Dental Services
 

Dental Services

Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) offers comprehensive Dental services which are provided by highly trained and experienced teams of dentists. AKUH's Dental services are supported by Laboratory, Radiology and Operating Room facilities for doing procedures under general anaesthesia.

Range of Services
We offer a comprehensive range of dental health services at competitive prices:

  • Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery: Various surgical procedures are carried out at AKUH, e.g. extraction, removal of impacted third molars and emergency care including Maxillo-Facial trauma;
  • Orthodontics (Braces): Orthodontic service is available and deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities by a variety of appliances for straightening the teeth;
  • Paediatric Dentistry: Children require special care, especially in dentistry. To be completely healthy, your child needs strong healthy teeth- even baby teeth, which have the same problem as a child's permanent teeth and dental problem can interfere with your child's good health. We can help your child by:
    • Examining your children, to diagnose and treat any dental problems before they become serious;
    • Cleaning your children's teeth regularly to prevent decay;
    • Providing regular check-ups to make sure that the teeth stay healthy;
    • Teaching your child how to take care of his/her own teeth with proper dental care habits to enable: tooth brushing, flossing, eating the right food and safety precautions, which include fissure sealents (fillings) and regular fluoride applications.

As children are our future, they are precious and deserve to be healthy. An early start in regular dental care is an important step on the road to total health.

  • Prosthodontics (Crown, Bridge and Dentures): Restores and maintains oral function by the missing teeth by artificial prosthesis including crowns, bridges, dentures (partial and complete) and dental implants;
  • Endodontics: Root canal treatment is the only way to save your teeth if the tooth pulp which contains nerves and blood vessels becomes infected or damaged because of deep decay or an injury. Root canal treatment is done in one or two visits depending on the condition of the root;

Dental Implants
Implants are artificial tooth supports, surgical set in the jaw and can replace any number of missing teeth. They are used in any combination of crown to replace a single missing tooth, bridge to replace multiple missing teeth and dentures to replace all upper and lower missing teeth;

  • Teeth Whitening (bleaching): People with all types of discoloration of teeth can achieve significant lightening through bleaching although some strains may require additional procedures.

Package prices are offered for all our procedures, which enable our patients to know before hand the cost of treatment and be in control of the cost of their care. Every one needs to take a few hours from his/her busy schedule once a year for a dental check-up. Proper dental care is essential to good health as a balanced diet. The best way to keep teeth and gums healthy is to prevent decay every day. Good teeth and an attractive smile are an essential part of looking good and feeling confident.

Dental Clinics are located at the ground floor of the Private Wing. Clinics are held from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM.

Panel of Dental Specialists
Full-Time Faculty
Dr Mubassar Fida
BDS (Pak); MCPS Periodontology; Community Dentistry (Pak); FCPS Orthodontics (Pak)

Dr Munawar Rahman
BDS (Pak), DDS (USA)

Dr Azfar A. Siddiqui
BDS, MSC, DMD, FAAMP, DICOI

Dr Attiya Jawaid Shaikh
BDS, FCPS

Non Full-Time Faculty
Dr Ninette Banday
BDS (Pak), MPH, DMSc, (USA)

Dr Mansur Ahmed
BDS (Punjab), MCPS (Pak)

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
P.O Box 3500, Stadium Road, Karachi-74800, Pakistan.
Tel: +92 21 3486 1013, 3486 1014
Email: surgery@aku.edu