General Dental Council (www.gdc-uk.org), a dental regulating body protecting patients in the United Kingdom has issued a guideline “Going Abroad for your Dental Care?” Following are the answers to your questions regarding our practice prior to letting us be at your service. Please feel free to ask any questions or visit and inspect our practice. We will be very happy to show you around.
HEALTHY SMILES – THE DENTAL CLINIC SMILEWEAVERS Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dental Professional Regulating Body: Nepal Medical Council (NMC)www.nmc.org.np
|NMC Regn No.
|Dr Neil Pande
|MFGDP(UK) MFDS RCS(Eng)
|Dr Aquila Shrestha
|Dr Arina Arjyal
|Dr Banu Sharma
|Dr Luna Shrestha
|Undergoing MJDF RCS(Eng)
|Dr Rajeena Pradhan
|Dr Sabin Giri
|Dr Ranjita Shrestha
BDS = Bachelor of Dental Surgery (4years formal education + 1 year of internship)
MFGDP(UK) = Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Postgraduate Diploma registrable with the General Dental Council of the United Kingdom as an additional qualification – 3 part examination in General Dental Practice)
MFDS RCS(Eng) = Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Practice Registration: Company Registrar’s Office of the Government of Nepal
Language spoken in the practice: English / Nepali / Hindi
Complaint Procedure: We have a complaint mechanism in place which can be accessed on request.
Infection Control Policy: As per Decontamination Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in primary care dental practices Department of Health, United Kingdom October 2008 (Healthy Smiles Practice based policy available on request.)
Medical Emergency Protocol: As per the Resuscitation Council (UK)MEDICAL EMERGENCIES AND RESUSCITATION STANDARDS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE AND TRAINING FOR DENTAL PRACTITIONERS AND DENTAL CARE PROFESSIONALS IN GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE May 2008 (Healthy Smiles Practice protocols available on request)
Radiological (X-ray) Guidelines: As per European guidelines on radiation protection in dental radiology 2004.
Legislation: We comply with the European / UK legislation for dental practice.
Record Keeping, Medical/Dental History and examination : We follow the principles as set the Faculty of General Dental Practice of the Royal College of surgeons of England in their publication Clinical Examination and Record Keeping.
Staff Training: It can be in a formal and informal, is logged and conducted on a regular basis on the various aspects of care and management.
Smoking Cessation: We encourage and provide smoking cessation advice and formulate our treatment accordingly.
Preventive Dentistry: We believe that there could be nothing better than your own teeth. Our aim is to decrease and try to eradicate the incidence of dental disease in your mouth, making it functional and at the same time beautiful. We work hand in hand with you to make that happen.
Treatment Plan: We tailor your dental treatment as per your individual need after a thorough assessment of your risks and local and systemic factors. Options are provided, all the pros and cons of each explained, time and cost estimate provided and finally your consent is taken prior to any treatment.
Length of service: Our team has been dedicating ourselves in the care of our patients since the year 2000. Our patient’s words speak for itself in the testimonial section.
Aftercare: We are available online for any advice and aftercare at email@example.com Our doctor’s team is readily available for all your questions and care. We provide a complete report of the treatment provided at the end of every treatment.
Insurance: We have an understanding with Vanbreda International, SOS International. British Army, VSO, DFID, United Nations Offices, most embassies and INGOs.
Clinical Audit: We regularly conduct audit on our processes on various aspects of our care and management.
External Audit: We have been undergoing yearly external audit by the British Army and British Embassy for more than half a decade.
Continuing Professional Development: Our team is continuously updating on the latest evidence based treatment protocols and management on a continual basis in order to provide you the best in dental care at all times.
Quality to us mean to do the right thing, in the safe environment, on time, every time. Our aim is to provide you the current, best treatment as per the evidence based practice of dentistry with quality assurance.
All the evidences of practice and compliance can be accessed by our patients as they desire.