Dental bridges & Implants


Anonymous
on Apr 30, 2016 @ 03:47 pm

Hey there chicks !

I am seriously thinking about getting some dental work and looking into getting it done by a Dental student because of the incredible high cost at the regular dentist.
 
I would love to hear your stories and would also like to know if some of you ever had work done abroad (Mexico) .
 


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KrissiC
. on Apr 30, 2016 @ 04:01 pm

Dental students are great. They are closely supervised. My brother has had work done by dental students. My Inlaws swear by going to the states(specifically Arizona where they spend 6 months each year). They say it's cheaper. They also gave friends who swear by going to Mexico. I will ask my mother in law what city it is.
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inasmalley
my story on Jun 09, 2016 @ 07:08 am

I had gone to Mexico for implant restoration and it was not successful. I had severe pain after the procedure and there was bleeding. I told the dentist about it and he prescribed some antibiotics and then everything was normal for few weeks. After returning to Canada my situation became worse again and I took the medicines he prescribed for me. When the situation becomes worse I consulted another dentist in Oshawa and he told the implant restoration was not done properly and because of that, I'm having all these issues. I asked him to redo the work and now I feel better. It's been only 4 months since all this has happened. You should be very careful in deciding the dentist.
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fly_eyez
I'm probably biased on Jun 09, 2016 @ 11:42 am

Because I've worked in our Canadian healthcare system for 19 years in several provinces and I have heard so many horror stories. I work in talent acquisition, which is just a fancy way of saying I find healthcare workers to hire. In Canada our healthcare professionals are regulated. They belong to licensing bodies and have to keep up education and remain in good standing in order to practice. Also, our education system is different and if you are educated in another country, let's say in the field of dentistry, the appropriate provincial and / or national registering body which allows a dentist to practice may not consider that person's education to be the equivalent of a Canadian's education and they may need Canadian upgrading in order to practice and to meet all of the licensing body's requirements to practice dentistry. For example, I hired a couple from India to work in Alberta. Their education was not considered to be equivalent according to Alberta & Canadian standards. So even though the husband practiced family medicine for over 10 years, he was not recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to practice as a doctor in Canada. His wife was a dentist and she did not meet Canadian qualifications either. She would have had to go back and get her entire degree in dentistry all over again and he would have required further education in medical school plus he would have had to be "sponsored" and supervised by a licensed And I and doctor in good standing for a period of two years then take an exam before he would be allowed to practice medicine. Even though in India he was an MD with his own practice for 10 years.
Sorry, I know I rambled, but this is why I think it's so important not to go overseas to get medical work done. You have zero idea what that person has in terms of education or experience and they may not be a regulated profession within a licensing body. If that's the case you wouldn't even be able to sue. In Canada, medical professionals must carry liability insurance (a lot of times it's around the $2 million mark) as well as the hospital they are employed by has our own insurance for malpractice suits. Here in Canada you can go onto the applicable websites and search to see if a professional has any limitations or discipline on their record. You know they are approved by our Canadian system and you have protection.
So short answer NO. I would never suggest overseas work because you just never know. Yeah it's cheap but it's not worth your health (or looks if it's plastic surgery).
In terms of letting students do the work for a fraction of the price, I'm all for that. Whether it's hair or dentistry, they are supervised and have gone through appropriate training in order to start practicing as a student. They are often so nervous that they take forever to do the job and are meticulous - they want to ensure they are doing things correctly. They likely pay more attention than someone who's been practicing for 10 years. I fully support students in their practicum - hands on is how they learn and every professional was once a student doing the same thing.
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