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Carlow Dental Clinic

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  • 20-02-2014 6:24pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 40


    Hi,

    It looks like I'm gonna need an extraction and an implant costing around 2200euro in most dentists. However the guide price from Carlow Dental Clinic show the same procedure costing circa 1200euro.

    I have two recommendations but I'm still unsure. Has anybody ever used these guys?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭racso1975


    Where are they located?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 40 CollyFowler


    racso1975 wrote: »
    Where are they located?

    They are down near Doyles of the Shamrock.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 KeithVal1


    Giving the level of work that you have been told that you require and the money that it could cost you I would ask:

    How are they able to under cut so significantly?

    What kind of consulting process do they offer?

    What after care will they provide in the case of hygiene and oral health plan?

    How long have they been in business, if you have difficulties in the short/long term, what reassurances can they give?

    Are they covered by insurance and and affiliated to the IDA?

    Put it this way, if something sounds too good to be true, it normally is. Personally I would look at saving money on my car, house, bills, shopping etc, but when it comes to health I need to know that I can completely trust the people looking after me. Ask your original dentist to match their quote? Get them to break down the costs.

    Your health is your wealth. :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 429 ✭✭denis160


    I know people who have used them without issue, and they have recommended them to others. I haven't used them myself but would if I had too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 904 ✭✭✭squadro


    think its carlow dental centre you mean,? have an appointment coming up myself soon. founded by two hungarian dentists , had to wait a few weeks to get an appointment myself even though receptionist told me they have up to 10 dentists in practice. dont know anything else about them only they must be friggin busy:eek:. went for them purely on price alone.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30 wolrac


    I've been to Carlow Dental Centre in Graiguecullen several times (I had a good bit of work to be done) I couldn't recommend them highly enough. 1/2 the price of my previous dentist. The only bad thing about them is they didn't come to Carlow ten years ago when my daughter needed braces. I would be at least €1,200 better off had she gone to them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 wolrac


    To answer KeithVal1 comments:
    1. They are cheaper because they are not as greedy as some of our local dentists.
    2. They have much better (in my opinion, after being with a couple of dentists in Carlow including( *mod snip*) consulting process and really up to date imaging equipment etc.
    3. They have been in business in Ireland for approx. 24 months (maybe longer) but most of the dentists are in their late 30's early 40's so I would imagine have been practicing for at least 10 years in Hungary. I'm sure they would tell you exactly how long they have been practicing dentistry if you asked them.
    4. Yes they are members of the Irish Dental Association and attend the Annual Conference. (I know this because I had an appointment at that time last year)
    5. Their after care programme is excellent, I know this from personal experience.
    Finally, They were originally recommended to me by a friend who was delighted with her experience in CDC; my own family members who went there, 2 sister in laws who had a lot of work done, brother in law who had small amount of work done, child and myself who had work done. You can be assured that you are NOT cutting corners by going to these guys. No, I'm not on commission and have no connections with them except as a customer/patient ( or whatever you call your relationship with your dentist!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 904 ✭✭✭squadro


    attended practice today for first time, only for a check up but first impressions very favourable. friendly efficient staff and all the fancy gadgets u would expect in a modern practice. will b back again.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 kilkea


    just got a crown there in the past 2 weeks, really impressed with the service and no problems at all. A fraction of the cost of the quote I got from my normal dentist in Dublin for the same work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 965 ✭✭✭radharc


    wolrac wrote: »
    4. Yes they are members of the Irish Dental Association and attend the Annual Conference. (I know this because I had an appointment at that time last year)

    Hmmm that was a stroke of luck that you were able to find out that information on one of your visits, how would that even come up in conversation?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30 wolrac


    Radharc"........I know 'cos one of my appointments was rescheduled as the dentist was attending the National dental conference or whatever they call the AGM of the Irish Dental Association.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 sull25


    Just wondering if anyone has got their braces from Carlow dental centre and if so are they any good?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭1966


    Hey there just bumping this thread cause OH has made appointment re implant that he needs & we are considering brace for teen too.

    Anyone been here / reviews or thoughts much appreciated


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 762 ✭✭✭PeteFalk78


    1966 wrote: »
    Hey there just bumping this thread cause OH has made appointment re implant that he needs & we are considering brace for teen too.

    Anyone been here / reviews or thoughts much appreciated

    Hi,

    I'm in the process of getting an implant also. Surgery begins right before Christmas. I've found them excellent so far, professional and thorough.
    The whole family go there and I couldn't recommend them enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 114 ✭✭GeneralSherman


    13 yr old Daughter 2/3's of the way through with her braces. We have been very happy with everything so far. Excellent equipment, friendly and efficient staff, clean and comfortable facilities. Have waited a max. of 10 mins at appointments. Easy access. Clear receipts given each time. Can pay off as you go and was told all that would be due upfront. Very transparent... no surprises so far. When daughter had a problem with a bracket she was seen the next day. I am reminded via text a few days before my monthly fitting appointment is due and receive a phone call confirming my availability the day beforehand. AND much cheaper. Will certainly be bringing my other children if needed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 57 ✭✭7foot ginger


    Does anyone know if they do root canals on back teeth? If so how much? I've been told to get one and the dentist told me not to get it pulled. I'm not sure if it's just a money racket or not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭joejobrien


    General enquiry, as to how people are getting on with there treatment and those that have it completed , has there been any issues or faults with the work I really need to get some work done also. Finally read somewhere they dont do Laser, any truth? Thanks for your replys in advance.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 762 ✭✭✭PeteFalk78


    I'm half way through getting an implant and crown done. Just got the implant done on Saturday. The whole procedure and care was perfect. Everything was explained clearly and concisely. They even included antibiotics and painkillers as part of the care pack to bring home.

    Extremely happy with them so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Vision01


    Absolutely marvellous treatment from CDC. Professional, honest, efficient, caring and by far the most competent dentists I have come across in Ireland to date.

    Prices are good but the standard of treatment and lack of pain following far exceed anything I have ever received with Irish based dentists. Also know up front exactly what I am paying for.

    Recommended to me by a friend and I will strongly recommend them to anyone for whatever procedure that is required.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,793 ✭✭✭oeb


    I was actually just looking for their phone number and came across this thread.

    I delt with them around three and a half years ago when they were working under the name dental dreams, I traveled over to Györ in Hungary with them (I was getting significant (13 crowns, a bridge, an extraction and 2 root canals) work done, and at that time they were basicially an Irish consultation office for their hungarian practice. Xrays and consultation was done in Ireland, all the actual work in Hungary.

    No complaints at all about the work they did. It was very painful, but due to the nature of dental tourism, I was getting alot of work done in a short time. I also got the work looked at by my family dentist a couple of months after I got back, and he said it was top quality. The dentist that did all my work, William, explained to me at the time that what was much cheaper in hungary was the actual creation or the crowns etc.

    I don't have any experience with them since they set up here full time, but I, and a family friend who also had a significant amount of work done (amd recomended them to me), were more than happy and satisfied with their service.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭joejobrien


    I contact them just to get a handle on a price for implants but Im afraid they might have lost their edge, quoted 3500 for one but my own dentist quoted me 3000. CDC recommend a surgeon from Dublin to do the surgery and they then took over thereafter. Therfore Im unsure if there is much saving as a whole????
    Thanks for all comments.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭daveyb2


    hi there - does anyone know what they charge for a crown? I am being quoted 800 by local dentist. Just trying to establish if the potential savings are worth the travel etc. Thanks


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 762 ✭✭✭PeteFalk78


    daveyb2 wrote: »
    hi there - does anyone know what they charge for a crown? I am being quoted 800 by local dentist. Just trying to establish if the potential savings are worth the travel etc. Thanks

    As part of my implant quotation the "Crown Monolithic Zirconia" was priced at 420.


  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭joejobrien


    Got a crown done recently and my dentist charged 550 or 575 euro. dealt for 500.00
    Against the above price no real saving for me if incl transport.


  • Registered Users Posts: 904 ✭✭✭squadro


    Only dentist I ever attended where I had to sign a 4 page disclaimer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,404 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    squadro wrote: »
    Only dentist I ever attended where I had to sign a 4 page disclaimer.

    Never ever heard of that visiting the dentist. Was it for non routine work or something? I'd find that a tad unnerving...


  • Registered Users Posts: 904 ✭✭✭squadro


    Crown and bridgework. Maybe it wasn't 4 pages but it fairly covered their arses if something went wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 ITHINKTOMUCH


    Visited CDC today. First time there. Called in three weeks ago and was given this date so seems busy. All very modern. Yes there is a few pages of documentation to sign, cancelation fees, your health etc.. €50 for X-ray and examination, bit of a chat about plan,then given plan with cost of all work. Now we are down to business! €6500 in my case but given to me with a smile. Yes just like that. In my case I have been told that crowns, an extraction and some bridge work will sort me out. A lot of cash so weighing up the options and probably going to get a second opinion in another practice as a comparison. Didn't find anything wrong with my visit. It was about 45 mins in total. Just felt a bit "invoicey" but that may be due to shock!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭racso1975


    Try smiles in enniscorthy found them excellent last time


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  • Registered Users Posts: 904 ✭✭✭squadro


    They wanted to do over 3 grand worth of work on me. Extraction, crown and bridgework. I went for a second opinion and got a referral to a specialist endodontist. I am currently having root re canal treatment and am happy with how it is progressing. This work while specialised is costing a lot less and is far less invasive.


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