Meet family dentist who designs smiles in Dubai

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Dr Leila Hariri at her clinic on Al Wasl Road in Dubai.
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Dubai: As someone who is in the business of creating smiles, among other things, Dr Leila Hariri derives immense satisfaction from what she does. Coming from “rainy Seattle”, the 48-year-old family and cosmetic dentist of Iranian origin credits Dubai for giving expression to the entrepreneur in her.

“I first came here 21 years ago when my husband was visiting from the US. We just fell in love with Dubai and decided to relocate,” she recalled.

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“No place on earth can give you the kind of lifestyle or comfort that Dubai does,” she said, adding how she was grateful that her two boys, aged 18 and 17, were born and raised here.

Dr Hariri said she was always fascinated by the concept of well-being. “When I was 10, I remember I was in my high school library when we were asked about our career paths. Initially, I wanted to be a psychologist, but my parents were keen that I pursue medicine. I eventually opted for dentistry as I believed that it would provide better work-life balance.”