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The Swedish dentist working in my office, is looking for Implant patients to meet his quota for his Masters in Implantology. He is young, but has already had a lot of experience and is quite good. Also, very nice guy, gentle and speaks English. He is also offering specials prices, which are about 40% less than your quote. Good opportunity, while it lasts. Plus, he has a certificate from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry...sincerely beautiful work...

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Hi Nicky,

I went to this Dentist yesterday and got good service, so thanks for the tip.

He reccommends that I get my tooth pulled and replace it with an imlpant, cost circa. 5000 CHF. I know its pricey but I don't want to be walking around with a gap in my mouth. Do you think this is the norm? He didn't really have any alternatives.

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AussieNanny, Did you find someone to help you? Are you okay now?

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Re: English speaking dentist in Zurich

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No worries Susan

So when is the next special discount for EFers ??
2011 Summer Special

150chf
Professional Dental Hygiene Session
Dental Check up (by dentist)
2 Bw x-rays

Offer good through August 14, 2011

Dental Hygiene Praxis
Zürich-Binz
Uetlibergstr. 107
CH 8045 Zürich

S10 from HB to BINZ
1 minute walk

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Tram 5 or 13 to Laubegg
4 minute walk
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BTW, EFers...THANK YOU soooooo much! You are the best for supporting my little venture. xoxo
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Re: Recommendation of an english speaking dentist in Zurich

Hi, I was wondering if you know what the prices are like for fillings. I'll greatly appreciate it.

I had pretty negative experience with a dentist here in Zurich and paid quite a bit for it too, so I'm glad that you're recommending a good dentist.

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Re: Recommendation of an english speaking dentist in Zurich

Thank you!
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Re: Looking for English speaking dentist in Zurich with reasonable charge

Dear English Forum friends,
If I may, I'd like to give you my insight into dental prices in Switzerland. Basically, there is this TPW Tax Point Wert system, which has a direct relation to the price of the treatment. For exact information (unfortunately in German)
go to
http://www.sso.ch/index.cfm?uuid=506...C14E4083383783
or
http://www.sso.ch/index.cfm?5B0673E2...0EA7C1F1055F0E

These tax points vary from 3.10 to 5.80. The dentists in more expensive zones, or with higher expertise, will charge the higher tax point. However, although this is meant to make the whole procedure more transparent, it does not mean you are getting a better deal, to know the tax point. It is, like many things in life, a bit more complicated.

Sorry, to make this so long, but it is an issue, heavy on my heart. If I may, I would like to tell you a story.

Recently, a postal worker came in to my office, complaining of a wobbly denture. He (mid/50s) had all his teeth extracted, except two teeth, and had implants and prosthetic dentures made. The maxillary (upper) "teeth" were made in Italy and the mandibular (lower) teeth, were done in Switzerland. It was a horrific situation, which made me want to cry. And, he had paid 19,000 Swiss Francs for his dental treatment, for ONLY the bottom teeth!! Remember, this guy works at the post office. Oh, my...

The point of my story has a relation to the discussion of dental prices in Switzerland.(or anywhere) The question is for what exactly do we pay?? In my opinion, dentistry has gone askew. We are not selling root canals, or ceramic crowns, or braces, but we should be providing HEALTHY smiles. No?

Finally, I want to encourage you to look for trust, and not tax points. If your dental professional focuses on preventive care, you can save a fortune, and SMILE for a lifetime. I only wish I had met this postal worker, a few years earlier. In the end, find someone, in whom you believe, and trust your gut feelings.

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Re: Recommendation of an english speaking dentist in Zurich

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Hi, I was wondering if you know what the prices are like for fillings. I'll greatly appreciate it.

I had pretty negative experience with a dentist here in Zurich and paid quite a bit for it too, so I'm glad that you're recommending a good dentist.

I recommend you ask for a dental check up with only Bite Wing x/rays (biss/flugel und Kontrolle) to begin. Ask how much this will cost, before the appointment. Then, if there needs to have a large panoramic xray (GERMAN
'OPT"), you should know the price before they start. Once the examination and initial small x/rays have been taken, you can ask for a written estimate and decide how to proceed. The x-rays belong to you, so ask for a copy, or have them send electronically, if you decide to go else/where.

Alternatively, go in for only a cleaning (ask the price) and get the opinion of the hygienist, (ASK for a DH , NOT a PA), before the dentist. It is the best price/value service.

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Re: Looking for English speaking dentist in Zurich with reasonable charge

Good news.... new Swiss lady dentist at Dental Hygiene Praxis Zürich- Binz!

"Dr. Lara", Swiss, speaks fluent English, is very gentle and a lovely person. She was educated in Switzerland, and later did research in San Francisco at the Pacific Dental University. Since then, she has worked as an assistant dentist in Zürich, but is now becoming independent. She is quite competent, yet has the willingness to seek specialists, when needed. AND, she is not at all money oriented, which is something you seldom encounter!

I know she has already treated several English Forum members, with great success, and I wish her lots of luck, as she starts on her own.

Dr. Lara Kaczmarczyk (Swiss mom, Polish dad...)
Dental Hygiene Praxis
Zürich-Binz (near Sihl City)
Uetlibergstr. 107
8045 Zürich
www.healthysmile.ch
044 536 6019

BTW, THANK YOU EFers for all your support! I honestly appreciate it, as it allows me to continue my dream of preventive oriented dentistry.

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Re: Looking for English speaking dentist in Zurich with reasonable charge

There is a Dentist from Chicago at Bahnhof Stadelhofen (in the same building like migros)
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