Hi Dr. Agne Malisauskiene, hope you’re well and safe! Most of dentist I do interviews with are from the UK but it would be lovely insight to see how things are different in Lithuania. What have you been up to during lock down?
Hi! I am well, thank you. The lock down hit me pretty heavily since I am not only practising dentistry but also lecture and run hands on courses on direct anterior restorations for fellow dentists.
So during this time of forced vacation I had more time to spend with my family: husband and 2-year-old son. I am active on Instagram as @agnedmd where I review different composite resins, share videos with tips & tricks, step-by-step protocols, etc. I have also given 4 webinar lectures on aesthetic dentistry and bleaching. One more webinar is coming up in mid June. Now, looking back, seems like I have been fairly busy.
How is dentistry being prepared in Lithuania for returning back to work?
Since Lithuania has officially opened practices for routine dentistry on 18th of May the last week before opening was very intense. Dental practices had to prepare detailed plans of work organization and safety. We are considered to be at the highest risk of getting infected and spreading the Covid-19. All disinfection and decontamination procedures have been reviewed. Extra measures are taken with 30 minute gaps between the patients when nurses disinfect the surgery, ventilate it and use special ozone/UV light or fumigators. Patients can’t spend more than 15 minutes in the waiting room and are scheduled so they would not meet each other. All surgeries must have windows that open fully (this has always been the prerequisite) and highest level of PPE is used. No person can leave the surgery in the middle of treatment and many more rules are reinforced.
Dentistry is very different now.
What dental procedure do you miss the most?
I specialize in direct anterior restorations - aesthetic dentistry. So mostly I miss composite bonding. I have some of the 6-hour visits scheduled for next week. Looking forward and dreading them at the same time.
I see you’re a demonstrator for mini smile make over, would you be able to give a brief explanation on what mini smile make over is?
Mini smile makeover is a composite bonding course organized by Enlighten Smiles team and lead by Dr. Dipesh Parmar in the UK. I am one of the demonstrators who teaches hands-on part.
Mini smile makeover in general for me is a philosophy and the way I practice dentistry: minimally or non-invasive way.
I would like to send all the love to dental professionals in the UK where I have worked as a dentist some time ago. Facing all the obstacles together as a unity is easier than alone.
Use the time you have with your family and explore free education options (plentiful nowadays) so you would come back to practice stronger than ever! ❤️
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