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Tips To Reduce Dental Anxiety


  1. Schedule Appointment on the day when you are relatively free. You should not plan to rush in a meeting or an event on the same day of the dental appointment. This can create more panic and exaggerate the anxiety.
  2. Talk to your dentist- You should convey your concerns to your dentist. The dentist will explain you the entire procedure that is to be done step by step. This will help you to be prepared for the procedure.
  3. Bring someone along- You can bring a friend or a favourite toy(kids) when you are coming for a dental appointment. This will be especially helpful when the procedure involves tooth removal, dental injections, etc. Ironically, all these procedures have become completely painless owing to the advancements of dentistry.
  4. Do not google- If you research all by yourself the dental procedures through google, it’s going to give you different types of reviews. These reviews are not always true. These reviews are by layman person and not necessarily by a qualified professional. 
  5. Distract- If still you are not able to control the anxiety, you can distract yourself with your favourite music. You can do breathwork & meditation as well before the procedure if it works for you.

At the end just trust the process. The dentist is working for you to make your teeth look & feel better. For more information, you can contact us. We will be happy to help you and explain your dental treatment precisely.

Dr. Alka Bulchandani

Oral Medicine & Radiology Specialist.

Dr Shams Tabrez Siddiqui as Speaker at International Indo Arab Conference of Medicine 2022

Dr Shams Tabrez Siddiqui as Speaker at International Indo Arab Conference of Medicine 2022 – Dr Shams talked about Digital Dentistry.


Khaleej Times – Meet 3 residents who bought homes in the city to secure their future

Dr. Shams Tabrez Siddiqui is one of the 3 residents who bought homes in the city to secure their future (From Khaleej Times)

Some expats are investing in the UAE as the ‘ideal place for retirement’

The Dubai Government recently announced a new savings scheme for expats working in the public sector. This has made expatriates hopeful of the trickle-down effect on the private sector, inspiring many to choose the place for retirement.

However, a recent survey global consultancy Mercer, reveals that many expats in the UAE don’t do enough to ensure a steady post-retirement life.

Nevertheless, some residents are actively investing in their future. Khaleej Times spoke to three such expats on investing and retiring in Dubai.

Golden visa holder, Dr Shams Tabrez Siddiqui, Founder and Managing Director, Crossroads Group of Dental Clinics and his wife who is also a dentist, started thinking about investing in a residential property three years after setting up their practice in the UAE.

“I have been living in Dubai for the past 13 years. As expats who came to the UAE to work, we always had it clear that the place where we work would be the place that we will call home. Most people come to the UAE with the intention to stay for a short period and keep renewing their visa upon expiry. For us, our goal had always been to make the UAE our nest.”

He added: “We have two properties. One is a flat on Sheikh Zayed road which was bought with the intention of making a passive income, and the other is land in Al Furjan, which will have a villa. The construction for the villa has already started and we aim to live in this place soon.”

He reiterates that Dubai is a safe haven, making it one of the most preferred destinations for expats across the world to choose it as an investment option.

“I have observed that people from around the globe who can afford it, opt for an early retirement to come, and settle in the UAE. For us, Dubai is a great place to live, work and retire. The government policies, procedures are simple and transparent as against any other country in the world. In addition, the government has always been a step ahead in introducing initiatives which make investing a seamless process.”


Congratulations Dr. Shams Tabrez For Being Featured In Khaleej Times

Dr Shams says, “The introduction of the saving scheme is another milestone for the UAE. Time and again the UAE has proved to be a perfect place to live, work and retire and this is a testament of the same.”

“As an individual who has grown from a salaried person to an entrepreneur, my advice to all salaried people in the UAE is to lock a 33.33 per cent of your salary and save that money in some form of savings account or scheme which will give you enough money in few years to take home for retirement. When I had my first salary, I told myself only 2/3rd is what I am going to bring home, that’s how I have been saving and hope to continue the practice in the future.”

GOLDEN VISA was granted to Crossroads Group Chairman – Dr. Shams Tabrez.

🇦🇪 GOLDEN VISA 🇦🇪 was granted to Dr. Shams Tabrez Siddiqui – Chairman -Crossroads Group
Our very own and beloved doctor wrote a gratitude statement;

“Thank you GDRFA for honoring me with 🏅Golden visa 🏅, Dubai is Home away from Home for many of us and to make us feel like that the credit goes to government of UAE 🇦🇪 the great leaders and The great visionary H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum . Thank you once again ……. 💐😌”

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