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Old 08-30-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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My friend just returned from having extensive dental work, including implants,done in Shanghai. He had a good experience,but he speaks Chinese.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I had a friend who had extensive dental work in either Macedonia or Bulgaria or one of those countries in that part of the world. He was more than pleased.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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Wow. I'm surprised at the cheap price. I've always thought of Taiwan as first world, like Japan, and I thought that translated in to expensive. I can believe cheap prices in Thailand or S. America but I am surprised at Taiwan. I'd like to go to Taiwan sometime in the future.
I think that shows the extent to which the USA is expensive even compared to other first world countries. However, prices can fluctuate by a lot from one country to another. I lived in Switzerland for a few years but had most of my dental work done just over the border in France. Driving just a few miles cut the price by around 50% and the quality of work was just fine and as good as anything I had done in Switzerland.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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I have no idea how Taiwanese dentists stay in business. Probably by working insane hours. I passed the dentist who did my cleaning at 9PM on Sunday night, and they were still open.

Locals get charged even less, but I think a lot of their operations are based on their nationalized health plan. Whenever I'm in Taiwan, I get a full medical checkup as well for about $40-70 depending on what kind of tests you want to have done. Just like the dentists, the doctors speak English. The hospital is more utilitarian and time with the doctor is brief, but I'm in pretty good health, so I just get blood work and the various screenings done. Walking in without an appointment will get your samples taken and paperwork all done in an hour or so. Longer during rush times, shorter if you make an online appointment or come in when it's slow.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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There have been several threads on dental tourism in the health forum. You may want to check over there for more info. Here is one example:

Dental Care Abroad - Any /All advice appreciated!
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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This is such a bad idea on so many levels.....
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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This is such a bad idea on so many levels.....
Which levels would they be and do you work for a dentist?
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