the finals of the Private Dentistry Awards 2009.
 
Thousands of practices around the UK enter the prestigious awards each year so Mitra has done really well to get to the finals in four categories.
 
She is in with a chance of scooping awards for:
        * Best Marketing
        * Most Improved Practice
        * Best Patient Care
        * Dentist and Practice of the Year
 
 Mitra and the team will be off to London for the glittering awards ceremony on November 6 – and they are counting the days until they know their fate.
 
“We were nominated last year for the top prize of Best Dental Practice and the  Dentist of the Year- I would dearly love to win the title and I can’t wait for the day of the finals,” she said.
 
So fingers crossed – keep visiting the blog for further updates on this exciting story.

 

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