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Shigeta Dental Clinic offering international standards in dentistry to Phnom Penh

Dr Shigeta (centre) and his multinational staff.
Dr Shigeta (centre) and his multinational staff. Moeun Nhean

Shigeta Dental Clinic offering international standards in dentistry to Phnom Penh

Along with brushing and flossing daily, visiting the dentist regularly is the best way to ensure that you have a healthy and pain-free mouth. When properly looked after, our teeth and gums help us present a confident image in social and business situations. When neglected, they can be a costly source of pain and embarrassment.

Having up almost two years ago, Shigeta Dental Clinic is the first Japanese dental clinic established in Phnom Penh. Dr Shigeta graduated from Tokyo Dental University, after which he worked extensively in dental clinics in Australia.

“After I got my license in dentistry, I worked as a dental surgeon in Tokyo and Shizuoka, Japan,” Shigeta said. “Later on, I worked as a dental surgeon again in Shanghai, China for two years.”

Shigeta is a member of Japanese Society for Oral Health, Japanese Society of Period ontology and Japanese Society of Oral Implantology. He explained that the reason he came to establish Shigeta Dental Clinic here was based on a survey and some studies which found that Cambodia lacked dental facilities that operated at international standards.

Dr Shigeta examining a patient.
Dr Shigeta examining a patient. Moeun Nhean

“I believe in the economic stability of Cambodia, that the Kingdom has a brighter future for those who are seeking business opportunities,” Shigeta said. “For me, living in Cambodia is great and I hope more people visit here.”

“I want to share my knowledge and experience in the dental industry that I’ve learned from my previous jobs in different countries that can surely benefit our patients,” he added.

Dental health is an important part of everyone’s general wellbeing. At Shigeta Dental Clinic, every requirement has been considered. “All of our tools are hygienic and sanitised, but we also keep the surroundings clean and have installed a purified water system,” Shigeta said.

“With the help of our patients’ recommendations and advertisements, our clinic is growing well. We meet all kinds of patients, who come to us with different experiences and circumstances,” he said.

Shigeta said that most of his patients are either Cambodians or Japanese, adding that there are some Westerners showing up at the clinic as well. The clinic is open to patients of all nationalities.

“As a dentist, I can see if the patient has undergone proper dental examinations and treatments before,” Shigeta said. He added that most dental problems were preventable through simple daily dental habits and regular dentist visits.

“We believe that a person’s dental health today will affect their future dental health,” he said. “That is why full-mouth analysis and proper treatment plans are very important. We thank our patients who have put their trust in us for their continuing support. We also welcome any prospective patients who are looking for a comprehensive dental plan to ensure their dental health into the future.”

In addition to his dental care services for the general public Dr Shigeta also performs charity work for poor Cambodian’s children with dental problems.

Shigeta Dental Clinic offers free consultations and is located at corner of No. 25, Street 294 corner street 21. It can be reached by telephone at 023 223 225


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