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Pacific Dental Clinic at Hospital Punta Pacifica

Healthcare Pacific Dental Clinic is a new dental office located on the first floor of the recently inaugurated Hospital Punta Pacžfica (affiliated with John Hopkins International). Owners Dr. Gloria Ho, Dr. Ginette NýŮez and Dr. Monica Shedden are highly educated and licensed specialists in Orthodontics, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry who with a qualified team of specialized dentists in other different branches of Dentistry work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide a complete treatment plan. You should allow time for you to ask questions about ways to improve your oral health. Your complete medical and oral health history, including thorough head and neck examinations, should be a part of your initial visit to Pacific Dental Clinic. You should be told about the exam results and recommended treatment (if any) as well as costs before treatment is started. We offer General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Othodontics (straightening of teeth), Periodontics (treatment of gum disease, plastic surgery for the gums, etc), Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics (replacement of missing teeth by prostheses such as dentures, bridges and dental implants), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics (root canal therapy), Kids Dentistry, Reconstructive (restoration of existing teeth) and Preventive Dentistry all in our office surrounded by a warm and relaxing environment.


Our multidisciplinary team of dentists regularly attend seminars and training courses to stay abreast of the most recent advances in dentistry. We use the highest standard of care available and the most advanced techniques and materials in dental industry to provide the most effective means of correcting any dental defect or disease.



As we are concerned in protecting your health, we comply with OSHA infection control measures in order to create a safe working enviroment for you and our personnel.

As a premier full-service dental practice, our philosophy is to provide comprehensive, specialized and personalized dental care to people who appreciate efficiency and comfort.

If you are moving to Panama you will eventually need to go to a dental office. Sometimes it is not easy to establish a new patient/doctor relationship in a foreign country. We are sure that in our office you will find the best attention you need because our practice is based on honesty and vocation. If you are in Panama on vacation, you can have your dental work done while visiting Panama as a tourist and take advantage of the reduced costs.

Our team will be very pleased to welcome you at Pacific Dental Clinic, making your visit to the dentist a pleasant and satisfying experience by offering you the best of ourselves as skilful dental care professionals.

At Pacific Dental Clinic we combine ethics, science, gentle service and excellence to make you happy.

At Pacific Dental Clinic we enjoy the art of creating beautiful smiles!!!! Please visit us at www.pacificdentalclinic.com and find more about us. Recent treatments available:

Zoom Whitening System - 1 hour professional whitening system. This is a scientifically advanced, patent pending, tooth whitening procedure. Itís safe, effective and very fast. In less than an hour your teeth will become dramatically whiter. This procedure is ideal for anyone looking for inmediate results.



Invisalign - Is the way to straighten teeth using a series of custom Ė made, nearly undetectable aligners. And itís been proven effective in both clinical research and in practices nationwide. So whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted since previously wearing braces, youíll have a new reason to smile.



Dental Implants - A dental implant is a titanium screw than is placed inside the bone to replace the root of a missing tooth, at wich a crown or a bridge is then placed. Itís the closest you will get to natural looking teeth. Advantages of titanium dental implants with porcelain crown: Titanium and porcelain are the noblest and most durable materials used today in cosmetic dentistry. The texture of porcelain crowns is the one that resembles most the toothís enamel and its wide variety of shades allows for a perfect assimilation of the implant by the adjacent teeth. Today, the oldest implants of this kind are 20 years old, so we may claim that, if used correctly, they have a proven durability of 20 years. The proven durability of the implants will be longer as time goes by and the implants remain whole on their places. They are used for correcting malocclusion when the problem is not due to bone abnormalities. You will not feel that you have something artificial in your mouth. The implants will become a part of your mouth; they will have the same hardness and function of your own healthy teeth. You will be able to smile again self-confidently: you will no longer be afraid that your false teeth will move or come off when you smile or speak. You will be able to bite and chew firmly again. Not only will you enjoy more your meals but you will also digest the food much better.

Porcelain Veneers - Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular treatments in dental cosmetics together with porcelain crowns and whitening. They will make your teeth look whole and even as regards shape and shade, and they will enhance the beauty of your smile. Although their main purpose is aesthetic, they are also useful for correcting mild functional problems. Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are porcelain leaves of variable thickness that are custom-made for each patient in a dental prostheses laboratory. Before placing the porcelain veneers, it is necessary to trim the enamel of the front side of the tooth. The porcelain veneer is fixed with a special, very resistant adhesive on the trimmed surface. Porcelain is the most adequate material for dental reconstruction, since it resembles the natural enamel of the teeth and is very resistant. It has a smooth and little porous surface that makes it difficult for bacteria to attach to it.



Porcelain Crowns - Porcelain crowns are fixed dental prostheses. They are used for replacing lost sections of teeth, such as those lost after large caries or injuries. They are custom-made to adapt to each patient's needs and they are attached to the teeth with a special adhesive, thanks to which it is almost impossible for the crown to become loose. Crowns offer excellent aesthetic and functional results. They may be used both in front teeth and in back teeth.

Othodontic Miniscrews- These are mini titanium screws placed inside the bone to get a leverage in the orthodontic movements. With this we can accelerate dental movements reducing the use of elastics and braces. This is the latest tendency in the orthodontic treatments with tradicional mechanics.

Location - We are located in the most exclusive area of Panama City, Punta Pacifica. Our office is located in Suite #132, on the first floor (one floor up on the main level) of the Punta Pacifica Hospital (affiliated with John Hopkins Medicine International), next to the Multiplaza Pacifica Mall.



Billing Information - We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and the local ATM card (Clave) as well as personal local, US checks, and cash as means of payment. Payments plans can be discussed and we will try to accomodate your individual needs. We are proficient in filling out and helping you submit all dental insurance forms. Those legal residents of Panama that have obtained a pensionado/jubilado visa are entitled to the 15% discount on dental services.

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