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Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

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Does anybody know a good english-speaking dentist around Basel who is not too expensive?

Thanks for any hints.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

This one's been covered a few times:

Dentist at Basel

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URGENT: Dentist near Basel (French side)

Urgently looking for dentist in France near Swiss border

As always, I also can strongly recommend:

Dr. Jan Joergensen
061 681 1132
Near Claraplatz opposite Manor (the door is next to the Tschibo)
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

we go to Zahnartzzentrum at Barfusserplatz and they are great, never felt like we have been ripped off with charges either. Dentists speak english (see their website) and have always managed with their assistants also over the phone. Have to add, that the practice is extremly modern (and my son gets to watch cartoons via flat screen tvs from the ceiling) Also open on Saturdays and late nights!
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

Hi there,

I have been to an excellent dentist in Allschwil, close to Basel. He is both a physician and a dentist and knows a lot. He speaks English very well and explains the treatment before he does anything and the quality of his work is excellent. Not all the staff speaks English there but they are very willing to help you. The prices are not more expensive (maybe a bit lower) compared to the other dentists I have been. He also lectures at the University and seems to do a lot of research. His website is: www.praxis.sendi.ch. I can really warmly recommend him!

cheers, arezoo
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

Does "Good" refers to English or Dentist ??
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Hi there,

I have been to an excellent dentist in Allschwil, close to Basel. He is both a physician and a dentist and knows a lot. He speaks English very well and explains the treatment before he does anything and the quality of his work is excellent. Not all the staff speaks English there but they are very willing to help you. The prices are not more expensive (maybe a bit lower) compared to the other dentists I have been. He also lectures at the University and seems to do a lot of research. His website is: www.praxis.sendi.ch. I can really warmly recommend him!

cheers, arezoo
I called this dentist and was told no-one speaks English there.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

I went to Zahnartzzentrum in Barfusserplatz in BaselStadt.
Total cost was CHF 777 for the following :
Hygienist = CHF 135 ( did take her about 45 minutes though )
One Filling = about CHF 350 inc injection and sundries
Examination = CHF 80
Normal molar xrays = CHF 40
180 degree xray of top and bottom jaw = CHF 140
and few other bits and pieces.

It's not cheap, but the standard of care was really perfect.
If it was just the examination and hygienist, would have been about CHF 250.
The big x-ray is only taken every 5 years, and it's not compulsory.
The last dentist I went to was over in Weil Am Rhein a couple of years ago, and he was very good, but not in the same league as these guys. Having said that, neither were his prices.
Plenty of english speaking staff, and the dentist I saw spoke perfect english.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

We're off to see Dr Jorgenson in 10 minutes for my 5 year old's sore tooth. Just wanted to say thank you for the recommendation - this forum is so great for Basel newbies!
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

Just a quick note to add that there's a new English-speaking dentist at the dental practice that I use in France: Her name is Dr. Parker, she's American but also speaks German and French, and she's based in the dental practice at 12 rue de Village-Neuf in Huningue (tel. +33 3 89 70 16 17).

The receptionist at the practice doesn't speak English, but she can call Dr. Parker to speak to you if you can't make yourself understood in French.

Looking at the post above, my treatment this morning (check-up, cleaning, and replacing a filling) would have cost a hefty CHF565- if I'd had the work done in Switzerland.

Across the border, the grand total was EUR69.

Just one more reason to flash my shiny white teeth.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

I need to update Village Idiot's info. Dr. Parker (that would be me) is no longer in Huningue. I have just started working for Drs. Zaborsky and Jorgensen in Basel.

I don't want to get you all paranoid, but professionally what I have seen of dentistry in France and in Germany is worrisome. My sample size is miniscule, but the essential problem is that the insurance reimbursement levels are so low in both countries that the dentists are unable to offer the same level of care for basic stuff like cleanings that you will find in expensive Switzerland. I wish it were otherwise, but I'm afraid you get what you pay for. Myself, I see an American hygienist here in Basel, and I go to my US dentist if I need something else done. What I have seen of Swiss dentistry is fine; as usual it depends on the individual dentist more than anything. At any rate, there is now another US dentist in Basel (that makes 2 of us!) for anyone looking for US-style dentistry.
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I need to update Village Idiot's info. Dr. Parker (that would be me) is no longer in Huningue. I have just started working for Drs. Zaborsky and Jorgensen in Basel.

I don't want to get you all paranoid, but professionally what I have seen of dentistry in France and in Germany is worrisome. My sample size is miniscule, but the essential problem is that the insurance reimbursement levels are so low in both countries that the dentists are unable to offer the same level of care for basic stuff like cleanings that you will find in expensive Switzerland. I wish it were otherwise, but I'm afraid you get what you pay for. Myself, I see an American hygienist here in Basel, and I go to my US dentist if I need something else done. What I have seen of Swiss dentistry is fine; as usual it depends on the individual dentist more than anything. At any rate, there is now another US dentist in Basel (that makes 2 of us!) for anyone looking for US-style dentistry.
Thanks for the update, and I completely agree with you, particularly on the French dentist stuff.

Curious, however, why you'd not have Jorgensen or Zaborsky do your work. I've only seen Zaborsky for non-drilling items, but I have had the best dentistry done on my teeth my Jorgensen, better than any of the American dentists I'd seen back in the US.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

Reply to above: I hadn't seen Dr Jorgensen's work prior to going back to the US. I agree, I think his work is excellent and I'm glad to have someone "in the neighborhood" to rely on.
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I am an American, living here in the US and seeking employment as a Dental Assistant, can someone please tell me how to go about finding a job in Basel or surrounding areas?

Thanks !
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I am an American, living here in the US and seeking employment as a Dental Assistant, can someone please tell me how to go about finding a job in Basel or surrounding areas?
Well, this might seem a pretty radical approach. But I'd probably start by looking up the dental practices in the Basel area. Then I'd get in touch to see if they were looking for a dental assistant. If they said 'yes' I might, you know...apply for a job.

How does a job search work where you live?!?
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

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.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

To get to Grenzach-Whylen from Basel you can take the 38 bus from Wettsteinplatz. (I guess the 38 comes from Allschwil - just that we catch it at Wettstein) But it goes all the way through Grenzach and beyond. Good for shopping at the big Hieber too.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

I've been back to Zahnartzzentrum in Barfusserplatz in BaselStadt.
Basically the best part of an hour with the English speaking hygienist cost CHF 160.
CHF 31.50 was charged for 'Oral hygiene instruction', ie, how to brush your teeth, and don't forget to floss.
I think that was a bit steep really.
Otherwise excellent service and about CHF15 worth of free toothpaste and mouthwash thrown in.
I didn't go over the border due to the lack of a car and the convenience of Zahnartzzentrum offset the extra cost, and this isn't big money in any case.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

I'd just like to add my recommendation to the dentist evilshell recommends above:

Dr. Jan Joergensen
061 681 1132
Near Claraplatz opposite Manor (the door is next to the Tschibo)

I had 4 wisdom teeth removed last week under local anaesthetic and as a very nervous and terrified patient (think so scared I feel like fainting and am shaking so much I can't open my mouth) he was brilliant. They gave me meds to calm me, which in fact made me feel rather fab and he was so reassuring and friendly. His English is perfect and his aftercare is just as good. He booked 4 hours initially thinking we may need to take a few breaks to let me calm down but in the end we did one after the other with no stopping (rather proud of myself there ).

His costs were nowhere near as astronomical as I have heard other people pay in Switzerland although I know it is cheaper in other countries (less than 1000CHF the consultations and the actual removing of the evil teeth) and he is kindly letting me split the bill so I don't have to find it all at once.

Also many people commented on how I had no bruising and very little swelling which really says a lot about how good he is at his job as some of my friends have looked like they've had ten rounds with Tyson when visiting other dentists for the same treatment.
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Re: Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?

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
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Just a quick note to add that there's a new English-speaking dentist at the dental practice that I use in France: Her name is Dr. Parker, she's American but also speaks German and French, and she's based in the dental practice at 12 rue de Village-Neuf in Huningue (tel. +33 3 89 70 16 17).

The receptionist at the practice doesn't speak English, but she can call Dr. Parker to speak to you if you can't make yourself understood in French.

Looking at the post above, my treatment this morning (check-up, cleaning, and replacing a filling) would have cost a hefty CHF565- if I'd had the work done in Switzerland.

Across the border, the grand total was EUR69.

Just one more reason to flash my shiny white teeth.
BTW...I have met Dr. Parker. She is an American and very well educated. I have not seen her work, but I can imagine she is quite good.
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