Dental Treatment In China Reviews
Nov 09, 2007
In one sense, dental treatment can be alikened to travel because both require available time and money. Both living and working in China provided ample opportunity to visit my university's hospital for full preventative & restorative dental work. Treatment included crowns, bridges,and replacement of amalgam fillings with enamel.
The actual monetary figure was the same as in a western country, but with a different currency & exchange rate. This effectively meant that compared to say the American dollar, I paid about one eighth of the regular amount, without any insurance rebates. Completely professional treatment was rendered. The doctor took great pride in her work. She mastered a few English words so we could communicate (such as "open", "close", "rinse" and "persist").
I had only had one crown previously done in my home country. It turned out to have been fitted poorly, so it was replaced. There was normally at least ten days between preparatory work and placement of permanent crowns. Except for regular check ups, I should not have any major tooth problems for say the next twenty years or more. An analogy can be drawn between dental (& other health treatment for that matter ) and travelling. By this I mean that normally time and money aren't always available at the same time.
Expatriate writer Warren Rodwell has been in China since 2002, and teaches university postgraduates in Chengdu. Many of his feature stories, reviews & photographs have been published online or in hardcopy media form. Warren also narrates documentaries and administers various websites as part of his efforts to promote Chengdu & Sichuan culture(s) more globally.
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