Sabka dentist provides affordable dental care to low and lower-middle income populations.
|Investee||Sabka dentist, founded in 2009|
Dental caries affect 60 to 65 percent of the population and periodontal diseases are estimated to occur in 50 to 90 percent of the population, depending on age. There is 1 dentist per 10’000 urban population versus 5-8 dentists per 10’000 population in developed countries. A significant majority of dental care is run by individual unorganized practices that provide non-transparent, non-standard services. Consequently, oral health is in an epidemic state in India.
Sabka dentist provides high-quality and affordable dentistry services to India’s urban mass market via a network of clinics that offer free consultation and a wide range of curative dental treatments. The company presently operates 103 clinics which are highly standardized on service offering and customer interface. Most of the clinics are two chair setups spread over 28 square meters, and operate from 9am to 9pm.
By 2018, one million people from low to lower-middle income segments will have benefited from better access to affordable dental treatments (on average 20% cheaper than alternatives). Strategically located in low-income areas, Sabka dentist offers free consultations to educate patients about dental hygiene, which contributes to building a culture of preventative care and reducing future incidence of oral and related diseases.
Sabka dentist contributes to:
|# of new patients||41'851||85'660||147'000||184'207||149'645|
|# of free consultations||21'172||55'282||94'000||118'268||98'931|
|% repeat patients||25%||23%||24%||24%||23%|
|% of referred patients||18%||26%||24%||29%||32%|
|% of patients visiting for preventive healthcare||21%||19%||23%||23%||35%|
*Fiscal year April to March