Originally Posted by poohbear_nc
Thanks! I'll bring this up with my dentist - assuming I survive Friday's extraction procedure!
My wife tells me that these are very new. Available only for the past three years here. She doesn't know where they were invented, and there is only a select handful of dentists making them here. Fortunately for us, one is local.
Originally Posted by ProfCrash
I thank god we had good medical coverage when I was pregnant. Talk about expensive. Then the pneumonias led to the Doctors office and many medicines. Two scripts for the first bout, one for the second, two allergy meds, three asthma meds.
(Shudders at the cost without health care)
One of the reasons we are moving back to Thailand is the cost of health care. You can get a complete physical, including all x-rays, EEG, EKG, full blood and fluids lab work, etc., etc., in hospitals that look more like luxury hotels, being escorted from department to department by special hostesses with wait times of just a few minutes (not even long enough to finish the tea they serve you in the waiting rooms) and pay about $50 USD. A full course of Antibiotics can be bought for $4... And you don't need a doctor's prescription for most drugs other than narcotics or psychotropics. Buy them over the counter at any pharmacy. If you prefer Chinese herbal medicines, there are plenty of clinics that specialize in them, also just as inexpensive.