English-speaking dentists in Munich

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Nitrous is a gas used to calm a patient. I used it at one office in Canada- but most the time I never turned it on, and the patients were fine, as long as they thought it was on.

Three cheers for the placebo effect! :lol:

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I do treat some patients due to sever nervousness under Full General. But a session costs about 500 Euro per time.

Damn yeah! Sign me up. Never gonna worry 'bout a dentist visit again!

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actually its a great way to work- there is no bleeding (or reduced), no saliva flow and you don't have to be nice as they are sleeping. :rolleyes:

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I wonder how often they left the gas off with me, and just pocketed my 30 bucks?!?

 

I did once have a negative reaction to nitrous, thought I was dying for some odd reason, and had a panic attack... but I would still take that over a local, as I thoroughly cannot STAND going to the dentist...

 

@Carm... thanks for the explanation, €500 for a general anasthetic is well beyond my reach, but hypnosis (which seems to be all the rage here in Germany for phobic-types like me) doesn't help at all... So I hope they can do all the work in one shot.

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My dentist in the states never actually told me he was giving me nitrous, but everytime I went in I had the mask on. Sometimes I felt a buzz, sometimes I didn't. Once he told me he was only giving me air (or did he say oxygen?) a couple times I could tell from the buzz that it was gas.

I never saw the bill though.

I always figured they knew when and how much to administer according to my reactions

(Though I always secretly hoped for the illicit high ... )

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Nitrous is a good buzz if you can get it. Unmistakeable smell. They don't do it so much now, too dangerous.

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I wonder how often they left the gas off with me, and just pocketed my 30 bucks?!?

 

I did once have a negative reaction to nitrous, thought I was dying for some odd reason, and had a panic attack... but I would still take that over a local, as I thoroughly cannot STAND going to the dentist...

with nitrous you still need a local anesthetic, it only relaxes the body, not anesthatisis the body. When I put the mask on, I never turned it on, as a DH I am not allowed to, only the doc can administer the Nitrous- and legally they are suppose to stay in the room too. We never charged at my office for it, so Brokenm- your theory is just blown out of the water.

 

Leeza- Have you tried Valium to relax you? I have had alot of patients that the first few appointments they needed lots, but now they can come in without meds.

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I can really recommned (and I've tried a few ) ...

Dr. Ralph M. Wood

A US dentist who has been working here for years. Very central location.

I had to find a new dentist to fix the botched up job Wood did to me. he used a low quality cement on 2 inlays I had which disintegrated after 1 year. of course some caries then set in, I went to a Keramik Specialist (Dr.Ulrich Etschel) who fixed me. it's a great practise, he does the hygiene work himself (oo that cleaning under the gums thing!) unlike Wood who let some young German trainee girl loose on me! Dr.Etschel gives you an IPOD to listen too whilst he does his work, and there are flat screen tellies on the ceiling to watch whilst you're being worked on!

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Could someone recommend a good dentist? I live in Sendling, and prefer someone central. I am one of those who hates going to dentists.

 

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Can anyone recommend a child's dentist (preferably near Solln)? My kids are used to being entertained with videos in the ceiling, lots of toys at the dentist... Do they have practices like that here? Thanks!

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Hey Carm

Do you (or anyone else) have any recommendations for an oral surgeon? I have one that I really like but I'm looking for a second opinion about a tooth that he wants to pull and replace with an implant. I just don't want to be yanking out teeth because 'it may be the cause of the pain' without a second opinion.

 

Thanks for any recommendations.

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KK64 are you private? If so come to my place and get the docs to look at it. They specialize in Implants and Perio so, they will tell you what needs to be done. We do alot of second opinions.

www.z-z-m.de (only in german, I made them take the english off- it was awful!).

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Dr. Claudio CACACI {edit: no reply on the phone}

Weinstr. 4 (Marienplatz)

80333 Munich

Tel: 2423 9910

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Linda D. BOLLBACH, Dipl. R. (edit hyginest not dentist)

Birkenleiten 11

81543 Munich

Tel: 6519735

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Dr. Alexandra GORRIS

Sendlinger-Tor-Pl. 10

80336 Munich

Tel: 555 678

 

any info on these guys ? I got his name on the US consulate page [here].

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Linda D. BOLLBACH, Dipl. R. (edit hyginest not dentist)

Birkenleiten 11

81543 Munich

Tel: 6519735

any info on these guys ? I got his name on the US consulate page [here].

The list is not current- Linda ( know for many years) left for the US about 2 years ago. But I can recommend an American Trained DH- Beate Gatermann, she works out of her house, the first in Germany to be legally allowed to open her own office, and can speak English. Her number is 912442, she is very good, and I do do alot of work with her.

 

There are very few properly trained DH's here in Germany (about 130) most office employ an Assitant with a Cont. Ed course. Therefore you will not get the same treatment you are used to from a DH. Munich itself has about 12 DH's, 3 are either not working or only part time as docs prefer to use an Assistant and pay them alot less, but still ask for upwards of 150 Euro per hour for treatment. <_<

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Another Dentist I recommend is Renate Spindler. She has her office in Haidhausen.

Kellerstr 16 (EG).

Tel no: 4483302

 

She accepts both Public and Private cases. Has a both English and German speaking staff.

Does Veneers, Ceramic and all the other works.

I recently got an Inlay done from her. And I must say I was totally happy with the complete service!

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But I can recommend an American Trained DH- Beate Gatermann, she works out of her house, the first in Germany to be legally allowed to open her own office, and can speak English. Her number is 912442, she is very good, and I do do alot of work with her.

Carm- I have to admit, that working out of a house as a DH is a bit odd to me. But I really, really want to find an american trained hygienist (and dentist hopefully) and am willing to give her a shot on your recommendation.

 

Are any of the other 130 DHs US trained and in the Munich area, and that you would recommend? Maybe that narrows it down to one- Beate! But just asking in case we can have options...

 

Many thanks!

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