Behind The Scenes: Alfred Tan

Alfred is the chief financial officer of teeth whitening in London dentist Dr. Wyman Chan’s clinic at Smile Studio London.

Alfred hails from tropical coastal city, Sandakan in Borneo where temperatures soar all year around. Sandakan plays host to a thriving ecotourism industry. “Watch turtles lay eggs or share a cheeky smile with an Orang Utan, Sandakan is an animal lover’s paradise,” says Alfred. He vividly remembers life in Sandakan, running home from school, dumping his satchel and running into the sea, which was just a stone’s throw away from the house.

Alfred was born into a family of seven other brothers and sisters. An extremely close family, now that they are spread around the world, Alfred either holidays in Canada and Malaysia, spending time with them whenever he can. It was his brother, teeth whitening in London dentist Wyman, who brought him over, “I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, so Wyman convinced our mother to let me join him in the UK.”

At the ripe young age of 18, Alfred arrived in Great Britain during the groovy seventies to find his brother sporting long hair and flares. “It took me by surprise,” said Alfred, who sat his O ’Levels in Sunderland, where he developed in a keen interest in films. “It was so cold I used to sit in the cinema all day watching movies.” After his studies, Alfred joined Wyman in London. He found a job at a two-partner accountancy firm until Wyman persuaded him to join his business. Alfred and Wyman lived above one of Wyman’s practices in East Dulwich for some time until Wyman met his wife, Nicole.

Alfred now lives a quiet life with his big HD TV in Lambeth Borough. He particularly enjoys BBC documentaries including Planet Earth and Panorama and old British comedies like Fawlty Towers and the Two Ronnies.

To book an appointment to have teeth whitening in London, email alfred@drwymanchan.com or call 020 7439 0888.