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Dentist Help

Postby charltonlass » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:28 pm

Hi All,
This is my first post :wave: - so I apologise in advance.
I am looking for help finding a dentist for a nervous patient. I have had a home over in Chiclana for 5 years now and love the place to bits and never had any reason for medical/dental up until now. Woke up with toothache in an already filled tooth and after the obligatory pills, teeth clean mouthwash etc. the pain is going nowhere - so I am pre-empting the need for a dental visit but it would also be nice to know for future reference just in case.
I have looked online and am leaning towards a Dental Practice called Brilliant Dental in San Roque. It's about 2 hours drive away but I'd rather travel to somewhere reputable/reliable than pop round the corner. Has anyone had any dealings with them or can recommend somewhere near to Cadiz area.
Thanks in Advance - fingers crossed xxx :D

Edit: English speaking would also be very helpful x

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby maureenscot » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:00 pm

Try and see if there is a facebook group for your area

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby wollie » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:42 pm

Personally i would just go to the local dentist, if you just ask a neighbor the one to recommend.
I have had two big procedures done, one a crown, the other an implant and found treatment brilliant.
I used two different dentists as the implant was €200 difference in price.
I found out some of the dentists went to Cuba for training which i believe have some of the best health-care systems in the world.
this info may be outdated but it used be this way.

Yo no gusto dolor.... bueno suerte...

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby charltonlass » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:55 pm

maureenscot wrote:Try and see if there is a facebook group for your area

Thank you I'll have a look x

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby charltonlass » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:57 pm

wollie wrote:Personally i would just go to the local dentist, if you just ask a neighbor the one to recommend.
I have had two big procedures done, one a crown, the other an implant and found treatment brilliant.
I used two different dentists as the implant was €200 difference in price.
I found out some of the dentists went to Cuba for training which i believe have some of the best health-care systems in the world.
this info may be outdated but it used be this way.

Yo no gusto dolor.... bueno suerte...


Thank you. I'll have to try and find an English bar somewhere and ask around. x

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby wollie » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:44 pm

My advise would be go to local centro salud and ask "yo nessito dentista"
They will know.
If you happen to have at EHIC you can present this, they will likely tell you its not covered but who knows if its an emergency it is.
Either way you likely get good result.
The Spanish people i have come across are very helpful when there is a problem...

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby charltonlass » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:30 pm

Thanks Woolie x

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby katy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:17 pm

wollie wrote:Personally i would just go to the local dentist, if you just ask a neighbor the one to recommend.
I have had two big procedures done, one a crown, the other an implant and found treatment brilliant.
I used two different dentists as the implant was €200 difference in price.
I found out some of the dentists went to Cuba for training which i believe have some of the best health-care systems in the world.
this info may be outdated but it used be this way.

Yo no gusto dolor.... bueno suerte...


Absolutely agree Wollie. I had the dentist from hell in Spain, so bad that he eventually was covered in a Swedish TV programme and he fled the country. I would advise anyone to do an extensive google before trying those that offer grand cosmetic procedures and fancy websites. , which mine did. Go local.

I think the Cuba health care stories turned out to be a myth, a couple of showcase hospitals that's all.

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby wollie » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:22 pm

I was actually surprised that Cuba was up-there in health care.
It was the excellent Spanish dentist that said this to me...

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby peteroldracer » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:41 pm

The spanish health service's dental care consists of extractions, with no or minimal anaesthetic - just look at the state of any not-well-off spaniard!
Go private and pay! Check out the qualifications of provate ones too - they have just arrested 4 totally untrained "dentists" up here and have a queue of witnesses in pain ready to be witnesses! My (German) dentist has been rushed of his feet sorting out the bodgery.
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Re: Dentist Help

Postby katy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:25 pm

I thought all dental care was private in Spain :think:

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Re: Dentist Help

Postby peteroldracer » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:01 pm

The treatment dealt out in the Benamargosa health centre certainly fell far short of “care”....
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