16 January 2018
Not everybody enjoys the luxury of comprehensive dental insurance. When we realize our medical insurance does not (or only partially) cover dental treatments, a painful research ensues for a decent dental clinic with reasonable price tags. With the start of 2018, DrFive tried to come up with a list of dentists, and clinics to help out the 'dental treatment value-seekers'. As you may know by now, our selection principles are still the same: purely based on customer reviews without any advertisements, and sponsorships. So, without further ado, here are our findings:
Founder of the Dr. Thomas Dental Implant Clinic, Dr. Biju Thomas is a dental and maxillofacial surgeon - implantologist with over 20 years of experience in the UK (Cambridge University Hospital and Gloucestershire Hospital) and Ireland (Trinity University Hospital). As a dental implant expert, Dr. Thomas is known to conduct over 1,500 implants a year. Through word-of-mouth, he has already put his clinic in JLT on the Dubai map as the go-to place for people seeking the best dental implants without the jaw-dropping prices. One review summarises well patients' sentiment: "Surprisingly the price quoted was much cheaper than the other clinics who doesn’t even have a proper Implantologist."
"Best dentist in Dubai with Best rates", Mankhool Dental Clinic is one of those rare dental clinics reviewers praise for price-and-quality balance. The star doctor in the clinic is Dr. Madhu Matthews, a general dentist who specialised in endodontics (root canal treatments). It is recommended that you book at least 2-3 days in advance, as Dr. Mathews's schedule seems to be pretty busy.
If your search is limited to the Tecom / Barsha Heights area, you may want to check with McGill Medical and Dental Center. The clinic, which is named after the prestigious alma mater of the center's founders in Canada, is referred to as being "very reasonably priced". Both doctors in the clinic are certified in the US and Canada. Dr. Nawras Al Khoury, a general dentist with an externship in implantology is commented by a reviewer as being "an excellent and professional dentist who will act in the best interest of the patient".
Total Dental Care is especially praised by parents who are looking for dental treatments for their kids. Dr. Eldhose Padinjattil Paul is a specialist pediatric dentist who, according to one kid's comment, "is very nice that he didn't hurt me", a very rare compliment for a dentist. We could also find patient comments expressing satisfaction for the dental treatment costs, especially for braces and tooth fillings.
In addition to his Karama practice, well-reviewed orthodontist Dr Anand Shenoy is also available in Motor City branch on Sat, Mon, Wed, Thu. Reviewers describe the clinic as "Prices are below average, and service is above average", "a genuine and caring place for first class dental treatments at reasonable rates". Dr Anand Shenoy has been practicing for over 15 years in Dubai and we could see positive reviews from his long-term patients praising his excellent professionalism.
We have featured two of NOA Dental Clinic's dentists - Dr. Anupama Jaswal (General Dentist), and Dr. Naeem Moideen (Orthodontist) - in our previous article on top dentists in Dubai in 2017. Surprisingly, their clinic is complimented by reviewers for having reasonable prices, too. It should be very hard to resist if a dental clinic boasts both star doctors, and good prices.
Looking for a skillful dental surgeon, but concerned about his prices? You may want to check Medstar's Dr Indraniil Roy. Whether it's for a wisdom tooth extraction, or dental implants, you can find multiple reviews praising Dr. Roy for his painless, "magical" skill. Extra point goes to all those surgeries being done at "reasonable prices".
If your search is within Al Barsha, we recommend you to check out The Smile Studio Dental Clinic. The owner dentist Dr. Saad is described as an "expert at administering anesthetic injections, you don't even feel it". Combined with comments such as "very affordable prices", the clinic seems to present a good choice for those afraid of the needle at dental clinics.
Did you ever think you can't find a dental clinic with decent pricing in Jumeirah? If so, then you may want to check out Dr. Aburas Dental Center in Al Safa 2, Jumeirah. The clinic is the second branch of the practice following the clinic currently located at Al Rigga. The founder, Dr Maen Aburas, is a specialist implantologist, educated in Austria, opened the Al Rigga clinic over 25 years ago, and considered as one of the first implantologists in Dubai. Patients recommend the clinic for its "reasonable cost" as well as its modern facilities, and knowledgeable and friendly doctors. Dr. Aburas is highly sought after for his ability in implantology, and you should book well in advance to see him.
You might have come across advertisements from one of the above mentioned clinics. One thing to note is that all above mentioned clinics are sister clinics of single ownership. They are very aggressive with marketing themselves with competitive pricing and we are pretty sure there is no doubt about that.
For your convenience, the editors have compiled a list of well-reviewed dentists from above mentioned clinics:
Note: The prices mentioned in this article are as per on the day of January 17, 2018. This article is not sponsored in any form by any of the above-mentioned doctors or facilities. It is written based purely on customer reviews collected by the DrFive editorial team, which is publicly available on the internet. DrFive is not the originator of reviews that this article is based, thus not to be held responsible for the opinions mentioned above. Readers are recommended to regard the above-mentioned list as a reference point, and not an authoritative judgement on medical practitioners' expertise.