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It may be surprising yet true…many people stay away from dental procedures considering it to be very expensive. However, for the first time in south India, KDC Dental Foundation is throwing open five charity hospitals (four in Bengaluru and one in Dharwad) to offer FREE services. The charity hospitals were launched former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani and noted Sandalwood actress Shravya.
Speaking on the occasion, Kiramani said, “I am happy to launch the KDC Dental Foundation’s charity hospitals which will come up at Navarang (Rajaji Nagar), Basaveshwarnagar, Whitefield (Hoodi), Konanakunte (off Kanakapura road) and Dharwad. These days, when everyone is thinking of expanding their business by hiking their service charges, I am happy to be part of this KDC Foundation which wants to offer most of their services for FREE. We need these kinds of hospitals which are helpful for all the sections of the society.”
Noted actress Shravya said that she was very happy to be part of this noble cause. “When I was told about the charity hospitals, I was really happy to be associated with this philanthropic work. The KDC Dental Foundation’s charity hospitals will offer Consultations, Extractions and Dentures for FREE for all the people. In case of Advanced Dental Procedures like Root Canal Treatments, Crowns, Gum Treatment and Implants will be done Free of Cost for people below the poverty line.”
Speaking on the occasion, KDC Charitable Multi-Specialty Dental Clinics’ Managing Trustee Ms Shailaja C Paramshetty said health was a valuable asset not only for any individual but also for the country. Any nation can progress rapidly when its citizens are healthy. Many people don’t realise that the general health of an individual is related to the oral health of an individual. Unfortunately, people in India are less aware about the importance of oral health. This is mainly due to lack of awareness, unavailability of facilities in all places and most important due to the high cost of dental treatments. Even in this modern era, 99 per cent of our population use removable dentures (teeth set) which are outdated in developed countries. There are advanced techniques like dental implants which can be used to replace the missing teeth which can be as efficient as natural teeth. To overcome above problems, KDC Dental foundation was opening charity hospitals at four centres in Bengaluru and one centre in Dharwad (exclusively for the welfare of north Karnataka). The KDC Dental group has already screened more than 5 Lakh people across Karnataka in various schools, colleges, rural areas and villages etc. So along with this, KDC group has decided to provide FREE dental treatments for needy and poor.
KDC Dental foundation’s Trustee Dr. Niranjan C Paramshetty said, “More than 80% of Indian population are suffering from dental problems, 60 % of children are having carries, 35 % of children have misaligned teeth, 50 % of adult population are having gum disease. The main cause of all these things is lack of awareness negligence unavailability of routine dental treatments in all places and expensive dental procedures. Hence, to KDC Dental Foundation was starting the charity hospital. We shall create dental awareness by conducting dental camps in government schools colleges, rural areas, villages, old age homes and also for general public. We will also create awareness about ill effects of tobacco and its products. In India (Oral Cancer ranks in the top three of all cancers which accounts for over 30% of all cancers reported in India).”
KDC Dental Charity Hospitals location in City
n Navarang ( Rajaji Nagar )- 1st Floor, Unathi Arcade, Opp to Shanimahatma Temple, Near Navarang Theatre Rajaji Nagar Bangalore.
n Basaveshwarnagar- 1st Floor ,KHB Colony, 80 FEET ROAD, Above Just bake, Beside Punya Hospital Basaveshwarnagar Bangalore
n Whitefield ( Hoodi )- 2nd Floor, LG Complex Rajpaya Bus Stop, Near Hoodi Junction Opp Bharath Petroleum Bunk Whitefield Bangalore
n Konanakunte 1st Floor- Opp Srinidhi Srinivasa Temple, Old Bank Colony, Chunchangatta Main Road Konanakunte Bangalore
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