Dentist & Doctor Recommendations Please
We have just returned to the UK after a lovely 4 weeks at our house on the Creuse / Indre border near Aigurande. During the holiday I developed tooth ache & decided to visit a dentist there rather than endure the possibly worsening discomfort for the rest of the holiday.
We had some difficulty finding a dentist that was not on holiday, but when found (in a town 30 mins away) an appointment was readily available. I can't criticise the nature of the treatment that I recieved or the cost (much cheaper than NHS dental charges, even taking into account the price of 4 lots of medication), however there were a few things that would make me reluctant to return that that particular person:
- lack of explanations / informed consent
- lack of infection control: no gloves, mask or goggles. I realised why he was chewing gum when I tasted the tabacco on his fingers!!!! He answered the phone & then put his hand back in my mouth without washing.
Is this type of experience the norm in France?
Can anyone recommend a dentist & doctor should future needs arise?
I will be taking surgical gloves with me next time we go to France & working out in advance how to ask for them to be worn!