Glimpses of myself
It is difficult to give a straightforward and accurate description of who you are. With every passing moment we are someone else, something shifts within us constantly. Thoughts come and go, emotions slide away at their own pace, cells and tissues renew again and again, relationships gain new meanings, and our work is the direct reflection of our inner echoes… Everything flows and transforms!
In a nutshell: I am the solfeggio of my life and learning experiences.
Undoubtedly, birth was my first notable experience, since it gave the primary form and vision to my extra uterine life. Later on I was the artefact of my family environment, of a traditional education system, of the society and community with its cultural and religious standards; up to the moment when the perfect human form that I am, recognized the box in which the outside world wrapped me, whose size and design totally failed to reflect the larger-than-life size of myself.
I graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, followed by a year of internship and a training program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. In the 10 years of training and 14 years of medical practice I asked myself countless questions and found the following answers:
– We cure the disease, not the patient;
– We separate the disease from the human being and the human being from the whole;
– We target symptoms rather than the cause;
– We pursue prevention, yet inefficiently as long as the root cause remains concealed;
– Total submission and dependence of the pharmaceutical industry;
– Most often, illness is the last obstacle to prevent us from engaging in the same destructive behaviours.
In my day-to-day dental practice, I became a refined Observer of the teeth and the oral environment. An Observer who feels, listens, searches for answers from the inside, inquires, wonders, engages in an active dialogue with the human being-patient, because healing lies within each of us!
The oral cavity is a magical ecosystem, with an architecture designed meticulously for the multiple functions it performs. It is the land where hard tissue meets soft, elastic tissue, secretory tissue meets muscular tissue, air meets saliva, sound meets silence, bacterial colonies meet fungi colonies, and fixed tissue meets mobile tissue.
If it has such a polymorphous design, adapted to its structure and function, then it must certainly have an innate capacity of Self-regulation and Healing.
With every case, the woman in me gained more and more intuition, while the doctor accumulated knowledge and insight from alternative medical practices: homeopathy, Bach floral remedies, osteopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, essential oil therapy, the German New Medicine, Schussler salt therapy, psychosomatic medicine, the effect of nutrition on dental structure and others, which, although apparently unrelated to the field, further refined my observation.
Recently I have discovered that my mission is to accompany the patients who are prepared to own their healing or to guide this process through what I am and know at the moment.
I sincerely want to share experience and knowledge about this part of the body, in order to take assumed and aware steps towards regeneration and healing.
I know that every moment is a choice and every choice is a step towards a different reality!
Ana Sănduţă – Orthodontist | Personal Development Coach