Dr. Christina Friis-Moeller, Up Close & Personal
What happens when a family of dentists sits together on Christmas Eve? They’d probably talk about teeth and implants and latest dental procedures while enjoying hot cocoa in front of the fireplace. There are around fifteen dentists within Dr. Christina’s family. That includes her parents, her husband and his family too!
She first came to Dubai for a dental conference in 2004. But before that she’s already been running her own successful practice in Denmark. She specializes in Implantology, reconstructive dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. She was also an Assistant Professor at the Royal Copenhagen Dental School, Department of Periodontology in Denmark.
Four years after her brief 2004 visit was enough to lure her and her family to come and move to Dubai. She fell in love in a country that differs so much from her own roots in terms of the outdoor life, the eclectic society and of course – the Middle Eastern weather.
Dr. Christina said, “Getting to know different cultures broadens your horizon. It has been an amazing experience for me and my family. I think it is healthy to get away from our own little bubble in Denmark and see different ways of living.”
She has two gorgeous kids, a five year old son and a seven year old daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, going out for long walks or seeing a movie.
She loves to travel, and she can easily conjure a perfect itinerary for anyone. She’s been to Kenya, Australia, Europe, Thailand and many other places. She’d also love to visit Jordan, Indonesia & South Africa in the future.
Steering the conversation to the common misconceptions about dentistry, she said, “In this region, most people believe that dentistry usually involves pain. The reaction when they finally find out that it isn’t just makes my day!”
Dr. Christina’s passion lies on aesthetic dentistry – giving people the smile they’ve always dreamt of is priceless.
She’s been a part of the successful group of dentists that have completed the Masters Level Achievement in Hands-On Aesthetic Continuum at The Rosenthal Institute in New York. “Tremendously, my whole idea of aesthetic dentistry has changed. I now look at the big picture. It is not just about having a big, straight and white tooth, that means the face as a whole and not just the teeth. All the trips to New York have been so worth it!”
How has her career been rewarding? “I love the smile on my patients’ faces when they leave. It’s the best feeling in the world seeing them flash their most healthy charming smiles.”
Her advice to patients: Prevention, prevention, prevention. Check-ups and cleaning every 6 months and good hygiene on a regular basis are also very important.