Comments on: Why Dentistry in Thailand is the better option http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/ Sat, 02 Jan 2010 13:02:49 -0500 hourly 1 By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/comment-page-1/#comment-9078 Talen Thu, 26 Nov 2009 11:17:37 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2756#comment-9078 Martyn, I wish I had been in Pattaya this week...My mouth would still feel like hell right now but the beautiful surroundings would ease the pain and I'd have more money in my pocket. It really is insane that the difference in pricing is the cost of a ticket to SEA.I've long ago tossed my pro/con list for moving to Thailand but if I still had it out medical costs would go way up on the pro list. Martyn,
I wish I had been in Pattaya this week…My mouth would still feel like hell right now but the beautiful surroundings would ease the pain and I’d have more money in my pocket.

It really is insane that the difference in pricing is the cost of a ticket to SEA.I’ve long ago tossed my pro/con list for moving to Thailand but if I still had it out medical costs would go way up on the pro list.

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By: Martyn http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/comment-page-1/#comment-9076 Martyn Thu, 26 Nov 2009 08:19:50 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2756#comment-9076 Visiting a dentist in the UK is just as painful as toothache itself and reads about the same as your US experience. My last trip to a dental practice was in Pattaya and the service was excellent and the cost cheap. I pray my teeth remain okay but barring any emergency dentistry then any future work on my teeth will be done in Thailand. The difference in price could be the cost of the flight itself. .-= Martyn´s last blog ..<a href="http://www.thaisabai.org/2009/11/habits-rabbits-and-dog-bits/" rel="nofollow">Habits, Rabbits and Dog Bits</a> =-. Visiting a dentist in the UK is just as painful as toothache itself and reads about the same as your US experience. My last trip to a dental practice was in Pattaya and the service was excellent and the cost cheap. I pray my teeth remain okay but barring any emergency dentistry then any future work on my teeth will be done in Thailand. The difference in price could be the cost of the flight itself.
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By: Martin In Bulgaria http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/comment-page-1/#comment-9072 Martin In Bulgaria Wed, 25 Nov 2009 19:09:33 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2756#comment-9072 In Bulgaria the same applies, excellent service at a fraction of the cost of my past homeland the UK. Rip off and taking advantage of clients seems a western fashion and has been for years. .-= Martin In Bulgaria´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bulgarianslivatree/bWvr/~3/YW6wqyAYAp8/another-bad-experience-from.html" rel="nofollow">Another Bad Experience From Expatriates In Bulgaria</a> =-. In Bulgaria the same applies, excellent service at a fraction of the cost of my past homeland the UK. Rip off and taking advantage of clients seems a western fashion and has been for years.
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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/comment-page-1/#comment-9070 Talen Wed, 25 Nov 2009 17:50:33 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2756#comment-9070 Chuck, that is a great price for braces. Hell my parents paid more than that for my braces back in the 70's. Chuck, that is a great price for braces. Hell my parents paid more than that for my braces back in the 70’s.

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By: ChuckWow http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/comment-page-1/#comment-9069 ChuckWow Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:05:09 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2756#comment-9069 I have not had the need to visit the dentist in Thailand. My wife, however, decided she needed braces for beauty so in she went. All in they cost around $1000.00. That included the initial consultation, removal of four molars, two years of monthly office visits, cleanings and ultimately the removal. Paid cash for all of it on the pay as you go plan without any insurance to muck things up. I don't think there is any way I could have afforded to do this in the states. I have not had the need to visit the dentist in Thailand. My wife, however, decided she needed braces for beauty so in she went.

All in they cost around $1000.00. That included the initial consultation, removal of four molars, two years of monthly office visits, cleanings and ultimately the removal.

Paid cash for all of it on the pay as you go plan without any insurance to muck things up.

I don’t think there is any way I could have afforded to do this in the states.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/comment-page-1/#comment-9068 Talen Wed, 25 Nov 2009 06:06:26 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2756#comment-9068 Mike, Yeah you have to make sure you pick a good one, and I have heard some horror stories about some bad ones. I had a dentist in America years ago that started off pretty good but increasingly got worse over time so I stopped going to him. About a year later he was jailed for performing surgeries he wasn't qualified to do and for triple billing insurance companies. Mike, Yeah you have to make sure you pick a good one, and I have heard some horror stories about some bad ones.

I had a dentist in America years ago that started off pretty good but increasingly got worse over time so I stopped going to him. About a year later he was jailed for performing surgeries he wasn’t qualified to do and for triple billing insurance companies.

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By: Mike http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/comment-page-1/#comment-9067 Mike Wed, 25 Nov 2009 05:46:14 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2756#comment-9067 Talen I agree with most of what you say particularly regarding cost and quality of service. However like many places in the world Thailand has its fair share of dentists who set up practice and are not qualified. Recently there have been several articles in the local press and on TV about this sharp practice(ouch)! Also there has been a lot about kids getting dental braces fitted for cosmetic reasons from back street outfits. Some of which(braces) were harmful to the kids concerned. Of course compared to the UK a fully qualified dentist here is excellent value and high quality. .-= Mike´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheTeflDon/~3/nBdrO_t3CF0/cycling-in-thailand-trek-4300.html" rel="nofollow">Cycling in Thailand-Trek 4300</a> =-. Talen I agree with most of what you say particularly regarding cost and quality of service. However like many places in the world Thailand has its fair share of dentists who set up practice and are not qualified.

Recently there have been several articles in the local press and on TV about this sharp practice(ouch)!

Also there has been a lot about kids getting dental braces fitted for cosmetic reasons from back street outfits. Some of which(braces) were harmful to the kids concerned.

Of course compared to the UK a fully qualified dentist here is excellent value and high quality.
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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/comment-page-1/#comment-9066 Talen Wed, 25 Nov 2009 02:42:37 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2756#comment-9066 Rick, We should start a North American Rant Blog...we would have enough ammo for a hundred years or more. Even though I am quite buzzed right now on my pain meds I'm still pissed that the all the millionaire politicians of my fine country act is if they are doing something for me and mine when they are really just doing what they do for the lobbyists that pay them. My brother got a 3 tooth bridge done last year in Thailand at a cost of $500 or so and it was done in 1 day. If that were done in America it would have been $5000 and at least 4 visits. Hell the bastards charged me $70 bucks for a 10 minute look at my tooth and writing a script for pain meds...I think I should take more of them now to mellow me out. Rick, We should start a North American Rant Blog…we would have enough ammo for a hundred years or more.

Even though I am quite buzzed right now on my pain meds I’m still pissed that the all the millionaire politicians of my fine country act is if they are doing something for me and mine when they are really just doing what they do for the lobbyists that pay them.

My brother got a 3 tooth bridge done last year in Thailand at a cost of $500 or so and it was done in 1 day. If that were done in America it would have been $5000 and at least 4 visits. Hell the bastards charged me $70 bucks for a 10 minute look at my tooth and writing a script for pain meds…I think I should take more of them now to mellow me out.

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By: SiamRick http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/11/24/dentistry-thailand/comment-page-1/#comment-9065 SiamRick Wed, 25 Nov 2009 01:31:05 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2756#comment-9065 I know this topic can spark long and multiple rants against western everything. But especially medical care. I have been a very happy patient of my dentist in Canada. I consider him outstanding. But I didn't have to pay the bills, my dental plan did. Next year that is likely to stop (so I will welcome all Thailand medical care tips!). The point is that recently he turned me from patient into customer when he quoted $5,000 for one tooth impant. I got quotes in LOS of $1,400 to $2300 US. Still haven't done it yet but it's likely to happen next year so you can imagine where I'm going to go. You wrote Talen: <i>. . . the anger I’m feeling at the country that is letting me down more and more each day</i> This is definitely rant-worthy only in my case it's Canada. From service and product pricing to male-female relationships to public service, I got a million stories. I just have to calm down enough to blog about them. .-= SiamRick´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BehindTheNoodleCurtain/~3/dx4WfWL_ktk/beer-in-thailand-provides-good-healthy-argument.html" rel="nofollow">Beer in Thailand promotes good, healthy argument</a> =-. I know this topic can spark long and multiple rants against western everything. But especially medical care. I have been a very happy patient of my dentist in Canada. I consider him outstanding. But I didn’t have to pay the bills, my dental plan did. Next year that is likely to stop (so I will welcome all Thailand medical care tips!).

The point is that recently he turned me from patient into customer when he quoted $5,000 for one tooth impant. I got quotes in LOS of $1,400 to $2300 US. Still haven’t done it yet but it’s likely to happen next year so you can imagine where I’m going to go.

You wrote Talen: . . . the anger I’m feeling at the country that is letting me down more and more each day

This is definitely rant-worthy only in my case it’s Canada. From service and product pricing to male-female relationships to public service, I got a million stories. I just have to calm down enough to blog about them.
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