Why Apollo Dental
The idea behind introducing standalone healthcare centers was to ease the anxiety of illness. In no time, the dental care sector too recognised this as the need of the hour. It was in 2002 that Apollo Hospitals started its standalone dental centers, Apollo Dental which soon grew in numbers and popularity. “The hospital too has clinics with multi – dental chair facility within multi-speciality hospitals. These dental clinics are designed to cater specifically to dental issues and have dental specialists along with highly specialised and state-of-the-art facilities. They are also equipped to handle emergencies, have wheel chair access and have wards with operation theatres for treatment under general anaesthesia and round-the-clock availability of all medical specialists for emergency and cross speciality managements. JCI and NABH accredited, these clinics offer high standards of organised dental care and are adept at handling medically compromised patients as well as people with special needs,” says Dr Prathap Reddy.
Rolling back the years
“In 2011, Trivitron, the largest medical technology company of Indian origin, joined hands with Apollo Hospitals to give birth to the Apollo Dental Centers which now boasts of over 70 centers spread across 16 cities in the country. It has over 200 dental chairs spread across Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mysore, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Trichy, Madurai, Nashik, Tirupathi, Nellore and Navi Mumbai within hospitals, clinics and as standalone dental clinics catering to the wholesome needs of every patient,” says Dr. G.S.K. Velu, Managing Director, Apollo dental. Today, Apollo Dental is the only dental vertical which looks at the ‘illness’ part of dentistry in a wholesome manner with access to all specialities, Cone Beam CT for precise diagnosis, Microscopes for enhanced treatment delivery, hard and soft tissue Lasers for faster healing, as well as the ‘wellness’ part by providing a calming ambience, pain management techniques and a gamut of preventive and therapeutic oral health treatments.
“Apollo dental has now pledged to prevent dental diseases through early detection, prevention and sensitizing children towards the importance of maintenance of oral hygiene through their unique campaign, “Smile Young India.” Mass fluoridation campaigns have been initiated this year through the same. Dental screening camps, awareness talks are being conducted round the year in offices, schools, colleges and apartment communities. Tobacco cessation counselling is provided and health talks are conducted in schools with focus on early prevention of dental disease. Annual dental check-up camps are conducted in a schools where the improvement/deterioration of the oral health of students is recorded. Parents are also sensitized towards the oral care needs of children in order to prevent dental disease progression in young children.”
Oral disease is a growing burden in India that results in the loss of quality of life. The future goal of the hospital is to increase awareness regarding oral health and provide world class dental care to every citizen of India. We hope to expand to all cities and suburbs of India in order to provide high quality dentistry at affordable prices.