CHOICE Dental, a digital dental clinic with state-of-the-art gear, has opened in Ikeja, Lagos, with providers specializing in preventive dental care.
Managing Dentist, Alternative Dental, Dr Sade Akiode, at its opening ceremony, mentioned it was to offer preventive dentistry together with complete dental examination, digital X-rays, sealant, oral most cancers screening, and dental cleansing to Nigerians.
Dr Akiode, with over 20 years of profitable dental apply in Los Angeles, California, mentioned she determined to come back again to Nigeria in 2011 to avail Nigerians of the identical world-class dental care that her sufferers in the US take pleasure in and to scale back the incidence of Nigerians travelling overseas for medical tourism.
“We have now since arrange a thriving dental clinic at Karimu Kotun, Victoria Island, Lagos, with Ikeja department being our second in Lagos and Nigeria,” mentioned Dr Akiode.
In accordance with her, the brand new dental clinic has 9 working suites made up of the final part, VIP and kids’s sections. Operated by well-trained dentists, radiographers and different ancillary dental workers, Alternative Dental is ready to supply a variety of different providers along with preventive dentistry.
These are beauty dentistry which incorporates enamel whitening, splinting, and smile makeover; normal Dentistry reminiscent of white fillings, root canal remedy, dentures, extractions, youngsters’s dentistry, and dental implants, amongst others.
Dr Akiode defined that Alternative Dental additionally affords specialised providers reminiscent of full mouth reconstruction, oral surgical procedure, laser surgical procedure and orthodontics.
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She decried the worldwide and native consideration paid to illnesses like malaria, HIV AIDS, and COVID-19 on the detriment of gum and mouth illnesses, which might result in different illnesses reminiscent of erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular illnesses and even loss of life in some circumstances.
On his half, Chairman of the Board of Alternative Dental, Dr Ernest Ndukwe, spoke on the necessity for attitudinal change amongst Nigerians with respect to their oral well being, and requested that they imbibe the tradition of standard dental check-ups as an alternative of ready till they’ve toothache or ache within the mouth earlier than going to see a dentist.
The World Burden of Illness examine 2019 estimated that oral illnesses have an effect on shut to three.5 billion folks worldwide, with caries of everlasting enamel being the most typical situation.
Globally, $200 billion is misplaced yearly as a consequence of poor consideration to oral well being care. Likewise, Nigeria loses between N300 and N500 million yearly to this too.