The Periodontist Dental Centre (PDC) was established after identifying the need for specialist dental care for patients with periodontal (gum) disease and those needing replacement of teeth using dental implants. Over 80% of our population has one form or another of gum disease. Over 10% of the people have severe form of periodontal disease that results to tooth loss. There are few periodontal specialists in the country numbering less than ten (10) for a population of over 40 million.
It follows that the level of care in this field is wanting necessitating the need for dedicated facilities for periodontal care. It is the recognition of this immense gap in quality and appropriate care that has been the inspiration for the establishment of the centre.
Our practice is patient centred putting the needs of the patient for information and participation in treatment planning at the core. We believe spending time with our patients to explore in depth their dental issues goes a long way in alleviating their fears and empowers them to own the treatment plan. This in turn leads to improvements in the longterm success of dental treatment.