Looking for an English speaking Dental office

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ExpatWife318
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Looking for an English speaking Dental office

I was wondering if Busan has an English speaking Dental office for kids??? Anyone know of a place, please help!! 

expatjb
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In Seomyeon, there is a place called San Francisco. It's located in Judie's Taehwa building (up on the 3rd or 4th floor). There is a big sign and you can access it from the back of that building, on the first street back parallel with the main street. The dentist is always friendly and studied in the States, so speaks English. Highly recommend that place, and the prices are really good compared to the West and also the dental offices in Seoul. 

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Ok, thanks!!!

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Have you already seen the clinic above? If not, try to consider Shalom dental clinic. It's bigger than usual dental clinic in Busan. The dentist can speak english but not as good as an english native. He studied in NY (i believe so). The main reason I am recommending them to you is that you will get the best deal there is. That clinic was owned by a Christian dentist (who will give you consultation before undergoing the actual process). They do free dental service every month overseas. If you are teaching in 고신대학교, you won't pay a penny whether you'll be undergoing implant or just a cleaning. Tell them someone from World Mission Church named Bong recommended their clinic to you. The clinic is near Munhyeon intersection. If you need more help, let me know and i will connect you to one of their crew members.
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 Ok....great my husband needed to find a place for dental too. I'm actually a stay at home mom but I definitely will let him know about the Shalom dental clinic. Thanks!!

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I took my very nervous 12 year old son to the childrens dental clinic across the road from Emart, nr Haeundae. It is on the 8th floor, don't know its name (Childrens Dental Centre, I think)! The nurses spoke little English, the dentist is taking lessons (in Engish not dentistry!) & all were absolutely lovely and very professional. My son had conscious sedation and a horrible root canal filling in a private room with a tv on the ceiling. I could not fault the staff - I speak no Korea btw! But I could see from my sons xray something was a miss.

Don't know how old your child is but the place is decked out like a kiddies play area, it is barely  recognisible as a dentist office. So my12 year old felt a bit silly! But he was very happy with the treatment & results.

Dr Kim Tel: 051 7461275

email: [email protected]

I didn't bother calling it was easier to go in person to make appointments. They would text me a reminder.

 

 

ExpatWife318
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 Yes!!! That is the place I was wondering about....I shop at the plant shop near there. I definitely will be going to see them on Monday. Thanks a lot

expatwife
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Just to confirm I was talking about the childrens dentist in the tall building across the pedestrian crossing from the main entrance of Emart where the taxis park (above the Paris Baguette and coffee shops etc). You can't see the dental clinic from the street. You need to go in side the building. I did visit the childrens dental clinic on the same side as Emart (just before you get to Emart nxt to the garage / plant shop) but I didn't really get a good feeling from them. They also would not give a child as old as my son concsious sedation. It was that dental clinic that sent me over the road to the 8th floor. I hope that makes sense??

expatwife
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Just to confirm I was talking about the childrens dentist in the tall building across the pedestrian crossing from the main entrance of Emart where the taxis park (above the Paris Baguette and coffee shops etc). You can't see the dental clinic from the street. You need to go in side the building. I did visit the childrens dental clinic on the same side as Emart (just before you get to Emart nxt to the garage / plant shop) but I didn't really get a good feeling from them. They also would not give a child as old as my son concsious sedation. It was that dental clinic that sent me over the road to the 8th floor. I hope that makes sense??

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Oh my....I went to the one next to EMart and yes she is going to perform a procedure on my 6 yr old son next Saturday and stated that he must be 10 years or older for concsious sedation. (She will be giving him local though) Her prices are awesome but now Im wondering if I should check the one across the street....I just want my son to be comfortable. 

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Okay that same dentist told me my son was too old for her to sedate him! He was 12 at the time! Try the one across the street.

I always looked for a paediatric dentist that had a separate (private) treatment room and one I felt comfortable with (speaking perfect English was never important). My son had concscious sedation in Korea when he was as young as 6. Its just a little gas & air through a nose piece! Although my daughter hated it. Made her feel sick. So it depends on the child.

& when you say "local" do you mean those horrible injections in the gums? They are given that anyway. The gas and air just takes the edge of the experience and makes is bearable.

My children had good (as good as it can be!) experiences of children's dentists in Korea.

Best of luck.