What Makes Me Tick?
First of all, let me introduce myself to the community!
I’m Dr Joe Norris and I’ve been a full time practising dentist since I graduated from Newcastle Dental School in the Summer of 2014.
Since graduation I have been fortunate to work in 2 lovely, but crazily busy NHS dental practices. At the end of last year, I heard that there was an opportunity to work here at Precision Dental going and so I jumped at it straight away!
The story behind my application for the position goes a bit like this…
Dr Stephen Ball, our Practice Principal, is locally and regionally renowned for short term teeth straightening, which is fast becoming a passion of my very own! I first met Stephen by coincidence at the Doncaster Races, when a colleague introduced me to him. Stephen was kind enough to let me spend the day observing him in surgery, which also gave me a good opportunity to meet the lovely Precision team; Alicia, Emma, Beth, Elaine, Jill and Tracy! Afterwards, Stephen mentioned that he was particularly impressed by my enthusiasm and passion for dentistry, and believed in me so much that he offered me the position.
Nine months on I am still loving it, working around such an enthusiastic, caring and competent team has, so far, been a joy! Having the time of day to provide the best care possible is something that I absolutely insist on having, for each of my valued patients.
I have joined the practice without a list of my own patients, and my intention in building my list was firstly, to help out those who are most in need; for example when emergency treatment is required, but also I am taking the lead in providing treatment to any new-comers to the practice.
Since graduating I have up-skilled to be able to provide a number of treatments beyond what is considered ‘basic standard’ dentistry.
Although I still very much enjoy the simpler treatments, I am immersing myself into the world of cosmetic dentistry and have since taken particular interest in treatments such as 6 Month Smiles short term tooth straightening, and more recently Invisalign, as well anti-wrinkle and skin/lip filler treatments, cosmetic bonding, teeth whitening, crowns and veneers.
I love nothing more than to see the happy expressions on my patient’s faces in the mirror, when I show them their new smiles after treatment. It gives me a real buzz to see what a difference good dentistry can do for people and how it really can be life changing for so many!
Whether they need a boost in confidence, or perhaps even a painful dental problem that needs solving – I’m very happy to help. I think that by nature, I’m a bit of a helper! I love to please and I’m hoping to make a name for myself in Rotherham for being a brilliant dentist that people enjoy coming to visit and who are prepared to travel from far and wide to see!
I have a genuine passion for all things dental and am not embarrassed to admit it!
When I’m not in surgery, you’ll find me browsing through some of the Dentist’s Facebook and You Tube pages, looking through other clinician’s fancy case studies and taking nuggets of wisdom from each, as I go!
But after all this teeth-geekyness, my life outside of dentistry consists of hitting the gym, where you’ll find me at least 4 times a week, but sometimes as much as 6 times when I’m feeling particularly lively! I love to keep in shape, and to eat well. I feel that good health is the most valuable asset of all!
If you’re over-due a check up and want to visit me for a dental health check, or perhaps a free cosmetic consultation, then simply give us a call at Precision and Elaine will book you in with me!
Looking forwards to meeting you!
Dr Joe Norris