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Old 26.09.2015, 21:19
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Haha, the concept of dental hygienists does not exist in France, I see many quite wealthy people who have a huge amount of visible tartar!

Maybe you shouldn't get so close FMF, which reminds me...........

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Re: Swiss Dentist hell

Swiss Dentists are really bad, they give you a hard time, charge a lot of money
and telling you(the client): You are chewing wrong !!

Instead of solving the problem.......(Relief).

I turned to Listerine Total Care, not visit any dental hygiene checks for 150 sfr .
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Old 27.09.2015, 01:37
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Re: Swiss Dentist hell

Congrats on your conclusions and the evidence-based way you're tackling the problem.



It's about like wearing hearing protectors after losing the exhaust muffler....
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Old 27.09.2015, 02:04
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Re: Swiss Dentist hell

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Swiss Dentists are really bad, they give you a hard time, charge a lot of money
and telling you(the client): You are chewing wrong !!

Instead of solving the problem.......(Relief).

I turned to Listerine Total Care, not visit any dental hygiene checks for 150 sfr .
There are good eggs and bad eggs among them as everywhere else. I've heard quite a few horror stories here, but that could be said about every other country I guess. You need to ask around before choosing a dentist, and not even then is that a guarantee that you're going to feel comfortable and totally trust that dentist.
I changed a highly recommended one because he seemed rushed, waaay too expensive for the little job he was supposed to do and a tad arrogant. I know that in some places doctors think they're some sort of gods when interacting with nurses (sometimes even with their patients, or only with their patients), but even so, it's ugly and I don't like this type of personalities. I don't trust their ability to care about me, as a human. We're not robots, everything is "personal" in this circumstances. Competence is also important, of course, but (unfortunately) not that easy to asses..
So, ask around, and if not happy keep looking for a seemingly competent, kind and a trustworthy one, your health is important and for the kind of money we pay here....we (should) expect nothing but excellence.... (reality check is a totally different thing, eh)
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Old 27.09.2015, 17:06
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The practice in question here is Swiss Smile.
I am very depressed and traumatised by this experience.
Why is it always about money?You should be able to trust
health care workers.
It's very wrong.

No problems with my bite and the structure of the tooth was still good.
I'm convinced after doing some research on the internet that the tooth could have been saved.
Swiss Smile double billed me and the insurance company after an accident that caused the loss of two teeth. Then the dentist decided the pain after my procedure was due to my stress instead of another unknown problem or failed root canal.

I ended up going for a second opinion. It turned out I had nerve damage and a hairline fracture just below my nose.

I think Swiss Smile is just bad. They have good hours, but they're just bad.
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Old 27.09.2015, 19:36
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Congrats on your conclusions and the evidence-based way you're tackling the problem.
Yep, everyone tends to generalise....
Of course there are excellent dentists among Swiss dentists, just not all of them.

My husband had quite an infection after one of his wisdom teeth was removed (I don't even know if that was necessary, but hey)....a surgery that lasted 2! hours. And no, there's no way I can blame some poor dental hygiene, he's a "maniac" when it comes to cleaning his teeth.
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Re: Swiss Dentist hell

I just moved to CH and before I did I talked to my dentist in NL that I want to stay registered at his practice. I will be back in my home country at least twice a year so I can easily visit him. I will have to pay out of my own pocket, as I cannot have NL health insurance while living in CH, but this thread convinced me I made the right decision nonetheless!
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Old 29.11.2015, 02:06
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I just moved to CH and before I did I talked to my dentist in NL that I want to stay registered at his practice. I will be back in my home country at least twice a year so I can easily visit him. I will have to pay out of my own pocket, as I cannot have NL health insurance while living in CH, but this thread convinced me I made the right decision nonetheless!
My Swiss health insurance (SWICA) covers me for medical and dental procedures anywhere in the world. I'd be surprised if yours didn't.
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Old 29.11.2015, 09:50
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My Swiss health insurance (SWICA) covers me for medical and dental procedures anywhere in the world. I'd be surprised if yours didn't.
SWICA Basic gives no cover. Completa Top gives 50 % up to CHF 100 per year. Denta gives you more, but of course your premiums are more. (For the lowest, 50% up to 500, it would cost me an extra 240 a year).
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Old 05.12.2015, 16:15
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Found a really good Scottish dentist in Aargau

Very gentle and transparent about costs. Really painless!
She's from Aberdeen, but has been working in Switzerland for over 20 years.
She works here, just call and ask for Dr. Coletta.

Praxis Dr. Cueni
Oberdorfstrasse 3, 5703 Seon/AG
062 775 22 72

By car it's about 30 minutes away from Zurich.
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Very gentle and transparent about costs. Really painless!
She's from Aberdeen, but has been working in Switzerland for over 20 years.
She works here, just call and ask for Dr. Coletta.

Praxis Dr. Cueni
Oberdorfstrasse 3, 5703 Seon/AG
062 775 22 72[IMG]resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png[/IMG]062 775 22 72

By car it's about 30 minutes away from Zurich.

You are lucky Im here temporarily and needed an extraction last week in Zurich, I was quoted and average 500chf.. I nearly took it our my self...

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Re: Swiss Dentist hell

i just wait for vacations to the U.S. to get my dental work done.
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i just wait for vacations to the U.S. to get my dental work done.
Did that once.

Never again.

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i just wait for vacations to the U.S. to get my dental work done.
You mean you have money to burn?
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Old 16.02.2016, 22:47
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Re: Swiss Dentist hell

I'm pretty happy with the local dentists and feel their prices are more reasonable than expected. Zahnarztzentrum Glattpark, they charged me 250 (yes, I know, still a lot but I was expecting way more) for what was about an hour of work filling a tooth - I am terrified of the dentist as well as not really responding to the anaesthetic and the lady was really patient and gentle.
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Re: Swiss Dentist hell

I've been a patient at the dentist in Cham for a few months for some realignment work
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www.chamzahnarzt.ch

By car it is only about 20 mins from Zurich. Deniza speaks good English and the price was a fraction of other quotes I got from the Zurich area. It actually worked out cheaper than having the work done back on England.
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Always find it funny when people say dental work is cheap in England - it used to be, a long time ago before dentists turned private!
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Do all Swiss dentists appear to just want to extract teath for any reason?
Been twice to dentists in Switzerland and both wanted to extract my problem teeth
without attempting a filling.
I managed to persuade the first one to do a filling but the second
extracted the tooth after telling me he doesn't
recommend root canal and I should rather do tooth implants.
A friend at work also left the dentist minus a tooth on his
only visit.
A common comment is it costs the same to pull the tooth as
it costs to fill it.Sure the extraction is cheaper for them as they
don't use any materials.
I will avoid them like the plague from now on.
I completely agree with you.
I have been staying in Basel, working for a healthcare company for the last 3 years and had a very similar experience with a 'english speaking doctor'. I want to share my story so that it benefits other members. The doctor urged me to get 3 tooth extracted and get implants at 10000 CHF(yes 10 thousand), offered to be paid in installments. Then almost rushed into getting me the anesthesia to extract the tooth while feeling extremely sorry that no-one can save the tooth. Good sense prevailed over me in that last second and I got up stating I need to discuss at home and escaped. Not before he charged me 200CHF while had quoted 150 earlier. All this for 10 min of his time while he hadn't even touched a tooth.

Then through emails and by sending e-pictures, I discussed at Budapest with 3 clinics till I learnt and deduced what kind of options I may have. Later went to Weil am Rhein, got a filling done as they offered initially a conservative therapy; paid 200Euros and 2 months later indeed had to go for a root canal that cost additionally 600euros. 4 months now, I am absolutely fine, healthy and thanking my stars for saving me from the clutches of a whimsical dentist.
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Old 13.03.2016, 15:25
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Re: Swiss Dentist hell

I was unhappy about my last UK dentist and was scared off by the cost of Swiss dentistry. When I couldn't leave it any longer, I popped over the border to Germany for a check-up and was presented with quite a list of work needed. I was quoted about 2,500 - 3,000 euros which still seemed quite a lot so with the help of this forum I checked out the eastern European dentists.

In the end I went to Budapest. It took 3 visits so the main cost was travel and hotels but fortunately it's an interesting and beautiful city -- and cheap -- so this wasn't too great a hardship. The dentistry was about 15% of the quoted German cost and I was very happy with the quality of the treatment. They saved a tooth that the German guy told me I'd have to lose, and seemed genuinely keen to do what was best for me.

This was in early 2014 and I've had no problems. It's time for another check-up and I think I will go back to the same place.

YMMV, but for me this was a good decision.
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I also have built up a great relationship with a practice in Budapest. They have done everything from implants to cleaning and I have never had a problem with any of their work. But to each ther own, so don't mind me.
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