I have experienced in dealing with dentist in Indonesia. I had a comprehensive consultation with my dentist before going to Adelaide to prevent any dental problems in my study period. Unfortunately, I still faced the problem.. I had I little hole in my rear teeth and it needed a treatment as soon as possible.
So, I contact the dentist near my home.. the Dental Care Professionals (DCP) which has four dentist in charge: Dr Bruce D Noble, Dr. Lynn B Steward, Dr Alan A Fassina, and Dr Amanda J Adcock.
The DCP address is 486 Brighton Road, SA 5048. Phone. 82967356. Fax 82968194.
I contacted them two weeks ago and I could have an appointment with Dr Amanda J Adcock yesterday on May 5, 2008 at 11.15 am. Before I entered the surgery room, I have to fulfill a form which consist my detail information and my health condition. The questions cover do I have HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, allergy, hypersensitive, cancer, diabetes, and other related transmitted diseases. I may not turn on my cellular phone because it may destruct the equipments.
The dentist started to give me an anesthetic drug even though my case is only fulfill a little hole in my rear teeth. In Indonesia, the dentist will give me the anesthetic if my teeth need to be pulled off or if I need a local special surgery. After that, the dentist put a little plastic balloon in my mouth to prevent me direct contact or any hazards due to the equipment.. She and her assistant started to clean up my rear teeth and gave me the fulfill material into my teeth. The material seems like white liquid. It needed nearly an hour to fulfill my teeth. I could not feel anything after the treatment for the next few hours because of the anesthetic drug.
After finished it, I have to pay AUS$ 97 for fulfilling my rear teeth because the dental problems will not covered by students OSHC insurance.
The dental care also gives me treatment plan.. So, according to the dentist, I need future:
Metallic restoration-2 surf-direct which cost AUS $117.50;
Comprehensive oral exam which cost AUS$55;
Two X-Ray Films which cost $81.
However, because my main problem with the teeth’s hole has been solved, I do not want to go there anymore due to the expensive fees.
The overall result of the dentist treatments in Australia is better than in Indonesia but it may cost you a lot..