Dr. Suat Günsel Kyrenia University Dental Hospital, designed to provide a wide spectrum quality dental care, treatment and prevention for the residents of Kyrenia as the second largest dental hospital of Cyprus ranking after the Dentistry Faculty Hospital of Near East University, has started to provide service with the grand opening by the TRNC Prime Minister Hüseyin ÖZGÜRGÜN.
The Minister of Health, Mr. Faiz SUCUOĞLU, Minister of Interior Kutlu EVREN, Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources Nazım ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri ATAOĞLU, Kyrenia District Governor Mustafa ERİŞMEN, Mayor of Kyrenia Nidai GÜNGÖRDÜ, Mayor of Çatalköy Mehmet HULUSİOĞLU, Near East University Founding Rector Dr. Suat İ. GÜNSEL, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL, Rectors and vice Rectors of the Near East University and Kyrenia University, state and government officials and guests attended the grand opening ceremony of Kyrenia University Dental Hospital.
According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the University of Kyrenia, the opening ceremony began with a moment of silence followed by the national anthem in memory of Ghazi Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, TRNC Founding President Raif R. DENKTAŞ and Turkish Cypriot Leader Dr. Fazıl KÜÇÜK.
Kyrenia University Dental Hospital offers wide spectrum services through 8 departments
The press statement highlights that the 8 departments consisting of Pedodontics, Oral Diagnosis, Endodontic, Restorative, Periodontology, Prosthetics, Orthodontics, and Maxillofacial Surgery will provide high quality, safe and affordable services under the body of Kyrenia University Dental Hospital. Also, a fully equipped local operating theater, a computerized dental tomography and a CADCAM device capable to provide patients with dental prosthesis within the same day is available at the dental hospital.
Prof. Dr. Serap ÇETİNER: “Our basic mission is to ensure the optimum oral and dental health of the community by promoting and providing preventive, protective and recuperative applications alongside treatment”.
Prof. Dr. Serap ÇETİNER, Chief Physician of Dr. Suat Günsel Kyrenia University Hospital, stated that the Kyrenia University Dental Hospital with its fully equipped technical and medical infrastructure, and highly qualified dental team it will provide a health service to all patients including patients from oversea countries.
Kyrenia University Dental Hospital, which provides dental care and treatment opportunities for 14 patients simultaneously in a session, offers the patients dental restorations in one visit through CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology integrated with a tomography device. CAD/CAM is capable to improve the design and creation of dental restorations, especially dental prostheses within the day of visit. Since we are devoted to providing services regarding all aspects of oral and dental health, we also offer aesthetic applications including implants, lip positioning and smile designing” said she.
Underlining the crucial role of oral and dental health programs in correcting the oral and dental health profile of the population, Prof. Dr. Serap ÇETİNER stated that they would launch such a program for all patients including babies. Also stating that the elderly and sick, children and disabled people are groups that we shall give priority in delivering services. These patients will be provided with opportunity to receive services and care from special patient representatives from the moment they admit to the hospital. When necessary, we will help them to reach the hospital or we will provide them with oral and dental health services at their homes. Young, frightened or disabled patients will be treated under general anesthesia. With “on call” system, our on-duty doctors will provide emergency service for 24 hours”
From October 5 onwards, Kyrenia University Dental Hospital begins to accept patients through a system that complies with international quality standards
Indicating that they would start accepting patients from 5th of October with a system established in compliance with international quality standards, Prof. Dr. Serap ÇETİNER voiced her firm belief that the Kyrenia University Dental Hospital would be one of the rare reference centers.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL; “We aim to meet all the needs in the field of dental health and provide the highest level of services at Kyrenia University Dental Hospital established with a transnational vision.”
Touching upon the importance of providing quality, safe and affordable health services, Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL underlined that the Near East University Hospital, which is the most equipped hospital of the region in the field of health today, provides services not only for the people of our country but also for research scholars, and for patients seeking healing all around the world. He also emphasized that Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital, which came into service last year and equipped with the most contemporary infrastructure and devices defined as the technology of the future, had been providing services with this understanding since its establishment. Expressing that it is one of their overriding goals to achieve the leading role in the medical technology as the Near East University Hospital, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL highlights that they carry out intensive studies in a wide spectrum to ensure that Near East University is one of the centers to come to mind when it comes to technology.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL: “As in the field of education, we have realized outstanding breakthroughs exceeding the borders of our country in the field of health. However, we have never forgotten our roots while accomplishing these significant breakthroughs on a global scale”
“Since the day we placed the first building blocks of the Near East University Faculty of Medicine and the Hospital, as in the field of education, we have accomplished important breakthroughs in the field of health that transcended the borders of our country. However, we have never forgotten our roots while accomplishing these significant breakthroughs on a global scale. Each new day, we have competed with ourselves to provide the best services in all domains of education and health for our valuable people living on this land. Today, we are living the happiness and the pride of realizing a new accomplishment in a new track of this race. Accomplishments are more beautiful when they are shared. To plant such a beautiful building here, to equip this building with the latest technology and to gather the most qualified dentists under this roof is a significant accomplishment. However, the real accomplishment for us is to turn anxiety, agony and fear expression on a child’s face suffering from toothache into a glittering smile.
As in other fields, we have opened a new door for brighter days with the Kyrenia University Dental Hospital. People suffering from dental problems will find certain and accurate solutions and will leave the hospital with healthy smiles on their faces. Through oral and dental health programs, conferences, screening and regular dental check-ups, we aim to raise public awareness and pave the way towards a healthier society. Scientific applications to be carried out within the body of Kyrenia University Dental Hospital will enable the development of new treatment methods and the provision of higher dental care to the public.
The First and only fully equipped dental hospital within the Kyrenia region
Underlining that the Kyrenia University Dental Hospital, which adopts a transnational vision, is the first and only fully equipped dental hospital of Kyrenia region, Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. GÜNSEL stated that they aim to provide the highest level of services to address the needs regarding oral and dental health not only for the residents of Kyrenia region but also the whole island and even neighbouring countries.
Minister SUCUOĞLU: “Kyrenia University Dental Hospital has the scope and quality to serve the entire island”
Speaking at the opening ceremony, TRNC Health Minister, Mr. Faiz SUCUOĞLU, stated that the Kyrenia region had been experiencing very serious growth acceleration especially in recent years. “As the Ministry of Health, we are in a very serious cooperation with the private sector, especially in the sense of health with the medical faculties and we are dedicated to increase this cooperation to take our country further in the field of health. Success belongs to all of us, Failure also belongs to all of us. I wish good luck and success for the Kyrenia University Dental Hospital”
Prime Minister Hüseyin ÖZGÜRGÜN: “Everyone knows and appreciates the successful and large investments of the Near East Family in the fields of economy, education, industry and health”
Highlighting the significant role of the large investments in enabling Turkish Republic of Northern Cyrus to experience nicer days with a better quality of life, TRNC Prime Minister, Mr. Hüseyin ÖZGÜRGÜN, stated that the Near East Family, Kyrenia University, Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital and Kyrenia University Dental Hospital that we are realizing its grand opening now are outstanding pioneers of the development of health tourism. “Today, we have amassed here to realize this grand opening and take a step towards taking our country to more beautiful days with a better quality of life.
During the development process of TRNC over 40 years, the private sector provided great contributions by realizing significant breakthroughs. In this sense, I would like to extend my cordial congratulations to the special person, Dr. Suat GÜNSEL, who stands forth with his large investments. The Near East Family has many successful investments in the fields of sports, economy, education, industry and health. These investments are known and appreciated by all”
Expressing his great happiness of realizing the grand opening of the Kyrenia University Dental Hospital, Prime Minister ÖZGÜRGÜN stated that the point achieved by the educational voyage that started in 1988 was a source of pride and that it was the work of those who walked after big-dreams with courage and determination.
Following the speeches, the grand opening of the Kyrenia University Dental Hospital was presented with the ribbon cutting followed by the Prime Minister ÖZGÜRGÜN, ministers and guests touring the newly opened hospital.