Dr Dana Bader
Dr. Dana is passionate about Orthodontics and helps patients of all the ages to achieve their optimal healthy smiles. She appreciates the significant effect well-aligned teeth can have on personality development in children and the increased self-esteem that goes with it. She works with her patients to address their points of concern to create healthy, beautiful smiles. A believer that the key to good oral health is in prevention, she often tells her patients ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’, and encourages them to be diligent with brushing and flossing twice a day. Dr. Dana grew up in Saudi Arabia, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in 2007 and worked as a General Dentist for over 5 years in government and private dental facilities. In 2013, she relocated with her husband to the UAE, where she completed a 3-year Master’s degree in Orthodontics, and got the opportunity to train with a unique team of orthodontists from Sweden, in affiliation with Malmo University.
Spoken Languages: English, Arabic
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
DOH License: Specialist Orthodontist
Years of Experience: 9
She sees patients of all ages starting from 7 years to adult age and helps them to align their teeth and adjust their bite. Although, the improvement in facial and dental appearance is a major motivational factor for adults to seek orthodontic treatment, there are many health-related benefits to orthodontic treatment.Some of these benefits include reduced susceptibility to dental caries, periodontal disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and prevention of progressive traumatic dental injury.
In the case of children, as genetics play an important role in the structural skeletal pattern of the face, she advises parents to bring their children for an orthodontic consult as early as 7 years of age, the recommended age by world health organization. Orthodontist can help identify when the best time to start treatment, and they do not interfere if there is no need at the smaller ages, but they can still advise annual follow up to monitor developments. In addition, she can use certain growth modification appliances that has to be used in the peak growth window of the child to prevent more complex issues from arising in the near future.
A parent’s role is crucial, as they are responsible to motivate the child and ensure the instructions of the dentist are followed.
Many people tend to hide their smile, shy away from showing their teeth. The significant effect of smile correction in a healthy way without compromising or jeopardizing dental health would be orthodontic treatment. Dr Dana loves to help patients reach the result of smiling confidently as she believes “With Confidence you have won before you have actually started”. Dr. Dana works with various orthodontic appliances from fixed braces (ceramic and metal), lingual braces, invisible braces (as a certified Invisalign™ provider) to various orthodontic appliances like bite plates, growth modification appliances, etc. On her free time, she takes care of her kids, husband and continues to spread around smiles. She enjoys reading, travelling.
- BDS, General Dentistry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Master of Science in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Malmo University
- Specialist Orthodontist in Snö Clinics
- General Dentist in King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Instructor at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Damman, Saudi Arabia
CLINICAL EXPERTISE & SERVICES OFFERED:
- Orthodontic & Facial Orthopedic Therapy
- Esthetic / Cosmetic anterior fillings