Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Family matters/health  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07.03.2012, 01:23
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Clarens
Posts: 20
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 3 Posts
amg83 has no particular reputation at present
English speaking dentist who still uses gas near Montreux/Aigle?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of an English speaking dentist in or around Vevey, Montreux, Aigle, Monthey, that still uses gas. I have a pretty intense fear of dentists and I was going to one in Luzern but it's just too damn far of a travel from Monthey.

Any help would be greatly appreciated =)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07.03.2012, 03:15
Captain Greybeard's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sarganserland / NW Lower Penin
Posts: 3,518
Groaned at 43 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 7,410 Times in 2,314 Posts
Captain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond repute
Re: English speaking dentist who still uses gas near Montreux/Aigle?

Quote:
View Post
I'm wondering if anyone knows of an English speaking dentist in or around Vevey, Montreux, Aigle, Monthey, that still uses gas. I have a pretty intense fear of dentists and I was going to one in Luzern but it's just too damn far of a travel from Monthey.

Any help would be greatly appreciated =)
Dentists who use "gas" (nitrous oxide) are very rare in Switzerland. Simple reason: Doctors incl. dentists are not allowed to make patients sign a waiver that indemnifies them against all responsibility in case something goes haywire. And although the risk is fairly low it is still big enough for a normal dental practice to be a serious problem.

For instance in the USA a dentist will not even say Hello to you without you having signed a waiver. That's illegal here. So Swiss dentists have to deny any treatment they cannot take 100 % responsibility for.

There are a few colleagues around who use gas, though. In our area it's one among 24 dentists, and I think he stopped it too.
__________________

"This is AMAZING! I have the exact amount of money Joe Biden has cost us playing golf in my sweatpants pocket!" Kona Lowell

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Captain Greybeard for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 07.03.2012, 12:55
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Clarens
Posts: 20
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 3 Posts
amg83 has no particular reputation at present
Re: English speaking dentist who still uses gas near Montreux/Aigle?

Quote:
View Post
Dentists who use "gas" (nitrous oxide) are very rare in Switzerland. Simple reason: Doctors incl. dentists are not allowed to make patients sign a waiver that indemnifies them against all responsibility in case something goes haywire. And although the risk is fairly low it is still big enough for a normal dental practice to be a serious problem.

For instance in the USA a dentist will not even say Hello to you without you having signed a waiver. That's illegal here. So Swiss dentists have to deny any treatment they cannot take 100 % responsibility for.

There are a few colleagues around who use gas, though. In our area it's one among 24 dentists, and I think he stopped it too.
Hmm, that's unfortunate - although I do understand the reasoning. I'm still hoping to find one in or around the area though, as Luzern is just too far a hike. I guess I'll have to keep searching and call a few more places.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
English-speaking dentist in Vevey/Montreux area. RandV Family matters/health 8 30.03.2015 21:44
English speaking Dentist MikeandDzet Family matters/health 21 02.03.2012 18:45
English Speaking Dentist near Montreux Doli D Daily life 11 12.09.2011 00:18
Dentist in Montreux or a near location mum of two Family matters/health 1 23.08.2010 13:13
Who uses Grutzi and who uses Guten Tag? Infinite Language corner 55 13.05.2008 12:45


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:12.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0