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Old 04.12.2016, 21:15
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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

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No idea, but patients might tell, you know...
and every doctor worth his salt will ask a patient about past illnesses and treatments so as to enable himself to treat his patients in the best way possible.
So what?! A person can change the dentist for every single thing he/she needs done

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"every doctor worth his salt will ask a patient about past treatments"
During over 60 years of (intermittent) dental treatment I have never met one of those dentists!
me neither

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No, I don't think so. 30% -40% cheaper in Germany is not similar. Dentist prices in CH are a rip-off.
Says someone who might not have had an equally long education, does not have to keep up on his field as intensively and does not deal daily with the human body but earns a blooming fortune working here compared to his/her home-country? Just wondering .....

I know people who went abroad - further than Germany - when they had really big jobs to be done (entire set of teeth) and they would not have been able to afford it here. Job was well done, they're happy and healthy, makes sense to me. A Turkish friend has his teeth done/fixed when he visits home, makes sense to me.
Basically I think you should spend your money on these things in the country you earn your money. Dentist wanna live nicely too (on Swiss level obviously). I chose my dentist carefully (he is German, by the way ), I can rely on him and I don't take chances with my teeth. And in a case of emergency I'd be there within 10 minutes.

Ofcourse dentists are cheaper in Germany, did you check out their cost of living over there?!
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Old 05.12.2016, 10:55
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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

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Can someone recommend a dentist in Germany near the Swiss border. I live in Zurich.

I would like to get a second opinion and a quote, before I proceed.


I went just over the border to get a quote. As the one dentist in this thread correctly said: German dentists are free to set their prices towards private patients and well: they take this freedom. THe prices I was quoted across the border was really just marginally less than in CH. The dentist in my hometown, far away from the Swiss border, is about half as much!


So here is a top tip: You can probably save a lot by not going just over the border and avoiding dentists who advertise towards Swiss customers.

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...and that Swiss doctors might refuse to do treatment on teeth which you initially went to Germany for.


Any single case that actually happened? I have lived all over the world and no dentist has ever refused to accept my money to treat me, no matter where the filling was initially done... fun fact: I received both in Asia as well as Europe comments on how well some teeth were done by my German dentist.
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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

Depends.
In my personal case yes.

German dental surgeon (for which I found some good reviews/recommendations):
Wisdom tooth extraction, including local anesthesia + 3-4 follow-up visits = less than 250CHF (add another ~15€ for going there and back a couple of times)

Quote from Zahnarztzentrum near Basel SBB:
Just for tooth extraction (assume follow-ups would add some more) = up to 500 CHF (yes this means it could be less than that, of course)

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Old 05.12.2016, 17:03
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....Says someone who might not have had an equally long education, does not have to keep up on his field as intensively and does not deal daily with the human body but earns a blooming fortune working here compared to his/her home-country? Just wondering .....
Then wonder no more for I shall tell you. I earnt more 16 years ago in Bracknell than I do now in Zürich doing more or less the same job ( and I had 4 years at college), but you're right about not dealing daily with the human body.

Regarding dentists - my wife researched it thoroughly after getting a ridiculously large quote from a ZH dentist and found instead of paying 6-7000 CHF for some work they could do it much cheaper in Germany. She researched the ones near the border, found one that looked good and hasn't looked back since.

I'm not here for the money, I married a swiss woman (she's not rich )
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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

Just digging up an old thread.....anyone know if you can get any tax back from having work done in Germany. I have got some major work scheduled,,,Also if there are any dentists lurking, I will gladly send you the list of work that is being undertaken....at the moment I am up for nearly 15000 euros
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Old 04.04.2017, 18:17
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Just digging up an old thread.....anyone know if you can get any tax back from having work done in Germany. I have got some major work scheduled,,,Also if there are any dentists lurking, I will gladly send you the list of work that is being undertaken....at the moment I am up for nearly 15000 euros


Nice idea but I don´t think so
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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

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Just digging up an old thread.....anyone know if you can get any tax back from having work done in Germany. I have got some major work scheduled,,,Also if there are any dentists lurking, I will gladly send you the list of work that is being undertaken....at the moment I am up for nearly 15000 euros
I just saw the OP's post and his profile. Why didn't you go back home to get the work done?

I fly to Serbia for dental work, I've had work done in Germany and no you dont get the tax back.

It has literally been cheaper for me to fly to Serbia, pay for accommadations and see the dentist.
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Old 04.04.2017, 18:21
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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

German article, no, you won´t get it back unless it is for dentures (=)


Meine nächste Zahnbehandlung lasse ich in Österreich vornehmen. Sie wird mich rund 3000 Franken kosten. Erhalte ich die Mehrwertsteuer zurückerstattet?

Grundsätzlich gilt: Wer in Österreich oder Deutschland seine Zähne flicken oder Implantate einsetzen lässt, hat keinen Anspruch auf Mehrwertsteuer-Rückerstattung. Erstellt der Zahnarzt jedoch ein künstliches Gebiss, können Sie die Mehrwertsteuer zurückfordern. Vor­aus­setzung ist laut Zollverwaltung, dass man den betreffenden Gegenstand bei der Einfuhr vorweist. Er darf also nicht, wie eine Zahnspange, mit dem Körper verbunden sein. Wichtig: Ist das im Ausland angefertigte Gebiss teurer als 300 Franken, verlangt der Schweizer Zoll bei der Einfuhr die inländische Mehrwertsteuer: 8 Prozent des Kaufpreises.
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Old 04.04.2017, 18:40
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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

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I have got some major work scheduled,,,
Check out UK prices for private treatment. I fly back for my dental work because it's a lot cheaper, but I understand that Australia would be a little too far for you.

Most private dentists publish their charges on their websites, so you can compare the cost of the treatment you're getting in Germany against this. Just as an example, this is the charges list for my old dentists from when I used to work in Manchester...

https://www.bupa.co.uk/dental/find-d...-dental-centre
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Old 04.04.2017, 18:42
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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

Well I was just hoping, I know I got some tax back when I got the car serviced in Germany.
To answer a few questions...
Its not so simple the work I need doing.
I have got some fairly serious bone loss in my upper mandible, the end result of a bike accident many many years ago.
The bone has to be replaced meaning muliple trips with recovery time in between...believe or not they use a combination of my own bone and cow/pig bone.
So going back and forth is not an option, the work is will take nearly a year if I get it all done.....
And they wont even start until all the other minor issues are dealt with..a lesson to all to floss
The end game is getting 2 front implants, the major cost being the bone.
I was quoted nearly 11 grand just for a bridge in Switzerland........
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Old 04.04.2017, 20:20
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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

Wow, that's some pretty major work you've got to look forward to

Good luck with your treatment..... if you need a few crimi books again to help you through I've got some !!

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Re: Is it worth going to the dentist in Germany?

I am afraid any extra expenses are off the menu now Swisscath
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