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Need a recommended dentist - broke a tooth or to have stitches removed

Posted by tlm44 on 3/12/2008 at 12:20

I met a man on the plane who recommened a place here called dental land - near amari racome... or something like that....

I am staying at the Smile GH - fairly central and need this fixed asap.... it hurts....

also if any one has suggestions for a Dr that would be great as well. GH says to check out hospital.....

Now if renting a bike make sure the back brakes works and wish you were really drunk cuz then it would be far less embarassing....

(It is a back tooth at least....)

anyone else around?

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Posted by Rufus on 4/12/2008 at 19:36

A place here? Where is here? Phuket, Pattaya, Krungthep etc etc etc. Sorry can't read your mind.

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Posted by thaiyaikit on 4/12/2008 at 19:52

I think you must be in Chiangmai. If you Google "Chiangmai Dental Hospital" you will be directed to a 24 hour dental clinic on the SuperHighway.

Personally I have used "Grace Dental Clinic" - probably one of the more expensive clinics but fast and efficient service provided by Professors and Assistant Professors who teach their specialist area of dentistry at Chiangmai University's Dental School. Google for a complete list of services and prices

If you want a cheaper service, take a tuk tuk along Suthep Road at the back of the University. There are several clinics which are manned by professionals and university students. Everything takes longer because the teachers use you as a live example and get the students to do the treatment under their guidance. Consequently the cost is lower than a fully qualified practioner.

But please don't blame me if you go in for a filling and come out with a root canal as that's on the syllabus this week...

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Posted by thaiyaikit on 4/12/2008 at 20:01

Your Guesthouse has given you good advice. If you want to see an English speaking doctor go to Lanna Hospital on the SuperHighway - cheaper than Chiangmai Ram (one of the other leading international hospitals). Alternatively, there are a few doctor's clinic at the back of the Night Bazaar. They tend to specialize in one particular area of medicine so you'll need to check whether they have the expertise you need. Go to one of the International Hospitals, describe your symptoms and you will be given an appointment with a specialist doctor best suited to treat your particular ailment.

If you just want some medical advice, walk into any pharmacist in Chiangmai - they all speak English - and ask what course of action they would advise. A pharmacist in Thailand studies for longer than a doctor and in my experience they have always understood a medical condition straightaway and have either offered over the counter medicine or referred me to a specialist clinic.

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Posted by tlm44 on 5/12/2008 at 09:14

thank you all - I am in Chaing mai.....gettng the work done today - will let you know how it goes.

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Posted by tlm44 on 10/12/2008 at 10:23

I ended up going to Dental Land - (Chiang Mai) dentaland17@yahoo.com and I highly recommend them. The work she did was amazing and the treatment and care was amazing. they were very reasonable - especially for a Canadian without coverage at home. the cost of the work and my flight was less than if I had it done at home...

Of course, I may not have had the accident in the first place.

I got the stitches out at the hospital with my friend the amazing tuk tuk driver/guide with a truck who I highly recommend.... touch base with me if you need her number.

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