Clove Dental achieves yet another landmark - launches 200th Clinic
Chennai, 8th December 2017: Clove Dental, India’s largest dental chain promoted by Star Dental Centre Pvt. Ltd, has unveiled its 200th clinic in Bangalore. In the first 4 years of Company’s history, 100 clinics were launched. In last twelve months company has opened an additional 100 clinics including 65 in Southern States of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Coastal AP.
The growthstory continues and Clove is on track to launch an additional 140 clinics inSouthern India thereby operating 200+ clinics only in South India. Plansare to operate 70 clinics in Karnataka, 50 in Tamil Nadu, 70 in Andhra Pradeshand 20 in Coastal AP by March 2019. Company has invested Rs. 40 Cr andplans to invest an additional 70 Cr in the southern states in coming months.Clove Dental is on track to own and operate 600+ clinics nationally over thenext 3-4 years, thereby becoming one of top 5 dental chains in the World. Company is opening 8-10 clinics monthly, adding 30-40 new dentists every monthto its current network of 580 salaried Dentists who are all leaders in theirfields. More than 75% of Clove Dentists have advanced degrees and are certifiedto do specialized dental treatments. Speaking on the launch Mr. Amarinder Singh, CEO, Clove Dental, said, “Since ourinception, we have been working towards redefining the Oral Health Care marketin India by introducing patients to technologically enabled dentistry. Ourclinics across India adhere to stringent quality protocols and 4-stepsterilization process. Patients’ satisfaction is our top priority and we atClove Dental never compromise on the quality of care. From a team of 12employees and 1 clinic in 2011, we are today a team of 1265 with 200 clinicsacross India. It is indeed a very proud moment for us”.Clove Dental is the only player in the Oral Care space in the country who holdsa membership of the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine, UK. Backed byadvanced technologies, the Clove clinics offer International Standards ofDental Care to the patients. The entire range of treatments from routinefillings and RCTs to High-End Implants and Maxillofacial Surgery are availablewith world class equipment and technology, supervised by specialists fromClove.Clove Dental is probably the only dental chain in India with a dedicatedQuality Management department. Every clinic is audited twice a month by ateam of ‘Quality Assessors’. Clove has introduced transparent, ethical, patientfriendly delivery with focus on Global standards of hygiene, treatmentprotocols across all disciplines of Dentistry. Community dental outreachprograms have been developed to improve awareness towards Oral Hygiene andpreventive Oral Care to ensure other diseases linked to poor oral health likeDiabetes, Heart ailments, Pre-term birth etc. are managed.Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Vimal Arora PVSM, AVSM, VSM & Bar, Chief Clinical Officer,Clove Dental added “Today we have achieved yet another milestone of 200thClinic. We are fortunate to have treated more than 500,000 patients so far. Theresponse and the appreciation that we have received from our patients and thefraternity has been encouraging, and we will continue to introduce Indians tothe global best practices in Dental Care. We have training programs anddedicated Continuing Dental Education (CDE) programs at regular intervals toequip our doctors with better clinical practice skills.”Speaking on the launch Dr. Sekhar Chennupati – Head – Clove Dental, South said,“Organized healthcare is more advanced in South and we hope the patients of theSouthern states will be appreciative of our clinical excellence andtechnologically advanced treatments and help us to grow preventive dentistry inthese markets. Bangalore is a key market for us and through Clove, we aim tobring quality dental care closer to every resident in the city. With this newlaunch, we now have 21 clinics and hope to add many more in the days to come.”According to Ken Research, the India dental care services market will registerdouble digit growth rate and will reach over INR 14,700 crore by FY’2020 due togrowth in the number of dental chains which would expand the share of organizeddental clinics in the country. Research Analyst at Ken Research suggests thatthe domestic players need to focus on effective marketing strategies and shouldprovide attractive discounts to patients via loyalty points or exclusivediscounts.