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Farzana Sarkisova

Oral health therapist / Hygienist

11 YEARS OF PRACTICE

EXPERIENCE

The choice of a career pathway in dentistry was an obvious one for
Farzana. She grew up in a family of healthcare workers and decided that
she wanted to devote her life to healthcare when she was studying at
primary school. Dentistry attracted her attention because of its
amalgamation of art and science.

After high school, Farzana applied to the dental faculty of Moscow State
University of Medicine and Dentistry and graduated with distinction in 2007.
After that, she did two years of clinical residency in general dentistry at the
same university. After working as a general dentist for three years, she was
encouraged by her manager to study paediatric dentistry as Farzana was
very gentle and patient with her little clients. Farzana completed her
retraining in paediatric dentistry in 2013 and worked as a paediatric dentist
before coming to New Zealand in 2017.

In 2020, Farzana completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health
with distinction and joined the Marina Dentists team as an oral health
therapist. She regularly attends dental courses as she is committed to
continuous education. Apart from caring for her patients in the clinic,
Farzana also devotes her time to teaching oral health students at Auckland
University of Technology. Farzana has also been involved in scientific
research, and she is currently working towards a proposal for a
postgraduate research study. You can read her publications, as well as an
editorial article, discussing the impact of the research she has been
involved in, here:
Davis, P. (2022) PHARMAC decision-making on new medicines. A case
study. Journal of Primary Health Care, 14(1), 4–5.
https://doi.org/10.1071/HCv14n1_ED2
Sarkisova, F., Lessing, C., & Stretton, C. (2022). Decision-making on listing
new medicines for public funding in New Zealand: The case of 'new' type 2
diabetes medications. Journal of Primary Health Care, 14(1), 13–20.
https://doi.org/10.1071/HC21122
Sarkisova, F., & Morse, Z. (2021). Oral irrigation devices: A scoping review
protocol. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/STW6G

Throughout her journey in the dental field, Farzana received a number of
awards. Her perfectionism in academic studies has been transferred to her
practice, as she tries to do her job to the maximal satisfaction of each
client. “I am taking pride in what I do. The best reward for me is to see
happy clients and positive outcomes of my work”.
Instagram page @happyteethnz

EDUCATION

Feb 2018 – Dec 2020
Bachelor's Degree of Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health), Auckland University of Technology
Oct – Nov 2014
Advanced Training in General Dentistry, Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Jan – Apr 2013
Professional Retraining in Paediatric Dentistry, Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Mar 2008 – Feb 2010
Clinical Residency in General Dentistry, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Sep 2002 – June 2007
Bachelor’s Degree of Doctor of Stomatology, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry (completed with distinction)

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

26.08.2021
Ultrasonics and Posture Gaining the confidence to use your Ultrasonic effectively, efficiently, and comfortably
18.08.2021
Aerosols in Dentistry: How they affect you & How to reduce them
29.07.2021
Down to the Wire: Orthodontics and the War against Biofilm
09.05.2021
Avoiding landmines: Privacy explained [NZ] Dental Council Reg № 23171 Course completion date
29.04.2021
How and When to Refer: Managing the Periodontal Patient
25.03.2021
Keeping Implants Healthy Advances in Maintaining Implant Surfaces
21.03.2021
The art of CBCT review - identifying dental disease and pathology [NZ]

HOBBY

Yoga,travelling, volunteering

DENTISTRY, WHICH IS A PLEASURE TO RETURN TO

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