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Old 15.10.2007, 12:12
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

Do you have the number of the dentist in Konstanz? Its only 45 minutes drive for me, and they are more likely to allow me to pay for the treatment with credit card in Germany then here in Switzerland.

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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

Someone posted that Dr. Mettler's hygiene treatment involved "scraping".
I'm wondering about this. See, back in Canada my Dad and wife both got cleanings at our family dentist, and the teeth were scraped with metal tools (for plaque removal). Both thought that the scraping was somehow harmful to the enamel, and both had some discomfort afterwards. My wife is Polish and she says that in Poland where she goes, they don't use "stone-age" scraping, but rather hi-pressure water to remove plaque (or something like that). She says her teeth are fine, and that this 'scraping' hurts her.

Does anyone here know about whether scraping with metal tools is indeed bad for the enamel, whether it's unusual or standard, and whether for e.g. Dr. Mettler does this, etc.? I'm tempted to go there, but not if he scrapes away my teeth's natural protection against cavities!

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Old 21.11.2007, 16:02
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

I must admit I did not read the whoel thread. We go to Dr. Beck at Stockerstrasse. He is good and speaks English. I like the 'old way of plaque removal' but only because I get a gag reflex when the water used with the modern method ends up at the back of my mouth - so I am a difficult patient.

Anyway, they usually do the modern method, but on request can also scrape. They have been doing this with my teeth forever (I even used to come and have t done here when I was in the states - because in the states they tried to yank out my wisdom teeth for no reason).

I once did have to go to the dentist in the states because it needed immediate attention - the doc (looked like the guy in Little Shop of Horrors and had a huge scar on his forehead with threads poking out and played loud soul music while drilling, complimented on my enamel, so i doubt the 'old' method is harmful to it. I am speaking of natural tooth enamel though not the kind some people get painted on to have ultra-white teeth...-- ok enough jabbering gotta get back to work...
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Old 21.11.2007, 20:38
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

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Does anyone here know about whether scraping with metal tools is indeed bad for the enamel, whether it's unusual or standard, and whether for e.g. Dr. Mettler does this, etc.? I'm tempted to go there, but not if he scrapes away my teeth's natural protection against cavities!
As far as I know scraping with metal tools is still common practice and shouldn't damage the enamel. If there is discomfort after the procedure, it could be because of an exceptionally high amount of calculus had to be removed, or because slightly swolen gums covered the neck of the teeth.

I assume this can happen with the water method, too, but haven't tried it. I go to Praxis Dr. Spörri & Wyss and have no reason to complain so far (I don't know how good they speak English).
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

Based on "Spanky's" advice above, I went to Dr. Stefan Paul in Zurich. -Thanks.

I had broken a tooth far up into my gum, falling from a push scooter (as opposed to a Vespa type scooter). Take a moment to snicker, I realize it's funny to everyone but me.

Anyway, he turned out to be a fantastic Dentist, with an impressive resume, including being the former Director of the Center for Aesthetic Dentistry at UCLA, California. http://www.drpaul.ch/CV_1.aspx?lang=english

So, my work was pretty exotic with titanium screws, etc., but a friend went to Dr. Paul with a run-of-the-mill broken tooth and said the cost was "surprising reasonable for a Swiss Dentist."

His wife specializes in children and there is an orthodontist in the group as well, but I have no experience with them, yet.

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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

I am in a fairly urgent need of a dentist and looking at the comments in this (old) thread, Dr. Mettler seems to be a good choice. I hope he is available at short notice. If not, I will go to the Dental Centre in Hauptbahnhof.

2009 recommendations for dependable dentists and/or dental clinics in Zurich welcome.
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

Wife and I have been to Dr. Mettler a few times and no complaints. Need to go back to a dentist soon, so will return to Dr. Mettler if no other top recommendations.

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I am in a fairly urgent need of a dentist and looking at the comments in this (old) thread, Dr. Mettler seems to be a good choice. I hope he is available at short notice. If not, I will go to the Dental Centre in Hauptbahnhof.
i use him/his missus as my dentist. been there recently. call early 07h45 and you might get lucky, it will depend on the nature of your problem and how busy they are. as they are at stadelhoffen station its pretty popular.
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

I know quite a number of people who had braces, wisdom teeth and fillings done here, without any complaints. Don't know about prices, the website seems to say that he'll give you a number of options depending on how much you want to spend.
He's at Kreuzplatz, not far from Stadelhofen.

http://www.dr-jeblinger.ch/
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

And just to add to that, if you book last minute, he does fillings at a reduced price, the same as if you book a flight or hotel last minute!!

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Das sind Angebote, die Sie für Ihre Zähne nutzen können, wenn kurzfristig Termine frei werden. Die kurzfristig freien Kapazitäten werden für beide Seiten zum Nutzen, und die Arbeiten werden zu einem reduzierten Preis angeboten (ähnlich wie bei Flug- oder Hotelangeboten).
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

Hi all,

my first post to this forum since we moved to switzerland in the middle of the year.
my wife needed a dentist to get her wisdom tooth pulled out and after scanning this site she went to Dr. Stefan Paul (Stadelhoferstarsse 33). like most people she is never happy going to a dentist (i have never been to one in my life so dont know the feeling ) but the experience at the clinic was very good - very friendly and clearly competent doctor. spoke excellent english. the charges were the biggest surprise. a reasonable 350 CHF and that included X-Rays and all.

so, we can recommend Dr. Paul to anyone seeking a friendly, competent, english speaking dentist.

merry christmas and happy new year to all.

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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

Wow, I need a rigid mouth guard.
Any idea how much this costs in Zürich. I read CHF 1500?

I paid €400 with check-up, hygienist et al in my home town in France.
It might me weoth it not to go to work at this tariff.

Also, any idea of a good dental insurance ? Thanks
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sorry i was a bit vague, I am needing a check up so what the typical cost of a check up, and I imagine i'll need a filling or two - not been to the dentist for a bit too long (tsk tsk) and I have a bit of toothache so I imagine i will need some work doing, worried I'll need lots and have to take a small bank loan out to pay for it
Actually,I get the train to Konstanz in Germany right on the Swiss border..MUCH cheaper and 10% off if you pay in cash.
Dr. Dominc Shroder.Speaks English + 49 07531 63477
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

Saw Dr. Mettler today for a checkup and cleaning. ~240 chf in total. Service is pretty good and everyone is fluent in English.
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

There is a new-ish dental office in Sihl city which has extended opening hours-until 8pm most evenings and all day Saturdays. The dentists are very good, reasonably priced(and you can pay for major/very expensive treatment over a few months.
Both the Saturday dental hygienists are native english speakers.
You can also book appts online.
It's actually in the outdoor part of the mall-past H&M, right next to Asia Spa.
www.centerdent.ch
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Old 21.05.2012, 15:14
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

I knew another hygienist who worked there, while they were offering a "dein deal" promotion. Basically, the dental hygiene and check up were cheap, but they were quite keen to "find" treatment in your mouth.

It's tough in the dental business. Everything is expensive. It starts with the education, then the equipment, the supplies, the staff's salary, the insurance, the continuing education, the marketing, the IT, the accountants, etc. etc. Sometimes, l shake my head.

In my humble opinion, dentistry walks a narrow path. Primarily, we are health professionals, but to be paid, we must invest and run our businesses. Would it not be great if we could be paid more, for patients having healthy smiles? Is it not our ultimate goal to have our natural teeth, and healthy gums, at 90? If we could offer this promise, I doubt anyone would complain.

Admittedly, I prefer to be Mother Teresa, but even with a good heart, and professional skills, it is a challenge, in the business world.

Gosh, did I get off track. Sorry, guys.

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There is a new-ish dental office in Sihl city which has extended opening hours-until 8pm most evenings and all day Saturdays. The dentists are very good, reasonably priced(and you can pay for major/very expensive treatment over a few months.
Both the Saturday dental hygienists are native english speakers.
You can also book appts online.
It's actually in the outdoor part of the mall-past H&M, right next to Asia Spa.
www.centerdent.ch
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

I would also like to suggest Dr. Markus Mettler. I was in a emergency case and got an immediate appointment from his clinics in the afternoon. I was so grateful that several hours after the treatment, the ache was gone.
Dr. Mettler and the staffs there are very nice.
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

I've used Ralph Katzorke in the past if anyone is looking for another recommendation

Grossmünsterplatz 9, 8001 Zürich
044 251 1530

Always been very friendly, speaks decent english. Use him for check ups once a year, with hygienist doing a full clean that comes in approx 250 chf.

Also had him take out all 4 wisdom teeth, two of which were impacted. Did the job in 2 visits, minimal pain, very good. Think it cost 1600 chf at the time - this was back in 2008.
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

I just found a great English speaking dentist in the Bellevue area in downtown Zurich. I was in pain and he took me right away. I was really impressed and am going back to change all my old fillings.

Dr. med. dent. Markus Mettler
Goethestrasse 20
8001 Zurich
Tel: (01) 254 99 99
Fax: (01) 254 99 98
Email: info@mettler-dent.ch
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Old 16.11.2012, 10:50
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Re: Looking for a Dentist in Zürich

Did you "shop around" for prices on the procedures? I've heard that dental work can be extremely expensive. Is it appropriate to call and ask for a quote or something? I think dental care is so important, so I don't want to just look for bargains with bad dentists, but I just don't know how to do things here without having insurance. Thanks for the advice!
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