the Britash dental practice (Dr Paul Saliba)

After 6 weeks worrying, too frightened to even go for a check up I went to the dentist today. I made a complete fool of myself, crying my eyes out in the chair, thats how frightened I am, but this lovely man not only inspected the tooth I wanted looking at, he gave the rest a quick check and gave me a painless injection and treated the tooth I wanted filling. When he'd done that and gained my confidence, he gave me a full check helped by his lovely assistant, explained what else he could do to help a 73 year old lady and I happilly made a further appointment. He comes with my full reccomendation and I doubt anyone could be as scared as I am. Give him a try

La Marina

I hope he gave you a painless injection when you got the bill !!
He charged me 50 euros to re-fix a crown, took him all of 5 minutes !

Commented Al Marina in La Marina 2013-08-19 16:23:50 UTC

I have now got false teeth as I was so frighten of the dentist, I had them taken out at Torrevieja Hospital

Commented Wendy Nesbeth in Los Balcones 2013-08-19 16:27:24 UTC

if that's what it costs that's what it costs. You're paying for the expertise that these people have studied for for years You could have rung round for a quote. I'm just saying as a terrified coward he did the job and I'm not too frightened to go back.

Commented mazza in La Marina 2013-08-19 16:58:08 UTC

I am afraid Paul has out priced himself, there is now a brand new dentist in the village with up to date modern equipment who is as good if not better than Paul and at a much better price.

Commented Chris in La Marina 2013-08-19 17:39:55 UTC

I was an expert in my job, but I didn't charge 600 Euros an hour !!

Commented Al Marina in La Marina 2013-08-19 17:40:04 UTC

It did not cost me one penny

Commented Wendy Nesbeth in Los Balcones 2013-08-19 18:52:53 UTC

Dave, I know I keep going on about Stockport, but how much would it cost to get your crown re-stuck there? Me thinks a tad more than €50, think yourself lucky

Commented marko in Quesada 2013-08-19 20:02:04 UTC

my partner paid 200 euros for 2 fillings last week,very expensive,will try the spanish dentist the next time.

Commented mar in La Marina 2013-08-20 08:15:04 UTC

think myself lucky ? What I don't get about dentist's is, if they did the job right in the first place, I wouldn't have to keep paying to have the job put right ! I was a joiner, and if I say, hung a door for you and sometime later the door was sticking (doors do swell and contract with heat and cold) I would come back and fix it for you FREE, not these jokers, wonder they wear a mask !!

Commented Al Marina in La Marina 2013-08-20 08:50:49 UTC

Dave, never argue with a dentist, especially when he's got pliers in your mouth. My UK NHS Dentist decided to go private and wanted £10 per month, just to be on his books.

Commented marko in Quesada 2013-08-20 09:10:09 UTC

I bet that left you feeling down in the mouth..............see what I did there ?............i'm here all week....arf arf.

Commented Al Marina in La Marina 2013-08-20 10:00:55 UTC

I once restuck a crown in myself with superglue..... trust me, its better to get a professional to do it... Having said that, I think there is more skill in hanging a door, than drilling a hole in something and applying filler.

Commented marko in Quesada 2013-08-20 11:03:17 UTC

Correct marko, hanging a door is quite a skilled job. I wish all those years ago, I could have charged 10 Euros a minute, like dentists do.

Commented Al Marina in La Marina 2013-08-20 11:42:15 UTC

Assuming we all have a dentist that we trust how about a simple rating test....?

Just answer the following 4 questions only, no comments, from 0 (horrible) to 10 (Perfect)

Dentists name, (not question) & Location( also does not count)

Value for money 0 - 10 ?

quality of work 0 - 10 ?

Did you feel comfortable in the chair? 0 - 10 ?

Would you go again and recommend to a friend ?

Commented zenophant in La Marina 2013-08-20 19:36:21 UTC