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Old 02.07.2013, 15:12
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

Now that my root canal treatment is done (well, a check in a few months before advising on a crown) and a couple of fillings, I stick by my recommendation of Angela Jehle here:

Dentists, Basel or just over the border

Fluent English, and as I said in the post above, she's good with patients like me who start off a bit apprehensive/nervous. I'm not any more. A revelation (well, a small one, but hey).

My root canal involved an extra person with all sorts of microscopes, xrays, measuring things etc to find/measure/clean the fourth canal which involved an extra visit. And because their work is fixed price (per item of work, not duration) the cost actually ended up being not too much more than it would have cost in the UK.

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Old 03.07.2013, 06:23
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Unfortunately, people don't always behave the same with some as they do with others, so it is hard to say, based upon experiences of some, what that of others will be, when it comes to things like this. (Certainly the man who molested me when I was young didn't molest every one of my friends, only me and one other, out of a group of 6 of us who hung out together)

Wife of a Swiss, hopefully as there was unprofessional behavior, you lodged a complaint so it could be investigated (and dealt with as necessary), rather than merely spreading it around amongst the "public"?
True, Peg. But I've also known many, many people who have gone to him and absolutely no one has suggested anything of the sort.

My real issue is this woman smearing his name in a public forum - it feels like spite for something else rather than a genuine complaint.
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Old 04.09.2013, 18:30
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

I've read through these posts and still am unsure: should I just go local (ie, Barfusserplatz?) or cross the border into Germany for lower prices?

The work I'll need to have done "one of these days" is a crown on the #5 tooth (I think?). I'd like it to be well done, of course, but I'd rather not break the bank if I can avoid it.

Eh, I'll probably just be lazy about it and go local
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Old 06.09.2013, 08:44
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Its quite late but for those looking for affordable dentists, you should try going to the in'house dental clinic of Basel University. You got young, newly qualified dentists knowledgeable of the latest techniques and getting exprience. I have been there a couple of times already and they are really good. Most of the dentists there speaks english too

While studying dental hygiene I dated a handsome dental student. He decided to exchange three small chewing surface amalgams for gold. I had never had a cavity between my teeth.


Long story short......all three teeth needed root canals and crowns. Those crowns have been replaced numerous times, including one had to be extracted and an implant was placed. All of which has costs me thousands of dollars/pesatas/escudos/Swiss Francs.

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GET THE BEST DENTIST YOU CAN AFFORD! It really does not pay to look for bargains, with your teeth.
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Old 10.09.2013, 15:07
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

I agree with Susan, who is a wonderful person and a very experienced professional dental hygienist in Zurich.

No-one is rich enough to be able to afford cheap dental care.

I treat every day patients suffering from problems that they would not otherwise have suffered from, had they had the care done properly. Dentists abroad who are at first glance "cheap" are difficult to revisit when something goes wrong. The technicians who do their work often are no longer to be found nor held responsible and accountable.

Dont confuse "price" with "value". Value is a factor of how many years of enjoyment you get from your new teeth. Price is simply what you pay. Good, local and reputable dentists plan your care to last for life and use the best, noble, cosmetic, non-galvanising and safe biologically-friendly materials and cements and root fillers. Avoid mercury and plastic fillings like the plague !!
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

I thoroughly recommend Jan Joergensen. My wife has been there for a broken tooth. Also my then 2yrs old son had a fall at the kinderkrippe and loosened a tooth. Jan was really great putting my son in the chair, letting him play with the buttons and generally putting the little chap at ease.

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Old 11.09.2013, 12:03
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

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Does "Good" refers to English or Dentist ??
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Old 11.09.2013, 12:06
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

Language is very important, but is not the only yard-stick when choosing a new doctor or dentist
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Old 11.09.2013, 13:07
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For thorough and long lasting quality work I highly recommend
Dr Garry Bonsall

http://www.drbonsall.ch/

He did me excellent crowns that have lasted me 26 years and counting.

Also very good for preventative advice.
Hey Paul - that's great that you ended up in the same town as your excellent dentist of 26 years ago - he obviously made a great impression on your that your only posts on EF are about him. He truly must be an excellent and honest dentist to have such loyal patients.

And its great that he is also online at the same times as you post to thank you so quickly. Truly a symbiotic relationship you two have.
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Old 11.09.2013, 13:20
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Hey Paul - that's great that you ended up in the same town as your excellent dentist of 26 years ago - he obviously made a great impression on your that your only posts on EF are about him. He truly must be an excellent and honest dentist to have such loyal patients.

And its great that he is also online at the same times as you post to thank you so quickly. Truly a symbiotic relationship you two have.
Nothing makes a guy more suspicious more quickly than having modded on here for a couple of years. And it has exactly the same effect on gals, I assure you. I wonder why.
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Old 11.09.2013, 13:25
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Nothing makes a guy more suspicious more quickly than having modded on here for a couple of years. And it has exactly the same effect on gals, I assure you. I wonder why.
Suspicious??? Not at all.....I was being sincere. I think its great he has such friends
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Old 13.09.2013, 14:12
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

Longbyt, many kind thanks for your kind comments. Yes, I indeed did Paul some dental care while still a student at Manchester. In return, he bought the curries! In fact, Paul´s crownwork is the first i ever did. And am so happy that Paul has had many curries in the meanwhile and is still enjoying - and recommending - my work!
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Many thanks Caviar and Chips. You are completely right! Yes, Paul is indeed a great friend! A shame actually that, in fact, he does not live in Basel.


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Old 17.09.2013, 20:13
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continuing the search for a good but reasonably priced dentist in or near Basel...........
I cracked a tooth eating a salad, damn those Italian herbs, so asked around and was recommended a dentist in Grenzach.
Dr Rutschmann.
To cut a long story short.... staff speak enough English, takes about 10 minutes to drive there from Basel town center. Looks like a 15 minute walk from the Grenzach Zoll if you took a Swiss bus.
I had two fillings, one a massive replacement in my cracked tooth, another one a bit tricky, and they cost approx €175 each all in.
This is approx 30% down on the price I paid previously in CH.
I liked Rutschmann´s service, they obtained my x-rays I had taken this year from my previous dentist, and I´m waiting on a quote for a crown he says I should consider having sometime in the future. Other dentists have said the same thing. He also has a practice in Schifflande for anyone who doesn´t want to travel over the border.
Whether his Schifflande practice is better/worse or cheaper/more expensive than Zahnartz zentrum at Barfusserplatz I wouldn´t like to guess at.
As a follow up I went yesterday to his german practice. Receptionists all speak english, registration forms also in english.i had a full xray, bit of treatment and some antibiotics (thats another story!) Total cost as an emergency drop in patient €50.

Surgeon appointment for 2 horizontally impacted wisdom teeth removal booked for next week. .. ouch !
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Old 17.09.2013, 20:33
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I thoroughly recommend Jan Joergensen. My wife has been there for a broken tooth. Also my then 2yrs old son had a fall at the kinderkrippe and loosened a tooth. Jan was really great putting my son in the chair, letting him play with the buttons and generally putting the little chap at ease.

Cheers,
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My wife and I also used Mr Joergensen, and found him to be fine. (When we learned enough German we shifted to a German practise in Lörrach recommended by a friend, in order to save money).
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Old 20.09.2013, 17:45
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

I saw a dental surgeon in lorrach dr georg beitinger. In and out in under 40 mins inc consultation and stitching, 3 horizontal impacted wisdom teeth removed. Waiting final bill as I need a few check up sessions but initial estimate is more than half swiss prices.
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I would also recommend Dr Jorgensen Near Claraplatz. he speaks good english. I went to him for the extraction of wisdom teeth. he did a good job.

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I saw a dental surgeon in lorrach dr georg beitinger. In and out in under 40 mins inc consultation and stitching, 3 horizontal impacted wisdom teeth removed. Waiting final bill as I need a few check up sessions but initial estimate is more than half swiss prices.
Thanks Rob1 for sharing the information. Is this treatment covered in your insurance ???

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Old 22.12.2013, 16:47
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

No, I paid for it myself. 3 horizontal impacts removed and 5 check ups total cost just over 500 euro.

Find me somewhere in ch that can come close to that figure, all those I asked were in region of 2000chf or more.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

For the record, we have used Thomas Stucki in Montreux, who as I recall trained at McGill in Montreal
http://www.docteur.ch/dentiste/stuck...-dentiste.html
He has been recommended before on this forum
English-speaking dentist in Vevey/Montreux area.
Considerably more expensive than the UK or other European countries, but I rate his competence highly and he is multilingual.
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No, I paid for it myself. 3 horizontal impacts removed and 5 check ups total cost just over 500 euro.

Find me somewhere in ch that can come close to that figure, all those I asked were in region of 2000chf or more.
Hi! Do us till know the number and address of the doctor you went in lorrach? i think i will need a root canal treatment, how much do u think it would cost me?
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