Why Are Dentists So Expensive?

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Why are dentists so expensive? Apr 18, 2010
hi Folks,

Just visted a dentist (on Jumeirah Beach road) who advised me having a root cannel treatment + filling, total cost around 4000 dirham. Pretty expensive! And I am not willing to pay the mortgage of the dentist his house. Do you folks know any dentists in Dubai which are slightly cheaper than this one? For this money I fly back to my home country in Europe, have the treatment over there and return....Unfortunately I dont have the time for it and European airspace is closed anyway. Any recommendations?

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Re: Why are dentists so expensive? Apr 18, 2010
4000 ! WTF !!!!! Try Doc Tony in Itihad polyclinic in Ajman. I had the same experince just a couple of weeks back. Clinic in Discovery Gardens quoted me 2000 dhs for a RCT and cap, Since the ortho is a good friend in Itihad in Ajman. I called him and he just told me to come over.

RCT and CAP 600dhs ! And no its not some under the tree back alley place either

In general private health care is very very cheap in Ajman. recently my ortho friend also recomened a dermatologist for a very nasty skin infection I had been suffering from for some months. Three visits and I was done and fit as a fiddle now. Consultation fee 60dhs ! + meds ( never over 200 bucks ) Although this place was a in an old bldg and not all shiny and snazzy and a bit busy. But Doc was perfect.
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Re: Why are dentists so expensive? Apr 19, 2010
lightning wrote:hi Folks,

Just visted a dentist (on Jumeirah Beach road) who advised me having a root cannel treatment + filling, total cost around 4000 dirham. Pretty expensive! And I am not willing to pay the mortgage of the dentist his house. Do you folks know any dentists in Dubai which are slightly cheaper than this one? For this money I fly back to my home country in Europe, have the treatment over there and return....Unfortunately I dont have the time for it and European airspace is closed anyway. Any recommendations?

Thanks


NO NOOOO, I remember from my stay in UAE the prices were between 700-1000 (Abu-Dhabi and The best in business types.) Don't pay any more. But are you sure the quoted 4000 was for the filling and root canal? I have a feeling the quoted price was for extraction (cos ur cavity is so bad) and then the replacement tooth.
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Re: Why are dentists so expensive? Apr 19, 2010
Well if a small newly opened clinic can quote me 2000, I can't see a fancy pancy jumeriah clinic can't charge 4000. Some ones gotta pay the rent for that prime beach property turned into clinics
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Re: Why are dentists so expensive? Apr 20, 2010
desertdudeshj wrote:Well if a small newly opened clinic can quote me 2000, I can't see a fancy pancy jumeriah clinic can't charge 4000. Some ones gotta pay the rent for that prime beach property turned into clinics


Hmm, ya why not...
Well as long as the OP knows there are alternatives, guess our job here is done then :D

-- Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:11 pm --

Hey DD was it 2000 bucks inclusive of the crown or was it only the root canal therapy?
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Re: Why Are Dentists So Expensive? May 09, 2010
Hi folks,

Thanks for the advise and ideas.. Was so busy last weeks I had no time to think about food or teeth...Will try to get in touch with the doc in Ajman very soon.

-- Sun May 09, 2010 7:58 pm --

Misery Called Life wrote:
NO NOOOO, I remember from my stay in UAE the prices were between 700-1000 (Abu-Dhabi and The best in business types.) Don't pay any more. But are you sure the quoted 4000 was for the filling and root canal? I have a feeling the quoted price was for extraction (cos ur cavity is so bad) and then the replacement tooth.

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It wasn't an extraction at all...only RTC.. 4000 for an extraction would be insane...With a good stone, strong whiskey and a rope you can do it for free. :bom:
I went to the doc just before I wrote this note, and the treatment they did was a temporary filling....already 800AED.

Now I know why the doc is located at Jumeirah beach road. Wondering now which dentist is the most expensive of Dubai. :bounce:
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Re: Why Are Dentists So Expensive? Dec 04, 2011
i usually go to Sharjah Dental University Hospital, they do it for me totally free....lol....good doctors so far
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Re: Why Are Dentists So Expensive? Dec 29, 2011
My friend had an extraction done & a general going over. It would've been cheaper for her fly back to England & had a weeks holiday!! I'm in the UK now & booked in for clean before I fly over!
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Re: Why Are Dentists So Expensive? Dec 29, 2011
I had to see a dentist once, when I was in JBR. They were conveniently situated in the next tower. She was really nice. An Indian lady from Kendal in Cumbria :D
She wasn't any more expensive than that bandit I visit at home.

My neighbour used to be my dentist but she had to leave when she was caught in the chair with one of the other dentists who actually owned the practice.
My new dentist is short and fat so she ain't goin' nowhere. I don't like change.
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Re: Why Are Dentists So Expensive? Jan 06, 2012
lightning , yes dental treatment here in UAE is kinda expensive. if i were you, try dental treatment in asia under health tourism.
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Re: Why Are Dentists So Expensive? Jan 06, 2012
A visit to the Hygienest today means I'm all sparkly now ready to dazzle the lovely customs guys when I fly on Wednesday!
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Re: Why Are Dentists So Expensive? Jan 08, 2012
Sandstormlady wrote:A visit to the Hygienest today means I'm all sparkly now ready to dazzle the lovely customs guys when I fly on Wednesday!


Never look a customs man in the eye SSL! They'll pull you over for sure. Just make your way through the 'nothing to declare' and look straight ahead. Doubly important if you have bought twice as much as you're allowed in 'Duty Free'!

They scan your hand luggage too, so don't go thinking you can hide any 'toys' in there :D
I once saw my hand luggage go through and the belt came to a stand still and then into reverse. It was the only time the customs man had sat up straight that day.
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Re: Why Are Dentists So Expensive? Feb 15, 2012
They are so expensive
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Re: Why are dentists so expensive? Feb 17, 2012
we can do anything about it, dentist's service here is really expensive.
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Re: Why are dentists so expensive? May 24, 2013
I visited Dr Joy Dental Clinic at Jumeirah for doing invisalign treatment. This treatment was very cheap than other clinics in Dubai.
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