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Bengaluru’s metro corridors - trying to understand them - green line

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There was much fanfare over the launch of the green line for Namma Metro, which was considered an important milestone for Bengaluru. There were lots of things which were positive about this development.


  • Much of the underground work was completed and functional
  • The critical link between Jayanagar and Malleswaram sides were fixed
  • The distance covered by the metro was now longer and much more viable
  • More importantly South Bangalore was connected to the West and to East


The map from WikiPedia is worth looking at. It shows the exact extent of coverage of the Metro within the city with the Green and Purple lines

(image source: By Doc.aneesh - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18874026

While the east to west Bangalore covers about 18km of distance, that of South to North covers about 24km of distance. In absolute numbers this is relatively decent but the real extent is seen in the benefits for the passengers.


Important areas are now more accessible such as the city central railway station, KR Market, Vidhana Soudha and Malleswaram shopping areas. Puttenahalli and JP Nagar are residential and semi industrial areas, Banashankari has a Bus terminal which is a major interchange connecting different parts of Bangalore. RV road, Jayanagar and south end circle are areas of commercial activity and green spaces including Lalbagh as well as educational institutions such as National College, BMS College, KIMS, etc.


KR Market and Chickpet are some of the oldest areas in Bangalore and hosts the famous shops of SP Road, vegetable and fruit markets as well as shops selling lots of other stuff from photo frames to books and everything in between.

People who travel from Banashankari are now able to reach Byappanahalli much more easily and this reduces the time it takes for them to come to work which was otherwise a good 2 hours each way during the day.

Similary connections to North Bangalore and shopping areas such as Malleswaram is definitely making a lot of people happy as they can now access the many shops in and around the area including the famed Mantri Mall, CTR, Janata, Asha Sweets, Veena Stores and many more.

In fact Mantri already boasted of Greens in the vicinity but now also has the Centrium with an asking price tag upwards of 4 to 5 crores. Given that for the effluent the metro runs right near their apartment (almost into it) this project is a good buy. The Kempegowda interchange is something to write about in another post.


I parked my car at CMH road station and reached Malleswaram in about 30 minutes max which was an otherwise impossible task on a regular weekday. Even on Sunday morning 730am the rush inside the train was unimaginable. Given the frequency is nearly 15 minutes once, this is the most immediate issue that BMRCL will have to solve. With countries like Singapore having an every 2 minute train service, Bangalore seems like a tortoise, but I guess the government will understand this sooner than later.


I had to take tokens from CMH to Malleswaram and the cost for 4 people one way was 112 rupees. Its not exactly steep but its not exactly cheap either. For me by cab the entire journey for the same place would be about 200 bucks for 4 people. Its almost on par with nations like Singapore who charge about 2-3$ for an up and down journey.


Links:
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This said the reason I keep comparing to Singapore is simple. They have one of the best MRT and LRT services in the world (of course the London Tube is much more complex no doubt).


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In another post let me tell you about my visit to CTR using the train :-)


Honda WRV first impressions and drive review

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Introduction to Honda WRV


I had the chance to give my Civic for service at Dakshin Honda. During that time, I got a chance to look at the Honda WRV and drive the car. From a long time after reading many reviews and watching many videos, today I got a chance to drive the car personally. I opted for the Diesel version since I know a good deal about Honda's petrol engines already being an owner of a Civic and a City earlier. The diesel engine is something new since sometime now and it was prudential for me to try it out.


Engine Options and Variants

As usual the car comes with two engine options a 1.2L petrol and a 1.5L diesel. The petrol is a 4 cylinder SOHC iVTEC engine at 1200 cc, churning out 90bhp of power at 6000 RPM and 110NM of Toruqe at 4800 RPM. The diesel on the other hand is a 4 cylinder DOHC iDTEC unit, at 1500 cc, churning out a 100bhp at 3600 RPM, and a torque of 200NM at 1750 RPM which is very healthy at least on paper. Among other features it comes with 16 inch alloy wheels which frankly in my opinion could very well upsize to 17 or even 18 inches.

On the variants there are two types SMT and VX-MT which I will explain a bit later.


Exteriors


The WRV has a muscular look, and while its sides are taken straight from the jazz, the front now sports a grill which has elements from the new Amaze, City, and BRV. Still there are few elements such as headlamps which are distinct and make the car gets its unique spot in the Honda lineup. The tail lamps are stylish too and unique in the segment. The overall exterior proportions are well rounded for a car of this category and no complaints in this department.


Interiors


Coming to the interiors, Honda has a few interesting things to look at. Firstly the dashboard is well made and feels plush and nice. The stereo system is very flat and does not stick out like in other cars. Blends well with the dash and its like a perfect fit. Though I did not get a chance to use the system too much, by the overall looks its a nice touch screen unit which does the job of what people look out most for - navigation, music, phone connectivity etc. However no Android Auto or Apple Car play - sorry, if you need these look elsewhere.



The seat space in the rear is phenomenal. Being 5'10" and keeping the driver seat at my comfort level, I could still sit at the back with quite some knee room to spare. There is one another thing Honda have changed since quite some time now. And that is the gear shift. The earlier shift was like a stick and was rather flimsy to use with a rounded head. The new one is much better and is a delight in terms of proportions and slots seamlessly into the different gears. The dashboard has more rectangular edges rather than circular and this is not necessarily so bad looking either. Its just left to the tastes of different users as such.


You can also notice in the images that there is indeed a dead pedal and Honda have thankfully not omitted it. Your longer highway cruises would now be better with that rested left leg. And yes needless to say top end variants will come with cruise control as well as steering mounted audio and phone controls. There are also lots of cubby holes in the car making it possible to store multiple things all around. The middle storage compartment has some Civic-ish cues as well though not as good. You can also notice a chilled cup holder next to the AC vent in the photos.


The selling point in this car is the Sun-Roof. No other car in its category provides this feature and Honda have done in offering this feature here. However the practicality of such a feature is questionable as driving with an open sun roof would surely affect the aerodynamics of the vehicle a bit. In Indian conditions with so much dust, pollution, mosquitoes, rains, and what not - this feature would best be in closed mode, rather than the other way round. Not a big deal breaker for sensible people - honestly.


Wouldn't mind having it, but won't die to have it.


The front seats also have rear pockets to place those magazines and possibly even a Macbook Air or so. The rear has ample space for occupants. The floor height is slightly raised for middle occupant, so it would be a bit uncomfortable for longer journeys and one will need to switch places frequently. You can also notice a quarter glass after the C-Pillar which adds to more roominess and light within the cabin.


Drive

I specifically wanted to test drive the 1500 Diesel as I had never driven a Honda Diesel before. Given I own a Civic now which is 1800cc, I did not want to drive the lack lustre 1200cc petrol of the WR-V. So diesel it had to be and diesel it was. A few things about this drive

  1. The test drive route was long enough for me to test most parts of the driveability but short enough to return to base soon as well
  2. The engine is noisy - there have been reviews about the Honda's noisy diesel engine in its other cars such as Jazz, Amaze, City etc and here its no better. If you buy this variant the noise comes along with you
  3. The steering is butter smooth - even better than the city or the civic I would say. Its an absolute joy to use in whatever condition of traffic. It is so sensitive, responsive and accurate that you really don't have to try too much to manouvre
  4. In the showroom the clutch of the WR-V was very hard in stationary state of the vehicle so I was dreading whether it would be as hard during the drive as well but I am happy to say that the clutch was super soft and easy to use during the drive and rest assured you will not get a pain in your legs so soon with this car
  5. There is no automatic variant yet, but if news reports are correct then Honda might bring in the 1.5L variant mated to CVT just like in the city pretty soon
  6. There is a 2 month waiting period on this car now already


Engine and NVH

And now to the drive. Well I hate to say this - but the diesel engine - is a disappointment. Coming from driving a Nissan Sunny which is known for its young at heart and roaring to race character, this WR-V engine seemed to be mostly tuned for more mileage and subsequently that meant removing the driving oomph from the car. This is more of a Point A to Point B engine. Sometimes I felt this was worse than an automatic Jazz. I am not sure what Honda was thinking here but people do not buy diesel just for mileage but also for proper use of the higher powered engine. If you have driven the Nissan Sunny Diesel, or the Scorpio or XUV diesel, or even Figo or Ecosport diesel - that level of urgency, revv happiness, and response is sorely missing. I double checked many times just to clarify this doubt and this car shows no urgency for acceleration on this variant.


Accelerating this engine makes so much noise inside the vehicle that one wonders what is all that damping setup doing in the car. Engine noise will filter through easily and its not a great experience as such. Just for comparision - you cannot hear the Civic engine inside the car. Apple to Orange comparision really I agree, but its a Honda to Honda comparison at least.


Torque

The grunt is there. But not the acceleration accordingly. I even went real slow on higher gears to check the torque. The torque is disappointing too. Beyond a point - say about 10kmph the car starts rattling begging for clutch to be held. This is quite where the Nissan Sunny shines through - low end torque. Even the Civic manages upto 5kmph on petrol engines without stalling. Honda sure has to rework on this tuning to improve it to a better state of tune if they want the torque to be managed better.


Suspension

The suspension in the WR-V is spongy. And it is really spongy. You go on a road hump or a deep pothole with speed and this car throws the occupants either sideways or bobs up and down. That is quite normal on any car, but the whole point is that this jumping about does not settle down so easily. Even with 210mm of ground clearance you still fear it will go all the way down to scrape the bump. And that is definitely not a good feeling. For a comparison I do not get that feeling with my Celerio, or even for that matter with the Duster too. I wouldn't say Scorpio is great in that regard but there are some smaller cars that can put WR-V to shame.

Agreed this is not about making the suspension rigid but rather soft and luxurious. But it is seriously not helping in WR-V case to achieve what is desired. So its best you drive this car slowly and steadily. If you want road worthiness and suspension awesomeness go to a renault showroom.


Steering

One word : Awesome. Period.


Airconditioning

This is one department for which Honda is well known for and in the case of WR-V it is no surprise that the air conditioning is super cool. Chills you to the bone and pretty quickly. Well done Honda.


Tyres, Ground clearance

The tyres are stable and can be upsized as well by another inch or two if needed - so lots of customization possible here. Ground clearance is good enough to ensure vehicle does not scrape anywhere.


Pricing & Conclusion


The asking price for top variant is higher than Ford Ecosport by almost 75000-80000 and touches nearly 13 lacs on road. Ford provides 6 airbags which Honda offers only two for instance. There are so many features others offer which Honda may not have. The car is steeply priced no doubt and the going points for this car is mileage, space, ground clearance, feature set and steering - though not necessarily a punchy drive. You can download the brochure here.


In the long run this car would keep you satisfied and won't get damaged due to bad roads in and around city. Highway trips won't be exciting but rather sedate as the car would likely pick up speed at steady speed and does not like to be revved. Honda should quickly fix the pedal press versus response time problem in order to make this car even better. They can focus on better damping of engine noise within the car as well and provide an option to have sporty suspension as well which is slightly more rigid.


If this car were to have its top variant at 10 lacs this would have been the best value for money in the market so far. But Honda is like any other company and after all it has to price the car either slightly below or slightly above its competitors. So it has decided to be in the 10-12L bracket.


Still this is a car that will keep you happy even though some parts of the experience is slightly disappointing or not upto the mark. If you have the money and want a car that has mostly everything - the WR-V will not disappoint you. But at the end of the day it is a car, not an SUV or even an MUV for that matter. The traits of an SUV are great suspension, handling abilities and punchy engine - Honda has some catching up to do in this departments.


And without an automatic variant - its one star less again for the final ratings.

Sony XAV AX-100 6.4” Media Receiver (Car Stereo / Head Unit) review

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Its rarely that I have ever written about car stereos under this blog, but now I have reason enough to do so. I recently had the need to upgrade my car stereo in my Old new honda Civic 2010. The last two times I went in for a Pioneer and a Blaupunkt head unit for two of my cars. For those days that was enough but then came the craze of Android Auto and Apple Car play. Besides this there were systems of an alternative kind – Screen mirroring type. Personally I prefer the former for a solid reason – Android Auto or Apple car play gives you only the essential apps (Phone, Music, Maps, and Messages including Whatsapp to be read out) so that you can focus on your driving more than fiddling with your phone.

But then in India buying gadgets such as head units for cars could turn out pretty expensive and only few can afford it. Personally I believe if you can afford a good smartphone, you can afford a good head unit for your car as well. Having said that, lets get straight down to the product review of the SONY XAV-AX100 AV Receiver

Sony XAV AX-100 head unit



The Sony XAV-AX100 is a 6.4 inch media receiver which supports Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Bluetooth to pair your phones with. One of the things I liked the most in this product is its touch screen. From a long time I was suffering with products with bad touch screens and you know how irritating it can get if your touch does not activate the right option on the screen especially while you are driving. In that respect this product is really good and very very accruate. The distraction free touch enables you to focus on driving and at the same time use the options the player provides.

On the main screen you can connect to bluetooth audio, and start playing your tracks and skip tracks or entire folders depending on how your media is organized. Before I proceed further I would like you to know that it supports USB as well so you can connect your pen drive (through a cable) and the player will pick up your tracks and play the same. At the time of this writing I have not checked whether it plays video as well. One another good thing about this unit is that for a volume controls they have given a dial which is easy to use. Sometimes the volume + and – if implemented via a software button is difficult to use in a touch screen. Unfortunately my civic does not have audio controls on steering so I am unable to use them for volume control. I was so used to this in the sunny and its definitely a dampner for me. The hardware also has three other buttons to advance or rewind tracks and a home button that provides you with the main menu.



As you can see from the picture, it supports Tuner, USB, Bluetooth, Phone and Rear Camera. I must say the Phone option is rather rudimentary on the unit itself and it just allows you to dial a number and disconnect the call, or answer an incoming call. If you need to mute the call, you need to reach out to your phone. But the good part – if you are a careful driver like me, you never need to do that since you would use Android Auto or Apple Car Play for handling these tasks. When you are on android auto, you cannot use the phone in a normal way since its connected to the head unit. But the best part is the voice commands using google work like a charm assuming you have good internet connectivity and you can pretty much ask google anything you want that is relevant to driving mode. Like driving directions, distance, other questions, and music searches. Its pretty accurate too. I have tried searching for music in languages other than english and it worked pretty well. Sometimes you must however learn to use vocabulary properly. For instance I asked google what are the meetings I have for today, which it did not catch. Rather I must have asked “What are my appointments on the calendar” and it would have answered properly.



The android auto is pretty simple. It shows Navigation, Phone, Music and your history other than the main menu. You can scroll through easily or switch between these activities. For calls, you can simply use voice to dial, rather than search but if you are the latter type, the favourites are listed for you instantly so you do not have to fumble around. I really loved the navigation as I usually put it on silent mode barring alerts, and its sufficient to display to me the map, with traffic data – heads up most of the time and distraction free driving. Your phone also charges during this process and I observed using navigation this way does not use up your battery unlike on standalone phone mode navigation. It does not heat up the phone either – so google – brownie points to you for this. Next is my favourite – Apple Car Play



Apple car play has much bigger icons and is more friendly to the touch. It also has Siri mode, but then we all know where this thing fails miserably – searching indian music tracks, and navigation. Sorry Apple but I am not going to change my opinion until your maps division in Hyderabad actually does something tangible. I guess this mode will make more sense in USA and other countries where it works much better for their style of English and the data available including maps part. However for all things Apple, I still love the implementation including the rather large icons which are friendly to use. Here also the apps are limited although some custom apps are avaialable too such as whatsapp. The reason I had to go for this unit is simple. I needed something that will drive component speakers and further a woofer through a separate amplifier. And for getting both Android Auto and Apple Car play support in this unit – that’s all I ever needed since I have both phones ! So bonus for me. My primary driver these days has been Google with its more accurate knowledge base.
The burning question: Price ? – its 26,999 everywhere – in store, online wherever. Is the asking price worth it ? Remember the device also features night mode, day mode display, and a firmware update possibility via pen drive. But the real question is how long sony will support this as such !! I would pay for this unit anyday just for two features it offers – Android Auto and the brilliant touch screen. It does have niggles like not updating song information sometimes, but then hey – these are silly things I can excuse as it happens only when you use both android auto and bluetooth. Soemtimes I use apple music on android phone, in that case the song info via bluetooth sometimes does not update. I still need to do a firmware upgrade. So these issues can be fixed via software.
If you are wanting a good head unit that supports Android and Apple driving modes, keeps you less distracted and makes you more disciplined – look no further purchase the SONY XAV-AX100 AV Receiver now.

Details of Ford Edge showcased in LA auto show

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Ford showcased its latest Edge SUV featuring 2.7 L ecoboost engine in LA auto show last year. This would be the 2017 model for the USA. This should have been the next level of EcoSport for Indian market as well hovering around the 16-20L margin. One may expect Ford to launch this model if the need arises. The Edge comes with a bold exterior design, with all leather seats, ambient lighting in the underwell, an array of wheel choices from 18-21", sun roof.
In terms of technology the car comes loaded with sensors around the vehicle to make passengers aware of what is nearby while driving. The Ford Sync software goes upto 3.0 version which has the same goodness of the older voice based technologies, but also includes suggestions of what's nearby etc for the driver. System assisted active park assist is a much needed feature. 180 degree front camera, sirius satellite radio, adaptive steering which adjusts to the way driver drives, and cross lane assist are some additional features.
The engine comes in either 2.0 ecoboost or the regular 3.5L Ti-VCT in the USA. There is also a 2.7 sporty ecoboost engine available. This engine comes with 315 hp power and all wheel drive options. Auto start stop in traffic means better fuel efficiency and automatic decision making on when the engine is on and off. There is also a six speed automatic featuring paddle shifters and cruise control feature. Huge cargo space options, individual tyre pressure monitoring system, foot operated lift gate are additional goodies.
Further options for trailer tow packages, and a compelling 5/5 * rating makes it a good buy.
The car is rated at 21 - 29 MPG, and costs upwards of 28500 USD.

Why Confident Dental Care is on its path to being the best dental clinic in Bengaluru

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(image credit: confident dental)

If you have been to a dentist in your life - which most us would have - you will know what your mind will get worried about : the pain when the doctor attends to your teeth. And in all fairness, why not? After all teeth are sensitive areas which when handled roughly will cause a lot of pain.

My quest in life was always to find at least one dental clinic which provided me with a decent experience. The last few times it was about taking out tooth or just dental cleaning. But I suddenly realized that I had caries - or cavities that were beginning to grow. I had to address it pretty soon and hence had to find a clinic to go to.

Dental Advice

Before I get any further with the actual topic a few things about teeth, and doctors attending to teeth and teeth products

  • Teeth need to be cleaned every six months at the minimum and one year at the maximum
  • This is about the time it takes for plaque to accumulate
  • Brushing teeth is not helpful for removing plaque – but if done correctly it can arrest formation of plaque
  • Any grooves in your teeth are typically the places where food can settle down
  • This cannot be removed by mere rinsing and mouthwash or brushing – sometimes you need to put your finger and take out the food particles off the teeth
  • It is very important to floss between teeth – but bear in mind its time consuming and its worth investing time to prevent food particles from accumulating
  • If your gums are very weak and teeth feel like falling off there are technologies today that are able to reverse that trend – you need a good doctor to tell you all this
  • The doctor that sees an adult is not the same who should be seeing a child – take of this when visiting a clinic
  • A clinic that does not understand your prior medical conditions before attending to your current dental problem has inexperienced people
  • The more harder you brush your teeth the toothbrush actually has a good chance to scrape your enamel out – so be extremely gentle with your teeth
  • You need to brush longer and slower – not faster
  • Mouthwash is known to have alcohol and lots of other chemicals and prolonged use of these means the bacteria in your mouth will get resistant and will no longer be able to protect your body
  • A good doctor must recommend to you to discontinue mouthwash unless for medical reasons to last not more than a fortnight
  • The key to having good teeth is to not let food particles accumulate in your teeth overnight each night and to brush slow and steady to ensure no food is stuck anywhere in the mouth
  • There are lots of advances in the dental field today and each of these have a good amount of merits
  • There are different types of fillings in the market – amalgam, resin etc – its very person specific on which ones will cause allergies to whom. So one solution is not for all
  • Toothpastes have sugar – so for over 30 to 40 years we have all while growing up unknowingly consumed this sugar early in the morning
  • Sugarless toothpastes are available – but you won’t feel like brushing with them unless you develop a taste for them
  • Salt water rinsing each night is the best medicine for bad bacteria in the mouth and its the simplest you can follow
  • Oil pulling helps to whiten teeth and generally remove dirt from teeth but not everyone can bear the taste of coconut oil in your mouth for too long
  • There are a variety of anaesthesia available to address procedures like root canal or dentures which makes the whole experience painless – the better the doctor is aware you are in safe hands
  • Cost of procedures is on the higher side and it is inevitable if you want good options – so be prepared to repair your teeth even for Rs.10,000 considering you have screwed it up for 30 yrs without taking care 
  • Fluoride toothpastes have a risk of causing cancer but they are the best suited to reducing sensititivity
  • A good clinic and panel of doctors is often successful only by word of mouth rather than general reviews

Confident Dental Clinic

Now are you confident you have good teeth ? Are you confident about your doctors and their level of skill ? Are you confident you will have less pain ? Mainly are you confident you are in good hands? Like people say, some humans have golden hands. This means they are adept and the work they undertake always succeeds with immense satisfaction to the people involved. Enter Confident Dental Care. Run by a very successful team and having two branches in Bangalore (Rajajinagar and HSR Layout) the clinic is headed by a person having success in his name : Saphal Shetty, an prosthodontist – or a person who restores teeth cosmetically.

Their long term vision states

To provide higher standards of affordable dental care with a commitment to excellence, using state-of-the-art technology, and having a highly qualified professional team.

And their mission states

To make a paradigm for excellence in dentistry and oral health in an ethical manner, within a comfortable ambience that also reflects clinical sophistication.

Every business has to go by its core values and Confident are no different. Let me tell you how I felt with respect to their core values


1. Every Patient Is Important.

You know they surely do business by this value when you enter their clinic – a very warm welcome followed by few queries and apologies on long wait times if any and a structured way of attending to patients.
These days a business in India never gives so much attention to detail – but when you live by your values then this happens automatically whether you want it or not.

2. Ethics Is Our Motto.

Whether it is timings or fees, or their professionalism I have no doubt in the way they go by ethics. Absolutely no deviation from ethical behavior in any manner.
This leaves patients very satisfied and glad to talk more to the doctors

3. Stay up-to-date with the latest technological and scientific advancements.

For any business to stay relevant in the market and especially so on the medical side, one has to understand and be abreast of scientific advancements all the time. Confident goes one step further. They educate not only themselves but also patients by running relevant videos on large TV screens in the clinic. This gives you the feeling that the panel is surely up to date on advancements in the field.

4. Respect The Patient’s Opinion.

Any business will flourish and earn good opinions from the community they serve only if they have a penchant for soliciting feedback all the time. And if the patient has an opinion – good or bad – the business has to address it. Patients’ testimonials and reviews of the clinic are good indicators of how people feel about the place. And I can confidently say Confident hears the patients and makes them feel very comfortable at all times. Not only when they are attending to your problem but even with follow ups and subsequent interactions. If the patient says something that may not be correct – they still respect it and clarify to the patient further. This needs a different level of rules of engagement keeping the point #1 in mind – every patient is important.

Further Google reviews of any place is usually very blunt – you find more negative reviews than any serious positive ones. Confident Dental Care bucks that trend. Every single review on Google is positive – something a business finds it difficutlt to get unless they walk the talk. – You can see for yourself :


Dental Reviews on Google



Agreed 36 reviews is perhaps insufficient to draw a conclusion and may not represent all of the people who came into the place for treatment. But when all 36 reviews are so positive it does give encourgement for others to try out the place. I myself was one such person who decided to meet them based on these reviews. Word of mouth works, but this was online !


I was personally attended by Dr. Kanya for caries and dental cleaning and polishing – and for all the previous times I have been through this painful procedure, this time it was mostly painless. Let us bear in mind that your teeth reacts to sensitivity based on how your body is structured. So this can vary from person to person. But my doctor was patient to pause the procedure whenever I felt pain until I could continue again. You need a sensible style of working to accomodate these things.


As soon as I entered the place an X-Ray was taken in order to determine the extent of damage. These are all proactive measures and should not be done on request. Any dentist needs to work with data and investment on equipment to give this data is more than welcome. Makes the whole experience more professional. The place itself is kept really clean – spotlessly clean at all times. They follow international standard procedures for storing samples, or other critical things in the lab.


The reason I tell you this is I have seen other clinics not far from this place which are rudimentary and handle the items in the work area without care. When my filling procedure was done, I was informed of the choice of filling that can be used for my case and my opinion was also taken for the same even though I came with half baked knowledge from WikiPedia


Through the procedure sometimes I felt cold and the AC was switched off on my request. Further the conversations doctor had with attendant was in whispers so as to not disturb me. Small things really go a long way to show how carefully work must be done. No shouting around the place, no chit chat and very serious and time bound for the sessions. Absolute focus is critical in these situations to ensure patient comfort and doctors went out of the way to make it so for me. Further no phone calls in between, even the light from the lamp was constantly adjusted so as not to cause discomfort to the patient.

Facilities in Confident Dental Clinic

The thing with this clinic and its people – they are obsessed with quality and cleanliness. They constantly take steps for patient comfort, education and keeping patient happy at all times. Only when you are obsessed about perfection you can attain excellence. I see that all the doctors here are trained the same way to maintain the same amount of ethical behavior. This deserves praise. No wonder then if you read some of the reviews by clicking the link here, you can understand that people who have returned to India from abroad have felt at home here just like the way they felt there. This is never easy for a business to attain. Global dental facilities in your local neighborhood.

I work with a Swiss company and am obsessed about the finer points in doing things in life of late. I can confidently say in this post that of the many clinics I have visited so far in Bangalore since my childhood – Confident Dental Care is the best by far when it comes to valuing patients time and opinion and creating a facility which is state of the art, clean and duty bound. The doctors soft skills, technical knowledge on the domain and the golden hands Dr.Saphal and his team has is the icing on the cake. I know that my teeth is in good hands for a long time to come. I will also take my entire family there in the longer run.

But what is more important is that the panel of doctors here have given me deeper and easy insights into how to keep my teeth healthy in the long run – these are not jargons, but things I can understand and easily do each day.

Thank you Confident Dental, I am so happy that there is a fantastic dental clinic in the most Dynamic City in the world – Namma Bengaluru !


(image credit: confident dental care website)

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