Upon losing another tooth, there was no question I could afford to postpone a full redo of my mouth any longer. After having researched local pricing and timeframes, and queried around 20 clinics internationally, Dr. Alper was the only dentist (rather than a medical tourism manager) to dedicate time to consulting in person over WhatsApp. He was also the first (and one of only two), after having reviewed my photos and discussed my requirements, to dismiss my idea that I needed (the significantly more expensive) all-on-4/6 implants and suggested extensive bridgework and crowns.
Within 2 weeks of initial contact (and only because I couldn't free myself to fly up earlier), I walked into a state-of-the-art clinic to start off a marathon treatment session. Given that I only had 8-9 days available in Antalya, Dr. Nazife and her team pulled out all the stops and dedicated over 30 hours to restore a smile that had been long gone.
Despite my ingrained dislike of dental work, doubtlessly brought about by past less than satisfactory experiences with dentists, the ensuing pain and the dreaded sound of my teeth being drilled into, over the course of that week Dr. Nazife and Dr. Alper managed to change my outlook on dentists and more importantly reset my approach to oral health through being highly empathic, non-judgemental, extremely caring, attentive, professional and communicative.
Work done: Root canals, 4 extractions, temporary bridges and the final permanent 25 zirconia crowns and bridges.
I personally can't rate this family-run clinic highly enough. Pricing, treatment, care and consultation were beyond my wildest expectation. My only regret? Not having taken the plunge earlier. Walking out of the clinic with a brand new mouth, the biggest realisation was that I had been actively hiding my smile for over a decade and very few things come close to the freedom and joy of being able to express yourself freely without the shame of exposing the mess lurking behind your lips.
Dr. Nazife, Dr. Alper and the entire team, this is a sincere and heartfelt thank you.