For those trekking in and around the South India tourism mecca of Kerala—the birthplace of Ayurveda—your journey might include some dental work. Established in 1995, The Smile Centre established is located in the heart of Kochi City at Kadavanthra.
Led by Dr. Prasanth Pillai, oral-maxillofacial surgeon and implantologist, and Dr. Sreeja Pillai, dental surgeon, a team of orthodontists, oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, and prosthodontists help staff the 3,500 square foot facility. The center has a dental wing in Saraf Hospital, where inpatient and emergency services are available to patients that might require hospitalization following complex surgical work.
The Smile Centre also performs faciomaxillary work ranging from basic treatments to complex dental procedures including orthodontic treatment, smile designing, complex faciomaxillary surgery and cosmetic jaw surgery. The center boasts advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities and an in-house dental lab, OPG and RVG imaging services.
The international patient center connects patients requiring specialized services to a reliable travel agent who can provide assistance. The center works with an array of patients from most English-speaking countries. Translators are available in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Arabic, French, German, and Russian.
Last updated on 22 March 2017
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