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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

I have to have a cap put on my teeth. The dentist quoted CHF 1200 or CHF 1600. Will take 3 visits. Not sure I can really be a*sed to fly out of town to do it. Sounds like a hassle.
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Old 18.08.2009, 13:46
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

I recently got work done in Budapest - I have a serious phobia where it comes to dentists, so it was my first visit in ten years...

Anyhow, 15 major fillings, two extractions, X-rays and consultation for 1'830 CHF. Going back for implants/crowns for the teeth I lost which will set me back a further 3'000 CHF. Very happy (so far) with the result.

These are the guys in question: www.kiralydent.hu
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Old 01.09.2009, 01:29
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Budapest is well known for reasonable and affordable dentists, so try from there. You can also combine it with vacation which is fabulous.

Be on the alert also because you can bounce into people who will also dupe you. I know that someone from Uster (ZH) organize such trips to Budapest.

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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

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My daughter just had her teeth cleaned for 42€ in France, near Basel. I can also give you a quote on having braces if you need it too.
I have a toothache and live in Basel, can I get the contact from your dentist in France?? Thanks
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Old 12.11.2009, 16:16
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

My hubby went last week to a dentist in Konstanz had 7 amalgon fillings replaced and has to have 2 crowns total cost 1900euro, about 10 years ago he had a crown in Zurich cost 2500fr.
He says the dentist in Konstanz is really nice and gentle didnt feel a thing
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Old 06.12.2009, 11:03
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Hi,
I am an American trained dental hygienist and have worked in five countries. Although there is no guarantee in any country, there are certain standards, which can be expected.

Although I certainly understand the dilemma of dental costs, I would NOT recommend going to Hungary. Several of my patients have ended up with more problems, than before, which costs more money in the long run. One woman, was soooooo happy with her beautiful new smile, but when I took x-rays the margins (place where crowns meet natural tooth) were so bad I doubted she will keep her teeth over a couple of years. It was so sad. She and I cried together.

All of that said, best advice is to focus on the prevention (hygiene-hygiene-hygiene). It is a small investment, which is well worth the price, and is the main difference between the different styles of dentistry in the different countries...

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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Hello All,

Implants/crowns are not done only in Hungary. I can recommend Poland for doing this kind of treatment. There is a very good and professional clinic in Gdansk doing implants/crowns and prices are very attractive. I can contact you with the doctor from this clinic if you want to give a try.

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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Can anyone recommend a German dentist in Konstanz/other border towns by name? We've had a quote for root canal & crown here in Switzerland which brought me out in a cold sweat. I want to ring round for a couple of quotes in Germany before cancelling my holiday plans for the year.

Any help is gratefully received...
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Old 08.01.2010, 00:04
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

alredy replied in another post but here it is again Dr Harold Lippmann Rosgartenstr24-26 Konstanz
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Dentists abroad. Very happy experience in Budapest!

Thought I should give this thread a little bump, in case there are some Ef'ers out there that need the info.

Thanks to Salsa_Lover's info earlier in the tread we went to Budapest for a "dental holiday" last week. I had a broken tooth and was in need of a new bridge and hubby needed a new filling, replace some old amalgam fillings and a whitening.

My bridge work alone here in Switzerland would have been around 2000chf.

My husband had to take some overdue leave so we decided on Saturday(11th) to go from Tuesday(14th), very short notice but the guys from www.onlyrooms.com especially Peter Jones was amazing! He got us the apartment and even made the dentist appointment on Sunday evening as the dentist office is right accross the street from them
We did it all via Skype in about 10 mins!

We stayed in Nova apartments in the same street as the dentist we were seeing, a lovely big 2 bedroom apartment with a garden for our dog, dishwasher, microwave, free washing and dvd rental - total cost €161 for the 4 night stay!

The dentist - Haifa Dent and saw Dr Mohammed Aslim, very friendly and very professional. Total cost for my bridge work and hubby's fillings and laser whitening - 870chf! They are open from 8am-10pm Mon-Fri and from 8am-8pm on Sat & Sun.

Add to this the sights of Budapest, the cheap food, the amazing castles and builings and the rich history and it was by far the most enjoyable "dental appointment" of our lives!

Haifa Dent - http://www.haifadent.hu/ Dr Mohammed Aslim

Apartment - http://www.onlyrooms.com Locust Tree Apartments

Hope this helps someone!

Peter Jones - Skype name- search4.hu
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Old 15.10.2010, 17:41
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

I attend this dentist in Budapest:
http://www.dentalnumberone.com/en/
I go to Dr. Imola Csupor.
I really like her.

I was there two weeks ago and I paid 20000 HUF (100 CHF) for teeth cleaning + 1 filling.
X-ray was some 2000 HUF for me now it is 25 EUR.
This place is on the Buda side, near Hotel Gellert in an old building. The dental office is great, they have got modern equipment, accept credit cards and always give you an invoice.
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Old 15.10.2010, 19:53
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

My last visit to the dentist for de-scaling plus an X-ray cost CHF120. I don't consider this to be expensive. In fact, I don't think I have ever had a bill for more than CHF250/350, and this was for root canal work. Everything is relative, the cost of living is higher in Switzerland than most other countries, but then salaries, generally speaking, are higher. I would never, ever consider seeking medical treatment of any kind outside of Switzerland.
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By now I've had root canal, implants, operations, filling x-rays and cleaning done by Dr Honti (google Hontident to find him) done in Budapest. There have been no problems with any of his work and it cost a pittance. As apposed to bothched jobs, incompetence and paying with blood here in Zürich. I will go back to Hungary for my next work, and the next, and the next.
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By now I've had root canal, implants, operations, filling x-rays and cleaning done by Dr Honti (google Hontident to find him) done in Budapest. There have been no problems with any of his work and it cost a pittance. As apposed to bothched jobs, incompetence and paying with blood here in Zürich. I will go back to Hungary for my next work, and the next, and the next.
As will we! Had a lovely holiday, great food and I have a problem free "bite"
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

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I have a very good dentist in Hungary, Budapest. I've been going to him for ca. 15 years. He is fluent in English and German too. His office is small, you usually have to wait very long (up to 1-2 hours, as in Hungary they don't check what needs to be done and then send you home with another appointment but take care of it on the spot!) but cheap and excellent quality. He is not one of this dental tourism guy but just a local dentist. If you are interested in his name, email and phone no. please contact me. The prices are ca. 1/5 of the ones in CH.
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

I've tried to thank all of you who have posted information on this thread, but unfortunately for some reason the 'Thanks' button isn't working.

Because of all your positive words, I've decided to bite the bullet (if my teeth can cope with it) and get a trip to the Hungarian dentists at Haifadent booked.
Mr.P said he would pay for implants (teeth...not boobs!) for my 50th birthday and I've put off getting it done for so long that I'll be 51 in a month. (Procrastination is my middle name.)
All the stories on here have really given me the impetus to get over there and get the process started....so once again, thank you all. (Especially i-b-deborah .)
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Good luck oscarsmum. It's a beautiful city, and with the money you save you can get those other implants too. Plastic surgeons are bound to be cheap there... let me know how you get on, with the boobs I mean!
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Hi, just to add my experience on implants and root canal work. I had implants and bone grafts in Dublin by a US trained specialist dentist. It is quite major surgery, particularly the bone grafts , and requires numerous visits and checkups. I can't see how it would be wise to get this kind of work done abroad, necessarily in a rush. And I am not sure how a Hungarian or other eastern European dentist could have the relevant training , unless s/he had trained abroad. A minor procedure is a different story of course.
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I had a transplant with bone graft done here in Züri, I'm still having problems with it. I had a root canal done here that suddenly developed an abscess because the whole nerve wasn't taken out. I thought I'd have to have the whole thing re-bored and filled so I decided to go to my dentist in Pest. He opperated instead, going direct through the cheek bone and just nipping the tip of the root off. No problem since. The implant he did the next day has never caused me a moment of problem.
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Hi, just to add my experience on implants and root canal work. I had implants and bone grafts in Dublin by a US trained specialist dentist. It is quite major surgery, particularly the bone grafts , and requires numerous visits and checkups. I can't see how it would be wise to get this kind of work done abroad, necessarily in a rush. And I am not sure how a Hungarian or other eastern European dentist could have the relevant training , unless s/he had trained abroad. A minor procedure is a different story of course.
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Why not trying dental services in Bulgaria- Sofia. I know many Greeks and Irish comming here to dentist, even it is called 'dentist tourism'. Here we are one of the poorest EU countries, but still we have good medical/dental services (private). If interested I can recomend you my dentist.
Sofia-Zurich-Geneva everyday flight is 200 euro.
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