Interview with Dr. Bouaziz, a new English-speaking dentist in Paris

Where do you come from?
Tunisia is my birth and homeland, but I have been living in France for a very long time and I became a real Titi Parisien.

You speak fluent English as does your staff; how did you acquire mastery of Shakespeare’s tongue?
My staff and I are representing what the world is now: a little village. We are French, Latvian, Portuguese and Tunisian. We speak 6 different languages and the main communication language in our office is English.
I learned English through my studies and my travels. English is a simple and a very important way to connect with the whole world, that is the reason I chose to have a significant part of my studies in English.

How did you become a dentist?
Since I was young, I wanted to become a surgeon. Growing up, I discovered dentistry with one of my nearest friends and I literally fell in love with it. It is a mixture of art, engineering, medical knowledge and delicate surgery.
I obtained my basic degree in Dentistry in 2006, then I did 3 specializations in Implantology, Periodontology and Prosthodontics.

You practice currently rue Magdebourg Paris 16. How did you come to this place?
As a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, I met Dr Germain (who was American and Canadian), the former dentist in Magdebourg, Paris 16. And when she decided to move to London, we thought I was the best person to continue the care of her patients as I was familiar with American procedures and standards.

What is your forte in dentistry?
To be honest, I excel in my three specialities. But, my most valuable proficiency is helping my patient to be more confident and give them the high quality treatment they need in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

What is your favorite dentist joke?
You don’t have to brush all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.

Your motto?
When kindness and dentistry meet, happiness is achieved one tooth at a time.

Do you have a message for the anglophones of Paris ?
You are all very welcome!