Specialist centre to boost dental services

Malaysian Society of Quality Health (MSQH) chief executive officer Assoc Prof Dr M A. Kadar Marikar (right) congratulating Amiruddin. Looking on are (from left) Dr Muzafar, celebrity guest Yasmin Hani and KPJ Healthcare Bhd business operations, clinical and technology services executive director Jasimah Hassan.

KPJ KL Dental Specialist Centre celebrated World Oral Health Day 2019 with the theme “Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health”.

The event aimed to motivate people to take control of their oral health from childhood to old age.

KPJ Tawakkal Health Centre (KPJ THC) executive director Datuk Mohamad Farid Salim

said he hoped the celebration would bring awareness and encourage action for good oral health.

KPJ KL Dental Specialist Centre provides a wide range of services in oral and dental care and other dental treatment packages for local and foreign patients.

He said the centre had three resident consultants and seven sessional consultants.

“This year, KPJ Tawakkal marks its 35th year of services,” said Mohamad Farid.

KPJ Healthcare Bhd president and managing director Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar said they had developed and renovated the KPJ KL Dental Specialist Centre to provide modern facilities.

He added that they needed to improve their services to ensure foreign patients seeking dental care would be able to return to their country within a shorter period.

Amiruddin said KPJ planned to have at least two ambulatory care centres in Kuala Lumpur this year.

“It is a day-care centre offering day-care surgeries and it fits well with the dental and eye (care services), “ he added.

KPJ KL Dental Specialist Centre is led by Dr Mohd Muzafar Hamirudin, who is also a consultant prosthodontist and dental restorative specialist.

Dr Muzafar said they had six different specialisations at the centre which handles many complex cases.

“It is like a one-stop centre,” he said, adding that they had submitted a proposal to the KPJ board

of directors for approval last year on Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufac-turing (CAM) solutions for dental practices.

“Currently, we have been outsourcing our patients’ dental crowns and they take four to five days to be ready,” said Dr Muzafar.

He pointed out that KPJ planned to import the technology from Germany which would enable dentists to design the dental crown on the spot.

“The dental crown can then be completed within an hour,” he said.

He revealed that 17% of their patients were from Canada, the Middle East, Somalia, Indonesia and Australia.

KPJ KL Dental Specialist Centre is part of KPJ THC.

KPJ THC is an ambulatory care centre that provides comprehensive outpatient healthcare services It includes KPJ KL Rehabilitation Centre, KPJ Senior Living Care (Nursing Home), Consultants Clinics and Haemodialysis Service.

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