Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Brian's Trip to the Dental Clinic for Bonded Retainers and Cleaning

Posted on Thu, Jun 07, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Dental care in Korea is commonly of a high standard and very affordable with or without insurance. A typical cleaning and scaling costs about $60 (CAD) compared to $145 (CAD) back home in Toronto. The costs will be even cheaper if you are covered by the National Health Insurance Plan. I will guide you through my experience of successful dental treatments done in Korea.

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Tags: living in Seoul, living in South Korea, dental insurance, retainers, dentist, Healthcare

Neil's Amazing Korean Adventure: Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Posted on Thu, Apr 26, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Contrary to getting wisdom teeth taken out in the U.S., things are done a little differently in Korea. For example, I only have one wisdom tooth left in my mouth because I’ve had three previously removed over the course of several months. I have never had to be put under for any of the procedures. Each only took between 5 - 10 minutes, and I only needed to have stitches one time. My situation sounds odd, doesn’t it? Usually, we are used to having them out in one go, but I think that the process I went through is much better than conventional procedures in America.

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Tags: dentist, wisdom tooth extraction, dental insurance, life in Korea, ex-pat life in Korea, expat, health, Healthcare, Health in Korea, teeth

Tips For Visiting The Optometrist, Dentist, and Hair Stylist in Korea

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

For medical procedures, many foreigners come to Korea from all over the world because of the reasonable prices and high quality. I remember while I was living in America, I hated going to the dentist and eye doctor because of how much money I would spend for my medical procedures. Even with insurance, I’d pay at least $80-$100 for each visit. Luckily here in Korea, the prices are not astronomical. Here are some tips to help you save money while you are living and teaching in Korea.

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Tags: dentist, hair salon, haircut in korea, hairdresser, optometrist, eyeglasses, cost of living, living in Seoul, benefits of living in Korea, life in Korea, shopping in Korea

A Teacher's Surprising Visit to the Dentist

Posted on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

If you live in Korea long enough, at some point you just might need to go to the dentist. For some of us, it could be for a medical reason and for others it could be something as simple as a teeth cleaning or whitening. I've been to the dentist three times here in Korea. The first was for a regular check up to see if I had any cavities, and yes, I did. *Sadface* The second visit was for a teeth cleaning and the last time was because of a more unfortunate reason. The crown to my root canal came off, pulling off some extra parts that needed to be fixed.

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Tags: dentist, medical, doctors office

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