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  • JacknKel

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    Hi There i have been researching having my teeth fixed & whitened it BKK (Sounds precious but im not). Can anyone tell me if I am being silly relying on BKK Dentist to fix my teeth at a 1/3rd of the Aussie costs? Are they safe health wise. any help would be appreciated. thx

    #1 Posted: 6/8/2009 - 19:58

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  • BruceMoon

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    JacknKel

    The price is good (by Oz standards), many report good outcomes. The 6:30 gossip shows on 7 & 9 oft have dentists telling the audience how bad the outcomes are in SE Asia.

    I'm not a dentist, I'm not a defender of Australian dentistry. Nor an advocate of SE Asian skills.

    The question really should be if anything went wrong, how much do you value your personal health/dental outcomes. That is, what price is reasonable for good dentistry?.

    Only you can answer that question.

    cheers

    #2 Posted: 6/8/2009 - 20:08

  • somtam2000

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    Funny second dentistry question today. I've had a plate made in Bangkok no problems and many, many other friends have used Bangkok dentistry without problem.

    I've been struggling to find the business card for the dentist I used but I know he was on the ground floor of the Diethelm Building on Wireless Rd in Bangkok -- Google Diethelm Travel Bangkok and you'll see where the building is -- he was called the Prosthodentist or something like that... I'll try and find the card. He was trained in the US. No complaints at all. I think there is a big dentistry hospital (rather than a private practise mentioned above) -- I can ask around for more details if you want -- let me know.

    As an aside, I'd go as far as to say I'd prefer Thailand over Oz for just about any kind of medical care -- not only on a cost basis but also on a service basis. Really -- Hospitals in Bangkok -- eg Samitivej and Bamrungrad are top notch.

    Cheers!

    PS Thailand is a pretty good place to recuperate in too!

    #3 Posted: 6/8/2009 - 20:23

  • JacknKel

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    thank you so much for the info, i have been looking at www.bangkokdentalcenter.com

    they seem ok but i will probably ask for testimonials/references?

    somtam2000 i would love some contact info if you can find it pls.

    cheers kel

    #4 Posted: 10/8/2009 - 11:41

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