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bruciebear
24-03-2014, 01:29 PM
I know they are expensive but does anyone know a dentist with reasonable to low costs in Auckland or anywhere you can drive to near Auckland. Appreciate any help Cheers.

dugimodo
24-03-2014, 02:18 PM
Mitre 10 no. 2 Linesmans pliers.
(kidding but I have an Uncle who really pulled his own teeth with pliers)

I Just started going back to the dentist last year, I chose Lumino's because it's close to where I live and work. I'm not sure a cheap dentist would be a great Idea, but I even hear of people going on overseas holidays to get dental work done due to the huge difference in price. And yes it was expensive.

pctek
24-03-2014, 02:46 PM
No such thing....in NZ.

Webdevguy
24-03-2014, 03:22 PM
I know they are expensive but does anyone know a dentist with reasonable to low costs in Auckland or anywhere you can drive to near Auckland. Appreciate any help Cheers.

Define "Cheap"?

Most Auckland dentists charge a minimum of $55 just to say "Hi"

I think a check up would cost you at least $150 or more.

Possibly if you have a community services card you might be able to get a bit less than that but generally Dentist and "cheap" don't belong in the same sentence.

Richard
24-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Ask for a quote, on a check and then for work required. Lumino are known to be expensive, so seek out a 'one man band' practice in the suburbs. You are the only person who knows what you consider reasonable, and what you can afford.

Bryan
24-03-2014, 05:26 PM
Sometimes you can get into the local hospital for the students to train on. Say Auckland Hospital, and I believe they are supervised - you could inquire.

No idea of cost though.

pctek
24-03-2014, 06:48 PM
Sometimes you can get into the local hospital for the students to train on. Say Auckland Hospital, and I believe they are supervised - you could inquire.

No idea of cost though.

No.

Relief of Pain Clinic at Oral Health Departments
Greenlane Clinical Centre, Middlemore Hospital and Buckland Road.

What is the Relief of Pain Service?

We provide emergency pain relief for dental problems only.
We extract one painful tooth per visit or place a temporary dressing, nothing more, so you may still need to see a private dentist afterwards.
You will be asked for proof of your NZ residency at the registration desk.

What will it cost?

$40.00 (except children and referred psychiatric inpatients). This needs to be paid on the day of treatment.

There*is*a*maximum*of*3*visits*per*person*per*year *and*there*is*a*charge*of*$40.00*including*GST*for *the*
relief* of* pain* service* provided.* For* the* $40.00* charge* the* tooth* may* be* dressed,* there* may* be*
antibiotics*to*treat*the*infection,*or,*if*require d,*the*tooth*may*be*pulled*out.*This*service*does* not*
include*any*on*going*treatment*to*the*tooth*such*a s*fillings*or*root*canals,*dentures*or*orthodontic *
treatment.**


If you live in Dunedin, the University of Otago’s Dental School provides treatment with a discount for holders of community services cards .

Alex B
24-03-2014, 08:29 PM
Dent school will treat anyone. I had all four wisdom teeth out under full anaesthetic for $800.

pctek
25-03-2014, 07:28 AM
Dent school will treat anyone. I had all four wisdom teeth out under full anaesthetic for $800.

Wouldn't see me when I was down South.
Although I wasn't a Dunedin resident....

Agent_24
25-03-2014, 12:01 PM
Dentist and "cheap" don't belong in the same sentence.

x2

Winston001
25-03-2014, 09:32 PM
I know this is no help but young dentists have been moving out of Auckland. Their problem is the huge cost of specialised plumbing and xray machines plus lots of medical stainless steel at NASA rates, just to set up or buy into a practise. Then there is the fearsome rent. They have to recover $300/hour to make ends meet only to find patients cannot afford that.

In Invercargill we'd almost run out of dentists and were facing 2 1/2 hour trips to Dunedin. Suddenly that all turned around and we can now have our gums and bank account polished by a choice of keen young dentists. Not cheap but better than driving 200k.

Marnie
26-03-2014, 11:49 AM
I have a good dentist in Tauranga and am hanging on to him, well, not physically. Compared to a lot of other places his prices are reasonable, possibly because I am regarded as a regular patient, if you can call mostly once a year regular.

A friend, who is a travel agent, told me that she frequently makes reservations for people to fly to Thailand for what would otherwise be tremendously expensive dental treatment here. All-up costs are far below what they would pay in New Zealand. Type of treatment needed and arrangements are all done before they leave our shores.