Dr. Arif R Alvi


Dr. Alvi did BDS from Lahore and was declared the ‘Best Graduate’ of the University. He underwent his first postgraduate training for two years at the University of Michigan, where he was awarded Master of Science in Prosthodontics (MS). He was the first Pakistani to have acquired this professional qualification. In 1982 he joined the two-year Orthodontic training program at the University of Pacific in San Francisco where was awarded the Master of Science in Orthodontics (MSD). Dr. Alvi was again the first Pakistani to specialize in Orthodontics and is also the only Pakistani who is a specialist not in one, but two major fields of dentistry. In 1995 he was awarded Diplomate American Board of Orthodontists and became one of ten Asians and the only Muslim, Pakistani, or SAARC dentist to have achieved this level of qualification.

Professional achievements: Dr. Alvi has been the President of the Pakistan Dental Association. He was Chairman of the first Pakistan International Dental Conference in 1981. In 1987 too he was Chairman of the Third Pakistan International Dental Conference which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Junejo. He was the Patron of the Fifth Pakistan International Dental Conference inaugurated by the President of Pakistan and the Chairman of the 28th Asia Pacific Dental Congress. Dr. Arif was awarded the Fellowships of The International College of Dentists, The American College of Dentists and The Pierre Fauchard Academy in recognition of his outstanding academic, clinical and professional achievements. He is the Dean of the Faculty of Orthodontics of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.

In 2013 he was elected as a Member of Parliament from Karachi and served for a period of 5 years; he was subsequently elected again from the same seat in 2018.  On 9th September he was elected and sworn as the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which is indeed an honor for the Alvi Dental team, upon his acceding to the office of the President he has moved away from his clinical activities at our hospital and serves the people of Pakistan.

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Free Dental Checkup & Consultation

We have two locations of Alvi Dental, one in Sindhi Muslim and the other on Khy-e-Shahbaz DHA, to schedule please select the preferred clinic and tentatively schedule an appointment, which will be confirmed later by our staff shortly

Call / WhatsApp: +92-348-111-2584

Some FAQ’s

Do I need an Appointment?


We urge you to call / message or WhatsApp (+92-348-111-2584) numbers to our offices to talk to our team to arrange an appointment that is convenient for you.

You can also proceed to our Online Appointment scheduling page to pick a convenient time and our staff will call to confirm your availability.

What can I expect at an appointment?

When you arrive at the Alvi Dental our staff will greet you and escort you to our private elegantly designed & comfortable consultations clinics.

Our team of doctors (or if you prefer to be seen by female only team, you can request our staff) will do a quick initial examination and if needed carry out some initial diagnostic & any radiographic scans.

We will provide you with a proper treatment plan and talk to you in detail about and questions that you may have and guide you on how to proceed further

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How can I schedule with a Female Dentist

Some exceptional dentists on our team are females, when you call our offices to setup your appointment.  Simply request to be evaluated, attended and treated by female dentists.  If during the procedure you feel uncomfortable for any reason, just politely ask, and our team will ensure your request is taken care off

Our team includes some very exceptional dentists with tremendous experience

Do you have Imaging (x-rays, OPG, Ceph, CTBT-scan) facilities?


We have facility for Peri-Apical X-Rays, OPG, Ceph & 3D CTBT scan, We are also excited to share that Alvi Dental Hospital has its own intra-oral scanner which can digitally scan your teeth for Aligners

Do you examine children at your clinic?


We have on our team of dentists one of Karachi leading Pediatric Dentists Dr Saleha Shah who is brilliant in handling young kids and help treat them to outstanding oral health.

We would like to take care of the younger generation of kids to inspire them to better manage their oral health which will mean a better overall health.  Karachi’s best Dentist at your service

What are your Clinic Timings

Our offices are open Mondays to Saturdays from 9:30am to 8pm.  We are closed on Sundays.

Though our WhatsApp numbers are on 24×7 and as soon as our team sees the update, we try our best to respond to emergencies as quickly as possible

Emergency information

If you are an emergency case requiring immediate attention, please WhatsApp our numbers 0348-111-2585 which we would try to answer immediately and maybe help guide you in case of an emergency, but encourage you to immediately come to our office to let our doctors handle your emergency