Choosing the right dental clinic should not be taken lightly. There are many factors to consider before settling on one, and finding a good one in Cairo can be quite challenging. While there are countless clinics in the capital, there’s no easy way to find the best ones. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. You won’t find a comprehensive review system like Yelp where people can discover the top clinics based on real experiences.
We usually pick our dentists based on word of mouth without doing any background check. Some of us just stick with the dentist we’ve visited since childhood with no clue as to their education, experience, or hygiene standards. So, as part of our ongoing mission to bring you the best of Cairo, we’ve put in the hours and carried out the research to find you a clinic that ticked all our boxes, and then some. Needless to say, Cairo is littered with mediocre clinics but we did find an incredible clinic that goes by the name of Helio Dental Clinic.
Set in a calm section of El-Khalifa El-Maamoun Street in Heliopolis, Helio Dental Clinic was established in 1996 and led by principal dentist Dr. Ahmed H. Shousha. In our research, the patient reviews glowed with positivity, and our hygiene inspection scored full marks, while Dr. Shousha impressed us with his knowledge, skill, personality, and passion for dentistry. It has all the ingredients for a top notch clinic with an exemplary dentist at the helm, and we’re here to reveal a few reasons why Helio Dental Clinic is one of Cairo’s best dental clinics. Starting with it being…
More Than Just A Clinic
From the moment you step into Helio Dental Clinic, you’ll realize the amount of effort put in to relax the patients with the help of the gorgeous interior design. The waiting area has a luxurious theme running through without being intimidating, and succeeds in calming down even the most anxious of patients. The pleasant receptionist will welcome you with a smile, and the waiting times are very good indeed. The appointments are always kept, but if there’s any change, the clinic will promptly contact you. Working hours are from 11AM – 8PM, and available 24/7 for emergencies. It doesn’t stop there; the treatment rooms are spacious and welcoming, and the drilling sounds are minimal.
A Benchmark of Hygiene
Based on our broad research into Cairo’s dental clinics, we’ve unfortunately discovered that hygiene levels aren’t on par with the western world. And with 92% of respondents identifying hygiene as a crucial deciding factor, we decided to see how Helio Dental Clinic fares in this regard. We’re pleased to report that their sterilization process is followed in the strictest way, and adheres to international guidelines. The clinic rooms are made of hospital-grade non-porous floors, and even the walls are resistant to microbial cross-infection. There’s even a separate room just for the sterilization process. All in all, when it comes to hygiene, Helio Dental Clinic cuts zero corners and takes a rigorous approach we’ve rarely come across in our study.
The Latest in Technology
Before zoning in on Helio Dental Clinic, we carried out a survey to define the most important deciding factors when choosing a dental clinic. A whopping 95% of respondents claimed that the use of modern equipment was extremely important. The equipment at Helio Dental Clinic is modern and up to date, indicating that Dr. Shousha is keeping up with the latest techniques and advancements in dental procedures. Due to the determination of using the latest technology, Helio Dental Clinic excels in laser treatments, smile makeovers and implants.
Adding even more value to the patients, Helio Dental Clinic boasts its own private onsite lab. Having this dramatically speeds up the treatment plan, and ensures that the materials used in the lab match the quality and standards of the clinic. Another huge advantage of having a private lab is that the patient can receive a more customized treatment designed specifically for the patient rather than relying on the standard solutions offered by external labs. Finally, all lab work is carried out under the supervision, and following the design of a doctor.
Children are no exception at Helio Dental Clinic. They receive the same brilliant dental care backed by all that knowledge and skill. It’s just packaged in a more playful way. In our investigation, we discovered that Dr. Shousha strongly believes that children should start seeing the dentist early so that dental problems can be prevented or treated in less invasive ways. The dentists are all great with children, and none of them showed any signs of impatience during our observations. The clinic provides high quality preventive and therapeutic solutions for children from infancy to adolescence. It’s a welcomed addition to learn that Helio Dental Clinic excels in the field of pediatric oral healthcare as much as they do in other fields.
A Reputation of Excellence
As we’ve already discussed, we all rely heavily on word of mouth when it comes to choosing a dental clinic. So what’s the public opinion on Helio Dental Clinic? In other words, what kind of reputation do they have? To find out, we spoke to a random sample of their patients. The general sentiment towards Dr. Shousha and his clinic was absolutely brilliant. The patients praised everything from the quality of the clinic and its interior design, to the hygiene standards, and of course the phenomenal dentists that do an excellent job. One patient had this to say: “I have a love-hate relationship with dentists. I’ve spent a lot of my life in dental clinics and had some very bad experiences with unskilled dentists. I spent a lot of time researching hard-working, honest dentists, and Dr. Shousha and his team does not disappoint. The entire office is clean and feels very professional.”
An Unshakable Commitment to the Patient
It’s no secret how rushed Cairo’s people have become, and dentists are no exception. It seems like most dentists are in too much of a hurry. They won’t take their time with their patients and explain their cases and treatments. But Dr. Shousha is a refreshing change with his patience, honesty and transparency. Every word he chooses to say is designed to comfort you while being informative and direct. He doesn’t dance around the reality but won’t hit you with it like a wrecking ball. It’s all very professional and mature. Eventually, it became apparent to us that Helio Dental Clinic places huge importance to the patient’s needs and the quality of the dental care. From the spotless interiors to the friendly staff, and even the incredibly soothing atmosphere – they all play a part in the clinic’s commitment to the patient.
Flexibility is the Name of the Game
Our discussions with Helio Dental Clinic’s patients uncovered an extreme level of flexibility. Patients with busy work schedules can receive a treatment plan that fits in with their lifestyles and working hours. One patient who travels a lot for work recalled how the clinic was always willing to welcome her at short notice while praising the clinic’s level of professionalism and communication. In addition, there’s a diverse selection of payment plans that make it easy for the patients to afford the care they require.
Friendly Yet Professional
Our assessment of the staff returned excellent results. Everyone working at Helio Dental Clinic was friendly, courteous and respectful, be it with each other or with the patients. All dentists are specialists in their respective fields within dentistry, and hold relevant knowledge and experience. They are consistently brilliant in their delivery of the treatment, and offer the same world-class care as Dr. Shousha.
Going Above and Beyond
The level of dental care is neither shallow nor one-dimensional. Meaning, it’s not just what the patients experience but it’s also everything going on behind the scenes. The lab work, training sessions, researching, sourcing and testing new technologies are all done to the highest standards. The surprising attention to detail trickles down from Dr. Shousha to the youngest aspiring dentists, and across to the admin staff. In short, Helio Dental Clinic’s dedication to their patients is a multi-layered, sweeping affair.
Dr. Shousha: A Rising Star in Dentistry
Dr. Shousha has over ten years of experience in dental implants and root canal treatment. He specializes in aesthetic dentistry including fillings, veneers, smile makeovers, and teeth whitening. He’s a holder of a High Dental Diploma, a Bachelor’s degree in Oral and Dental Surgery, and a Masters Degree in Endodontics from Cairo University. Dr. Shousha is exceedingly kind and concerned about his patients’ dental health and wellbeing. He always goes out of his way to explain everything in detail and puts his patients at ease. He is a meticulous, smart, and skilled dentist who strongly believes in educating his patients. There’s a certain quality about him and the way he makes his patients feel like family. It was a pleasant experience observing someone who works with such skill and dedication.
In conclusion, it all adds up to be more than just a clinic. It’s quite simply one of the best places in Cairo to take care of your teeth thanks to Dr. Shousha’s incredible dedication to his patients, his team, and his profession. In a city of mediocrity, Helio Dental Clinic is, well…
…a diamond in the rough.