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Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist [Zurich]

Hi Anyone who can recommend an english speaking children's dentist in Zurich.. My 3 years old has a tooth delay... I guess no more sweets for her...
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

http://www.dentist-zuerich.ch/2008/E/index.asp - link in english
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

http://www.kinderzahn.ch/index.php/d...33-rolf-ammann

Dr Rolf Amman is a specialized pediatric dentist in Zürich, however he generally only treats cases which need general anesthetic. There are also some general dentists who are good with children. It generally depends upon the professional. Here is a recent story from our practice http://yellow.local.ch/de/q/Z%C3%BCr...)/Hygiene.html

Success story:
A mother came in with her 4 year old daughter, as her two front bottom teeth were very wobbly. We took x-rays and discovered she had a big abcess at the apex of her bottom front teeth, just about the developing permanent incisors. We needed to extract those teeth.

Before her appointment I honestly worried about how it would go and what we could do to provide a non traumatic experience and came up with an idea. The little girl would sit upon her mother, whom we would recline together. Then, I held my gloved hand up, above he upper lip-line as a shield for her view and rapidly spoke Spanish, to keep her focused on me, while Dr. Johansson injected her lower lip and extracted the two teeth. The entire procedure lasted 4 minutes and not a tear was shed! That was a proud moment.

A GREAT suggestion is to take your child with you, for your hygiene appointment. She can observe how it does not hurt mommie, and how relaxed you are. Then, at the end of the appointment, allow her to sit in the big chair and have her teeth checked. ONLY do as much as she permits.....no pressure. This is my technique which has always been a success...Good luck!!
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044 536 6019
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

There is also the Public teeth clinic where you can have yearly free check ups.

They are pretty good as they do children only.

Best would be to ask your commune aboout them.

Not sure on their level of english though...

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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

Hi,
I actually accompanied one of my young patients to the Zürich Schulzahnarzt and was pleasantly surprised by the clinic. Indeed, they seem to know what they are doing. I also accompanied a serious case to the private pedodontist, and was very pleased with him. Dr. Amman takes care of cases, which need full anesthesia. Good to know there are choices. The Schulzahnarzt said they clean the teeth, when necessary. My approach is a bit different, as I like to be pro-active in prevention. My experience has shown the value of dental hygiene in small children as a method to educate them, and train them to relax in the chair, in case they should one day require dental restorative therapy. It is actually inexpensive, as well.
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

A mother's nightmare, my just-turned 5 year old has a cavity in one of his premolars. My other two children have perfect teeth. Can't help wondering if it's the lack of fluoride in the water...oh well....

The 'school' dentist who did his screening check found the cavity with a mirror (it's exactly where you can't see it, even if you get him to open his mouth and look carefully).... and he was unsure if he could get enough cooperation to do the filling (and to be honest, I was a little disbelieving that he thought he could do the anaesthetic without it hurting, because of my own experiences)....

So, recommendations of a good Paed dentist. I'd prefer not to do the general anaesthetic if I am confident of the dentist, and the dentist is confident they can handle it, but I've sat through three general anesthetics with my other kids for other medical procedures so I'm not totally afraid of putting him under a general if necessary...
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

we're very happy with Praxis Dr Egli at Römerhof.
http://www.zahegli.ch/www.zahegli.ch/home.html

Wonderful with kids. We all go Dr Lüthi, a very nice lady who works there part time). She gives my son a mirror with which he can observe everything she is doing in his mouth all the time - he loves that!

They speak english (never needed to, personally, but I have seen and heard them interact with patients in english).

I had found them recommended here on EF and can confirm the recommendation. Relatively quick appointments, short waiting time, loads of free samples to take home and good tips regarding hygiene etc.
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A mother's nightmare, my just-turned 5 year old has a cavity in one of his premolars. My other two children have perfect teeth. Can't help wondering if it's the lack of fluoride in the water...oh well.....
My daughter left the US without cavities (4 yo at the time), didn't see a dentist while we were in Switzerland due to lack of dental insurance and when we returned to the US one year later she had 2 cavities that needed a filling thankfully we found a stellar pediatric dentist who works miracles. She just had a 6 month check-up with no cavities.

I think it's a lack of fluoride in the water as well as super sugary breakfast cereals, yogurts, etc. that stick to the teeth..and none of which she eats here.
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

Our entire family goes to Dr. markus Aeschbacher:

Mr. Dr.med.dent. M. Aeschbacher
Lintheschergasse 13, Zurich
044 221 21 12

My 3 year old niece had three cavities filled by him in May this year and everything went very smoothly.

Good luck!
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

Good news; The new office, in which I have now incorporated, has a wonderful pedodontist. Her name is Dr. May Zimmermann. She has laughing gas and can offer full narcosis, when necessary. For the tiny tots with big dental problems this can be a god send.

Dr. Zimmermann speaks English and is a sweet lady with a gentle touch and big heart. She also offers a a EMERGENCY PHONE SERVICE, which is 0900266111. The office number is 044 266 1111 and is located at Bahnhofplatz 9.
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

I can't help you with a dentist in your area, but I can share my story about a kid with cavities!

I was totally devasted 6 months ago when my son, 6, got his first check-up at the dentist's. Everything looked ok, but he did Xrays just in case, which revealed cavities between EACH molars...

I felt so guilty about this, even though I've always been strict about teeth-brushing from day 1! But apparently baby teeth's enamel is much much thinner than adults' teeth. And some people are naturally prone to cavities.

I was quite worried about how my son would tolerate the treatment, but the dentist was great. He explained everything to him beforehand, using the instriments on his hand and nail to show him how it would feel. He also injected a massive dose of anesthesic to be totally sure he wouldn't feel a thing.

He filled in 4 cavities on one side, then the 4 on the other side a week later. The only difficulty was to have my son keep his mouth open, as he would get bored and close it. Except that, he didn't feel anything and isn't at all traumatised by the experience.

We now make him rinse every evening with an extra-fluoride toothpaste in addition to being even more rigorous than before. We have a new check-up soon, I hope we won't have bad news!
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

It is true, some children are born with exceptionally thin enamel and or deep grooves. And though hygiene and diet are very important, sometimes we need to treat these little guys, before the permanent teeth are damaged.

Keep in mind, while the teeth are important, so is the mental health of these children. A well handled dental appointment can achieve good results without traumatizing a child. It is generally better to see specialists and to take the time with them, as a traumatized child can easily become a dental phobic adult. This is a far more difficult situation.

IF you have fears, try not to pass them on to your children. NEVER use the "H" word. (HURT) as children are quite clever...."Johnny, this is not going to HURT you...", is probably the wrong thing to say. Try to stay calm and not say anything about the treatment. Allow the doctor or hygienist to be the focal point and to manage the situation. If you feel they are not doing their job, it is okay to find another professional, but do take care with the information passed on to the child.
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

Nicely done Susan!


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http://www.kinderzahn.ch/index.php/d...33-rolf-ammann

Dr Rolf Amman is a specialized pediatric dentist in Zürich, however he generally only treats cases which need general anesthetic. There are also some general dentists who are good with children. It generally depends upon the professional. Here is a recent story from our practice http://yellow.local.ch/de/q/Z%C3%BCr...)/Hygiene.html

Success story:
A mother came in with her 4 year old daughter, as her two front bottom teeth were very wobbly. We took x-rays and discovered she had a big abcess at the apex of her bottom front teeth, just about the developing permanent incisors. We needed to extract those teeth.

Before her appointment I honestly worried about how it would go and what we could do to provide a non traumatic experience and came up with an idea. The little girl would sit upon her mother, whom we would recline together. Then, I held my gloved hand up, above he upper lip-line as a shield for her view and rapidly spoke Spanish, to keep her focused on me, while Dr. Johansson injected her lower lip and extracted the two teeth. The entire procedure lasted 4 minutes and not a tear was shed! That was a proud moment.

A GREAT suggestion is to take your child with you, for your hygiene appointment. She can observe how it does not hurt mommie, and how relaxed you are. Then, at the end of the appointment, allow her to sit in the big chair and have her teeth checked. ONLY do as much as she permits.....no pressure. This is my technique which has always been a success...Good luck!!
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Re: Where to find an english speaking pediatric dentist

Theres enough fluoride in toothpaste these days, its not important how much is in the water.

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A mother's nightmare, my just-turned 5 year old has a cavity in one of his premolars. My other two children have perfect teeth. Can't help wondering if it's the lack of fluoride in the water...oh well....

The 'school' dentist who did his screening check found the cavity with a mirror (it's exactly where you can't see it, even if you get him to open his mouth and look carefully).... and he was unsure if he could get enough cooperation to do the filling (and to be honest, I was a little disbelieving that he thought he could do the anaesthetic without it hurting, because of my own experiences)....

So, recommendations of a good Paed dentist. I'd prefer not to do the general anaesthetic if I am confident of the dentist, and the dentist is confident they can handle it, but I've sat through three general anesthetics with my other kids for other medical procedures so I'm not totally afraid of putting him under a general if necessary...
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Add me to the long list of people on here who are very happy with Susan's service! She was very pleasant, patient (I didn't feel rushed through it at all), and also took extra time to explain how things work to my 8 year old daughter. I think it's great to give kids a positive impression of going to the dentist.

I will also add a note about Dr. May Zimmerman, the children's dentist, who we also saw, based on Susan's recommendation. Our daughter had already been to another dentist twice and it was not a good experience at all. Dr. Zimmerman is extremely patient with kids. She really focuses on and listens to the child, which made my daughter feel very comfortable. My daughter left with a very good feeling about visiting the dentist.

Dan

Thought you might want to hear about Dr. May Zimmerman ( at www.cosmodent.ch) from a fellow EFer, who visited her recently, with his daughter. Nice feedback for a wonderful professional and person.
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