GETTING TO KNOW YOU >>
Jane Victoria Gosney
Dr Jane Victoria Gosney, BDS, MSc (Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry), Associate Dentist at Queensway Dental, Billingham
Where is home?
Three reasons you love where you live?
Number one has to be our house – it’s just perfect. It has an amazing garden and it’s only a three minute drive to work. We are on the doorstep of some amazing countryside and beaches, and there’s an incredible sense of community here. The people of the North East are just fantastic.
THE DAY JOB >>
What do you do for a living?
I’m a dentist. I design, create and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles.
A day in the life of you?
It goes without saying that I start and finish every day by brushing my teeth for two minutes with an electric toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Every day in dentistry is different but usually comprises of new patient consultations, cosmetic procedures such as crowns and veneers, some gum treatments and some routine dental appointments. My favourite days are those which involve reviewing patients after their smile makeovers – the change in confidence never ceases to surprise me. People who were a shell of a person will come in and tell me they’ve landed their dream job, managed to smile without fear at their daughter’s wedding and even met a new partner. It’s certainly a rewarding career. Whatever my appointment list looks like, my day is guaranteed to be full of fun and laughs thanks to the wonderful patients I have the pleasure of treating and the amazing staff we have working at Queensway – it’s truly like a family.
Any upcoming or ongoing projects or achievements we should know about?
I’m currently working on gaining my Master’s in Digital Smile Design. As part of this I’ll be travelling to Seville in June to learn state-of-the-art new techniques to bring back to our patients at Queensway. I’ve also recently joined Queensway Skin Clinic as a practitioner, to not only provide our patients with beautiful smiles, but beautiful faces too.
What does downtime mean to you?
Switching off from work and being with my family. Ideally in the sun with a skinny margarita in one hand and a taco in the other!
LESSONS IN LIFE >>
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A Disney princess – of course!
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Work hard, study hard, and you will reap the rewards.
What is your greatest fear?
Having to stay somewhere haunted – I’m a total wimp when it comes to anything horror related.
Which living person do you most admire and why?
Two people equally – my parents. My dad (The Colonel) – his leadership, loyalty, resilience and wicked humour are unparalleled. He’s one in a million. My mum – there’s literally nothing she can’t do – this page is not big enough to list her talents. She won’t just do something – she’ll do it better than anyone, and she’ll do it in a killer pair of heels. Absolute superwoman. I owe every success I have in my life to them both and I hope one day (if I’m lucky enough to have my own children) to be half the parents they have both been to me and my brother John.
LIVING LUXE >>
What is top of your bucket list?
To go up in a hot air balloon with my dad. We’ve been booking flight dates for at least four years now, but the North East weather has always had other plans.
What is your most treasured possession?
My childhood teddy bear.
What does the weekend mean to you?
No schedules. Fresh air, good food, family, pottering, shopping… whatever takes my fancy.
A memorable holiday?
Travelling the length of Vietnam and Cambodia from north to south for a month in 2020 with my fiancé, Jason. We just made it home in time for lockdown. It was a fantastic experience. A close second has to be Tokyo – a crazy but amazing city.
My wedding dress. It’s boxed up at home and I keep secretly trying it on – I can’t wait for our wedding in October.
Who would be your top three dinner guests?
My grandparents who have passed – Grandad Jim, Grandma Elfriede and Grandad Frank.
The last place you ate?
The Glass House at Wynyard Hall.
The last book you read?
Photographing Fairies by Steve Szilagyi.
The last thing you listened to?
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the show Jersey Boys, which I saw at the Sunderland Empire earlier this year.
The last thing you watched?
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Solid 10/10 rating for vacuous escapism.
Your three luxe things in life?
Holidays, spa days and tasting menus.