Danthaja; a Dream Come True!
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Danthaja is not just a dental clinic. It is a dream of a Sri Lankan who wanted to emulate what he experienced in London in his motherland. It is a story of a group of like-minded people believing in their childhood friends’ dreams and working together to achieve a common goal. The goal of creating a space like no other and deliver the best to its clients. Danthaja is just that beautiful dream!
Inspired by the Best in the World
The Founding Director of Danthaja, Dr Lakmal Kulasekara is a product of Sri Lanka’s free education system. When he was undergoing his overseas training at Royal London Hospital, he was mesmerized by the state-of-the-art dental facility and the level of care patients were provided. He dreamed of reproducing the same level of dental care back in his home country.
Upon return to Sri Lanka, he was appointed as a consultant to Badulla Hospital. In a limited space, within a limited time, with the support of his staff, he was able to upgrade his unit to one of the finest in the country. Gradually, the Restorative unit of Badulla became a brand in government health services.
Diverse in Backgrounds, United for a Cause!
One day, when they were having a coffee, Mr Chathura Kalansooriya, a friend who had helped Dr Lakmal in various ways to upgrade the Badulla clinic had a proposal. “We should do the same in the private sector,” he said. Another friend from Royal college, Mr Sanjaya Gamage obliged. They formed a company called Danthaja [pvt] limited. They wanted to find a convenient location to put up a premium dental facility. Coincidently, One Galle Face mall, which is the premium shopping mall in Sri Lanka, had a dedicated space for a dental clinic!
Supreme Dental Chambers, Not a Clinic!
Directors wanted to create a space like no other in Sri Lanka. “I need a meeting room to discuss treatments with the patients”, “I need an in-house X-ray room”, Dr Lakmal requested. “We need to have a unique interior design”, Sanjaya and Chathura proposed.
They sought the services of Ms. Lakruwani Wimalarathne, an interior designer. She drew the layout and they were able to get the services of Infinity Construction Consortium, led by a dynamic Engineer Mr. Charith Fernando. Together they worked hard to make Ms. Lakruwani’s drawings a reality. With the effort of all the stakeholders, this beautiful space of Danthaja premium Dental chambers was created.
Unmatched Service Excellence
Danthaja is not all about beautiful architecture. Directors wanted to recruit the best young consultants to provide services to their clientele. That is how, Dr Deepal Nanayakkara, consultant orthodontist and Dr Manjula Herath, Consultant OMF surgeon were chosen to lead the respective specialities. Dr Yashodha and Dr Danushya were selected to provide general dental services.
Dr Lakmal is a firm believer that everyone’s time is important. Chathura being a software engineer, took the challenge to construct a digital system for patient appointments and a portal for the prior reservation of time slots for dental treatment. This will minimize patient waiting times and would no doubt revolutionize the private health care system in Sri Lanka.