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#31 Re: Dentist Recommendations

Postby whogivesatoss » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:31 am

Ah Ioke thanks for this - this clinic was mentioned favourably elsewhere about 12 months ago - I'm spoilt now for choice :)

As far as the cost, I've just been quoted around B120,000 for a crown to be replaced here in Australia so I'm looking forward to comparing with Thai prices
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#32 Re: Dentist Recommendations

Postby Gaybutton » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:54 am

whogivesatoss wrote:I've just been quoted around B120,000 for a crown to be replaced here in Australia

If it's a porcelain crown, in Thailand it probably won't be more than about 5000 baht.

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#33 Re: Dentist Recommendations

Postby whogivesatoss » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:42 am

unbelievable - oh well I'll drop a email to a couple of them before my return over there and see what can be sorted out - thanks for your help everyone :)
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#34 Re: Dentist Recommendations

Postby Gaybutton » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:48 pm

whogivesatoss wrote:unbelievable

About 4 years ago I had to have a root canal and a crown. I had it done at Modern Smile. I can't guarantee there hasn't been any price changes since then, but 7000 baht is what I paid for the whole thing - including both root canal and porcelain crown.

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#35 Re: Dentist Recommendations

Postby loke » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:50 pm

Prices probably gone up a bit since then .

Root canal 7000 and porcelain crown is 10000 . But the quality of the crown is important , at thaismiledental they use imported crowns from Europe.

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#36 Re: Dentist Recommendations

Postby Gaybutton » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:27 am

loke wrote:But the quality of the crown is important

What makes you think the quality of the crowns made in Thailand are inferior to crowns imported from Europe? I have two crowns, both porcelain, both on molars, both made in Thailand, and both around ten years old. They're both also still as good as new.

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#37 Re: Dentist Recommendations

Postby windwalker » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:35 am

loke wrote:It's actually a gay friendly clinic whatever that means. Maybe Dr. Nan is gay ? Never asked him but I think he is .

He once had a profile on Gay Romeo! Even advertised his business.

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#38 Re: Dentist Recommendations

Postby loke » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:44 pm

Gaybutton wrote:Are you sure the material for the crown was made in Thailand? From what I hear most dentists import from EU , Japan or US

I suppose I could be wrong, but there are dental labs in Thailand and if my crown was made outside of Thailand, I wasn't told about it and I didn't ask. I didn't care. To me where the crown was made is irrelevant. What is relevant to me is the competency of the dentist, the price, and the quality. So far, I have been pleased with all three.

Based on posts you've made about dental and medical care in Thailand, you seem to be under the impression that both are inferior here. Why?

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#39 Dentist

Postby a447 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:51 pm

I will be going to the dentist, either in Bangkok next week or in Pattaya after Christmas.

I had excellent treatment a few years ago at Dental Signature in Siam Paragon but when I checked their latest reviews on the web, there was one particularly horrifying account from a patient who went there this year. She went through hell and vowed never to go back again. Apparently, the dentists are all young and inexperienced and she said the pain was unbearable.

Can someone please recommend another clinic? Cost is not necessarily a problem as I can bear the pain from the bill, but not the drill.

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#40 Re: Dentust

Postby Trongpai » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:33 pm

I've been going to http://www.promjaidental.com/ for about 15 years. They have moved two times each time downsizing. There's several clinics a lot closer to where I live now but the prices are about the same.

I've also been to the dental clinic at Bumrungrad. I'm sure the quality of the dentist was top notch but the facility is in the old section of the hospital and is overwhelmed with visiting farangs. Walk-in's and long waits for appointments. The price was a little more then Promjai but quality the same, I guess. In fact many of the doctors work at both on different days.

Nearly all of the private hospitals have good dental clinics. The advantage of this is they can send you for special testing like an MRI. The disadvantage is it might be over-kill. The kicker is you don't know unless you you happen to be a dentist.

It does seem now days that dental procedures are done in steps with a lot of wait and see. Not sure you can get some things done to completion in one visit.

I think dental procures are less expensive in Pattaya. They advertise cheaper procedures but I might be comparing apples to oranges. Also, what's advertised may not be what you actually end up with.


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