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Old 10.01.2023, 22:01
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Re: Dentists abroad VS Zurich - 2023 Edition

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Why do you need dental insurance to get the braces reimbursed? We used to have our Helsana insurance through Prolife...For our daughter Helsana paid 75% and Prolife 15%.
Each policy is different?
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Not everyone can get so easily and cheaply to their home countries (for me it could be 600 chf or more per person only for the flight )so that is out of the question for many of us here. Prices are very high because everything else is very expensive here.
Not everyone has to have a local dentist either if that works for them, I agree.
I had once a recommendation for a dentist in Germany but couldn't find it anywhere, probably I tossed it since I never went there.
Funnily enough, I know Swiss people who go to Germany for more serious dental works.
(sorry, I just assumed you're Greek..)
Turning this thread around a little. Is one eligible for Swiss dental insurance (which is peanuts price-wise if you can reclaim it) if you take out your Swiss health insurance once having relocated and established your health insurance here?

I know that it requires proof of former dental check-ups etc to be accepted?
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Re: Dentists abroad VS Zurich - 2023 Edition

Our dental insurance doesn't cover orthodontia (or much of anything)- of course ideally we could afford to have someone locally but in our case it's either do it from afar or not at all. (and yes, she is extremely willing to be good about brushing/wearing etc, I could not say the same about my son who hopefully won't need any help)



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I hope your children are better than mine - Invisalign was never an option as ensuring they keep them in, brush teeth everytime they eat something, not lose it etc just blew my mind. Also with every orthodontic treatement regular check up are a must as teeth will not always react as planned/expected. Not sure how you would do that with a dentist in Greece? Sounds like madness to me

Personally I like paying a few hundreds for dental insurance each year and getting the braces reimbursed. Not a big issue.
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Re: Dentists abroad VS Zurich - 2023 Edition

I know it was not possible for us (kids were older when we moved here, their dental insurance is pretty much only for large emergencies) - my daughter had to have a full workup before they even gave her the basic insurance and she was 9 then.



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Turning this thread around a little. Is one eligible for Swiss dental insurance (which is peanuts price-wise if you can reclaim it) if you take out your Swiss health insurance once having relocated and established your health insurance here?

I know that it requires proof of former dental check-ups etc to be accepted?
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Re: Dentists abroad VS Zurich - 2023 Edition

Way more than I did when I lived there! If you take into account that an average worker makes less than 1000 euros a month, a medium-busy dentist will make at least twice that.



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...and how much do Greek dentists and Greek dental nurses get paid ?
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Turning this thread around a little. Is one eligible for Swiss dental insurance (which is peanuts price-wise if you can reclaim it) if you take out your Swiss health insurance once having relocated and established your health insurance here?

I know that it requires proof of former dental check-ups etc to be accepted?
We got ours with Groupe Mutuel and had to have a dentist check up, which they partially reimbursed, and then you have a 1 ye wait time for any major reconstruction - unless due to an accident not cpnvedered by basic insurance. Also they excluded a couple of crowns each. First half of forty when we returned to CH from abroad.
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Re: Dentists abroad VS Zurich - 2023 Edition

OH and me don't have dental insurance, we didn't even think of making one when we moved here. I thought we don't have huge issues, then the OH had to spend 15k for Invisalign treatment....I'm glad Mother Nature has been good to me so far, I don't need much apart from regular cleaning and a couple of old fillings replaced. Kids have insurance.
For us it would have been madness to go abroad but other people have different problems, even budgets or views (as in feeling more comfortable with their old dentists etc) so....these are really personal choices.
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