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Old 18.10.2013, 08:19
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Re: Does anyone knows the cost of a Dentist appointment in Bern Area

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No they can't. See here (sorry, not available in English). And a proper diagnosis plus treatment plan and quotation over the phone is hardly ever possible.

Differences between dentists are not caused by them charging what they like. The estimates may substantially differ due to the fact than one dentist says you have an initial lesion in the enamel that will need some attention again next year, while the dentist next door may use an intraoral video camera to blow that minute dot up to the size of a pothole and say you urgently need a crown.
Agreed, but quoting from your link, TPW: Taxpunktwert für Privatpatienten max. Fr. 5.80, kein Mindestpreis

- for private patients (most of us have no dental insurance) there is no minimum price, the maximum is Fr 5.80 per tax point.
This means that the dentist can choose his tariff, which is just about the same as stating "charging what he likes"

If you want to avoid an expensive dentist, you need to telephone before making the appointment.

This dentist is cheaper, but I cannot recommend him! Marc Frei Dr. med. dent. Mitgl. SSO. Werkgasse 2, 3018 Bern
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