woodchuck wrote:Filed a complaint with INDECOPI & was threatened with having my throat cut - in the presence of the investigator!
INDECOPI was apparently influenced by his family - who have a lot of money & connections in San Isidro & Lima.
Be careful, "we are not in Kansas anymore"..
woodchuck wrote:Good info, thanks.
I went to a dentist recommended by a gf of an American expat; he extracted 4 teeth @ $100 each.
NEVER TOOK EX-RAYS! When my normal dentist returned from a vacation; he showed me my x-rays.
There were NO ISSUES with any of the teeth extracted!
ozzie wrote:My family goes to Dr. Raul Ordoñes in Salamanca which is near La Molina, San Borja area.
I had two root canals and two dental implants and one daughter had 7 cavities fixed. At first I tried dentists from my insurance, Maison de Sainte, but their prices were astronomical and I was treated like a money machine and the work was rushed so they could over charge.
His specialty is general dentistry, root canals, and implants.
I have been going to this dentist for three years.
His prices are very reasonable. I payed $ 1200 for two dental implants with the crowns included. Romandent in San Isidro wanted $2400. Dr. Ordoñes is in Salamanca, where prices are
lower then Miraflores, Surco, Molina, San Borja, Monterrico, and San Isidro.
He is a dental surgeon registered with the "Colegio de Odontologos de Peru" and he is accomodating in setting appointments.
He speaks some English; His two daughters that are Dental school students speak English.
His office is clean; it is located in:
Avenida Paracas 908, # 202, Salamanca
His Phone number is 999719925. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell him Oscar from Texas provided the referral. Salamanca has good dentists with good rates. If you have questions email me.
mfperu wrote:I chose not to go with Peru Dental. It was 240 Soles for the cleaning and "basic check up", and the full diagnosis and 3D exrays were another 396 Soles, or 634 Soles, which is a LOT of money in Peru, and much, much higher than I've heard other dentists charge. I was confused with what the basic check up was as they needed the full diagnosis to be able to treat. I also needed to come into the office to find out what kind of materials they use for fillings. Historically when things get too complicated or the dental work is way higher than other places it doesn't end well. I find a correlation between the cost of the place and how much dentistry the are looking to sell (a term I heard a dentist use in his office once). There's another expat site with a lot of locals and no one has mentioned Peru Dental. Sometimes when there's many people recommending a dentist, especially when their not recommended on the other local site, I get curious if the dentist is driving traffic to the site.
woodchuck wrote:Do your due diligence on Price & EXPERTISE!
I made the mistake of trusting a dentist in Peru (a referral) & he extracted four (4) of my teeth with no x-rays. He assured me he could tell they were in need of extraction just by visually looking at the teeth.
When my regular dentist returned from a long vacation, he explained using my recent x-rays that none of the teeth needed to be extracted!
I filed a complaint with INDECOPI, but apparently the dentist "bribed" them into taking no action.
I am told this happens more often than people realize, especially when you are dealing with people who are wealthy or have many powerful contacts.
PS - I bribed the local police to shut down his office & I don't think he practices any more!