What is Assurance?One of the most neglected branch of medical science is Dentistry. Specifically if we talk about our country there is a general lack of awareness. The condition is even poorer in rural areas. According to the world health statistics- in India there is one dentist per 10,000 people in urban areas and one dentist per 1.5 lakh people in rural areas. So one can imagine how over loaded is dentist with the work.
From the past few years because of the changing food habits dental problems has increased to a dramatic level. Every 2nd child would be having some sort of decay in the teeth for sure. This is raising an alarm for intervention. But the question arises as to when to intervene, how to raise awareness? There is a lot of money spent by the government for this purpose, as we see through various media. But it has failed to create a mass appeal. As it is not reachable to every house hold. India is a country of young. For us the best thing to effectively create awareness is to target the schools.
We all know school help us in shaping our future. Various habit that a child develops in school help him lifelong like discipline that we teach. If we will educate a child about maintaining oral health I think half the work is done. We should focus on prevention. Once Bill gates has said in his speech – “Treatment without prevention is unsustainable.” So the focus should be on prevention rather than treatment.
“Prevention is better than cure.” - Desiderious Erasmus.But how to do that? What all it takes in doing that? We need not spend a lot of money for this. We just need some effective utilization of sources, reinforcement of the awareness that we are creating.
“Today the demands are for even higher standards in the quality of care, for greater flexibility and convenience in treatment times, and for more prevention through screening and health checks.” – Lucy PowellIndia is getting busy these days. There is no time for self. In such a fast moving market it is becoming difficult for parents also to take care of health. As visiting a dentist is always time taking as it involves procedures that is time consuming. So what if these services can be offered in school only. 1/3rd of the time is spent in school only. If primary care can be availed there then it’s a win-win situation. Routine check-up can be conducted, and according to the need of each child a personalized treatment plan can be offered. Routine oral health awareness programs can be conducted. Various activities can be conducted so as to engage child in various activities that will create an indirect awareness.
Since the Modi government took place in centre, the focus is shifted on to insurance sector. Why there is so much hype about insurance. It’s simply that it secure us.
Insurance is a financial instrument that can help your family reduce their financial burden. It empowers you to not only continue current lifestyle but also attain the goals and milestones you planned together with your family.
A study conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research throws up certain interesting findings about the life insurance industry in India. Life insurance awareness in India is very high at 78%; the figure is as high as 90% in urban areas and 73% in rural areas. However, only 24% of Indian households own a life insurance policy.
As rightly said “The wellness and prevention market will outgrow the health care market.” – Leroy Hood
The interesting thing is no insurance company offers dental insurance to its customers. As it is predictable. Why would a company want to do something that they know will result in loss to them? For the First time in India such plans are being started. With this innovative plan of Dr.Dentiste one can be at least sure of their dental expenses and moreover awareness can help in a big way.
Oral Health Problems in IndiaBefore any preventive program is designed for a particular oral disease or condition, the problem must be clearly recognized and understood. Unfortunately, in our country no national survey has been conducted to understand the magnitude of oral and dental problems. However there are some isolate studies available which says-
- Dental caries
- Dental caries has been constantly increasing both in Prevalence and severity. In 1941 an average 40-50% of children suffered from dental caries and the average was 1-2 teeth per child but it has increased up to 80-85 % today with an average of 4-5 caries per child.
- Gum or Periodontal disease
- Almost 95 to 100 % of our adult population s suffering from this.
- Oral cancer
- Of all the cancers diagnosed in India 30-35 % are oral cancers
- About 30% of the children suffer from maligned teeth and jaws.
Barriers In Access To Dental Health Services
- Lack of awareness of seriousness of oral health.
- Lack of sufficient dental insurance.
- High cost
- Uncompensated time from work
- Limited income
- Dentist non participation with medical insurance
How it Works!!We all know that dental treatment is so expensive. The minimum price proposed by Indian Dental Association for any Dental procedure is INR 200. Even the basic procedure cost is very. At times it becomes too difficult for a medium class family to cover these expenses.
For this purpose we are providing DENTAL ASSURANCE to the school students for just Rs. 100/month
In Rs. 100 we would be providing each and every treatment to the child from class VII to class XII.
That means in just Rs. 1200/ year we would be taking care of the child oral health.
What better one can except?
Inclusion And Exclusion In The ProgramVarious inclusions in the program are as follows:-
- Dental check up
- Diagnostic X-rays available at the clinic (IOPA)
- Root canal treatment
- Fluoride treatment
- Pit and fissure sealant
All other procedures that are not stated above.
For enquiries call/Whatsapp or visit us at -
Kapil Dental Clinic and Implant Centre
A-1/681-683, Sector – 6, Rohini, Delhi – 85
011-47523823 / 9811733823