Please introduce yourself.
My name is Dr. Prashant Nanda and I practice at my clinic Nanda Dental Clinic located in New Delhi, India.
I completed my BDS (Bachelors of Dental Surgery) in 2007, following which I did my MDS (Masters of Dental Surgery) specializing in Periodontics and Oral Implantology.
I then undertook an intensive 6 months implant study in association with faculty from the University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan, U.S.A.
I have been awarded a Fellowship by the prestigious International Congress of Oral Implantologists, U.S.A. for excellence in Oral Implantology.
How long have you been in business?
I have been practicing Dental Implantology since 2007. Having worked at several prestigious hospitals in India, I started my own practice in January of 2013.
Nanda Dental Clinic was awarded with the title of the Best New Practice in India at the National Dental Excellence Awards 2014.
How many dental implant procedures have you done? What is your success rate?
I have placed over 800 implants since the time I started placing implants with a success rate of about 98%
Where do most of your patients come from?
Most of our patients are locals, but we also have several International Patients from various parts of the world including expats living in New Delhi who visit our practice.
Most of our patients come to us after having being referred by someone who we previously treated, however a lot of new patients find us on Google and other partner websites. We have a dedicated section for International Patients on our website www.nandadental.com.
What procedures do you typically recommend and perform?
Well, the treatment plan is very specific for each individual patient. We provide comprehensive dental care to our patients with all the facilities under one roof.
Everything from Full Mouth Dental Implants, All on 4 Implants, Immediate Implants, Sinus lift procedures, Bone Grafting, Implant supported dentures, All Ceramic Zirconia / Emax Crowns, Root Canals, Fillings, Braces etc. are done at the practice.
What type of implants (technology) does your clinic use?
We use several different implants at our practice all of which are compatible with North American equipment.
Some of the more commonly used brands by us include Nobel Biocare, Biohorizon, MIS Implants, Alpha Bio and Adin Implants.
Please give me a summary of the steps in the process at your clinic.
The first step is to send us a full mouth X-ray via email so we can treatment plan your case even before you buy your tickets. The treatment plan will include every aspect about the cost, duration and other important details every patients needs to know.
Once you reach our practice we may take additional X-rays if necessary. We try to save time and can start the implant procedure on the very first day itself.
Please describe the surgical procedure at your clinic.
Dental implants are in most cases Painless. We do the procedure under Local Anaesthesia and the total treatment time depending on the number of implants or type of implant surgery varies from 30 to 90 minutes.
How much do your procedures cost?
Depending on the type of implant you chose to get done the cost varies from $500 to $700. The price includes the cost of Surgery, Post-Surgery follow up and Abutment.
The crown that goes on the Implant can be either All Ceramic for $200 or PFM (Porcelain Fused to Metal) for $100.
What payment methods do you accept? Do you offer financing?
We accept cash, cheques and most international credit cards at the practice.
How many trips to India are required and how many days per trip are required to get one or two implants?
For all implant procedures 2 trips are required to India. During the first trip the dental implants are placed. After a healing period of 3-4 months the patient can visit us anytime for the prosthetic phase of treatment. The duration of stay during each trip is for a week.
How long is the healing time like for patients who get dental implants?
Healing time varies depending on the kind of surgery performed. For most implant patients the healing process is painless. The initial healing happens in the first one week.
Mostly only one surgical visit is required and 2-3 appointments per visit to India.
What should patients do if they have a problem with their implant?
Problems with implants are rare given their high success rate. If a problem does occur depending on the nature of the problem corrective measures may be taken in the home country itself.
We provide our patients with at least a 10-year Warranty on dental implants we place.
Where do your patients stay while they are getting an implant done?
There are several hotels, close to our practice where the patient could stay. A list of these could be provided if needed by our patients. Our international patient coordinator helps our patients get the best hotel and travel deals.
It it safe in India?
India is as safe as any other country in the world. We are based of out of New Delhi, which is the capital and the most developed State in the country.
Our practice is located in Defence Colony which is a high end safe neighbourhood located in the South of Delhi.
Does a patient need to be able to speak Hindi?
No, our clinic staff speaks fluent English.
What is there to do in your city?
There is a lot to do in Delhi itself, but we also have a dedicated International Patient Coordinator who can help you plan day trips to places like Agra (Taj Mahal) and Jaipur during your visit to India. Most of these trips can be done in between your appointments at our practice.
For a list of popular tourist attractions in Delhi, please visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/delhi/things-to-do/top-things-to-do-in-delhi
What is the best time of year to travel to Delhi?
The summers in Delhi can get very hot with temperature crossing the 40 degree Celsius mark. We recommend avoiding the summer months of May, June and July while planning your travel to India.
All other months the weather is great to visit.
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