Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby katy » Thu May 30, 2013 10:27 am

Read it again...Sid brought up the UK first :crazy:

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Postby Mowser » Thu May 30, 2013 10:45 am

katy wrote:Read it again...Sid brought up the UK first :crazy:
... by saying that Spain is cheaper than the UK.
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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby katy » Thu May 30, 2013 10:49 am

Well he said the UK word didn't he...are we supposed to ignore the flame being ignited :wave:

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby El Cid » Thu May 30, 2013 11:15 am

Fair comment but I was merely saying that I thought Spanish prices were cheaper than the UK. Unfortunately most of the UK prices that people have quoted were on the NHS which makes them completely irrelevant. Thanks Katy for quoting a proper price.

So, it was my fault but back to Spanish dentists now please.

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Postby katy » Thu May 30, 2013 11:32 am

For anyone prepared to travel I would highly rate Dr.Tony Nielsen he is very gentle and does all the cosmetic stuff too. Based in Elviria, Marbella. Not the cheapest but the best and I had a few.

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Postby Devils Advocate » Thu May 30, 2013 11:44 am

and I had a few
So do I when I visit mine :mrgreen:
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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby Beachcomber » Thu May 30, 2013 11:57 am

You can check here to see if your dentist has been a naughty boy or girl:

http://www.gdc-uk.org/Membersofpublic/H ... -list.aspx

The list runs to thirty pages and there is at least one dentist named who is practising in Spain who was struck off by the General Dental Council several years ago and has had his application for reinstatement rejected.

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby jukim » Thu May 30, 2013 1:48 pm

Thanks everyone... made appointments with Maria in Torrox Costa next Friday for myself and OH so will report back then :thumbup:

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby El Cid » Thu May 30, 2013 5:34 pm

I have just deleted three posts about the UK NHS dental service which I had previously pointed out was irrelevant to this thread.

Please can we get back to Spanish dentistry.

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby Superplonk » Thu May 30, 2013 7:35 pm

Returning to the OP... We were in exactly the same position. At our first appointment with the Prevision Medica approved dentist she told us not to bother renewing the insurance next year. The reduction on the standard price list that the insurance policy qualifies you for is mostly trivial eg. 45 euros for my filling without insurance, 42 euros with. The pattern was the same for all the complicated treatments too. I'm not sure if this has always been the case or whether it is due to the greater competition now between dentists.

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby Pattsy47 » Thu May 30, 2013 9:56 pm

Hi Superplonk,

Do you know if there is an English speaking dentist in Coin? There seem to be dental clinics on every other street corner!

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby Superplonk » Fri May 31, 2013 8:04 am

I don't know about Coin, but people have said good things about the Swedes (?) in AeG.

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby janda_grant2 » Fri May 31, 2013 5:26 pm

I always used the local dentist in the village - she was trained and worked in Madrid for years and her partner actually commutes 3 days a week to the village from Madrid. No point in me recommending her - Casariche is miles away! What I would say is ask the locals who they use, dentistry prices in most spanish dentists are reasonable - last time I paid 30€ for a filling - the English speaking dentist in Esteppa wanted 90€ for the same work.

(Oh and BTW my dentist here is Spanish - from Seville and there is another Spaniard at the practice who comes fro Marchena - small world!)
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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby Pattsy47 » Fri May 31, 2013 5:47 pm

Thanks :thumbup:

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby scampicat » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:51 am

El Cid wrote:Fair comment but I was merely saying that I thought Spanish prices were cheaper than the UK. Unfortunately most of the UK prices that people have quoted were on the NHS which makes them completely irrelevant. Thanks Katy for quoting a proper price.

So, it was my fault but back to Spanish dentists now please.

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When I lived in Spain the quote from the Spanish private dentist was about the same as my UK private dentist.

British NHS dentistry is cheaper, but does not include every sort of work (you can only have a scale and polish if medically necessary e.g. and you won't get implants on the NHS) and anyway NHS dentists are like gold dust.

Now I'm back in the UK we pay £50 a month for Denplan and that is for me, my husband and our son. This includes everything the dentist does ( you pay extra for things done in the lab), and includes three check-ups and hygienist visits a year. Covers you when abroad too :)

Is there a comparable insurance in Spain?

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby katy » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:14 pm

OMG you have quoted the UK....please leave the forum :wink:

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby scampicat » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:33 am

I repent in sackcloth and ashes. Please do not banish me to eternal ban-dom for committing this heinous sin! I'll try not to do it again, promise!

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby katy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:20 am

I shall refer to this thread the next time I post an item about Spain and the usual culprits come on and say "What about the UK then" :mrgreen:

Anyway, lets get back on topic...Spanish dentists. Quebin may get offended again. Although I would have thought NHS charges would have been relevant seeing the amount of people who seem to pop back to the UK for health treatment :lolno:

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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby Enrique » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:49 am

Hi,
Just back from the Dentist in Alcalá.............filling white 35€..............
Asked about crown white 300€, my dentist in UK £400.
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Re: Dentists and dental insurance... argh!!!!!

Postby jukim » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:53 pm

I too can now recommend Maria in Torrox Costa :thumbup:


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