We have the privilege of treating numerous people from different walks of life. This is what some of them say about us and our work.
As International patients from Sydney, Australia in April and October 2019 respectively, we were extremely impressed with Dr Udatta Kher at Only Smiles Mumbai, India and the dental work (implants and crowns) we had undertaken with him.
International standards/ professionalism/workmanship-
Dr Udattta is to be highly commended for the exceedingly high-quality dental work he provided to us. We were concerned that going overseas to India for dental work would not meet international standards in safety, hygiene and quality but we were overwhelmingly impressed and reassured to have experienced such faultless dental workmanship at the highest level of patient care by Dr Udatta Kher. We researched many Dental Implantologists in India and we impressed that Dr Udatta Kher continues with his Dental Education but undertaking research, contributing to Dental Journals, presenting at international conferences and keeping abreast of current developments and practices within the implantology, oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry arena. In fact, Dr Kher had headed abroad to present are several International Conferences before and after our visits with him. This was important to us to find a Dental Surgeon who we felt was on top of his game and current in knowledge. Dr Udatta is very well mannered with a confident command of the English language. So there is no concern with communication breakdowns. Dr Udatta went beyond care expectations and provided us with details of places to visit and see, restaurants to eat at and general local community knowledge was shared with us. This was extremely helpful as it was our first time in Mumbai.
Hygiene and cleanliness-
The dental surgery rooms were hygienically clean. I observed Dr Her and the dental assistants wearing gloves, opening the sterilised packaging of implements and dental resources and cleaning apparatus. Expect to take your shoes off before entering the dental rooms. You can wear shoes in the waiting room only.
Knowledge of the Surgeon-
Dr Udatta Kher is a very knowledgeable, informative, transparent and experienced Dental Clinician, Implantologist and Cosmetic Dental Surgeon. Everything was explained clearly to us and all questions were answered. Any emails we sent to him were responded to in a timely manner. He was honest and reassuring. He will be honest about the work you need and don’t need. We were expecting to have a lot more work done but Dr Udatta explained it was necessary and provided us with a good understanding as to why.
Patient care- exceptional quality care. We felt extremely comfortable and safe under Dr Udttas care. He is reliable and trustworthy.
Complications- we had no complications whatsoever. The pain level for the implants was minimal for the implants to our surprise. We went back to the hotel expecting the night to be rough and uncomfortable. We took a panadol equivalent and did not really need it. It was basically painless.
Service accessibility- We had stayed in Juhu (Sea Princess Juhu Tara Rd) and it was a bit too hot and busy to walk to the surgery. We found the rickshaw was the best option. It can take up 20 mins in traffic, however, we worked out if you organise an appointment at 10 am, the traffic is reduced. The building is old on the outside and you will have a flight of stairs to negotiate. There is a lift for wheelchair access. The inside of the surgery is clean and refreshing, tile floors well sanitised and modern decor.
What the trip may look like- Day 1 meet and greet, have Xrays, discuss the plan of action. Ask lots of questions. Day 2 or 3- begin work, may need about 40 mins - one hour per person this visit. Day 5 or 6- progress check-up, fit teeth moulds if having implants Day 8 or 9- check to see if implants need any adjustments before flying home on Day 10 or 11. Pricing- In Australia we were quoted $6, 500 for one implant. At the time we went, we received ours for roughly $1, 300. It was a titanium implant in the global top five (yes, we researched that as well) and that price included all related dental costs.
I underwent full oral rehabilitation including complex full lower jaw implant surgery at Only Smiles under Dr Udatta Kher and his excellent team of doctors and support staff,during 2018/2019.Words cannot describe the amazing experience I had during several visits to this clinic for the above.I was amazed that post implant surgery under Dr Udatta Kher I experienced zero post operative bleeding.The surgery was conducted in an utterly professional manner and recovery was quick and within 4 months had the permament prosthetics fitted on the implants.I have no hesitation in recommending Only Smiles for those seeking solutions to all dental problems.Dr Udatta is a dentist truly gifted by god in his profession.
Dear Dr.Udatta Thank you so much for seeing me on such short notice. Your care and concern shown in dental Implants is deeply appreciated. I admire your conservative hand, will, and excellent work. Without a doubt, I will remember your warm office if I am to recommend a dentist and the clinic.
Thank you very much for carrying out major dental implant surgery and bilateral sinus lift - for subsequent remaining implants in seven months time on me in last November. It was indeed a complex surgery with a number of implants for both upper and lower jaw and sinus lift (direct/indirect). I'm doing extremely well and I thank you a lot for the care and service given to me when I last visited you in the month of December'14 before returning to Sydney. I also extend my thanks to your clinic's staff for their kind service and all the communications.
I'm so glad that I have come under your treatment based on my own research and some enquiry. Right from the start and even before meeting with you in person, you gave me your time for consultations over phone and email. I supplied you both my OPG and CBCT image via courier and got your advice based on those images. You were frank in your views and though your initial views were limited in the absence of clinical examination but you still expressed your views clearly with some certainty as to what was expected. This was very much appreciated and I formed a very positive view about you based on your professional advice/answers. At no time, you even hinted as to why I should choose you.
To me, it was a grey professionalism, your sense of providing consulting services to your patient even though the patient was not sure where he finally intends to go.
I'm looking forward to talking to you soon in another 5-6 months time or even before for my second stage where few implants will be placed and restoration process for the implants placed in last year. I'm sure I will have a similar experience in my future visits.
Since my migration to the UK from India in 1978, I have always had a dental check/treatment during my yearly trips back to Mumbai.
On one such visit, a friend of my Mum told me about Dr Kher Senior and 'The young Dr.Udatta Kher'. This friend's strong recommendation spurred me on to visit the Dental Clinic in Bandra. It was the best decision I made and I have now been attending for the past 5 years.
At the very outset, I was impressed by the kindly and efficient Receptionist and Dr.Kher's quiet and unassuming manner. Dr.Kher conducted all my treatments very professionally. At no time did I feel coerced into any treatment and always felt that I received good advice.
Quite recently I was told by my Dentist in the UK that two of my teeth were " beyond repair and I would need to have implants." I was not fully convinced and slightly apprehensive of having implants; so I decided to make a trip to India to seek out Dr.Kher's advice.
Dr.Kher told me that he himself did implants and that he was a Professor at the dental college teaching students this new technology. He assured me that the procedure was quite straight-forward provided the x-rays were normal. I was beginning to feel more confident.
The x-rays did prove normal, so in a matter of a week, I had two of my teeth extracted and the first stage of the implants carried out without any hassle. The teeth were then inserted some months later. During the whole procedure I did not encounter any problems whatsoever. Dr.Kher did reassure me that he was available to speak to me anytime should I have encountered any. It was a marvellous job and I was really pleased.
I have now recommended friends from the UK and USA who are currently having their implants done in multiples!
I am confident that whoever decides to have dental work carried out by Dr.Udatta Kher will not be disappointed.
Doctor I feel so grateful to you that today I am able to use my teeth after you implanted them several years back. They feel like my original teeth. It is a matter of great satisfaction for a person of age 77 years. Recently my wife too got her teeth implanted by you and is feeling very relieved. All credit to you.
" Dr.Udatta Kher has been our trusted family dentist for last 15 years.
My work involves a lot of travelling overseas and within the country. There were two reasons why I deferred dental treatment in the past. One was the fear of pain and secondly the lack of time.
Dr. Kher has changed that. In spite of his busy schedule he manages to stick to his appointment. I don't remember ever needing to wait to be taken in for the treatment. But what is more impressive is the fact that procedures like root canal treatments, extractions and implants that he has performed in my mouth have been absolutely painless. I no longer perceive dental treatment to be painful.
The dental implants done by him have helped me immensely in smiling with confidence while facing the photojournalists during many events helping me in my professional endeavours.
I need to commute half way across the city to see him, but it well worth the effort. I wish him success in his professional career."
I have been living in India for close to a decade and needless to say my previous experiences with dentists here were horrifying, at best. This once it was so bad, I put off seeing a dentist for nearly 3 years! After which for obvious reasons, I have decided to do all my dentist work only abroad. Then I was recommended, by one of my expat friends, that Dr.Udatta Kher is really good. Being skeptical and frankly afraid, I took an appointment prepared to step back if I sense a bit of incompetence. Now I can say with complete confidence and guarantee that he is the best dentist I have ever had. His work is painless and quick. I can go in without a worry and completely rely on him that the work will be perfect!
I used to be afraid of the D word. D for Dentist. Then one day I met Dr Sudha Shenoy.
She has the healing hands of a saint and the quiet precision of a swiss engineer.
She makes a tough root canal procedure feel like a smooth walk in the park.
Dr Sudha is not just a dentist. She is a freedom fighter. In her own way she fought to free me from my fear of extractions, fillings, drilling and big injections. I no longer need the promise of delicious ice creams after a dentist visit. All I need is the assurance that Dr Sudha Shenoy is in the house. I am not afraid of going to the dentist any more.