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 growth story continues and Clove is on track to launch an additional 140 clinics in Southern India thereby operating 200+ clinics only in South India. Plans are to operate 70 clinics in Karnataka, 50 in Tamil Nadu, 70 in Andhra Pradesh and 20 in Coastal AP by March 2019. Company has invested Rs. 40 Cr and plans 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 the next 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 month to its current network of 580 salaried Dentists who are all leaders in their fields. More than 75% of Clove Dentists have advanced degrees and are certified to do specialized dental treatments.
Speaking on the launch Mr. Amarinder Singh, CEO, Clove Dental, said, “Since our inception, we have been working towards redefining the Oral Health Care market in India by introducing patients to technologically enabled dentistry. Our clinics across India adhere to stringent quality protocols and 4-step sterilization process. Patients’ satisfaction is our top priority and we at Clove Dental never compromise on the quality of care. From a team of 12 employees and 1 clinic in 2011, we are today a team of 1265 with 200 clinics across 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 holds a membership of the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine, UK. Backed by advanced technologies, the Clove clinics offer International Standards of Dental Care to the patients. The entire range of treatments from routine fillings and RCTs to High-End Implants and Maxillofacial Surgery are available with world class equipment and technology, supervised by specialists from Clove.
Clove Dental is probably the only dental chain in India with a dedicated Quality Management department. Every clinic is audited twice a month by a team of ‘Quality Assessors’. Clove has introduced transparent, ethical, patient friendly delivery with focus on Global standards of hygiene, treatment protocols across all disciplines of Dentistry. Community dental outreach programs have been developed to improve awareness towards Oral Hygiene and preventive Oral Care to ensure other diseases linked to poor oral health like Diabetes, 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 200th Clinic. We are fortunate to have treated more than 500,000 patients so far. The response and the appreciation that we have received from our patients and the fraternity has been encouraging, and we will continue to introduce Indians to the global best practices in Dental Care. We have training programs and dedicated Continuing Dental Education (CDE) programs at regular intervals to equip 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 the Southern states will be appreciative of our clinical excellence and technologically advanced treatments and help us to grow preventive dentistry in these markets. Bangalore is a key market for us and through Clove, we aim to bring quality dental care closer to every resident in the city. With this new launch, 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 register double digit growth rate and will reach over INR 14,700 crore by FY’2020 due to growth in the number of dental chains which would expand the share of organized dental clinics in the country. Research Analyst at Ken Research suggests that the domestic players need to focus on effective marketing strategies and should provide attractive discounts to patients via loyalty points or exclusive discounts.
About Clove Dental
Launched in 2011, Clove Dental network – A Star Dental brand and a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK, is the largest dental clinic chain in India.
Backed by sophisticated equipment and technology, Clove Dental promises to deliver long-lasting, effective treatment. With a team of dentists trained across all specialties, Clove Dental can address every aspect of dental care. From simple fillings, to implants and dentures, to oral cancer detection, Clove Dental is capable of meeting every oral health care need.