Sabaldan: Doc Alojado makes our athletes more confident-A A +A
Sunday, January 27, 2013
SWEET smiling Sandra Kay Alojado has a new tagline after her name.
It's what makes every student of dentistry long for at the end of a grueling five to six years studies and problem-solving of delicate dental cases at the infirmary, the title D.M.D. for Doctor of Dental Medicine.
She took the newly acquired profession as a full-fledged dentist following her Dad's footsteps, Dr. Ezranelson Alojado, whose very professional and helpful services to the community spans more than three decades since graduating and passing the board as a young scholar of dentistry at the University of the Philippines.
Sandra Kay is the second dentist of the Alojado siblings after Karla Kay Alojado-Tan made another successful, take-one passing of the dentistry board several years ago.
Recently, the younger Alojado has started a complicated two and a half hour root canal and restoration works on the two front teeth of Lyle Darren Amora, the youngest, fastest middle spiker of Mindanao champion Davao City NHS.
It has been said many times that an excellent athlete needs a big heart and bad oral health definitely affects the functions of the heart especially for athletes.
Amora's ambition is to be one of the UAAP flyers someday, like Ma. Carmela Tunay of the University of Sto. Tomas or Ara Galang of DLSU. A good coach knows how to size up one good athlete at first glance. UST mentor Arthur Mamon sees in Amora the potentials to be a seasoned volleyball player someday.
Amora also likes the excellent running spike of Maika Ortiz, whom she had a chance to meet after a photo op among DCNHS spikers and the UST Lady Tigresses previously at the USEP Gym in Davao.
Tender Loving Care. To begin with, Amora had to be under the TLC dental expertise of Sandra Kay Alojado.
The 12-year-old volleyball freshman doesn't have to wait for the next season singing "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth." All two decaying incisors have been restored into a brand-new close-up, ear-to-ear grin after the initial tedious and delicate works at the dental chairs of E.H. Alojado Dental Arts along Lapu-Lapu St. in Agdao, this city.
The expensive, two-session root canal saving and restoration works on the precious teeth of Amora is scheduled to be completed this Monday on Alojado's return from Manila after her oath-taking ceremony as a full-fledged dentist together with several other passers from Davao Medical School Foundation including another Davao-breed successful dental student, the bright and flawless Dr. Zohayra Montañer of the Maranao Tribe.
The compassionate works done on Amora is part of the continuing adopt an-athlete dental program initiated by the office of Councilor Edgar Ibuyan and Vice-Mayor Rody Duterte.
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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 28, 2013.