Having been on the specialist list in the UK since 2006, Nina will be starting work to Ireland as a Prosthodontist with our team. Nina is happy to accept Patients for advanced restorative and cosmetic work , crown and bridge work, veneers, dentures, and aesthetic dentistry generally. Nina will be supporting our implant patients, forming part of our multidisciplinary team to deliver complex and varied treatment.
Although born in London, her extensive international experience stretches across five countries with dedication to cosmetic and advanced restorative dentistry. She has worked and taught in several prestegious UK dental hospitals such as Leeds and Guy’s, and also spent two years working in Dubai in the longest established clinic in the country and holding a clinical teaching post there.
In addition, she spent almost 10 years in Spain where she had her own private practice and worked in collaboration with a highly prestigious, medical plastic surgery center.
She is looking forward to becoming part of the Pembroke Dental team and settling in her husband’s homeland of the Republic of Ireland.
Five minutes with Dr. Nina King
Where did you start your dentistry career?
I studied in London at the Royal London Hospital School Of Medicine and Dentistry. I was born in the UK but I had lived abroad for most of my life until then, so I was excited to get back to University there.
What do you enjoy most about dentistry and how do you spend your spare time?
I enjoy establishing a connection with my patients and am honored that they trust me to help them. Giving someone confidence in their smile again is a great feeling for them and for me!
I am a travel fanatic and love exploring new places, cultures, languages and food. When at home I enjoy reading and simply spending time with the family which includes our two dogs!
What is the last thing you have done to improve your skills/knowledge?
I’m always learning and trying to stay-up-to date. I have been spending a lot of time recently with the Cerec dentistry portal and increasing my knowledge of the technology/applications so I can continue to push digital dentistry forwards.
What are the greatest changes you have seen in dentistry in the last 10 years?
I can´t believe in the past 24 years since qualifying, how quickly things have been advancing. For me it´s about the improvements in materials and their capabilities. I know material science sounds like a very dull field, but adhesive bonding and improved ceramic strengths have changed the way I practice. For example, take Porcelain veneers, some of the materials can be made just 0.4mm thick and we use these to cover the teeth to make smile improvements. That´s almost as thin as a contact lens, so it means less drilling of the teeth, less time, less sensitivity afterwards and still great strength and beauty.
Are you seeing a bigger demand from people who want to improve the appearance of their smiles?
Absolutely! The internet/media has opened up a world of possibilities for people who might be looking at smile improvements. What I still find so interesting is that many people don´t realize there may be several options available to suit different budgets and lifestyles. Often, I see patients in their 50´s or 60´s who have hated their smiles their whole life but didn´t know that it´s not too late and things can still be changed. For example, if teeth are not straight, it doesn´t necessarily mean they need 18 months of full braces. For the older patient especially, we can sometimes do simpler movements working with the orthodontist and later just do some build ups and whitening to create a much better look. I love seeing people´s reactions when they finally feel they can smile for the camera!