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Dentist services and their cost in Singapore???

Postby uams » Thu, 03 Apr 2008 11:16 am

Hi!

I had a problem with my root canals, so I had to go and fix 'em here. I went to Rffles Hospital. As a result I spent 1700 SGD on one root canal only and I am supposed to spend 1400 SGD on the crown in addition.

So,

1) Is it expensive? (I think it is but i dont know may be it is worth it)

2) Is it then the indication of quality? Is Raffles Hospital the best?

3) And still - may be I could have had the same thing for my tooth for less money??? Where?

Please, give me ur advice! I feel i am overpaying !

Yours,
uams :roll:

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Postby j8de » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 3:19 am

well, ya, that's quite expensive :shock: which tooth is this?
i did my root canal treatment on the back molar for $800, followed by a crown for $650.
my dentist is pretty good. in fact, my whole family sees her.

my daughter does her braces with her too - damien system. seems like it's a new technology - moves teeth faster and no pain! i remember my time - braces was so painful!

anyways, why don't u get a second consult for ur dental treatment.

this dentist i see is very nice. only thing her clinic is all the way in the east - so though i travel from tanglin to see her...it's worth it. i've got to tell u she's really good and she's like the only dentist i know who can speak to my mother in fluent french!

i don't have the tel no. with me, but i know the name is ToothCraft Dental. It's all the way in Siglap area, near the Siglap Centre. Her name is Dr Lee

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Postby cbavasi » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 12:49 pm

I've had 2 root canals from Dr. McCulley @ Smile Focus in Camden Medical Center. The price is almost the same as you quoted for procedure and crown (both are back molars). When I first arrived I was given a referral to Pacific Healthcare and the price was also similar but they were a bit pushy with wanting me to do a bunch of other stuff. Several people told me about Smile Focus so our whole family goes for checkups. I'm sure there are less expensive places - but I've been very happy with my experiences. Also, one of my root canals was a re-do from a less expensive place 2 years ago - where they missed a root and had then abscessed.

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Postby love, rachel » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 5:05 pm

j8de wrote:well, ya, that's quite expensive :shock: which tooth is this?
i did my root canal treatment on the back molar for $800, followed by a crown for $650.
my dentist is pretty good. in fact, my whole family sees her.

my daughter does her braces with her too - damien system. seems like it's a new technology - moves teeth faster and no pain! i remember my time - braces was so painful!

anyways, why don't u get a second consult for ur dental treatment.

this dentist i see is very nice. only thing her clinic is all the way in the east - so though i travel from tanglin to see her...it's worth it. i've got to tell u she's really good and she's like the only dentist i know who can speak to my mother in fluent french!

i don't have the tel no. with me, but i know the name is ToothCraft Dental. It's all the way in Siglap area, near the Siglap Centre. Her name is Dr Lee


Hi I just saw your post regarding your daughter's braces, is it called the fast clips? and they 're quite new manufactured by 3M?

I am wondering how much did you pay for it? Is it a ceramic or metal braces?

Thanks & Regards,

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Postby 4Kix » Thu, 03 Jul 2008 9:37 pm

Methinks root canals are such standard procedures - a good dentist in HDB heartland will do just a good a job as some fancy schmaltzy Orchard Road big name. I had mine done a couple of years ago in Tampines (Lee Dental) for SGD450. Way before that, had one done at a Yishun Clinic - also a Dr Lee (God! they are all dentists!... or in politics) - blew SGD380 for some genuine care there. Both over two visits and for molars at that. Geez SGD1700 for one ...

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Postby abcb » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 12:54 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations for an oral surgeon? I saw my dentist in the US and he recommended me to see an oral surgeon to have a sore in my mouth removed for testing. I'd prefer to have it done in Singapore. Since I'm new to Singapore, I'd appreciate any advice you can give. Thanks.

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Re: Dentist

Postby galtraveller » Fri, 26 Dec 2008 1:51 pm

Hi,

I just consulted a dentist awhile ago thinking I would need to have a filling done but she told me that I need a root canal or have my tooth extracted. I want a 2nd opinion though.

How much is the usual and cheapest price for an entire root canal process here in Sg?

Hope you can help me. Thanks!

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Postby fortum » Tue, 30 Dec 2008 7:19 pm

hi, in my opinion, for professional dental service, equipment and service(integrity) is impt. Basically one can't treat what on cannot see.
Know of this place at Clarke Quay(Dr Leong) with the latest dental CT scan that provide precise imagaging(not the typical one we've known). Truly amazed by that..watching how the image is being rotated ,cut and slice and even the hidden caries are made visible. Don't think I'll like to leave things to chance.They also had this thing call a microscope. I feel assure that the quality of work done under such high tech stuff meets the standard required.
Guess its their commitment to quality that impress me, never seen such investment anywhere..worth a try.
BTW had my whitening done too..charges are reasonable.

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Postby fortum » Tue, 30 Dec 2008 8:31 pm

Want a second opinion? Find someone reliable, shows pride in his/her work, ...certainly not the business-man type dentist/group. When a fillling is too deep or had reach the "nerve"(Or is it pulp) RCT is usu required. wow $3400 for RCT and crown does sound expensive. what did they do, who did it,equipment, material, general clinical standard??Need more info..

Heard that usually root canal cost varies depends on front(1 canal) or back( more difficult to access)/ number of canals(molars can have 3 or 4 and need a good microscope to locate) otherwise the root may not be treated properly and can develop problems later.
During the treatment, X-ray's will be taken. So be sure you're not pregnant.

Lastly,the crowning part depends on the material and again service level.
Tricky thing is what is cheap/even expensive may not be good. We layman can't tell one equipment from another ( heard a certain group uses China-made one). Hope that helps.

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Postby Espacio » Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:56 am

Sounds like U are selling for the clinic? :shock:

Very convincing sales pitch. :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 31 Dec 2008 7:05 am

fortum,

You are selling and I am watching.....


tic.....toc.....tic.....toc.....tic........

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Postby 321XYZ » Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:58 pm

What's wrong with your country ? :shock: In my country, Romania, a root canal is about 50SGD. This is just theft. The dentists are just stealing money from you. That's all. Is not at all about the work they are doing. It's just about stealing money.

Yeah... so I guess I have to suffer another month and treat myself when I'll be back to Romania.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:18 pm

FWIW...

there's a list of dental clinics on the Ministry of Health website.

you can search for clinics located at places of your choosing.

you may then call them up and ask them what the pricing is like for what you require (if you know what dental work is needed) and when the soonest said treatment can be carried out - some clinics are pretty much booked for the next few weeks.

the dentists' qualifications (and year attained) are also listed on that website, so you'll be able to roughly gauge if they are experienced or not.

BDS (2010) = not experienced
BDS (1960) = quite experienced

a dentist with a specialist certification registered with the dental board = higher consultation fees. eg, oral surgeon. this is also indicated on that website.

always be prepared to pay a premium at chains or big companies like Q&M and raffles.

if you DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE paying $xxxx please don't buckle into the dentists' words like LET'S GET THIS DONE ASAP... WE MUST GET IT EXTRACTED SOONEST...

ask them exactly what is needed and why. THEN pay for the consultation (shouldn't be much, even with an x-ray) and leave to think about it. do ask the clinic assistant how much the procedures quoted by the dentist will cost before leaving. and get at least a copy of your x-ray too. it should cost about $5-$10 for a hard copy.

otherwise go back another day with a good digital camera to take a good picture of it for the next dentist. it's not a good idea to be x-rayed regularly.

after checking the website, call up other clinics to check the pricing and availability - as mentioned above.

of course, if you are facing a dental emergency you don't really have a choice - the inexperienced and/or expensive are always available for all your dental needs at such trying times.

good luck!


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