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    Default Quoted 80,000 RD$ for Dental surgery...

    Hi,

    I had an appointment with a maxilofacial surgeon.

    For removal of a somewhat larger cyst and extraction of three molars under LA I was quoted 2K dollars.

    He will come from SDQ to Bavaro to do it.

    Is this price OK or does it appear too steep?

    Anybody has some numbers to compare?

    Thanks!

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    Seems pricey to me - I paid 500 pesos for extraction under local. 10,000 pesos for a crown. Those are barrio prices though.

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    There needs to be something done a normal dentist could not accomplish. There is a slight risk of (micro) fracturing the jaw etc. So it needs to be done by a specialist...

    Damn, that amount hurts me more than the thought of getting this surgery, lol

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    Seems high. You may want to search for the thread about Robert's dental surgery (it's a sticky somewhere). I think it has some prices if I remember correctly. If I was you I would probably make the trip down to Santiago to that one clinic as you would already know the quality of service they provide.

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    Yeah, I know Robert's thread. I am browsing through it but I can't see that he had done anything similar to what needs to be done in my case... So no numbers there to compare.

    But, they have a branch here in Punta Cana and I am thinking to give them a call to get maybe a second opinion...

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    I don't anything about your type of dental surgery, but let's suppose you needed to fly back to USA or Europe to have this done...just your airfare alone could be $500 to $1200, plus whatever the surgery costs. In Scandinavia (i'm more familiar with prices in Norway), the cost of this would be 5 times more, so in my opinion, it sounds like a good deal--especially when you consider he's coming to you to do the surgery!

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    That sounds a bit high for three extraction and a cyst. I would suggest that trip to santiago to see some other people. Dr. Llinás and Dra Rita Muñoz. They tend to try and avoid extractions if at all possible.

    You might think about it if you can take a couple of days off to come here and have it studied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank12 View Post
    I don't anything about your type of dental surgery, but let's suppose you needed to fly back to USA or Europe to have this done...
    You right. But this can absolutely be done here in the DR. The question is if I am getting overcharged here or not. If I can save a couple hundred I would not say no.

    The surgeon himself has a very good reputation and credentials though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    That sounds a bit high for three extraction and a cyst. I would suggest that trip to santiago to see some other people. Dr. Llinás and Dra Rita Muñoz. They tend to try and avoid extractions if at all possible.

    You might think about it if you can take a couple of days off to come here and have it studied.

    HB
    Thank you.

    This is part of the problem. I can't take off and do a trip to get it done somewhere else.

    It will be done on a Friday so I can recover until Monday.

    2 of the 3 molars are destroyed and need to be removed. And the third one caused the cyst. So no way to keep them unfortunately...

    So I guess him or the branch of Dental Cibao in PC Village IF they do that kind of surgery...

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    How can he come to you to perform surgery? Does he have all the necessary equipment in a mobile home? I would go to the Dental Cibao and get an estimate from there.

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