A friend is going to Turkey to the dentist
By Judy Evans
November 28, 2022 4:57pm CST
The photo has no connection with the discussion. It’s Chopper, the blue heeler from our last house-sit. I love how dogs lie like this with their hindlegs straight out behind them. And his legs look ridiculously short here. While Vince was out today, he went for a haircut. He goes to a barber’s shop which is run by Iranians and Yassar always cuts his hair. He is a mature-age apprentice and he and Vince always have a good chat. Yassar needs major work done on one tooth. Because it is so expensive in Australia, he is flying to Turkey for a month and will have all his teeth brought up to scratch. This will be cheaper than having one really bad tooth fixed in Australia. I am having trouble getting my head around all this. There is something wrong somewhere. Sometimes it seems there is no such thing as equality.
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• United States
My husbands relatives who live in Alaska have to do the same thing. The plane tickets for a family of four, a hotel for a few days and turning it into a family vacation of site seeing as well as having the work done on their teeth is still cheaper then one visit for one of them at the local dentist.
• Los Angeles, California
Dental work is expensive here too, especially without insurance. I know quite a few people who had gone to Mexico for dental work, medicine, and get other procedures because there it is way cheaper. My friend from Japan who lives here still gets her dental work all done in Japan - says a yearly check up and cleaning amounts to only $20.
• Atlanta, Georgia
Dental work is terribly expensive here. I would like free health care for everyone. Many people cannot afford insurance and they have no health care. I have health insurance at a heavy price, and it's doesn't cover dental or glasses.
@JudyEv - I have met people at my dentist's cabinet who went to Slovenia. As they want to do everything in very short time not to keep people at a hotel for weeks, the implants often fell because the bone has not enough time to adjust to the implant.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
Hey, that is the second time I heard this. My stepson along with his wife, went to Turkey just recently for him to get his teeth fixed. Their daughter who is school age, stayed in Latvia to go to school. What is the deal with Turkey? My teeth are really bad but I can eat and some are original and I don't think for the rest of my life I will ever get them in order but that is OK with me as long as they don't bother me but of course, my stepson is still a young man and he needs good teeth,
@judyev Oh beware of Turkish teeth. Sometimes it goes desperately wrong. If it’s cheap it may be too good to be true. People here go for “Turkish teeth” (and other bits too) and many horror stories are told. Hope it works out for Yasser.