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I'm thinking about getting some needed dentistry done in India when I get there later in the year and saving about 80% on UK cost, can anybody recommend a good practice ? Were pretty much covering most of the country but will have to hang around for a while when it's being done so somewhere I can recover in peace laying on a beach would be good
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Make sure the dentist/surgeon has UK , European, Australasian or US training. Check the practice out first and ask about disinfection and sterilization procedures. Ask see photographs of previous work. Depending on the work you want done, this may not be a great idea.....

You could consider Thailand where many are trained in the US. Again, would depend on the work e.g. implants need several return visits over a few months.

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checked out a few online in New Delhi and Bombay and look more than upto standard, half the dentists in the UK seem to be from India.
I wasn't going to look for someone halfway up the KKH or scratching a living on the beach in Goa.
India isn't all mud huts,


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Hey M.C. Giggle!

Thats an interesting idea. Can you post here what your experiences are?

We arrive in India about October time, and I would follow in your footsteps if you are successful.

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Whoooooooooooah...........

McGiggle,

I don't like your innuendo at all; sorry I bothered reply to your post. It ain't the nationality or race of the operator, it's where the training was done - perhaps reflect on that. In my (considerable) experience of health care on several continents, I can assure you there are some really simple things you may wish to check up on and you might experience a variability in service provision that would be unusual in Europe or North America.


FWIW I think you owe me an apology but somehow don't think one will be forthcoming.
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You Brits have no idea how lucky you are.
Even if everything goes well for Obama, we will not be getting any sort of single payer govt. health/dental plan for at least 3 years, if then.
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I welcome all replys to any post I make, so long as they are read in context.
Why would you assume I was being anything other than ironic.
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I thought Europeans went to Hungary to have their teeth done? Must have read that somewhere.

And having posted that I'll say little about travelling on the Turkey for a feed with the new teeth....

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McGiggle.....

You were not being ironic, you were being insulting and offensive by making an unjustified and ugly innuendo to someone who had tried to offer you some sincere advice.

Your failure to acknowledge this and lack of apology says a great deal.

Now, I consider the "conversation" between you and I closed. The only redeeming aspect of this thread is that the ethos you hold is very atypical for this website and adventure motorcyclists in general.
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Hi Doc,
Thanks for your advice regarding dental care in developing countries. I for one welcome your free advice.
You weren't saying don't obtain dental treatment in India, but helped readers like myself consider questions to put to the dentist to ensure they're at the level of competency that we would be expecting.
The reply from McGiggle was rude: face-to-face in your surgery, he'd have been more circumspect and less laddish. Good luck to him. I hope McGiggle follows his own cavalier advice.

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Thanks Mike.

I'm always pleased to help if I can.

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I had some emergency done in India and despite costing a fraction of the price, it was fine. The same goes for the hospitals where my other half needed treatment after multiple rib fractures, broken ankle and broken thumb (he finally went to hospital 5 weeks after the accident!)

Best advice: ask around for recommendations

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McGiggle,

I don't like your innuendo at all; sorry I bothered reply to your post. It ain't the nationality or race of the operator, it's where the training was done - perhaps reflect on that. In my (considerable) experience of health care on several continents, I can assure you there are some really simple things you may wish to check up on and you might experience a variability in service provision that would be unusual in Europe or North America.


FWIW I think you owe me an apology but somehow don't think one will be forthcoming.
Great start in the first paragraph(it has the ring of truth) and then it all goes downhill: fancy asking for an apology! What is that all about?

And I wanted to know more about teeth: a very disappointing thread - how about some more info about the tooth-doctors around the world??!
I considered adding something about the tooth-fairy but I haven't had enough Guinness right now.
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