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  • TinWai Ip

A bit about me

Hi, I’m Tin 👋

First time we meet in person, the first thing you’ll notice is that I’m 4’11”. So, yes, I’m short. It did use to surprise people at the first meeting, but as I explain it: “Small hands better for small mouths.” Besides, as my favourite surgical tutor from dental school said, “Technique is everything.”

The second thing is my accent. I’m Chinese-Canadian-British so mine is an oddly wonderful blend. I came over to the UK, straight after high school, and landed in Sheffield. At university, I got involved in several societies, dabbled in sports, got involved with sustainability projects, and was a communications officer, blogging for the Student Union.

Now, that I’ve ‘settled’ in to real dentistry. (If anyone can call it ‘settling in’, with all the current changes lately.) A natural extension of that is to continue writing and, in so, creating this blog.

Graduated with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery from the University of Sheffield in 2016, I developed a strong theoretical and practical foundation with early introduction into clinics in the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and at outreach placements in both general and community dental practices in Sheffield. This gave me experience in domiciliary visits, treatment of high needs, ex-addicts, and dentally anxious patients.

I’ve always had a passion for volunteering and education. In high school, I volunteered at the library and my Friday nights were spent volunteering at a non-profit children club, mentoring children from nursery to secondary school. Dentistry has given me an opportunity to serve a greater community with a greater impact. In 2015, I volunteered with the East Meets West Dental Centre in Da Nang, Vietnam. In three short weeks, as a team, we provided dental treatment to over 900 children in need.

Having graduated from Lord Byng Mini School for the arts with a Minor in Visual Arts, I now funnel my artistic passions into dentistry. I aim to design a natural smile that follows the curves and contours that make you unique. No smile is the same; nor should it be!

I am a certified provider of 6 month smile and ClearCorrect short term adult orthodontics. I am certified to perform facial injectable aesthetics by the BTC.

I believe that dentistry should be delivered with a holistic viewpoint. “Holistic” means relating to the ‘whole’. I believe that your teeth and mouth are not disconnected from the rest of the body so any treatment has the potential to affect the rest of your body and psyche.

I approach treatment planning with this in mind and focus on how to improve your quality of life. I believe that patient care is best approached with complete candour and with a “patient-lead; professional-guidance” attitude. Our treatments and materials are of the highest standard and fully complicit with best practice guidelines.

I believe nothing compares to the joy of improving someone’s life by giving them back their smile.

So, message me and tell me how we can achieve your ideal self.

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