Ventura, Calif., Dentist Sets Up Non-profit Dental Charity in India

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Dr. Saj Jivraj, founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., is establishing a non-profit organization in India to help patients who are unable to afford treatment and to help train dentists in the most modern techniques. Jivraj is partnering with the Indian Society of Oral Implantology, Nobel Biocare and the Rajan Dental Institute to develop programs where patients with no resources will get state-of-the-art treatment.

Dr. Saj Jivraj is a prosthodontist and former chairman of Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

Dr. Saj Jivraj is a prosthodontist and former chairman of Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

The non-profit organization has been set up liaising with clinicians in India to provide dental treatment for less-fortunate individuals, Jivraj said.

Dr. Saj Jivraj, founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., is establishing a non-profit organization in India to help patients who are unable to afford treatment and to help train dentists in the most modern techniques.

Jivraj is partnering with the Indian Society of Oral Implantology, Nobel Biocare and the Rajan Dental Institute to develop programs where patients with no resources will get state-of-the-art treatment.The Rajan Dental Institute is in the Mylapore neighborhood in the southern part of the city of Chennai on the southeastern coast of India.

“The non-profit organization has been set up liaising with clinicians in India to provide dental treatment for less-fortunate individuals,” Jivraj said.

The goals of the society are:
1. Educate dentists to raise their skills to a higher level.
2. Empower dentists.
3. Treat patients who are unable to afford dental treatment

The American Academy Of Implant and Esthetic Dentistry is the educational arm of the non-profit organization, which will provide educational opportunities for dentists in India. It will launch in April 2014.

Jivraj is an award-winning prosthodontist who specializes in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. He is a former chairman of University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section. He also is an international lecturer and has authored more than two dozen articles on implant dentistry and restorative dentistry for the British Dental Association.

His partner at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute is Dr. Mamaly Reshad, also a former chairman of University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics and implant dentistry. He also is an international lecturer.

And Anacapa Dental Art Institute’s specialties include:
All-on-Four/All-on-Six dental implants
● Mini dental implants
Teeth in a Day
Teeth in an Hour
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)

Anacapa Dental Art Institute is a dental practice with offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif. It offers comprehensive services for cosmetic, implant, restorative and adult dentistry. Visit http://www.dentalimplantsventura.com for more information.

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