State of the art Cosmetic Dentistry with Apex Dental
Everyone is born with a unique set of teeth-as unique as their fingerprint. But everybody wants to have great looking teeth. It is a known fact that beautiful teeth enhance confidence and self-esteem.
However, whether your teeth are discolored, stained, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshaped or have gaps between them, our team of Aesthetic dentists can give you the smile that you have always aspired for.
We at Apex Medical & Dental clinic, work very closely with you to develop a treatment plan to suit your requirements and budget.
The dental restoration process may include one or more of the following procedures.
What are Dental veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored material that is aesthetically bonded to the frontal surface of your teeth. Created from porcelain or resin composite material, these are custom made and aligned with the rest of your teeth for that natural look. Our dentist will help you choose based on dental structure, your preferences and of course your budget.
Why should I consider veneers?
Simply because veneers are the easiest way to drastically change your teeth’s appearance. The procedure is quick, non-invasive and you will be surprised with the transformation of your smile.
Stained or discolored teeth? Veneers will make them look white.
Cracked or chipped teeth? Veneers will make them look perfect.
Have gaps or slightly misaligned teeth? Leave it to the Veneers to effectively cover these flaws.
Dental crowns are specially prepared caps that cover the whole tooth. Made of metal or porcelain, crowns are generally resilient to biting pressure and may be used to cover large fillings, hiding gaps between teeth or treating badly shaped, chipped or broken teeth.
Dental bridges like the term suggest bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. The two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and a false tooth /teeth in between are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants
Dental Bridges can:
Restore your smile and the ability to chew and speak.
Maintain the shape of your face.
Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth.
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Even if you hate the spotlight – your teeth are always expected to shine bright!
Over the years, coffee, red wine, and tobacco leave stains and you will find your smile getting duller each year. Teeth whitening is a popular non-invasive option which gives fantastic results within an hour. Not at all a bad option.
And the effects last for almost a year if you are careful about avoiding the foods or drinks that cause staining and maintain good oral hygiene.
We, at Apex, offer two options:
In office Teeth Whitening where our Dentist will examine your teeth and based on your preference achieve the right shade – within an hour.
Home Teeth Whitening kit which you will be guided to use in the comfort of your home.
PS: We recommend that our Dentist examines your dental history and ascertains that you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. (Tooth discoloration at times could be due to more serious problems than staining like root canal problems). Pregnant women are advised not to undergo teeth whitening as the effects of such treatment on the unborn child is unknown.
Our General and Cosmetic Dentists
Dr. Arvind R. Kittur
Dr. Arvind Kittur holds a Masters degree from the Royal College of Surgeons ,Ireland,in Healthcare Management and Leadership.
He completed his Bachelors degree in Dentistry from India,
subsequently completed his American National Boards and has had a successful practise in the UAE for more than 20 years.
His core competence lies in the application of conservative approaches towards oral health rehabilitations whilst using the latest materials and techniques. He is extremely adept at working with Veneers, invisible fillings , Crowns ,Bridges while Smile designing and Smile Make overs are his forte .Over the years he has applied sound scientific and evidence based knowledge in the field of Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry .
Languages known :Proficient in English , Hindi , Persian ,Arabic and Marathi. Multilingual indeed!
Interests : Travel , Golf and he is extremely passionate about his Harley Davidson
Dr. Sandhya Mehta
Having graduated from the University of Manchester, UK in 2010, Dr. Sandhya received a Diploma of Membership of Joint Dental Faculties from the The Royal College of Surgeons of England and completed a 1 year certificate course in Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.
She has also worked as a General dentist in mixed NHS and Private practices in London and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, treating both children and adults.
Dr. Sandhya is proficient in the following disciplines within dentistry:
Preventative dentistry (fissure sealants, fluoride application, diet advice and oral hygiene instructions)
- Restorative dentistry (composite fillings, root canal treatments, onlays, crowns and bridge work)
- Prosthodontics (Full and Partial dentures)
- Aesthetic dentistry (teeth whitening and porcelain veneers)
- Simple extractions
- Periodontal Treatment (Scale and polish and root surface debridement)
Languages : Fluent in English and Gujarati .Speaks basic Hindi and French.
Interests Enjoys travel and experiencing different cultures. Passionate about playing sports and keeping fit and healthy.
Dr. Sylvain Mosca
Dr. Sylvain Mosca studied dental surgery at the University of Nice in France and graduated with Honors in his Doctoral Research thesis. He further specialized in Endodontic treatment as well as 3D Ceramic restoration utilizing the CEREC system.
Having started his career in 1996, Dr. Mosca ran his own practice in Beausoleil before moving into Dubai in 2016 and has worked in reputed clinics since then.
He is passionate about Aesthetic/ Cosmetic dentistry and uses state of the art technology to innovate revolutionary treatment methods for his patients.
With his 23 years of professional experience, Dr. Mosca is a strong addition to our Dental team.
Dr. Mosca is a father of three sons, enjoys his music and is a sports fanatic (Football, tennis, squash, and athletics )
Languages spoken: French, Italian, and English
Not many people know : He qualified in the 4×100 meter relay in the France National Championships.
Dr. Mays Al-Ajeel
Dr. Mays Al-Ajeel, General Dentist, graduated from Charles University in 2011 and went on to receive the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr. Mays has spent 5 years in the UK in NHS and private practices including 1 year of work in the Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial department .In Dubai since 2017, she has worked long hours and collected a lot of local experience within the Dental department of a leading hospital.
Dr Mays treats both,children and adults and is experienced in all fields of general dentistry with a special interest in Cosmetic & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry having completed a Certificate course in these fields.
Her repertoire includes
– Restorative dentistry (composite fillings, root-canal treatments, crown & bridge work)
– Prosthodontics (full and partial dentures)
– Preventative dentistry (Fissure sealants, Fluoride application, diet and oral hygiene advice)
– Simple extractions
– Periodontal treatment (Scale and Polish and root planing treatment)
– Dental aesthetics (Teeth whitening and Veneers)
– Treatment of anxious and phobic patients
Personal interests: An ace at tennis and a passionate painter
Languages: Fluent in English and Arabic
Dr. Azza Dafalla
Dr. Azza Dafalla , General Dentist, is extremely academically inclined and went on to complete her Masters in Conservative Dentistry after completing her Bachelors of Dental Surgery with flying colors.
After graduation, she received extensive training in all aspects of dentistry including
a. A Post Graduate Certificate Program in Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Minnesota ,USA.
b. American Academy of Implant Dentistry Maxi course from California, USA
c. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
d. Invisalign Clear Aligner Course
e. Lecturing in Operative Dentistry & Dental Materials for Undergraduate dental students .
In Dubai since 2016, Dr. Azza has worked as a General Dentist, largely in the field of family dentistry , performing all kind of procedures for patients of all ages, with a special interest in Oral rehabilitation.
Not one to take a break , she is pursuing her Fellowship currently.
Managing a great work life balance, Dr. Azza makes time to read voraciously and spend time with her two lovely daughters practicing diamond painting .
Languages spoken: English , Arabic
Currently seeing patients at the Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) branch.
Dr. Sarah Shahien
Dr. Sarah Shahien, General Dentist, completed her Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry in Alexandria University, Egypt, and served in various government hospitals and private clinics in Egypt for 6 years.
After her move to Dubai in 2017, Dr. Sarah practiced Family dentistry in a private clinic before joining Oasis Dental Care which was acquired by the Apex Clinics Group in 2020.
Proficient in all aspects of general dentistry, she is a firm believer in pain-free dentistry. Her excellent communication skills with patients give her a huge advantage in handling anxious patients of all ages with ease.
Amongst other procedures and treatments, Dr. Sarah is passionate about
- Restorative dentistry (composite fillings, onlays, inlays , crowns and bridge work)
- Root canal treatment
- Dentistry for children
What you didn’t know about Dr. Sara : When she is not tending to her 5 year old daughter , she loves sport- with basketball and football being her favorite ( what did you expect if she’s from the land of Mo Salah ! )
Languages spoken: English and Arabic
Currently seeing patients at the Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC ) Branch.
Dr. Nicole Rodrigues
Having secured a Bachelors of Dental Surgery from Maharashtra University, India in 2015, Dr. Nicole moved into private practice in various clinics in the commercial capital of India, Mumbai.
Working independently on patients tirelessly , she amassed an invaluable experience within the realm of general dentistry under the observation of leading Dental practitioners of the region.
Perseverance, hard work , skill and destiny brought her to the Gulf where she started her stint with a reputed private clinic in Jumeirah.
Extremely affable and detail oriented in her approach she has a keen interest in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry aiming to soothe the discomfort of her patients with a steady hand ,sound knowledge and exceptional wit.
– Preventative dentistry (fissure sealants, fluoride application, diet advice and oral hygiene instructions)
– Restorative dentistry (composite fillings, root canal treatments, onlays, crowns and bridge work)
– Aesthetic dentistry (Prophylaxis , teeth whitening procedures and composite veneers)
– Simple extractions
Languages: Fluent in English and Hindi
Interests: A leisurely baker and an aspirant globe trotter.
Dr. Lavnya Narula
Dr. Lavnya Narula received her Bachelor of Dentistry from of a joint program with Vinayaka Missions University and Penang International Dental College in 2015. She graduated with distinction and was the recipient of the Gold Medal for the 1st ranked graduate of the class of 2015. Additionally, she was awarded multiple honorary recognitions for academic excellence across various fields including Oral Medicine & Radiology, Pedodontics, Oral Pathology and Orthodontics. She has since continued to pursue various additional certifications to advance her skillset in her areas of interest such as Aesthetic dentistry and Prosthodontics.
Upon graduation, Dr. Lavnya helming from a family of doctors commenced her career in the public sector with a keen need to help treat needy patients in non-urban locations. She worked with the Malaysian Ministry of Health as a General Dentist based in Malacca, Malaysia for over 5 years, where she garnered experience across diverse range of disciplines and the variety of treatments including caring for emergency trauma patients. She has been repeatedly recognized for going the extra mile in caring for her patients and ensuring their comfort during treatments.
Dr. Lavnya is proficient in a wide array of disciplines including:
• Prosthodontics (Full and Partial dentures)
• Periodontal treatment (Scale and Polish and root planing treatment)
• Aesthetic dentistry (teeth whitening and porcelain veneers)
• Preventative dentistry (Fissure sealants, Fluoride application, diet and oral hygiene advice)
• Restorative dentistry (composite fillings, root-canal treatments, crown & bridge work)
• Simple and complex extractions
• Treatment of anxious and phobic patients
• Emergency and trauma treatment
• Treatment of children across age groups
Languages known: Native English speaker, fluent in Malay, functional knowledge of Mandarin and Hindi.
Something you didn’t know: Dr. Lavnya is an avid Boxer and has a keen interest in fitness, reading and cooking.
Treatment plans are based on individual complexities of each case. Our Patient Relations team will assist you with customized payment plans.
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