Celebrating Smiles | 16 August, 2022

From The Dentist's Mouth - Dr Carol Freitas

Dr Carol Freitas has joined the team at Lumino White Smile and has been practising dentistry for over 20 years.

What made you decide to get into dentistry as a career?

When I was a teenager I wore braces and that really changed my life. Since then, I’ve always said that I would become a dentist.

How long have you been practising dentistry?

I’ve been practicing dentistry since 2001. It’s been 20 years…

Tell us about your career background

From 2002 to 2019 I worked in my private clinic in Sao Paulo (Brazil), where I was able to practice as a General Dentist, as well as a specialist in the field of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Besides working as a clinician, I used to lecture at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) teaching Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. In 2020 I started working as a lecturer at the University of Sydney where I used to teach Tooth Conservation. During my career, I have also published scientific articles and book chapters, also having presented some of my researches at International Dental Conferences and Symposiums.

What is your most memorable case to date? 

For me, the most memorable cases are the ones where the patient had completely lost their self-confidence and, as a dentist, I am able to provide their self-love back. Cases which patients have an outstanding improvement in their life after treating their teeth.

What do you love most about your job?

This is a beautiful job, a mix of artist and healer. Combines science, art and technology to provide quality dental work.

What are your special interests in dentistry?

My special interest is in Restorative Dentistry, Oral rehabilitation, and finding the fundamental problem, and providing a long term solution. But what I really like to work on is prevention, when we don’t wait for the problem to happen, we avoid them.

What is the main piece of advice you give your patients?

Prevention is the cheapest and most valuable dental treatment.

Where would you find yourself outside of the practice? 

Somewhere close to the ocean.