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Old 05.05.2011, 13:43
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English speaking Dentist

Hello again.

Looking for another bit of information (it's just take, take, take with me isn't it). Can someone point me in the direction of an English speaking dentist? My insurance company has asked me to get an x-ray of my teeth before they'll cover me. So although I'm taking my first French lesson tonight, I don't think I'll be quite ready to talk in depth about my gnashers.

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Re: English speaking Dentist

Assuming that you do live in Neuchâtel as your profile states, what you could do is google search "Neuchâtel dentiste" and then call each dentist and ask "Parlez vous Anglais?" And if the say "non," then just give a simple merci and hang up. Eventually, you should find someone that does speak English.

This is how I found my family doctor. And I know it may seem a bit time-consuming, but I guess that sometimes we have to do (and learn) things the hard way when living in a foreign country.

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Assuming that you do live in Neuchâtel as your profile states, what you could do is google search "Neuchâtel dentiste" and then call each dentist and ask "Parlez Monsieur le dentist (Madmame la dentiste), Anglais?" And if the say "non," then just give a simple merci and hang up. Eventually, you should find someone that does speak English.

This is how I found my family doctor. And I know it may seem a bit time-consuming, but I guess that sometimes we have to do (and learn) things the hard way when living in a foreign country.

Good luck!
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Assuming that you do live in Neuchâtel as your profile states, what you could do is google search "Neuchâtel dentiste" and then call each dentist and ask "Parlez vous Anglais?" And if the say "non," then just give a simple merci and hang up. Eventually, you should find someone that does speak English.

This is how I found my family doctor. And I know it may seem a bit time-consuming, but I guess that sometimes we have to do (and learn) things the hard way when living in a foreign country.

Good luck!
This is true, but this way I can also get people to tell me their experiences with the dentist, so I can make a more informed choice. If no-one knows of one, then I can also take your advice. Thanks.
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Re: English speaking Dentist (Neuchâtel)

Just realised I haven't specified I'm looking for the dentist to be in Neuchâtel.
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Old 05.05.2011, 18:02
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Re: English speaking Dentist

Dr Charlotte Abild, Rue de la Serre 9, Neuchatel Tel 032 725 1417

She works in a practice with her husband but I'm not sure if he speaks English or not. She only works Tuesdays and Wednesdays I think.
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Re: English speaking Dentist

I have to go to the dentist but I'm skeered....

Someone come with me to hold me hand! Plz! Or at least tell me Dr. Abild is not scary.

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I have to do to the dentist but I'm skeered....

Someone come with me to hold me hand! Plz! Or at least tell me Dr. Abild is not scary.
go rent "marathon man" ( good movie with Dustin Hoffman ) before going and you'll be fine.

trust me.

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Re: English speaking Dentist

Pfft.

Everyone knows the only English a dentist needs is "IS IT SAFE?"

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I have to do to the dentist but I'm skeered....

Someone come with me to hold me hand! Plz! Or at least tell me Dr. Abild is not scary.
No, Dr Abild was not scary, but after my check up and being told I needed 1500chf of work done I still haven't been back. But I now have details of another English speaking doctor that is in Le Landron and comes highly recommended due to his gentle approach. The person that recommended him to me had all his top teeth out and said the dentist was amazing and he's really scared of dentists.

Once I'm back working I'll be going there.
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I have to go to the dentist but I'm skeered....

Someone come with me to hold me hand! Plz! Or at least tell me Dr. Abild is not scary.
Dr Abild is not scary at all and neither is her husband. They are both really nice.

When is your appointment? I'll come and hold your hand if you need it.
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Old 24.02.2012, 15:05
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No, Dr Abild was not scary, but after my check up and being told I needed 1500chf of work done I still haven't been back. But I now have details of another English speaking doctor that is in Le Landron and comes highly recommended due to his gentle approach. The person that recommended him to me had all his top teeth out and said the dentist was amazing and he's really scared of dentists.

Once I'm back working I'll be going there.
The problem is that I know I need some work. And also, like you, I need that check up paper. The longer I leave it, the worse it is getting. My two front bottom teeth are moving together and one is starting to crack the other.

But, really, I'm scared and can't get myself to make the phone call! I don't need an English speaker necessarily. Just someone that is really really good and not scary. Because you'll be able to see the repair.

Can you send me the details of the other recommendation?

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Dr Abild is not scary at all and neither is her husband. They are both really nice.

When is your appointment? I'll come and hold your hand if you need it.
Aw. Thanks.

I haven't made the appointment yet.... I'm too scared to pick up the phone. Sadly, I'm quite serious. I've been putting this off for ages & now DH is starting to nag. If he's lost his patience you know it's serious! lol.


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Re: English speaking Dentist

There seems to be several "dental tourisim" clinics in Biel/Bienne who list speaking english as one of their selling points on their websites. Might be worth looking into since its only 15 minutes away on the ICN.

"You'll be a dentist,
You have a talent for causin' things pain.
Son, be a dentist,
People will pay you to be inhumane.
Your temperament's wrong for the priesthood,
And teaching would suit you still less,
Son, be a dentist,
You'll be a success"
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Old 24.02.2012, 15:13
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Re: English speaking Dentist

Yep, details would have been useful.

The dentist speaks English, but the receptionist doesn't, so it's good that's not an issue.

Alexandre Vikol - 0327511451

My friend that went to him just had permanent false teeth put in and it seemed cheap compared to my quote from the Neuchatel dentist for 1 proper filling and 8 little patch ups (with out drilling)

If I go soon, which I should, I'll put a little review in here.
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The problem is that I know I need some work. And also, like you, I need that check up paper. The longer I leave it, the worse it is getting. My two front bottom teeth are moving together and one is starting to crack the other.

But, really, I'm scared and can't get myself to make the phone call! I don't need an English speaker necessarily. Just someone that is really really good and not scary. Because you'll be able to see the repair.

Can you send me the details of the other recommendation?



Aw. Thanks.

I haven't made the appointment yet.... I'm too scared to pick up the phone. (Sadly, I'm quite serious. I've been putting this off for ages & now DH is starting to nag. If he's lost his patience you know it's serious! lol.
My son who is terrified of dentists went to her husband and he was absolutely brilliant with him. It's the first time since he's let anyone do anything to his teeth since he had a bad experience back in Belgium when he was about 6. When the dentist said he just wanted to give his teeth a liitle clean my son started to tremble in fear and had tears welling up (he's 12) and he wound up letting the dentist do a thorough clean and polish. Nothing short of a miracle in my book and our son even said he would let him do it again. The dentist did a fabulous job of reassuring him and I was seriously impressed.

I went to him for some minor work doing and was also very happy with the results. His English is excellent too I believe but I only spoke to him in French.

I have no experience of the dentist in Le Landeron but an American friend who is a dental hygienist didn't recommend him. I had considered going there as it's nearer to where we live but went with the one in Neuchâtel in the end.

I guess it's all subjective really.

I don't think they are necessarily the cheapest though although they do give you a quote for the work. Insurance paid for our treatment so it wasn't really an issue for us.
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There seems to be several "dental tourisim" clinics in Biel/Bienne who list speaking english as one of their selling points on their websites. Might be worth looking into since its only 15 minutes away on the ICN.
Dentist tourism in Biel? Yah, but No.

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Old 24.02.2012, 15:25
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My son who is terrified of dentists went to her husband and he was absolutely brilliant with him. It's the first time since he's let anyone do anything to his teeth since he had a bad experience back in Belgium when he was about 6. When the dentist said he just wanted to give his teeth a liitle clean my son started to tremble in fear and had tears welling up (he's 12) and he wound up letting the dentist do a thorough clean and polish. Nothing short of a miracle in my book and our son even said he would let him do it again. The dentist did a fabulous job of reassuring him and I was seriously impressed.

I went to him for some minor work doing and was also very happy with the results. His English is excellent too I believe but I only spoke to him in French.

I have no experience of the dentist in Le Landeron but an American friend who is a dental hygienist didn't recommend him. I had considered going there as it's nearer to where we live but went with the one in Neuchâtel in the end.

I guess it's all subjective really.

I don't think they are necessarily the cheapest though although they do give you a quote for the work. Insurance paid for our treatment so it wasn't really an issue for us.
TBH, I'd suffer through some scariness (you'll be there to hold my hand! ) for the best dentist because as I said above, I think you are going to see the repair and I'd like to minimize the chance of a bad repair that needs to get redone or is ugly. And that is really the biggest fear I have. I just don't want it to get screwed up.

But I need to get it done. Leaving it is making it worse.
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TBH, I'd suffer through some scariness (you'll be there to hold my hand! ) for the best dentist because as I said above, I think you are going to see the repair and I'd like to minimize the chance of a bad repair that needs to get redone or is ugly. And that is really the biggest fear I have. I just don't want it to get screwed up.

But I need to get it done. Leaving it is making it worse.
You should really make an appointment as your husband is right putting it off will only make things worse. You probably won't get an appointment immediately in any case.

He did a good job on my tooth and it doesn't even look as if there is a filling there now and it is a tooth which is visible when I smile.

I really don't mind going with you if it would help although next week wouldn't be so good since it's the school holidays. PM me if you want.
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No cavities!! Yeah!!
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