I want to share my experience and to hear other opinion. May be someone was more lucky than was I.
About 2 weeks ago I decided it was time for me for teeth cleaning and replace one filling on my front tooth.
I read Shanghai Expat and someone wrote Dr. Zhou is much better than their dentist in Australia and she is a very good doctor. Now I am really wondering what kind of dentists are in Australia?!
I checked "City weekend" and found this Dr., she works on Huashan Road, very close to my home, I called to her, the receptionist-guy was a very nice, so cleaning was 200 rmb and 1 filling - 300 rmb.
I made an appointment on 10th of April at 14.00. The Dr. took me at 14.15, she was a really nice, good English, a very nice voice and intonations.
She cleaned my teeth without scaling, and she replaced my old filling (old one looked really bad). She showed me her work with mirror but I could not see something well because she made me too much anesthesia, I did not fell one half of my face. Before anesthesia she put me a special cream on gum and I even did not feel a pain of injection.
She told me I should not eat on that side during 24 hours. Dr. made such a good expression on me and I was completely happy. Also she told I should fix 2 other front teeth but I did not have a free time next week and I told I would schedule my appointment.
Next day, Saturday, I started to feel discomfort in my mouth and I found pieces of filing on my gum, between my teeth and the filling was not really well because on the tooth just was a piece without any fillings.
On Sunday, 12th of April, I started to feel a pain in my gum. I called them back, I told that to the guy-receptionist and he gave a phone to the Dr.
She talked to me very nice and to fix these problems she made me an appointment on Tuesday, 14th of April.
I came there, started talked to the receptionist, he asked me, why did I come. I told "why", he told me I needed to make an appointment with Dr. Zhou. I answered - I did. BUT DR. WAS NOT THERE! SHE DID NOT WRITE ME IN HER SCHEDULE!
OK, her technician was trying to fix my problem. But she could not. In the end she put me "very good drug" on the gum - iodine in glycerol and this drug should help me a lot.....
But pain was still there and called her on Thursday with complains, Dr. talked to me very nice again. She told if my pain would not go away I should call her on Saturday.
On Saturday, 18th of April ALL that side of my mouth was hurting. I called to her, I talked to her, she made me an appointment on this Tuesday, 21st of April, at 3.00 pm. I asked her TO NOT forget to write down this appointment this time like it was last time. She told "sorry". I am telling you - Dr. is very nice person on the phone.
So I came today there, that receptionist already knew my name, he asked me, how I was. I told - "I am in constant pain". He went in the Dr.´s room and told her something.
After me very soon came a white man. The Dr. was busy. At 3.45 Dr. went to other room, I asked that receptionist, how long should I wait. He answered "now Dr. will have extraction of a wisdom tooth and I do not know when Dr. is free".
I stood up and told "ok", "I am leaving", the receptionist told - "I would call you when Dr. is free" , I told "No, thank you", he told "I would call to you tomorrow", I told "no, thank you".
The result of my visit to this Dr. Zhou - after cleaning I still have a brown spots on my teeth. After the filling I have a pain during 10 days.
What is really surprising me - she did this filling and I came there twice and she even does not want to fix HER JOB!!!
Why I am writing here. I think people should be responsible for their job and I got complete disappointing with her.
I would never never go there again.
In a few day we are flying to Austria, I hope to fix my tooth there....
Thanks for reading...