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Has Anyone Had Dental Work Done at Bumrungrad or Similar in Thailand?

Post by Myasis Dragon » Tue, 06 Jul 2021 11:19 pm

I just got done with two crowns and one root canal here in Houston, Texas. It cost me USD 5700, and that aint cheap in my mind.

I am pretty sure that I am going to need at least one more crown and two more root canals. In addition, I have some veneers that need work. I will easily spend another USD 7000 for this work.

I have read good things about the quality of dental care in Thailand, and it is at a much more reasonable cost.

Therefore, I'd like to hear the experiences of anyone who has had major dental work in Thailand (or elsewhere). I am not considering Singapore because, as I recall, my dental work charges there were about the same as the USA.

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Post by malcontent » Wed, 07 Jul 2021 1:49 am

Dental work in Singapore can be nearly as much as the USA at the expat dental places, but most local clinics are far less.

Although I have no personal experience, I do know that Bumrungrad & BIDC are the two most popular in BKK. Everyone seems to agree they are both top notch and are actually expensive by local Thai standards (dirt cheap compared to the US). Since Bumrungrad is not just dental, some prefer BIDC for that reason - you can compare the two online.

At the moment, I doubt you would be able visit most countries in SE Asia, and even if you could, it’s going to involve a lot of rigmarole. I have heard that Mexico is still open and do cater to Americans seeking lower cost dental - in fact, some border towns specialize in it.

Hopefully by 2022 things will open back up. It looks like the cost savings on your dental will easily pay for a business class ticket!
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Post by smoulder » Wed, 07 Jul 2021 1:50 am

How about Malaysia? I can't recall exactly, but I think I paid under a 1000 rm for wisdom teeth extraction in a dental clinic in Seremban. I'm sure you can get similar rates in JB and KL as well. All this is of course, when the covid situation settles down.

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Post by Myasis Dragon » Wed, 07 Jul 2021 2:06 am

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How about Malaysia? I can't recall exactly, but I think I paid under a 1000 rm for wisdom teeth extraction in a dental clinic in Seremban. I'm sure you can get similar rates in JB and KL as well. All this is of course, when the covid situation settles down.
Well... when I living in KL, several of us expats used to gather round on Friday afternoons for a few beers, and invariably the topic of Malaysian quality came up. The standing joke was, "Would you trust Malaysia with a nuclear power generating plant?"

Because everything in Malaysia seems to be half assed, half done. Something broken? Don't worry, Allah will provide, and if he doesn't, well, that's how it was meant to be.

And so, I freely admit my bias to be treated by any Malaysian doctor or dentist. I suppose that's an inaccurate bias, but so much of the country has this attitude.

Example: A bus knocked over a very large, lit directional sign in the KL Sentral drop off area. It remained lying on the ground, blocking the sidewalk for pedestrians, from July until the end of December when I flew back to the USA for Christmas.

When I returned in January, the sign was gone, and I thought, "Holy crap, they're actually going to fix it!" Not so, because the next day, I found the sign had been moved underneath a parking garage ramp. It was never replaced the entire time I was there.

Example: A large drainage grate in front of the office building I worked in caved in, so much so, that if you were to drive your car across it, you could guarantee getting stuck or damaging your car. The solution? Put an orange cone on it, even though it blocked one full lane of rush hour traffic in front of the building. It was never fixed for the last six months I worked in that building.

I could go on and on. LRT breakdowns that never got fixed. Escalators that broke for weeks or months before repair. Pedestrian walkways to cross over busy streets that completely blocked the sidewalk such that pedestrians had to walk in the street to get by the walkways.

I really like KL and Malaysia... but letting them into my mouth to drill on my teeth? I just don't know.

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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:51 pm

Hong Kong has good cheap dentists - or it did. I think those places you've mentioned in BKK are ok and now with the Phuket "sandbox" open you can go in there. There are dentists in Phuket who are good and probably a branch of Bumrungrad or BIDC???

Personally I would go to Mexico if I were in Houston but I can understand your desire to escape to SE Asia also.
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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:52 pm

https://bangkokdentalcenter.com/dental- ... -contacts/

Yep - you could fly to Phuket and have the work done there. No need to leave Phuket and no quarantine required.

FYI I have had dental work done in BKK but can't remember where. It was ok.
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Post by smoulder » Wed, 07 Jul 2021 5:19 pm

Myasis Dragon wrote:
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 2:06 am
smoulder wrote:
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 1:50 am
How about Malaysia? I can't recall exactly, but I think I paid under a 1000 rm for wisdom teeth extraction in a dental clinic in Seremban. I'm sure you can get similar rates in JB and KL as well. All this is of course, when the covid situation settles down.
Well... when I living in KL, several of us expats used to gather round on Friday afternoons for a few beers, and invariably the topic of Malaysian quality came up. The standing joke was, "Would you trust Malaysia with a nuclear power generating plant?"

Because everything in Malaysia seems to be half assed, half done. Something broken? Don't worry, Allah will provide, and if he doesn't, well, that's how it was meant to be.

And so, I freely admit my bias to be treated by any Malaysian doctor or dentist. I suppose that's an inaccurate bias, but so much of the country has this attitude.

Example: A bus knocked over a very large, lit directional sign in the KL Sentral drop off area. It remained lying on the ground, blocking the sidewalk for pedestrians, from July until the end of December when I flew back to the USA for Christmas.

When I returned in January, the sign was gone, and I thought, "Holy crap, they're actually going to fix it!" Not so, because the next day, I found the sign had been moved underneath a parking garage ramp. It was never replaced the entire time I was there.

Example: A large drainage grate in front of the office building I worked in caved in, so much so, that if you were to drive your car across it, you could guarantee getting stuck or damaging your car. The solution? Put an orange cone on it, even though it blocked one full lane of rush hour traffic in front of the building. It was never fixed for the last six months I worked in that building.

I could go on and on. LRT breakdowns that never got fixed. Escalators that broke for weeks or months before repair. Pedestrian walkways to cross over busy streets that completely blocked the sidewalk such that pedestrians had to walk in the street to get by the walkways.

I really like KL and Malaysia... but letting them into my mouth to drill on my teeth? I just don't know.
LOL OK. :lol:

But I can't imagine why Thailand would be of a higher standard comparatively.

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Post by malcontent » Wed, 07 Jul 2021 9:28 pm

It is known as the land of smiles… kinda hard to maintain that status without good dentists!
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Post by Myasis Dragon » Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:26 pm

smoulder wrote:
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 5:19 pm
LOL OK. :lol:

But I can't imagine why Thailand would be of a higher standard comparatively.
Far more industrious. No attitude of entitlement like so many Malaysians have because of the Bumiputra laws. And no "Allah will provide" attitude because of a pervasive state religion of Islam.

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Post by smoulder » Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:29 pm

Myasis Dragon wrote:
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:26 pm
smoulder wrote:
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 5:19 pm
LOL OK. :lol:

But I can't imagine why Thailand would be of a higher standard comparatively.
Far more industrious. No attitude of entitlement like so many Malaysians have because of the Bumiputra laws. And no "Allah will provide" attitude because of a pervasive state religion of Islam.
Understand. It probably explains why all the doctors or the dentist that I visited were not from the majority race.

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