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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:55 AM

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Routine dental work

'I was shocked when I was billed $94 nett.'


MS NGIAM SENG MIN: 'I was shocked when I was billed $94 nett recently at NTUC Denticare for a routine check, scaling, polishing and fluoride application, all of which lasted only 12 minutes. And this was at membership rates too. How many people can afford this? NTUC Denticare's charges are as pricey as neighbourhood clinics.'

would it be cheaper to go to neighbour friendly dental clinic or NTUC denticare?

I am covered by insurance therefore not sure if Ms Ngiam issue is reflective of rising cost of dental care.





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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:07 PM

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insurance got cover these type of routine dental care one meh?

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:21 PM

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what is considered affordable rate for simple dental cleaning & polishing?
i remembered i kana carrot when i went to a neighbourhood dentist for the 1st time for cleaning & polishing paid more than $100.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:26 PM

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I do mine at Jurong Medical Centre opposite Jurong Point and it only cost me 44 bucks to do scaling plus polishing. No discount or any rebate at all.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:28 PM

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Routine dental work

'I was shocked when I was billed $94 nett.'


MS NGIAM SENG MIN: 'I was shocked when I was billed $94 nett recently at NTUC Denticare for a routine check, scaling, polishing and fluoride application, all of which lasted only 12 minutes. And this was at membership rates too. How many people can afford this? NTUC Denticare's charges are as pricey as neighbourhood clinics.'

would it be cheaper to go to neighbour friendly dental clinic or NTUC denticare?

I am covered by insurance therefore not sure if Ms Ngiam issue is reflective of rising cost of dental care.


What kind of insurance is that so gilat?? Sure to loose money for them.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:30 PM

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I do mine at Parkway Parade NTUC denticare twice a year.

$46 dollars per visit.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:42 PM

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i bought a hospitalisation and OPD plan from manulife

it seems I better continue with the insurance



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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:45 PM

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must be a high class neighbour

I remember before I bought insurance i use to go to tanjong katong

about $50-65


sometimes I wondered if they find carries are there really carries

but we have to trust them

unfortunately there is no proof unless we go for a second opinion



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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:46 PM

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it seems that your dental clinic charges the cheapest here so far for the basic treatment

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:48 PM

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$45 for me at Tah Chong Dental along Changi Road. Scaling and polishing too.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:48 PM

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i thought NTUC dentacare should have standard pricing at any place in singapore

there may be difference in the colgate polishing used

may be you got special discount with NTUC rebate care or some credit card promotion


I always thought parkway clinics are expensive just like their hair saloon upstairs



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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:49 PM

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it is near the junction between changi road and telok kurau

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:52 PM

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it is near the junction between changi road and telok kurau

thanks



Not exactly. It's near the Ubi CC basketball court.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:55 PM

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do you think dental care provided in hospitals are better than stand alone clinics


my family use to have annual dental check up at Adventist Hospital then we switch to stand-alone clinics

the cost was alot cheaper

but not sure if it means poorer material used etc


it is difficult to know the standard of the stand alone clinic

and most of us go by hearsay or recommendations

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:06 PM

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i thought NTUC dentacare should have standard pricing at any place in singapore

there may be difference in the colgate polishing used

may be you got special discount with NTUC rebate care or some credit card promotion


I always thought parkway clinics are expensive just like their hair saloon upstairs



no. i got nothing.

i pay by Nets

but becos i go regularly, and i don't smoke nor eat sugary stuff, i floss daily + mouth wash. Dr Robinson always says cleaning my teeth is very fast.

maybe that explains why

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:25 PM

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anyone want to try a ''liu mong'' (gangster) dentist at AMK? I can't remember the block...but it near to AMK ave 10...A corner clinic open till midnight and sometime to 3am..................Polishing, cleaning and filling only cost you ~$30.....sometime he will say up to you to pay.....if you say $20...sometime he will say ok........ Don't believe Singapore still existing this kinda of health care service? YOU WILL BE SURPRISE......He don't even put on glove and wear face mask...he is like just like someone selling fish in the market....But he serve the lower income people like foreigner....and always long waiting time hor...

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:46 PM

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I tot most dental clinic show their price at the counter and you are free to enquire before you go ahead. Price not right, dont do lor.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 02:01 PM

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Does anyone knows if the fluoride application is necessary?
Cost like $20. Seems to me it's a gimmick to earn profit.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:01 AM

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drinking water got fluoride

toothpaste got fluoride

if you sneek in chewing gum into spore - those professional cleaning teeth ones have fluoride also


I am not dentist but I do understand that there are certain limit the humba body can tolerate fluoride after that limit it becomes toxic


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:07 AM

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Why dont you do it at a poly clinic instead?
The pricing should be much much cheaper.


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