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Old 03.06.2008, 12:54
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Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Once again, says it all in the thread title. Husband and daughter need a check up and we are reluctant to spend the cost of a two week holiday on their gobs. I wondered if anybody had been abroad (either France or Germany or Italy) or eastern Europe. I once read that dentists were skilled and cheapish in Budapest.
Look forward to your answers, we have seriously considered going to Bangkok for a couple of weeks to get teeth seen to.
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Old 03.06.2008, 13:04
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Not trying to be facetious here, but doesn't your health insurance cover it?
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Old 03.06.2008, 13:06
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

I've had to have a lot of dental work done lately, and even though it might have been (probably was!) less expensive to go abroad, I'm glad I did it locally. If you or your family do need extra work done, it will be a hassle to have to travel to wherever you have chosen again or even possibly a couple more times, and what about seeing a dental hygienist? I do that at my local surgery, too, and she has access to all my records so knows what I've had done etc etc. Also, if one of us suddenly does get a toothache, I think it is stressful enough as it is without having to turn it into a trip. Better to have somewhere you know and where they know you and which you can access easily and quickly.

For my daughter, I would definitely not consider abroad. I don't want it to be a big experience for her, but instead just something we do, like going to the doctor (down the road). She is only three, so it might be different if your daughter is older.

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Old 03.06.2008, 13:10
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

How much would you pay for just a simple check up/teeth cleaning in Zurich?

I did see some advertisements on the tram this morning for dentistry in Germany though.......the site was www.zum-zahnartz-nach-deutschland.de
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

In my experience, dental work takes 2-3 visit min. or for the family, that's a lot of air miles, unless you have a specific job you want done.

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Old 03.06.2008, 13:18
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Thanks for the replies, TBH I think we will go in Zug or somewher else closer than Prague or Bangkok. The quality of work in Bangkok was excellent and very cheap, our health insurance doesn't cover it here in Switzerland and as it is only for two people (girly and him), it won't cost as much as I am anticipating I shouldn't think.
Once again, thank you.
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Old 03.06.2008, 13:19
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Last year I made two visits (minimum treatment and follow-up checkup) to a dentist in Zug canton, and they cost CHF120 in total.

Zugbound, what was the quote given to you for checkups for your husband and daughter?
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Old 03.06.2008, 13:23
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No idea Argus, it's just that somehow my husband has got the idea into his head that we'll have to mortgage the car to pay for them to visit the dentist. She won't need anything done as she has perfect teeth and probably he won't need anything done either. I am of the school where you wait seven years between appointments and then need a general anaesthetic to have a filling because you are such a baby.
Which dentist did you use, do they speak English and are they kind?
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Hi...I am also having Dental work done at the moment in Ukraine. For Root Canal treatment here it would cost more than 2000 chf but in Kiev i am having the treatment done for 200 Dollars...
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Old 03.06.2008, 13:29
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

I was evaluating this too...

I have a molar that was damaged a bit when i bite a little stone while eating.

It has now developed on a caries and it has affected the next molar.

As I normally do all my dental things when I am in Southamerica on december with my uncle that is a dentist, I am not that aware about the costs here.

It still doesn't hurt, but I went to the dentist to have a check out.

He took an x-ray of the tooth ( 53 CHF ), just to tell me that he was not sure if there was the need of the tooth root treatment or not.

if there is not root canal treatment the cost would we around CHF 300.- ( 2 fillings ) if he needs to do the root treatment it would be CHF 1000.-, but he can't know until he drills first.

I told him that I didn't had the dental plan and that seemed to me very high price compared to what it costs abroad etc. ( by the way the dentist is hungarian )

He told me then, that If i wanted him to proceed I'd have to pay a deposit of CHF 600 before he starts as he has seen me so doubtful of doing the treatment here.

I believe I could go to Budapest have a weekend holidays and got the teeth fixed for that amount, don't you think ?
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

The trouble with any kind or root canal treatment is that it takes a few visits, and often you have to wait in between for the treatment to settle down etc. That would be a very long holiday....
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

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Which dentist did you use, do they speak English and are they kind?
Apologies for the slight hijack....

There is very helpfull English speaking rugby loving Dentist in Steinhausen (a few minutes from Zug) by the name of Kruger.
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No idea Argus, it's just that somehow my husband has got the idea into his head that we'll have to mortgage the car to pay for them to visit the dentist. She won't need anything done as she has perfect teeth and probably he won't need anything done either. I am of the school where you wait seven years between appointments and then need a general anaesthetic to have a filling because you are such a baby.
Which dentist did you use, do they speak English and are they kind?

I've sent you a private message. Anyone else who wants a list of "Doctors, Specialists and Dentists Who Speak Foreign Languages (including English) in Zug canton", please send me your email add.
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

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

That's very kind, she is only seven though and still hasn't lost any teeth. She had her molars filled with silicone in Bangkok because she has very deep grooves and we are fanatical about keeping them clean. I've decided to heed everybody elses advice and use a local dentist in case of any trouble up the road.
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Have you checked with the local school dentist (for your daughter)?
Our boys go twice a year for check-ups with their class. They come home with a report saying if treatment is needed or not. A dental hygienist visits the classes at school a couple of times a year to teach them how to brush properly (from Kindergarten age onwards).
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Outside Switzerland? I will recommend Hungary. Try to combine it as Holidays and you will really enjoy Budapest.
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

Try looking at this website re Budapest, I remembered the BBC did a report a while ago!

http://www.primedentalbudapest.co.uk...g_budapest.htm

Would be interested in getting some feedback on successes in the East of Europe.
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Re: Dentists abroad. Anybody ever used and can recommend one outside of Switzerland

I can only suggest never to use a dentist in France. They have a horrible reputation and my own experience has been abysmal.

I use a dentist here in Basel who is kind, conservative with his treatment and is excellent with his work. I can't recommend him highly enough. If you do a search on dentist basel here on the forum, you'll find him.
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Dentists in Budapest

I just came back from my trip to Budapest.

Budapest as you surely know is a wonderful city, one of the greatests european metropolis, now vibrant and modern with many beautiful places to visit, spas, islands on the Danube with many clubs and parties and reachable in only 1 1/2 hours by plane.



But let's stick to the subject that this thread is about. Going there to get dental care at lower cost.

This is only a report of how I did it. you can find many other options if you wish and do many other things on the city, I'll only give you details about the low cost travel, stay and dental care.

to get there

Swiss airlines has every weekend cheap flights to different cities in Europe.
You have to be registered on their web site www.swiss.com and you'll get an email every wednesday at 8:00 with the offers for the weekend. If you are not registered you'll not get the mails and the offers and those are not accesible directly on the web site.

Every weekend there are many destinations and allways one at low cost ( 150-170 CHF ) Budapest is featured often for flights from Zürich.

Also Budapest is a low cost destination from Basel on the web site www.swiss.com, no need of registration, it will cost CHF 120 but you have to reserve in advance ( some 2-3 weeks in advance to get the low price ).

where to stay

Thanks to flow23 I got an appartment in Budapest.

This is an studio, with a bedroom, kitchen, fully equiped kitchen, bathroom with a bathtube and washing machine.

The cost is 45 EUR per day reserved it through their web site www.budapesthotelsearch.info via e-mail: info@eliteapartments.hu or via
phone: +36-30-397-5675, but they also have 2 and 3 room appartments if you need more space.

The appartment is modern, comfortable, fully equiped and clean, up to swiss standards, you will have a pleasant stay there.

They speak english, ask for Deli Zita, she will take care of you.

This is a cost lower than even the Hostels and you get a full appartment that is great for long stays you can feel at home there. the appartment i took was the studio C in the center of the city, at the Wesselnyi utca 12, just to the side of the Sinagoge and a walking distance of the main attractions.

Here are views of the appartment and the street outside







If you wish to save on transport or visit the city by bike you can find a bike rental at Wesselényi utca 13, just the next street from the appartment.

A typical Hungarian restaurant is just in front called "Blue Rose"



The dentists

So went to a 24h a day dentist establishment at the Akácfa utca 13 it's called Haifa Dent www.haifadent.hu, tel +36 20 263 72 62

This is just at 4 blocks away from the appartment.

They are fully equiped and have a team of young and also experienced dentists.

They work 24/7, so you can just came and get an appointment for saturday or sunday on your weekend trip.

I had two tooth made, one normal filling costed 7000 HUF ( 47 CHF ) and a crown filling costed 9000 HUF ( 60 CHF ) I was treated by Dr. Rózsa Rétháthi, she speaks good english and is pretty too

You can reach her to the +36 30 316 11 42 or contact her to rethro@canada.com to organise your visit when she is on her shift.

other activities to save money on the trip

If your goal was to save money with this trip you could also save visiting the beauty saloons and or medical massage parlors that abound on the area.

I went to one of them at Wessélnyi utca 30, just by the place where the dentists are.

a men's haircut costed 2100 HUF (14 CHF) and a pedicure 2500 ( 17 CHF ) there is an spa with Thai massage just in front of the appartment, but I'll advice you to go to the real spas at the Margrit island, but well that wouldn't be cheap

So that's it I hope this information is useful for you all
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