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INTERVIEW

EMERGENCY Dr. Anna-Maria Yiannikos

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hen I left Cyprus on a business trip in March 2013, after a gruelling two months caused by the total renovation of my dental centre, I could not have anticipated that, upon my return, I would have to change my professional life after 23 years in dentistry due to the financial crisis in my home country. Whereas I used to see an average of 2025 patients per day, I fell into single figures that first month, as most people were unable to pay for basic dental treatments. Our banking system had collapsed, a large number of depositors had suffered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hair-

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