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Smile360 wins again at NHEA 2018

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Ms Ruth Tippa (left); Medical Director, Smile 360, Dr. Latre Bakoshi; Dr. Amy Shumbusho; Dr. Apara Akinsunmi and Ms.  Adanna Okpara during Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards  (NHEA)  held at Eko Hotel and Suites where the clinic won the Best Dental Clinic in Nigeria Award


For the fourth consecutive year, leading dental and orthodontic clinic, Smile360, has bagged the award for the Best Dental Service Provider of the Year at the 2018 Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards, which held recently at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

It was not a surprise to many, who have been following the clinic’s trajectory in the past 10 years, that it went home again with this top award at the ceremony organized by the Nigerian Health Excellence Award.As the team of smiling ladies came up the stage to receive the award, one could sense their pride in this accomplishment. “Every member of the team at Smile360 is extremely passionate and totally committed to creating wonderful smiles for all their patients,” said Dr. Traore-Shombusho, the Managing Director.

According to the organisers of the award, the award is in recognition of the clinic’s remarkable delivery services in the healthcare industry.The Nigeria Health Excellence award is an annual event that recognises and celebrates outstanding personalities and organisations for their contribution to the health sector through innovative, efficient and qualitative healthcare delivery services.

NHEA is an initiative of Global Health Project and Resources (GHPR) in collaboration with Anadach Group USA. GHPR is one of West Africa’s leading Healthcare Management and Consultancy Company, involved in the promotion of healthcare business in West Africa. The company has amassed a wealth of experience from managing various healthcare projects from trainings, exhibitions, awards and surveys to deployment of information technology solutions.

NHEA is aimed at recognising and celebrating the achievements of personalities and organizations who have contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Nigerian health sector.

This year’s dental award was received by Smile360 Clinical Director Dr. Amy Traore-Shumbusho who was accompanied by some of her team members on stage.Spreading the news of the win and expressing her zeal, Dr. Amy took to social media, writing, “On behalf of the Smile360 team, I, Dr. Amy Traore-Shumbusho, would like to use this medium to thank our lovers and supporters for helping us bring the NHEA 2018 ‘Dental Service Provider of the Year’ award home!

“I can’t aptly express the fulfillment my heart abounds right now, but I just want you all to know we profoundly appreciate this. This marks our fourth consecutive win, and it says a lot about our efforts and contributions to dentistry in the country.”Well-wishers also responded with congratulatory messages, with many patients asserting to the commendable works of the clinic. One wrote: “Congratulations Dr. Amy. You have taken dental care to another level. Appreciate your service and the excellent staff you have! I am still rocking my braces with style.”

The Clinical Director followed up with a heartwarming speech that was posted on her page; briefly narrating the inception of Smile360 and appreciating supporters and lovers of the clinic as well as the NHEA committee for recognizing their unyielding efforts and contribution to dentistry in the country.The award would mark the clinic’s fourth consecutive win at the NHEA Awards starting with the first win in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018- all in the same category.

The clinic offers an array of world-class treatment, using surfeit of cutting edge equipment. Some of them include Invisalign, Endontic treatment, Digital Smile Design, cosmetic dentistry, implants, Hollywood smile, among others.Dr. Amy has stated the clinic’s foremost goal umpteen times, describing it as an unwavering effort to change the way dentition is perceived in Nigeria and Africa at large.
 
One is not really surprised at the clinic’s feat as Smile360 Dental Specialists has been in the forefront in advocacy and ensuring sustainable healthcare delivery in Nigeria by making quality services available.Since its inception, the dental specialist clinic became the first purpose-built orthodontic centre in Nigeria providing first class treatments and services in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art, ultra-modern environment. Some of the facilities include 12 dental chairs, a children’s section, a reception and a lounge area. Equipped with the latest technology including a 3D X-Ray, an Ultra Oral Scanner, which happens to be the only one in Nigeria.

All its services are aimed at designing a beautiful smile on people’s faces. It was on this premise that Project Smile was conceptualized. The first edition was held in 2011 with Mrs. Chichi Anosike as the first beneficiary. And over the years, it has put great smiles on close to 30 beneficiaries and transforming their lives. Project Smile 3.0 was again launched on March 20, 2015, and it planned to transform more smiles than it did in previous years.

Project Smile is a dental corporate social responsibility initiative that seeks to identify people with flawed dentition in the society and give them a chance to correct their dental defects through a smile makeover contest programme.

This, according to the Initiator, Dr. Amy Traore-Shumbusho, is an acknowledgement of the achievements of the initiative in the past three seasons and milestones reached in view of the goal and mission set out to give great smiles.As an expert in oral health care, Dr. Traore-Shumbusho has devoted her life to the pursuit of creating beautiful smiles, and helping people wear great smiles they never thought they could. It is the ability to change people’s lives with great smile.

 


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