Monday 4 August 2003 11.24am
My wife and I had treatment at the dental surgery half way down Tooley Street
opposite the City Hall
about seven years ago, after returning from life overseas.
They did some varied work on my teeth, mainly redoing old fillings, and were competent but emptied my wallet very quickly. I stopped at getting crowns done.
My wife had some cleaning done there by a large blonde Israeli girl hygienist, who was very rough, and insisted on unnecessarily splitting the treatment into two sessions, and charged £75 per session.
We didn't go back..
That was seven years ago, though, but from friends' experiences, I think that basically you still need a mortgage to go to any dentist in central London.
Now I usually have my dental treatment done in Germany, whenever I am there. They have a scale of set charges which are reasonable, and some work is eligible to be done on the national insurance E-111 form. The dentists are excellent too.