With a Smile

As one of the re­gion’s prime dental hubs, the Gan Ad­vanced Osseoin­te­gra­tion Cen­tre de­liv­ers con­fi­dence and com­fort

Philippine Tatler - - TATLER BEAUTY & WELLNESS -

Dr Steve Mark Gan is, first and fore­most, a den­tist. How­ever, his de­vo­tion to the field doesn’t stop him from liv­ing a full life as a fam­ily man, an ex­ec­u­tive at one of the coun­try’s lead­ing dental clin­ics, and, most re­cently, a vis­it­ing lec­turer at the Fac­ulty of Medicine in the Uni­ver­sity of Genoa in Italy, one of the old­est pi­o­neer­ing in­sti­tu­tions of mod­ern medicine.

De­spite these com­mit­ments, Gan re­mains in de­mand as a doc­tor as he per­son­ally han­dles 80 per cent of surg­eries and de­votes four days a week to clin­i­cal ser­vices. The way he has merged life and work em­bod­ies what the Gan Ad­vanced Osseoin­te­gra­tion Cen­tre (GAOC) stands for. Of­fer­ing oral surgery, cos­metic, and gen­eral den­tistry at its branches in Metr o Manila and its most re­cent ad­di­tion in the Queen City of the South Cebu, the GAOC clinic sys­tem con­fi­dently stands as one of the few dental in­sti­tu­tions in the coun­try that car efully se­lects its tech­nolo­gies and specif­i­cally crafts its prac­tices for the op­ti­mal com­fort and tr eat­ment of its clients.

En­dorsed by var­i­ous lo­cal celebri­ties who have been more than sat­is­fied with the ser­vice, each GAOC branch is known for well-ap­pointed fa­cil­i­ties—from ful­ly­lighted pro­ce­dure rooms that en­sure pa­tient pri­vacy by han­dling one client at a time to its fairly lux­u­ri­ous bath­rooms. Gan shares that these are not mere sales gim­micks but are aligned ser­vices set to en­sur e com­fort and con­fi­dence rooted in per­son­alised and premium care. Each branch takes clean­li­ness

and hy­giene steps fur­ther with luxe in­te­ri­ors, com­fort­able mood light­ing, and en­ter­tain­ment op­tions like mu­sic or movies avail­able for pa­tients un­der­go­ing var­i­ous pro­ce­dures.

Clear com­mu­ni­ca­tion is one of GAOC’s best prac­tices. Cheer­ful staff and doc­tors en­thu­si­as­ti­cally clar­ify any and all of a pa­tient’s ques­tions, sim­pli­fy­ing jar­gon, and pre­sent­ing the best op­tions spe­cific to each in­di­vid­ual case. This re­flects the con­stant train­ing un­der­gone by ev­ery mem­ber of the GAOC sys­tem, from lab tech­ni­cians to res­i­dent den­tists and at­tend­ing nurses. Only those with the best cre­den­tials prac­tice at GAOC, and amidst de­vel­op­ments in the field, these cho­sen few con­tinue to un­dergo pe­ri­odic train­ing, sent to in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ences and the like.

Gan him­self con­tin­ues his ed­u­ca­tion not only as a lec­turer but as a stu­dent, adapt­ing to in­no­va­tions within the med­i­cal com­mu­nity. This in­forms how GAOC se­lects from the many bidders of­fer­ing tech­nol­ogy: look­ing past fads and trends, a prime is put on pro­ce­dures that age grace­fully with the pa­tient. He says, “We scru­ti­nise each and ev­ery prod­uct for our doc­tors to use.” Gan’s job is also to en­sure that the clin­ics op­er­ate on the “Fer­raris and Lam­borgi­nis of dental equip­ment.” Osseoin­te­gra­tion, af­ter all, is the del­i­cate prac­tice of dental im­plants merg­ing with the body’s rhythms. The staff too will be the first to ask for con­cerns and fol­low-up with pa­tients in the days af­ter pro­ce­dures.

With GAOC now well es­tab­lished, Gan now sets his sights on the big­ger pic­ture, aim­ing to give back to so­ci­ety. Two clin­ics cater­ing to mid­dlein­come fam­i­lies are slated to open in Manila’s out­skirts. Ear­lier this year, the GAOC foun­da­tion was set with two aims, to help the non­profit dental group Op­er­a­tion Smile and to sup­port the col­lege schol­ar­ships for the chil­dren of GAOC staff and em­ploy­ees.

All these de­vel­op­ments amidst con­tin­u­ing premium dental treat­ment and care by the Gan Ad­vanced Osseoin­te­gra­tion Cen­ter en­sure a con­stantly bright smile on one’s face long af­ter the dental treat­ments have set one’s bite back into daily life.

En­quire at info@gaoc­den­tal.com or open a line at +632-843-GAOC (4262). Clinic hours are 8:30AM to 5:30PM for non-mall branches and 10:00am to 7:00pm for mall-based branches.

state of the art GAOC clin­ics of­fer a wide ar­ray of ser­vices in well-de­signed en­vi­ron­ments; (op­po­site) Dr Steve Mark Gan; A wel­com­ing lobby

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