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June 13, 2006

Well,I am now my own boss,and it feels great!

Blogged under Clinic set-up by DrJean on Tuesday 13 June 2006 at 7:57 am

It’s my second week into running my clinic, iSmile Dental Center and the feeling is just fantastic! Last week went by in a flash,with the school holiday and lots of children flooding the clinic.It was a wonder there was nothing broken in my brand new clinic!!

I had an opening ceremony of sorts on the 4th June,which was a Sunday afternoon and started business on the next day.It was so heartwarming to see friends and relatives turning up,even though the were many who couldn’t make it because of the school holidays ,as many of them were travelling.Nevertheless,I feel really blessed to have so many friends who took the time and effort to attend.

Here are some snapshots taken during the opening ceremony.




Then there were cameo appearances…

   Amy and Amy.This is Dr Amy Gan and Dr Amy Chin,my dear freinds and dental colleagues,who graciously agreed to help out on that day.

       My science teacher in Form 3,Mr Ho Chu Chuan and his lovely wife.Today, Mr Ho is an accomplished lawyer with his own law firm in PJ.Thank you sir,for attending!

     This is Ricky and his family.Ricky is the contractor who did the renovations for my clinic,and he has won my respect for his integrity and his sense of responsibility.

      That’s Andrew Sr and Andrew Jr(splitting image of his dad!).Senior is an old friend from my hometown Sitiawan.His younger sister and I grew up together,climbing trees and rooftops and doing many other things that would give our parents cardiac arrests if they had known! Its great to have you and family there,celebrating with me,Andrew.

      That’s Tze Shen aka Glamour King,my “favouritest” 2-year-old nephew.


That’s Joy,Pastor Michael Ngui’s daughter and Lu-Zheng,my youngest ,who is 3.

I had a group of friends,I call them Friends of iSmile,who helped me do guided tours for my guests during the opening.They did a superb job,showing and explaning the various aspects of the clinic to my guests,who were ushered upstairs in small groups.I am so proud of them!

Here are some close up pictures inside my clinic.


This is my logo ast the reception counter     


This signage greets you at the entrance before you go upstairs to the clinic



It is very fulfilling to see my dream coming true.And again I am thankful to God for making all these possible.

I have my vision and my practice philosophy put up at the entrance to my clinic,and as much as I want to let everyone who comes to my clinic to read all that,it is also a constant reminder for me as I go to work daily.I am just very thankful that I am doing this with a very clear vision and mission.I guess,it comes with age,well,maturity.That sounds better!!



May 30, 2006

My signboard is up!!!

Blogged under Clinic set-up by DrJean on Tuesday 30 May 2006 at 8:13 am

Sunday morning 9am,the 28th May 2006.My signboard contractor,Voon Yew,called me to tell me that they were installing the signage.With no breakfast yet,I rushed to the clinic,which is thankfully less than 5 minutes away.


 The crane was in place and they were beginning to place the brackets on to the wall.


 That’s the signboard being placed in position.


That’s my 10-year-old son,Lu-Zhong,posing beside the iSmile logo.


Two of the men were lifted up all the way to the top floor,where they dropped down the ropes for hoisting the signboard.


And up it goes!


Almost there….


There it is!!


 Giving the thumbs up.Its in position!


Can you note the look of pride on both our faces?? Now we are all ready for a good hearty breakfast.



May 24, 2006

Renovation almost completed!Yay!

Blogged under Clinic set-up by DrJean on Wednesday 24 May 2006 at 6:27 am

Hi,I just went on a holiday with my husband to Hanoi,in north Vietnam.Its our 13th wedding anniversary and we had a lovely time over 6 days.Lots of sightseeing and shopping!!I will share some pictures later.Too many for me to handle at the time being!

Let me show somemore renovation  shots which I took when I came home from my break.I was rather pleased the way things are progressing.I had my anxious moments when I was away,and felt a little out of control.Thankfully,my contractor Ricky,is a trustworthy person and he was very assuring.

The walls are all painted and the doors are installed,the cabinets are in and the dental chair is currently being installed.

That’s the main door to the clinic being installed.

That’s the sterilization room,with cabinets newly installed.

The dental chair,not quite like itself yet…

And,more dental chair-like…

Reception counter,lateral view.Let me save the frontal view for a later viewing!

May 18, 2006

Dental Clinic in Petaling Jaya

Blogged under Clinic set-up,Introductions by DrJean on Thursday 18 May 2006 at 7:39 am

Hi,my name is Jean and I am a dentist.I will be setting up my own dental clinic called iSmile Dental Center.I am still in the process of uploading the entire content of my iSmile site.

It has been an exciting journey for me to come to this point where I will actually be realising my dream of having my own dental practice,the way I want it to be.I thank God for the many people who have inspired and encouraged me.

I have some pictures of the renovation I want to share.Its quite interesting to see something take shape from the original state that it was in.

That was what it  looked like originally,stickers upon stickers plastered all over..

Disaster zone!Ceiling boards and wallpapers torn down,wires and cables dangling all over…

New frames for plaster ceiling,and things are beginning to look better.

Partition boards went up and this is lead sheet which is installed between the boards.Thats to block out X-rays .

The frontage was knocked out,and new glass was installed.

There is more .I will post more soon!

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