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Dentakay commences global expansion programme in 2024

In 2023 Dentakay, which has 7 clinics in Turkey, opened a consultation centre in London, attracting a significant number of UK patients.

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Riyadh. KSA- February 2024: In a groundbreaking move set to redefine dental care across the GCC region, Dentakay, recognised as both Turkey and Europe’s premier international dental practice, with a portfolio of international patients, is expanding into Saudi Arabia and the GCC region, with its first clinic in Riyadh. This expansion comes amidst unprecedented demand for top-tier dental services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In 2023 Dentakay, which has 7 clinics in Turkey, opened a consultation centre in London, attracting a significant number of UK patients. Dentakay reported an almost hundredfold increase in the number of British patients in four years.

The clinic will be on Makkah Al Mukarramah Rd, Al Olaya and will be equipped with modern facilities to cater to a variety of dental care needs. It will be staffed by Dr. Basmah Sheikh, prosthodontist, Dr. Eman Fatani, consultant orthodontist, Dr. Afraa Murriky, implant dentistry, Dr. Enaam Alhasan, general practitioner and Dr. Ahmed Alahmari, general dentist. The clinic will operate from Sunday to Thursday from 2 pm to 10 pm and Saturdays from 12 pm to 5 pm.

The dental sector in Saudi Arabia is growing strongly. Mordor Intelligence is predicting dental care revenues in the KSA to increase from an estimated USD 406.25 million in 2023 to an impressive USD 592.23 million by 2028. Furthermore, the rate of dental caries (one of the most prominent bacterial infections) and diseases is increasing among children and adults in Saudi Arabia, creating a constant demand for emergency dental care.

According to data issued by the Ministry of Health, dental caries infected around 95% of children aged six to twelve in the KSA last year.

Dentakay’s experience in treating bacterial infections at an early stage in children by using the most advanced dental technology will be beneficial from day one of its operations.

Dentakay is keen to play a leading part in helping the KSA deliver its “Vision 2030” of revolutionising healthcare by introducing the most advanced dental technology to the region. Dentakay’s Riyadh clinic will offer the full range of dental care immediately from emergency procedures to regular health checks and surgery to cosmetic procedures including the sought-after “Hollywood Smile”.

Dentakay’s CEO, Mr. Onur Akay reflects on the expansion plans saying “Over the last two years we have seen a dramatic increase in demand from European customers, which has led to our expanding our clinics within Turkey”.

“We are also seeing a rise in KSA and Middle Eastern patients which together with the projected surge in demand for quality dentistry in the region is our rationale for our expansion within the region”.

“As we inaugurate our Riyadh clinic, we bring our hallmark “Hollywood Smile” procedure, which will have an aesthetic impact on the Saudi community. Our endeavour extends beyond merely providing exceptional dental care; it demonstrates our dedication to becoming an integral part of the local community, understanding cultural nuances, and catering to diverse oral health needs,” he added.

Dentakay also seeks expansion in the Gulf by acquiring management contracts for existing clinics in the region. These clinics will operate under the Dentakay brand with their teams intact. Dentakay would then renovate the clinics to their specifications and would operate in line with their best practice track record.

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Dr. Gülay Akay and Mr. Onur Akay are the founders of Dentakay, Turkey’s leading provider of dental health tourism. The clinic which has more than 600 employees globally, is the first certified member of the Swiss-based Slow Dentistry Global Network, an organisation which insists on strict rules and requires dentists to slow down the way they practise to improve standards of care and ensure safety, well-being, comfort and understanding.

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