Seeing a Dentist in Qatar

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.

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.

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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.

 

Author: phillygirl77

I've lived my whole life in Philadelphia. Daughter of a teacher, I later became one myself. When I heard about teaching overseas, I jumped feet first. Finally told yes, my two boys and I prepared for our new life abroad. Join us on our journey in Qatar!

3 thoughts on “Seeing a Dentist in Qatar”

  1. YOU ARE AWESOME! I want to extend my sincerest thanks to you for taking the time to share your experiences. Not only are they informative, but inspirational as well. So much of your journey parallels mine: For one, I too will be teaching for Qatar Foundation in the near future. I would love the opportunity to correspond with you more. Thank you again for the kindness of your sharing!

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  2. Certainly sounds like there are some lessons we here in the States could learn from QAR….how to actually not spend the whole day in the doctor’s office as if you were a walk in… don’t expect fast service when you get back to the States lol

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