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Sabka dentist

Sabka dentist provides affordable dental care to low and lower-middle income populations.

Facts

 Investee Sabka dentist, founded in 2009
 Location India
 Sector Health
 Funding Start 2015
 Funding type Equity
 Website http://www.sabkadentist.com/

 

Impact

Context

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.

Solution

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.

Impact depth

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:

  • Increased ability to receive dental care: Close proximity of dental clinics and affordable services
  • Improved physical and mental health: Better oral health leads to higher self-confidence and self esteem
  • Reduced health expenditure: Patients save money through lower treatment costs
  • Higher awareness of the importance of preventative dental care: Increases the motivation to visit a dentist more often
Impact Reach 2012/2013* 2013/2014* 2014/2015* 2015/2016* 2016/2017*
# 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

SDGs

By investing in Sabka dentist, we align with and contribute to four of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.