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Dentist Debuts New Office, With a Smile
By: AQ Dental
“This is a true family practice,” says Dr. Adnan Qayyum, who sees patients from throughout the Lehigh Valley. He graduated with clinical honors from NYU College of Dentistry and completed his general dentistry residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Dr. Qayyum joined a busy office where he treated hundreds of patients before buying a practice of his own. During this time, he received an award for superior performance in patient and practice management. With this new building, Dr. Qayyum says he is “home.” Inside AQ Dental, he says, the comfortable waiting room and soothing colors help patients feel like they are home, too.
In addition to running his dental practice, Dr. Qayyum volunteers with Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. “It’s my way of giving back,” he says. The market need for efficient dental practices in Pennsylvania remains critical, with 134 dental practices and 2,222 people per dentist in Northampton County, where AQ Dental is located. In Lehigh County, there are 208 dental practices and 1,680 people per dentist, according to the Pennsylvania Dental Association.
The American Dental Association indicates that the country is experiencing a dental health crisis. The ADA announced that, nationwide, 181 million Americans did not visit the dentist in 2010. Nearly half of adults over age 30 suffer from some form of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and nearly one in four children under the age of 5 already have cavities.
Dr. Qayyum says he feels a particular empathy with those experiencing an urgent situation, even if they have never been to his office before. “We always try to accommodate people in that case,” he emphasizes, and is even able to take walk-ins on occasion. To learn more, call 610-868-1322 or visit the website at www.aqdentalcare.com.
AQ Dental’s mission is to help patients have healthy, functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth. AQ Dental provides preventative care and complete family restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Every procedure is fully explained, all questions are answered prior to implementation and, says Dr. Qayyum, with AQ Dental you get “absolute quality.”