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Dentist ~ Germany?

Hi! I'm an American new to Basel.

I need three cavities filled and I need to find an inexpensive dentist.
I am wondering about going to Germany or France to spend less on the fillings.
Has anyone found an inexpensive dentist, somewhere in the vicinity of Basel? Germany, France or Switzerland??

Thank you!!
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Old 01.10.2019, 10:51
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Re: Dentist ~ Germany?

You might try https://www.mein-zahnzentrum.de/ - I know some people who used it.
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Re: Dentist ~ Germany?

Likewise, myself, and a number of my colleagues, use these guys.
https://www.dentalzentrum.com/
Lorrach, easy to get to.



I've had fillings, root canal and an implant, very happy with them.
Best way is to mail them, and wait for a reply.



All the dentists speak English, most of the hygeinists also.
As a new customer, you'll probably have to go for the initial x-ray and consultation, then back again for the fillings, or even a clean first, then the fillings.
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Re: Dentist ~ Germany?

Thank you! Do you have any dental insurance to recommend or do you simply pay out of pocket?
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It's fantastic having a dentist who lives in a different country, especially 2-3 hours away, especially when you got a nice abscess or an infection, the pain over the time when you can get to see your dentiste can be absolutely excruciating.


By the time you've wasted half a day traveling to the dentist, changed Chf for Euros, etc etc, do you really save so much money ?
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It's fantastic having a dentist who lives in a different country, especially 2-3 hours away, especially when you got a nice abscess or an infection, the pain over the time when you can get to see your dentiste can be absolutely excruciating.


By the time you've wasted half a day traveling to the dentist, changed Chf for Euros, etc etc, do you really save so much money ?

All depends on where you live :-) Mine is 30 minutes drive away.



But I do see your point.
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By the time you've wasted half a day traveling to the dentist, changed Chf for Euros, etc etc, do you really save so much money ?

The OP is in Basel, Lörrach is reachable on the tram, as is Weil am Rhein.
Drive is 15 mins, similar to getting into Basel.


Or were you making a general statement?
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Thank you! Do you have any dental insurance to recommend or do you simply pay out of pocket?

I don't have insurance.


I doubt insurance would help/take you as it's a pre-existing condition.
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Old 01.10.2019, 16:22
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Re: Dentist ~ Germany?

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It's fantastic having a dentist who lives in a different country, especially 2-3 hours away, especially when you got a nice abscess or an infection, the pain over the time when you can get to see your dentiste can be absolutely excruciating.


By the time you've wasted half a day traveling to the dentist, changed Chf for Euros, etc etc, do you really save so much money ?
Number 8 tram crosses the border into Weil-am-Rhein. No idea where the Lörach one is, but the 6 goes to the border. And yes, you do save so much money. And at least in Baselstadt and Basellandschaft there is an emergency dental service that you can use if things go really horribly wrong and you can't get to your own dentist (where ever they are based). We're quite civilised up here.

Dental insurance is expensive. Not worth it IMHO.
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Re: Dentist ~ Germany?

"All depends on where you live :-) Mine is 30 minutes drive away."

Lol, I'm still seeing mines in Scotland so I have to get on a plane to Edinburgh. I still see him twice a year when I'm visiting home, but we also have an annual dental policy with the practice that covers us for any emergencies in European/EFTA countries. Thankfully, I have good teeth, no extractions for 30 years and no fillings since 1997. My husband had to have two extractions in Basel and he was covered for these by his policy.

He's had two implants done in Scotland since he's been here, but that's only because he'd already had one done by a maxillofacial surgeon in Fife years ago and he wanted the same person treating him.
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Re: Dentist ~ Germany?

Anybody with recommendations further East - Laufenburg/Waldshut?
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Re: Dentist ~ Germany?

Several dentists in Jestetten, I go to Hafner&Grosse
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