SINGAPORE, Jan. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Asia, the organizer of the Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards (APEA) 2022 Regional Edition, is pleased to recognize 25 exemplary business leaders and enterprises across Asia which excelled and showcased unparalleled resilience and growth despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Organized annually across 16 countries and markets, the APEA is the most reputable award recognition program recognizing entrepreneurial excellence across Asia. The Awards aim to congregate outstanding business leaders and enterprises across Asia into one unparalleled platform for fostering the continuity of sustainable entrepreneurial growth in Asian economies.
Dr. Steve Mark Gan, President & CEO of Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (GAOC) Group of Companies, was honored with the Master Entrepreneur Award by the APEA.
A prominent figure both locally and internationally, Dr. Gan carries numerous accomplishments quite modestly. His achievements consistently reflect a man of discipline, integrity, commitment, perseverance, conscience, and skill whether in private practice, public service, civic action, or in his private life.
Never shy to accept the most daunting of challenges and responsibilities, Dr. Gan became the youngest Chairman and Member of the Board of Dentistry to assume office in the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) from 2010-2016. At present, he serves as a Member of the Board of Regents at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC), a Member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Prosthodontic Society (PPS), a Past President and Member of the Board of Regents of the Philippine Academy of Implant Dentistry (PAID), and Member of the Philippine Dental Association.
GAOC is also among the elite award recipients under the Inspirational Brand Category in the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology industry. GAOC is a world-class dental treatment center in the Philippines and one of the best in Asia that offers comprehensive and technologically advanced dental services in oral diagnostic and surgical procedures, dental implantology, and jaw reconstruction. From conventional check-ups to the most complicated oral rehabilitation procedures, GAOC is fully equipped to handle even the most stringent dental requirements of both Philippine-based patients and medical tourists.
Founded by Dr. Gan, GAOC was the product of a consistent culture of excellence that was fostered long before he began his dental practice in 1998 in a tiny clinic in Binondo, Manila, and fresh from his intensive training and residency in the United States of America. The growing demand for the quality of his service, characterized by a keen adherence to global quality standards rarely seen in other dental practitioners at that time, prompted Dr. Gan to establish the very first GAOC branch in 2001.
GAOC has completely redefined the public’s general perception of dentistry in the Philippines through its upgrading, humanizing, and even glamorizing efforts. GAOC boasts of being 99% more advanced when compared to clinics all over the world, including those in firstworld countries such as the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Australia, Russia, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland, among others.
Under Dr. Gan’s direction, leadership, and vision, the GGC engaged in a series of backward integration moves to form a successful vertically integrated dental conglomerate. Moreover, GAOC was the very first dental clinic to re-open during the pandemic as he recognized the importance of offering emergency services to patients in need. In addition, Dr. Gan established optimal health and operating protocols to ensure that both patients and staff had the safest clinic environment possible. These protocols served as the basis by which the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) adopted and created master guidelines for all clinics to follow. Leading by example, Dr. Gan created the "new normal" for safe dentistry.
GAOC has the latest CBCT scanning machine to continue to deliver the highest level of diagnosis for its patients. It has also acquired a Brumaba surgical chair from Germany – the first in the country – that offers outstanding functional performance for improved patient experience. During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Gan designed aerosol boxes/barriers and shields and studied the technology of high-performance Extraoral Dental Suction machines that provide respiratory health protection for both patients and staff alike. Meanwhile, at Samurai Dental Laboratory, high-end CAD/CAM machines, Digital Scanning, 3D Printing, Induction Casting, HighDefinition Digital, and 3D Stereo Microscopes are used to provide high-quality, accurate outputs. Being known as an industry maverick and innovator himself, Dr. Gan has a clear vision of constant reinvention for the entire GAOC Group and non-stop continuing education for all his dentists and staff.
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