Dr. Pritam Dhoka: An Expert Influencer of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics in Today's Dental Landscape

Dr. Pritam Dhoka,  Orthodontist & Implantologist

Dr. Pritam Dhoka

Orthodontist & Implantologist

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics play an important role in the changing dental market. Its importance has grown exponentially as more people understand the aesthetic and functional benefits of orthodontic treatments. Aside from aligning teeth, these specialists address facial irregularities, which contribute to improved facial appearance. With a focus on comprehensive oral health and a growing demand for advanced orthodontic solutions, Orthodontists are becoming increasingly important in meeting patients' changing needs and expectations in the dental care market.

Dr. Pritam Dhoka, a renowned Orthodontist, graduated in 2008, at a time when such professionals were scarce in the country. His alma mater, the prestigious AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences in Mangalore, recognized his academic prowess, awarding him the title of Best MDS student by the International College of Dentists in 2008. Notably, he earned a silver medal from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Dr. Dhoka has an extensive academic background, including multiple publications and active participation in numerous conferences. He embarked on a charitable journey, extending his expertise to under privileged communities via satellite clinics, with a focus on smile design and orthodontic services. Dr. Dhoka, a certified Invisalign provider, now specializes in Invisalign and other aligner treatments, Digital navigation implant surgeries, and cosmetic surgeries after completing over 8,000 cases successfully.

Inspired to pursue Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics after graduating, Dr. Pritam Dhoka was driven by a deep passion for the field. During their internship, they were grateful to inspirational teachers who observed individuals, particularly women, facing social challenges as a result of protruding or irregular teeth. This fueled Dr. Dhoka's desire to become an Orthodontist and help people improve their smiles regardless of age or financial background. Their professional motto emphasizes providing quality smile designs to all patients. Dr. Dhoka finds fulfillment in this career, which is dedicated to improving patients' lives through orthodontic expertise.

In 2011 Dr. Pritam Dhoka established a clinic later expanded to larger premises. Enhance Dental Clinic of Dr. Dhoka’s stands out
compared to other clinics because it offers comprehensive services under one roof. Unlike many other clinics, their use of intraoral scanners and CT scan machines within the dental clinic improves patient care with a database of nearly 11000 cases, prospective patients can see similar cases, instilling confidence and motivation. Dr. Dhoka's clinic has an excellent support team and follows 100 percent steri-lization protocols under global standards. The clinic's commitment to convenience, extensive experience, patient empowerment, competent support, and stringent sterilization practices all combine to make it a standout choice in the dental care landscape.

The initial focus of Dr. Dhoka, on Orthodontics, transformed with the addition of implantology. Experiencing cases where implants were required due to limited space prompted a multidisciplinary approach. Motivated by this experience, he pursued advanced training in digital navigation implantology in Korea and later attended numerous conferences and courses in various countries. Obtaining certification as a Digital Implantologist was a significant milestone. Dr. Dhoka seamlessly incorporates implantology and orthodontics into his practice, allowing them to provide comprehensive and integrated solutions to patients who require both specialties.

As an authorized Invisalign provider, Dr. Pritam Dhoka seamlessly integrates clear aligner therapy into his practice, offering a variety of options such as Clear correct from the United States and Kiyoclear from Japan based on patient budget and alignment requirements. The aligners' key advantage is their invisibility, which allows for discreet treatment. The removable nature allows patients to eat freely while also facilitating easy oral hygiene maintenance. Aligners, unlike braces, provide complete tooth coverage, resulting in faster treatment times. Patients are more comfortable without the discomfort and limitations associated with braces, which promotes better oral hygiene habits and better results.

In discussing the most recent advancements in orthodontic techniques, Dr. Pritam Dhoka emphasizes the transformative power of clear aligners. Some use an expander, which reduces the need for surgery in many cases and allows for non-extraction approaches. Micro implants, when combined with aligners or braces, enable conservative anchorage, overcoming the challenges associated with tooth support. Simulation is critical, with advanced software providing patients with a preview of post-treatment results, which boosts motivation and aids treatment planning. Arti-ficial intelligence (AI) is used in digital implant navigation surgeries to ensure accuracy and safety. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) provides three-dimensional images with minimal exposure, and lasers are effective for tissue management, increasing patient comfort and speeding up postoperative healing.

“As a dentist, I consider it a privilege to make my patients smile. This commitment extends to our ongoing efforts, and we intend to expand our initiatives, with a particular focus on providing valuable services to underprivileged children. Our goal is to improve the wellbeing of people who may have difficulty accessing dental care. We remain committed to the joy of transforming smiles and are eager to broaden our reach so that even those with limited resources can benefit from high quality dental care and gain the confidence that comes with a healthy, attractive smile", says Dr. Pritam Dhoka, Orthodontist and Implantologist.