The first Joint Commission International accredited hospital in Sri Lanka, Durdans Hospitalhas for the last five years ensured that oral health of patients are well taken care of at its state-of-the-art oral health centre located at the 1st floor of the hospital.
Celebrating half a decade of ensuring beautiful and healthy smiles the centre recently introduced a host of new services to its already extensive portfolio.
Dental Care at Durdans Hospital offers the specialist services of Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeons, dental surgeons and orthodontists for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and irregularities involving the teeth, gums and other tissues of the mouth. In addition, injuries and defects, both functional and aesthetic of the oral and facial region are also treated. With advanced technology specialists ensure that patients benefit from the latest procedures with maximum comfort.
The range of services on offer at the oral health centre includes dental implants, treatments for orofacialpain and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD), Orthodontics (diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities), Periodontics (diagnosis, prevention and treatment of gum diseases) and Prosthodontics (restoration of damaged natural teeth or replacement with artificial teeth). In simpler terms the centre takes care of tooth extractions, regular and deep cleaning, treatments for gum disease, biopsies and surgeries, root canal treatment, laser teeth whitening, cosmetic dental procedures, dental x-rays and complete oral care.
The Durdans Oral Health Centre is well known for its Orthodontics procedures. Orthodontics isn’t simply about straight teeth but it can also make a difference to your appearance, your bite and your overall health.Braces today come in many different shapes, materials and sizes. Many options of brace treatments are available at the centre including the traditional metal braces to clear braces that blend with the natural colour of teeth or removable braces.Orthodontic treatment is available for all ages including adults. Durdans provides dental implants that come with a life time warranty from the implant manufacturer.
Using the latest technology for Periodontal care including LED hand pieces for better illumination and advanced cleaning tips that can access all parts of the teeth with Pyon 2 scalers from W&H Austria, biolase dental laser (USA) etc. A team of highly trained dental professionals ensure that patients of all ages receive the highest level of care.
Speaking on the services available at the clinic Resident Dental Surgeon Dr. Madhanga Chandrasekera notes, “Dental care is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and at the Durdans Oral Health Centre we constantly strive to inculcate this to all our patients. Our services are some of the most technologically advanced to ensure that patients receive complete care without the pain, hassle and discomfort that is wrongfully associated with dental care. Our wholistic approach to dental care and the fact that we are located within a fully-fledged hospital also allows us to treat various types of patients to whom oral health is mandatory. For instance those with heart disease, diabetes and pregnant mothers are often referred to us by the respective clinics within and outside Durdans as it is imperative for such patients to have their oral health in check”.To maintain JCI standards all the equipment used in dental procedures at the centre is disposable or sterilized to ensure maximum patient safety. Special procedures are also in place to ensure pediatrics and medically compromised patients are managed and educated on proper brushing techniques and oral hygiene. Complex procedures are often carried out under sedation or general anesthesia in order to ensure that dental care is not a traumatic experience.
Athula Ranaweera a patient who recently had a root canal filling done at the Oral Health centre notes, “My entire family has been visiting the Durdans Dental Unit for many years and during my routine check-up they correctly diagnosed that I needed a root canal filling. Because the problem was skillfully identified early and procedure carried out accurately I had to only wait for about half an hour to recover. I am extremely satisfied with the way patients are handled at the unit and the skill of the dental professionals there, and I will always recommend their services to friends and family.”