As you may already know, if you are following us, every month we bring you an interview with a member of the team. Last month’s was to Estefanía Martín, our dental hygienist. And this is the turn of Pablo Naveros, the general dentistry specialist at Clínica Dental Cervantes.
Here we go!
Interview with… Pablo Naveros, specialist in general dentistry at Clinica Dental Cervantes
Tell us about yourself, where are you from?
I lived as a child in Cordoba, although my parents are from Granada.
Then I moved to study my degree and when I finished I went to live in England for 3 years. After that, I moved to live in the north of Madrid and then I decided to return to my hometown.
And here, in Granada, I have been here for 3 years. Half of them working at Clínica Dental Cervantes.
Why did you decide to become a dentist?
I always liked the medical branches, the health sciences, so I was hesitating between medicine and dentistry for a while.
But, the last year of high school was when I decided on dentistry. Also, in part, because I didn’t feel like having to go through the MIR process, etc. I wanted something more direct.
What is your specialty?
I do general dentistry.
Although right now I mostly do endodontics.
How can you describe endodontics?
Basically, and simply explained, it consists of removing the nerve of the tooth.
What are the symptoms that may warn that the patient needs a root canal?
Especially pain or signs of infection such as an access or radiographic areas.
What is the quality you consider necessary to be a dentist?
On a human level, to be very patient with patients.
At the technical level, skill, dexterity and perfectionism.
What is the most complicated procedure you have performed?
There are very complicated procedures that the patient makes very simple. Although sometimes it also happens the other way around, due to the nerves that some patients feel when facing the dentist.
What motivates you the most on a daily basis?
Helping people. Mitigate the suffering of others.
What is your day-to-day life like at Cervantes Dental Clinic?
On a normal day, I work about 6 to 8 hours, and I have patients usually every 30 minutes.
What is the atmosphere like at Cervantes Dental Clinic?
There is a very good atmosphere. Very relaxed, it works great with the clinic team and we have a lot of camaraderie.
What do you think your patients value most?
The deal and that it doesn’t hurt them.
What basic care do you recommend for healthy oral hygiene to your patients?
That they are properly cleaned at least 3 times a day.
Use of dental floss and other systems such as the interproximal brush. This is a small brush used to clean the areas between the teeth.
Or irrigators, which are pressurized water devices that gently and effectively clean and remove hard-to-reach areas.
Another tip for daily oral hygiene?
When we cleanse ourselves, we should always do it for a minimum of 2 minutes and try to do it without doing any other activity.
That is, to be focused on what we are doing.
How often do you recommend going to the dentist?
It depends on the situation, but it is usually advisable to visit the dentist every 6 months to 1 year.
What types of teeth whitening do you have in Cervantes Dental Clinic?
Among the ones we have, there is one called Ambulatory Whitening.
In this type of dental whitening, we first take some measurements of the patient and it is the patient who gradually does it at home, always with our supervision.
How long does it take you to have a whiter smile with the above procedure?
In about 2 weeks, whiter teeth can already be seen.
And finally… What changes do you think will take place in the sector in the coming years?
On the innovation side, things are moving towards the 3D world, towards the patient having access to new technologies applied to this field and towards technological advances in medicine.
Well, this is the third interview that we do to the team of Cervantes Dental Clinic in Granada and we will be posting month by month.
What did you think? Do you have any questions for Pablo Naveros? Anything we left out? Tell us in the comments.