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. 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. Vishakha Dixon
Dr. Vishaka, a veteran Dentist, boasting 16 years of experience practicing dentistry. A graduate of a Bachelors of Dentistry from the highly distinguished Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital in India.
Having worked in several well-known clinics in both Mumbai & Dubai, she has amassed a wealth of practical knowledge which has enabled her to provide quality personalized patient care.
Scared of the dentist? Never fear, Dr. Vishaka is here! The embodiment of patience, compassion and joviality, she will ensure the safety of your smile.
Root Canal Treatments (Painless)
Veneers & Cosmetic Dentistry
Crowns & Bridges
Extractions (Surgical & Normal)
Minor Soft Tissue Restorations
Ooof That’s a lot!
What you don’t know: A linguist of sorts – she’s picked up Arabic on the job and is fluent in functional Arabic
Languages: Fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and functional Arabic
Dr. Sunjay Handa (Jay)
Dr. Jay as he is known, is a British dentist with over 12 years of experience in both Private and NHS practices, providing both cosmetic and family dentistry. He has recently moved to Dubai from Newcastle Upon Tyne where he graduated (with Merit) in clinical dentistry in 2009.
He loves working with patients of all ages and different backgrounds and takes a patient-centric approach to all treatments. He is a modern-thinking clinician with particular interest in providing cosmetic and minimally invasive restorative dentistry, utilizing all the modern and contemporary techniques to give his patients the teeth and smile they desire.
Dr. Jay also has a post graduate qualification in healthcare teaching and has mentored many new dental graduates in the UK.
He has attended countless postgraduate training courses to further his expertise and is proficient in:
* Crowns and bridges
* Smile makeovers
* Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
* Root Canal Treatments
* Teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry
* Scaling & Polishing
* Pediatric Dentistry
What you didn’t know: He is a father to two children and loves to travel with his family. He enjoys going to the gym, watching his football team Newcastle and is currently enjoying exploring the UAE.
Languages known: English , Punjabi
Dr. Ritul Agarwal
Dr Ritul Agarwal is a distinguished Prosthodontist and implantologist with over 11 years of experience. He completed his Masters from the reputed Saveetha University in 2011 in India following which he was awarded the prestigious Membership in Prosthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh after clearing a series of examinations in 2011.
Having worked with Dubai Health Authority and a multinational chain for over 10 years, he was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (FDS), the highest recognition for a dentist by the College.
He has also been awarded the prestigious Fellowship of International Congress of Oral Implantology and Membership in Prosthodontics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow and is now an examiner for the Royal College, a position held by very few.
He offers full scope of prosthodontic and implantology procedures, including fixed and removable dentures, implant supported teeth etc. His passion lies in the field of Implant Dentistry and esthetic dentistry including veneers and smile designing, ceramic crowns , indirect adhesive dentistry and holistic dentistry.
Languages: English, Hindi .
Something you didn’t know: Dr. Ritul is a passionate musician and very proficient with the guitar and piano. In an attempt to give back – he imparts online and hands on training to budding dentists.
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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