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Reviews of Zahnarztzentrum in Zurich

Hi everyone,

I need your reviews and experiences please. I need to have a wisdom tooth pulled out and am thinking to go with Zahnarztzentrum, but am not sure how good their service actually is.

I've had a quote for approx 200 CHF for the extraction (including injections and X-rays for an 'easy' extraction - tooth surfaced and growing at an angle towards the cheek), but am concerned that what I save in money, I'll spend in agony/service.

Anyone had a wisdom tooth pulled with them? Or any other relatively painful procedure? I know they are a chain throughout Switzerland so hopefully someone out there can share some experiences. Like I said, I just want to make sure that they're good as well as affordable.

If anyone went with another dentist that they want to recommend or prevent anyone else from making the same mistake, please feel free to share for anyone reading in the future!

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Claire
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Re: Reviews of Zahnarztzentrum in Zurich

Hi Claire,
Do you mind sharing what your experience was? I'm in a similar position with an impacted wisdom tooth, and Zahnarztzentrum was my best option for a quick appointment.
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Re: Reviews of Zahnarztzentrum in Zurich

The reviews are in German but might be of help to anybody who wants to try a new dentist:
http://www.zahnarztvergleich.ch/

(just saw that they have no reviews for the one you are looking for, but they do have some for other dentists)
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The reviews are in German but might be of help to anybody who wants to try a new dentist:
http://www.zahnarztvergleich.ch/

(just saw that they have no reviews for the one you are looking for, but they do have some for other dentists)
Thanks for this - a useful link
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Old 13.10.2015, 16:55
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Hi Claire,
Do you mind sharing what your experience was? I'm in a similar position with an impacted wisdom tooth, and Zahnarztzentrum was my best option for a quick appointment.
Thanks,
Emily
I did the Swiss Smile for an emergency root canal once. They were not cheap but average price and at least they were honest and quoted me the price before starting, which is not what I can say about other places that refused to tell me how much it would cost before I took an appointment (I've been swindled with Root canals in the past...)
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Re: Reviews of Zahnarztzentrum in Zurich

I had very bad experiences with Swiss Smile:
  • I visited them with a bit of tooth pain. The Doctor said that the tooth was just too sensitive and he suggested that I simply apply some toothpaste on the gum bordering with the tooth because I had a bit of gum recesion. Needless to say, the tooth was rotten inside and required a reconstruction and crown. If I had settled for Swiss smile I would not be smiling now.
  • They called me to setup an appointment with a Dr. I could not make it to their proposed appointment and they billed me like 120chf for it saying that I should have given them notice ... well is debatable whether they should have fine me and for how much but I never went back to them again.
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Re: Reviews of Zahnarztzentrum in Zurich

My experience with Swiss Smile was not good either.
The positive: they are open 365 days a year and it was a holiday.

But they diagnosed a root canal problem - which they luckily couldn't treat without another appointment, while it was gum sensitivity due to clinging the teeth.

I think it is good there are option for emergency care, but I wouldn't use them for regular treatment, unless you know for sure what need to be done.
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Re: Reviews of Zahnarztzentrum in Zurich

I wouldn't use any dentist here unless for a real emergency. They all treat you like a walking ATM here. Prices aren't really much different from practice to practice, it's a cartel: the pricelist is standardized, only thing changing is a multiplier (TPW), and it's not varying much, always around 3-4x.

But thankfully Germany and France are less than an hour away where things are more reasonable. My dental plan: car and few hundred euros in hard cold cash in my wallet.
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