Our oral surgeon Dr. Fernando Meneses joins Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic with years of extensive training and experience on dental implants and oral surgery. He has worked largely on dental implant procedures utilizing the latest in implant technologies including Simplant, Nemotec 3d implant, Iluma 3d and Nobel Guide.
Since I was young, I remember having special curiosity about healthcare professions. I also remember spending long afternoons at my aunt's dental clinic and wondering around watching all of her movements while she was working. Furthermore, I have always been attracted by the environment of dental clinics and I find them the perfect place to develop my everyday job by performing what I like doing the most which is dealing directly with patients.
It's been 7 years since I graduated in dentistry. I then pursued and completed my Master’s Degree in Implantology and Prosthetics over Implants from the Alfonso X el Sabio University in Spain. I worked for the Institutos Odontológicos in Madrid where I dealt primarily on prosthetics, implants and root canal treatments. However, before that I had the chance to collaborate with an NGO called "Dentists in Africa" which develops its work in Mauritania. Since that very moment, I have never stopped working as a dentist.
What I like the most without doubt is having direct contact with patients as well as understanding their needs and requirements. Moreover, being able to solve their problems is something that makes me feel good. One of the most satisfying things for me is when patients come back to me smiling and having forgotten all of their dental problems.
Although as a dentist I am exclusively dedicated to the oral health field, I like doing research and reading articles on general healthcare and other specialities. That is the reason why I firmly believe in our mouth being just one of the gears that constitute our body. Many patients are not aware of this fact so it is our responsibility as dentists to explain and make our patients understand how good oral health can improve their quality of life.
If I had to mention one of the treatments I do most commonly it would be surgical extractions - wisdom teeth extractions, to be specific. As we all know, the pain related to wisdom teeth is one of the most common reasons why patients visit dental clinics. In general, most of the treatments I do are related to oral surgery, dental implants, conservative dentistry and prosthetics.
Oral surgery and implants are the field in which I have been specializing in for this past years. Through the years, techniques and procedures have improved, and currently dentists can now offer patients minimally invasive and less traumatic procedures. These new advances are the ones I am most interested in as they make our job easier as well as being less aggressive for patients.
I would say the biggest roadblock is the lack of information people have which makes them ignore the consequences of bad oral health habits. By saying this, I am referring to the lack of oral hygiene and bad habits such as tobacco.
The best advice I have given a patient is to take care of his mouth on a day-to-day basis. This is the best way to guarantee excellent oral hygiene and achieving this is the most satisfactory thing for us dentists as well.
"This was the third extraction I had to endure in my life and it was, by far, the best one. The equipment, the care and the professionalism of all the team makes you be more relaxed but the actual procedure was so seamless that I thought we had barely started. It’s not that I want to repeat… but this way it’s better! I highly recommend it!" –Miguel Munoz
"Have visited many dentists in my lifetime and experienced a few unpleasant outcomes with my teeth due to bad practice poor quality and techniques, with my most recent tooth disaster at the hands of a dentist in Cyprus where I live. Not being fond of having my teeth worked on I was quite worried about the treatment needed to rectify the terrible tooth remains and metal in my lower jaw. Please may I thank you for the treatment received on Tuesday the 5th of April for the removal and Implant you installed. You are very professional and gave me excellent care, treatment with explanations, also a big thank you to the nurses who assisted you during the procedure. I was expecting a week of aching jaw and pain following the treatment but to my surprise after only one day following the procedure if it wasn’t the fact I needed to eat I wouldn’t know I had had it done, awesome, no swelling no pain and as you told me easier than a root canal filling, I’m very impressed. Finally would you say thank you to all who helped me on my first visit to the surgery not to mention the ladies on reception I would be grateful. Many thanks Dr Fernando." –Nicholas Fahy, Rig Superintendent
"I had a surgery and other two small procedures there with Dr. Fernando Arroyo Meneses and I must say I'm impressed! He was absolutely perfect, very professional, with great care and empathy. Also the clinic is nicely located with easy parking. I strongly recommend Dr. Michael's Dental Clinic and Dr. Fernando to anyone." –Miki Muñoz
"Dr. Michael's is by far the best Dental Clinic in Dubai. I highly recommend Dr. Fernando Arroyo, probably one of the best professionals that you will ever find around the world." –Delirium Tremens
"I had an extraction with Doctor Michael's and it has been amazing. Wonderful customer service, beautiful clinic and the most important, incredible doctor (Dr. Fernando Arroyo). I will come back there the next time for sure!" –Ignacio Valenzuela
"I would like to provide you some feedback about my visit to your clinic. Great attention from Dr Fernando, I didn't feel any pain and the hygienic provisions of the clinic are excellent. I must visit your clinic soon, but fortunately I have plenty of confidence in my doctor and glad to come back. Best regards." –Ángel Sánchez de Movellán