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smitty777

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Anyone know of a reliable Dentist here in Santo Domingo that will do a crown the same day? If not I'm willing to travel elsewhere.
My Dentist in the U.S told me a crown will be $2,600. No way I'm paying that much.
 

Tamborista

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Just had a root canal and crown (porcelain) in the U.S. and the total was $1600...my share was around $800. Should be much cheaper in the D.R., if Dental care costs are comparable to medical care costs.

Very factual reply, thanks.
 

chic

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shheet////my doc went to school in usa and cuba and goes to florida for seminars as most us docs do...finding out how to raise their prices....
 

chic

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Prices should be Half...and a crown is not done in a day here...gotta go to hong kong for that...
 

chic

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upon entering his office you should be able to see if he is a quality /above board/ good rep...
 

windeguy

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Had a root canal and ceramic crown done on a molar in July of this year on the north coast at Nieves Pappaterra's office in Sosua. My out of pocket cost was 19,080 $RD with insurance that paid half. So about $443 US with or $886 without insurance.
 

barker1964

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Had a root canal and ceramic crown done on a molar in July of this year on the north coast at Nieves Pappaterra's office in Sosua. My out of pocket cost was 19,080 $RD with insurance that paid half. So about $443 US with or $886 without insurance.

That seems kind of high. I paid that here in Florida a couple of months ago..........
 

windeguy

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That seems kind of high. I paid that here in Florida a couple of months ago..........

I do live in a tourist area, which could mean higher prices. It was also an emergency since the tooth was infected and very painful and required additional visits to be sure the infection was gone.

Note that the OP was quoted $2,600 in the US for a root canal and a crown.
 
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barker1964

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I do live in a tourist area, which could mean higher prices. It was also an emergency since the tooth was infected and very painful and required additional visits to be sure the infection was gone.

Note that the OP was quoted $2,600 in the US for a root canal and a crown.

Makes sense. I was quoted for a bridge in Florida $3700.00 by the same dentist got it done by Dra Monica in DR for less than $700.00.....#AMAZINGSAVINGS.
 

tommeyers

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I live in Santiago
Not true!
Disclosure: Robert receives advertiing income from the dental advertiser asnd had work done there.

I also had work done there (and receive no income from them) and it was poor quality by a Poorly trained dentist.

That is not just my opinion it is also the opinion of my US dentist who checked the work.

It was a simple job: reglue a crown. Result crooked. Reason: did not do a dry fit (no glue) before fitting with glue.

It was a "stupid simple" job but not done properly. It was cheap though.

Tom Meyers
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windeguy

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Makes sense. I was quoted for a bridge in Florida $3700.00 by the same dentist got it done by Dra Monica in DR for less than $700.00.....#AMAZINGSAVINGS.

I tried to have my work done at Dra Monica's office first, but the quoted price was higher than what I paid and the doctor who did the root canals was not available for a couple of days, so I went just down the street to Pappaterra instead.
 

barker1964

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I tried to have my work done at Dra Monica's office first, but the quoted price was higher than what I paid and the doctor who did the root canals was not available for a couple of days, so I went just down the street to Pappaterra instead.

She is not the cheapest but I paid less than a third of the cost here in Florida plus got to see the family...Priceless.

P.S I'm a big baby in the dental chair and she does not laugh at me. She allowed my wife to hold my hand........LOL
 

yacht chef

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I got a crown in santiago for $250. She was great HB sent me to her. Not in the same day first the tempory then the perm.