In all cultures, children are collectively depicted to have a fear of going to the dentist, or at the least a dislike of brushing, a sentiment that supposedly carries over to adulthood. No wonder then hat few survive adolescence with a healthy set of permanent teeth.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the spectrum, all people - regardless of language, have a shared appreciation and understanding of the simplest but most genuine of gestures: a smile. With a slight movement of the lips, boundaries are miraculously broken.
According to Dr. Sheila Ranido of Dental World, it is definitely the idea of giving patients their best smile which inspires her and her colleagues to do their difficult jobs. For her, a smile does not only instantly improve a person's looks, instead, it has the ability to change and transform lives.
"I once had a patient who neither had the confidence to talk to people and much more smile, not even in photos. Mother nature had not gifted her with a perfect smile so she felt embarrassed at the idea of others seeing her smile," recalls Dr. Sheila.
Through modern science and the combined effort of the Dental World family, Dr. Sheila's patient was able to get the solution to her problem - a smile makeover. A simple procedure had, in giving the patient the confidence to smile, changed her life in so many ways.
"Now that she has a fantastic new smile, she smiles a lot more. Actually, she can no longer stop smiling," shares Dr. Sheila, who believes that every person should invest in a good smile.
Indeed, it is with such in mind - the power of a smile, that Dental World Manila has made it its mission to help individuals, Filipinos and foreigners alike, in achieving their dream makeovers. Though admittedly no ordinary feat, Dental World Manila has proven itself equal to the task.
With expert clinician Dr. Malony L. Santos, leading a team of likewise extensively trained dentists, and other highly skilled medical and non-medical professionals, Dental World has become both a driving force in the community and a banner for the future of Dental tourism in the country.
By offering dedicated services in Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics (Dentures), Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Root Canal Therapy, Orthodontics, TMJ Dysfunction Therapy, Restorative Treatment, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Prophylaxis, Dental X-ray and diagnostics, Dental World is able to address a wide range of needs.
A winning combination of dental expertise, truly state-of-the art facilities and the latest technological advancements, Dental World has become the ultimate destination for "dental tourist" and locals alike. Even the strategic locations of the three clinics, opportunely spread throughout key areas in Manila, add to the avid traveler’s unique experience. With this extra dimension of convenience, trips to the dentist take on a more relaxed, even fun and enjoyable feel.
Whether chilling in the art and bar scene at Cubao Expo, mixing business with pleasure in Ayala, or simply indulging in food and shopping to their heart's content by the bay, there is a Dental World Clinic ready to service tourists. These centers are St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City, the ML Santos Dental Cosmetics and TMJ Center in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay, and the Glorietta Dental Center in Makati. Quezon City, Pasay and Makati are respectively, the country's premier hub for art, entertainment and business.
Certainly, Dental World has come along way from its 1996 beginnings. Taking pride in its list of high profile clients: prominent business executives, politicians, celebrities, Dental World has likewise earned the trust of foreign nationals. With loyal patrons from US, Australia, Guam, Canada, Norway, Germany, Italy, France and Switzerland, it is perhaps true that a smile given away will surely come back another day.