Before I moved here, I made sure to visit the doctor, the GYN, an optometrist and the dentist, because I wasn’t sure how these things worked here. I could wait until I came back to the U.S. to visit them again and I would still be within a year. I’m pretty regular with check-ups. But things happen and all this eating has led to a cavity. My friend, Jennifer, recommended a Dental office that she visited that wasn’t too far from my villa so I made an appointment. Green Health Dental clinic’s location is Opp Dar Al Salam Mall, Mesaimeer road, Abu hamour, Doha, Qatar. I called and had an appointment for myself and Zamir within 2 days, a weekend at that, at 5:30 pm.
The outside looks shoddy, like most places here, I would not go in, had it been in U.S.. But the inside was clean, again like most places here.
We were seen and on our way home within 45 minutes. The first visit was just to confirm I had a cavity and sensitive teeth, and Zamir needed a cleaning. OK. We made another appointment to return to get the services done.
On our next appointment only took 29 minutes. As soon as we walked in we were seen. The filling was completed differently than in the U.S. I am not a dentist so I can’t really explain how the procedure was but I didn’t get a numbing agent and I didn’t feel any pain. Zamir said all the dentist did was clean between his bottom teeth and ‘Wala’.
For this visit I paid QAR 122 ($33 USD approx) and the remainder was billed to our insurance. In all, the experience was very efficient and pleasant. It perplexes me how quick some services are and how slow others are here.