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Hi everyone,

I have done a quick search on the forum and haven't found anything similar as to what I am interested in.

I need to find a good orthodontist AND dentist in Shanghai and would really appreciate someone's recommendations. I have searched other discussion boards and found a few good orthodontists but most of those boards were pretty old, so would be good to add a couple of new names just in case. Also, does anyone know how much (approximately) visits/consultations at the "western" dental clinic could cost in Shanghai? I've heard it's expensive but it would be good to have a rough estimate as to what I could expect.

Any input would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

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A few years ago I paid about RMB500 for a medical consultation at a 'Western' clinic that lasted a few minutes...probably a few seconds even. Some hospitals have sections for foreigners, they are much more cheaper and my friends have had no complaints.

Now that I think of it, had I not ticked the 'consultation' box I probably wouldn't have been charged for it. I could have asked the doctor a few questions during the standard medical check up. :D

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@shuoshuo It's so ridiculous...I have contacted a few "western" clinics, which were recommended by expat forums and they told me that monthly check ups/consultations would cost me around 1800 RMB (190 GBP)! To be more specific, I have braces for which I need to see an orthodontist every 1.5 month. I knew it would be expensive but never thought it would be THAT expensive. It would cost me 50 GBP max in London...I don't know what I am going to do!

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I suggest trying one of the larger hospitals. Much dental work is done in hospitals (unlike in the UK), although I don't know if they have orthodontists, but it's worth enquiring. If language is a problem, try one of the top university hospitals, say Jiaotong Uni or Fudan Uni. The doctors there seem to be able to speak at least some English.

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Yeah, that's what I am thinking of doing. Heard some really good reviews about Hospital No. 9 and checked out a few bios - they do have an orthodontist and he might even speak English. If not, I will get a Chinese friend to help me out on this one or something. Btw, got another e-mail response from one of the clinics and they charge even more - 2160 rmb. Are they insane?

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I'm glad this came up - I'm also looking for a dentist, everything I have read so far suggests dental treatment in a hooinspital would be a much better option, and that the quality of treatment as actually quite good (btetterhen I would expect). Will try to book an appointment soon.

'Western Clinics' are indeed extremely expensive. I managed to get a free consultation, however I was told I needed several fillings, at a cost of 1000 RMB per filling!

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Dental treatment is difficult here. My wife is a dental hygienist and she's talked to a lot of expat dental shops here, and there are quite a few, but they're pretty expensive. Here are a few to have a look at. Pure Smiles, J Smiles, New York Dental, DDS Dental (Chinese w/expat focus), Parkway, Shanghai United. If you want to go a bit more local, have a friend help you look for Korean or Japanese dentists. There are a lot of these types of dental clinics around and they are a bit cheaper. It's hard to get good care in China!

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This is quite an old discussion, but we think it will be helpful for future reference anyway.


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