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Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

Hi.

Started this new thread as I'm open to all recommendations for a dentist in or near Zurich - they don't need to be able to speak English i.e. German is fine too. I read some of the posts in the other threads about dentists in CH and it seems they certainly are very expensive.

My girlfriend and I went for a check-up and descaling/polish in the UK last weekend and we were told that we would both need a couple of fillings but we didn't have time to get them done straight away. As private-paying patients this would cost about £90 per tooth. In addition my girlfriend potentially needs root canal treatment, but an exploratory appointment in required first to make sure this is the case.

As we're back in the UK quite often I would consider getting the fillings done there as they don't require follow-up treatment, unless there was a dentist that could do it here for roughly the same price.

Due to the sensitivity and a need for several appointments my gf would like to have the inspection of her tooth and any potential root canal treatment and follow-up appointments done here (in case of any complications). Clearly this would be more expensive but thats the price of convenience!

I'd be really grateful if anyone can recommend a dentist with whom they have had a positive experience and who is reasonably priced...

Thanks!
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Old 21.07.2011, 10:25
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

There is a thread on here that had a recent recommendation posted

American Dental Hygienist in Zürich

I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but it's a start
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

http://www.zahnarztpraxisfalken.ch/index.php?p=1_0

I go to Dr. Annen (just around the corner from Stadelhofen station, almost next door to the Tibits restaurant in Zurich).

It's modern, light and airy, friendly, competent - can highly recommend it!
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

Hi, Mopp
Do you have any idea whether he speaks English or not? My boyfriend needs a dentist and of course I can make an appt. for him, but I cannot hold his hand while at the dentist.
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Hi, Mopp
Do you have any idea whether he speaks English or not? My boyfriend needs a dentist and of course I can make an appt. for him, but I cannot hold his hand while at the dentist.
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certainly he can help himself with a few words no? its the dentist doing all the talking anyway (both my mom and sister are dentists )
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certainly he can help himself with a few words no? its the dentist doing all the talking anyway (both my mom and sister are dentists )
Yes, he speaks a few words in German. Knowing the dentists are a talkative bunch and they want to tell you all the way what are they going to do, which treatment or procedure they intent to do... I reckon though most of them are pretty fluent in English, especially those of a younger age. Fingers crossed.
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Do you have any idea whether he speaks English or not? My boyfriend needs a dentist and of course I can make an appt. for him, but I cannot hold his hand while at the dentist.
Thanks
If you look at his profile on the link I posted you'll see that he's a younger generation type and I'd be willing to bet almost anything that he speaks pretty fluent English
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

Do yourself a favor and go to see Jiri Dvoracek. He is a genius, gentle, kind, fast, caring and he speaks English.

Some of my American friends will only go to Jiri now.

Link here to Jiri Dvoracek.
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Hi.

Started this new thread as I'm open to all recommendations for a dentist in or near Zurich - they don't need to be able to speak English i.e. German is fine too. I read some of the posts in the other threads about dentists in CH and it seems they certainly are very expensive.

My girlfriend and I went for a check-up and descaling/polish in the UK last weekend and we were told that we would both need a couple of fillings but we didn't have time to get them done straight away. As private-paying patients this would cost about £90 per tooth. In addition my girlfriend potentially needs root canal treatment, but an exploratory appointment in required first to make sure this is the case.

As we're back in the UK quite often I would consider getting the fillings done there as they don't require follow-up treatment, unless there was a dentist that could do it here for roughly the same price.

Due to the sensitivity and a need for several appointments my gf would like to have the inspection of her tooth and any potential root canal treatment and follow-up appointments done here (in case of any complications). Clearly this would be more expensive but thats the price of convenience!

I'd be really grateful if anyone can recommend a dentist with whom they have had a positive experience and who is reasonably priced...

Thanks!
I recommend Dr dent Pollak

http://www.doktor.ch/zahnarzt-zahnae...t-schweiz.html

with his excellent team


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When my dentist of the 1970ies and 80ies, a Dr Antonov, went into retirement, I chose Dr Pollak just on the other side of the road. I had chosen Dr Antonov due to his location right on my way to work. Was a tremendous chap.

As coincidence goes, Dr Polllak was a student of Dr Dent Antonini, the dentist of my teenager days, and one of his
objects for study was a model of my teeth ! So that Dr Pollak knows my teeth better than I do

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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

I recommend Centerdent at Sihlcity. They have a really great team there and until Oct. you get a discount!!
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

I use Dr Stefan Paul, also near Stadelhofen. English is no problem, practice covers everything from cleaning to prostheses and from my experience Dr Paul is super-competent.
www.drpaul.ch
I also priced dental work abroad (Stuttgart, Budapest and the former Eastern Block generally are popular dental tourism destinations) and, yeah, it's cheaper assuming everything goes just right, first time. Funnily enough, they also suggested the cheapest option for treatment...
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

here
http://www.zahnaerztehoengg.ch/anfahrt.html
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

Why go to the dentist in .ch and pay a fortune, when you can hop over the border (on the S5 train, in 40 minutes) and pay 1/3 the price in Germany, where the quality is just as good?
Search for dentists in Lotstetten and Jestetten
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

Thanks for all your suggestions!
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

I went to Dr. Westhauser in Adliswil as an emergency and he was very good treating a dry socket. 270 chf for three appointments.
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

A good tip is to schedule a dental cleaning with the dental hygienist, before seeing the dentist. Make sure and ask for a professional DH (not PA..) Then, you can get an insiders view of the office, before you undertake big costs. Quality oriented dentists should employ professional DHs....FYI...
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Re: Dentist in Zurich (not required to speak English)

I use and fully recommend practice Heinz Egli he has VERY reasonable rates and is a top class dentist. he is Swiss/south African so speaks perfect English.
He is located in Klosbachstr 8032 Kreis 7, next to the co-op, at tram stop Römerhof.
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