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I didn’t come for the beer

August 15, 2016

When I was young and carefree, I came for the beer.

Now I am older, (sometimes) wiser and cost conscious. And so now, dental tourism. A visit to the dentist has become part of my Czech summer sojourn.

With my dental insurance in the US, i could have my broken crown replaced for perhaps half of the $1395 estimated cost. In the Czech Republic, I have no insurance. All told, it cost only about $300. And that is high.

I wouldn’t do it without a translator (thanks Hubster!), because mostly no English is spoken by the doctors or nurses. And once I stop feeling like a salted slug, I think I’ll be quite pleased.

Here’s another timely option for dental tourism I hadn’t previously considered. Thank you, The NYer.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2016 13:14

    I just had my 6 crowns replaced after getting very nice temporaries 8+ years ago! I was at a point where I had to glue them in, but the cost of getting them done for good was just too high and no one wanted to work out a decent payment plan…. As soon as I moved to Chattanooga I looked up dentist with payment plans and I found this dentist. He’s amazing! Seriously! His work is sensational and they work with you on a payment plan. I now have gorgeous teeth again and it’s only going to cost me $7,000 over the next 4 years! Eekkkkk!!!! Glad you got your work done while in Czech!


    • August 15, 2016 13:54

      Yikes. And also great news. A plane ticket and work would cost you less. But you have to have lots of time. Your option sounds worthwhile.


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