Monday December 19 2011

Computerised services earn Pan Dental prestigious award

Dr Mutyabule designs a patient’s tooth on the computer using CEREC  technology.

Dr Mutyabule designs a patient’s tooth on the computer using CEREC technology. The system is faster than the conventional suppression technique. 

By EPHRAIM KASOZI

Patients in need of medical or dental services normally seek quick recovery from their pain. Comfort and speedy handling of their complaints contribute towards their attainment of peace of mind.
At Pan Dental Surgery, a private dental centre, complex dental treatments can be offered in a comfortable and straightforward manner.

Dr Tom Mutyabule, the chief executive officer at the Buganda Road-based clinic, says: “Now with the advancement in technology more complex procedures can be done in minutes or hours compared to weeks. Computerised dentistry (CEREC) enables us to make a crown in an hour or even less. Replacing many teeth in a few hours is now possible.”

The digital x-ray imaging, which the clinic uses has helped to improve the quality of diagnosis. This has also made it possible to do telemedicine and consult with colleagues abroad on more complex cases as the need arises.
Started in 1995 as a small company with one dental chair, Pan Dental Surgery has grown to a seven chair practice all of which are fully computerised.

The range of dental services has also increased over the years. In 2009 Pan Dental was the first practice in East Africa to introduce the use of computerised dentistry (CEREC technology) and laser dentistry. “In addition to general dentistry, we offer computerised anesthesia, implantology and digital x ray and photo imaging,” says Dr. Mutyabule, a general dentist with 20 years’ experience.

Dr Mutyabule says the practice also offers orthodontic services (a speciality in correcting badly aligned teeth). This was pioneered by Dr Christine Wolukau-Wanambwa. The firm with 28 members of staff, was on December 2 ranked among Uganda’s Top 100 fastest growing medium-sized.

“We have worked hard to provide our clients with services that patients used to only be able to access outside the country,” says Dr Mutyabule. “We have a team of dedicated and professional staff who are committed to offering the patients an excellent service. As a company, we are committed to offering the best services to our patients and hope to introduce more technologies to ease and improve our services.”

Dr Mutyabule says the clinic is open to the public for business, and welcomes all clients six days a week.
“We hope to be of service to whoever would like to come to us,” he says. He commended the Top 100 fastest growing medium-sized companies initiative, saying it encourages companies to continue working hard. “It is a forum to increase competitiveness and quality of service.” he says.

ekasozi@ug.nationmedia.com

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