DENTAL PRICES – UK v HUNGARY

I am in Budapest in Hungary this week for dental treatment necessitated by dental trauma.

My gum and bone has shrieked and therefore the bridge I need for my upper front teeth has collapsed and cannot be replaced with a bridge. The only alternative is a bridge held by implants.

I was horrified at the quote I received from my Belfast dentist.

A friend suggested checking out Budapest.

I found the Helvetic Clinic in Budapest wick has excellent international dental reviews and who prices are 33% of UK prices. It has entailed 3 visits from Feb 2018.

Two preparatory visits, and this my third where the bridge will be attached.

I found the first two visits very invasive, bloody and painful. After the first my face was severely swollen and bruised.

That why I cannot understand cosmetic treatment – the pain and horror is too great.

However in cases of dental necessity the price is worth paying.

Receiving implants is not straightforward. All your teeth have to be realigned and your bite corrected to facilitate the implants.

I hate dental drills and in Hungary I have been exposed to drill hell.

But this third part is just fitting and check ups.

Folks, look after your teeth. Visit your dentist every 6 months.

But if you end up with a dental crisis you will have it solved in Hungary for 33% of the UK / Ireland cost.

The Helvetic Clinic has it’s own accommodation but cheaper is to be found locally and at AIRBNB.

72 thoughts on “DENTAL PRICES – UK v HUNGARY

  1. There is nothing like an old sob story. Are you touting for sympathy and no doubt donations. I’m sure the clinic you mention a few times are giving you a discount for the publicity – we are not daft you know. Then again, it always has to be about Pat Buckley. Me me me me me.

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    1. Excuse me! Its MY blog.
      I’ll write about what I want.
      Why are you on here?

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    2. No discount. I am not doing publicity. I am telling my personal story on my personal blog.

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  2. Come on now, Pat. You just want your gnashers to be as lovely as Hugh Cowboy (the-dawg-ate-me-homework-sor) Connolly’s laughing gear! 😁

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    1. Excuse me! Its MY blog.
      I’ll write about what I want.
      Why are you on here?

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    2. I could never be as good looking as Hugh.

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    3. Bishop Pat, you’ve no idea how long I tried today to figure that one out. But I THINK I’ve cracked it.😅😕
      😆

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  3. Bishop Pat, had a single implant fitted towards the front of my gob. The cost: £1600 smackers, at home.😲

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    1. You would have paid 500 here.

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    2. Magna the poodle always has to have a word for his Master

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      1. Woof!

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    3. Magna Carta's Mum 3rd Apr 2019 — 2:22 pm

      Darling that gap was to remind you of the time mummy hit you with her handbag. My own gnashers are immaculate, and fully paid for.

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      1. Yes, I do, dearest. I swallowed that tooth.
        Remember the fun we had poking around for it 18 hours later?

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      2. Thank God you are not a priest MC. You might have been looking for that tooth in a different cavity 😊

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  4. 2 thousand pound sterling per implant here… 4 are necessary to hold a bridge.
    Why did you not try general anaesthetic Pat?
    I certainly could not tolerate that pain you describe.

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    1. I should have. If I had to do it again I would have. I have a fairly high pain threshold.

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    2. Had my single implant done last year under local anaesthetic. Was offered general, but declined.
      Very little pain or discomfort, and this was only post-operative, duiring the first day. Zilch afterwards

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      1. Good for you. I have had 6 implants and 16 crowns to correct bite. No pain tonight. Eating soft food. Time will heal.

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  5. You would have paid 500 here.

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    1. Why are you posting anonymously as the author or is it just normal that you are used to posting anonymous comments yourself.

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      1. Sometimes it does that when I post a reply??? I generally only publish replies. No mystery.

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  6. Fly on Th Wall 3rd Apr 2019 — 8:20 am

    Nothing worse than a poorly toothie hi. Thing is would the cost of travel etc not outweigh the saving on cheaper cost but

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    1. Return flight £140. Accommodation £280.

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      1. You certainly have some nerve Pat.
        I’d also worry about infection control…and having to go to doctor here for
        Just hope it all works out for you.

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  7. Had mine done in Macedonia, quoted €16,500 in Dublin, cost in Macedonia including hotel and flights €2,100. Fantastic job with no issues since.

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  8. Completely off topic Pat, my nephew was confirmed in Dublin yesterday by a “priest recommended by the bishop” ???????????? How can This be?

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    1. Get a life moron. Is that all you’ve got to be concerned about- really???

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    2. 9.08: Nothing new about this practice. My bishop conferred canonical authority to me to officiate at our Parish Confirmations. Makes sense and it was a superb celebration. No one asked why???

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      1. And what was your bishop doing at the time that was more important than confirmation ???

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      2. I thought you priests were completely overworked. Lol. Don’t even have time to celebrate requiem Masses. Priests doing bishops work. Deacons and laity fulfilling priest’s responsibilities and bishops doing eff all. But everyone thus made to feel more important. What a circus!

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      3. Well, you shouldn’t be doing it as you aren’t actually doing anything sacramental. Might as well be doing it myself.
        But sure, it probably makes you feel important, adds to your c.v., ingratiates you with your lazy bishop and sets you apart from your fellow priests.
        What the hell are these lazy, lazy bishops doing? Flying round the globe and sitting on their arses having “meetings.”
        The fact it was a great shindig and none of the ill informed sheep questioned it is completely immaterial. Moron.

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      4. Of course they didn’t ask why ….to you.
        But we all notice when the bishop can’t be arsed to do his job.
        And the ones who don’t notice, couldn’t care less.
        was at one recently ..bishop Treanor…
        He must have heard about the previous boring years
        He was all show and chat…superficial in my opinion.
        So as the sayi goes
        You can’t win…or in his case…he didn’t win an accolades.

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      5. Fly on Th Wall 3rd Apr 2019 — 10:09 pm

        Blyx hi. A priest can confirm anyway hi. Bishops like to take their schtick for a walk now and again. Originally Confirmation was Part of baptism. It got separated later but.

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  9. It sounds gruesome, Bp Pat, the adverts make it look so easy and pain-free. I am glad you are now on the third and final stage of the procedure.
    Were the alternative free dentures on the NHI?

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    1. I am not entitle to any dental treat.ent on the NHS. You have to be on benefits or pension credit. You cannot get pension credit if there is more than £200 a week coming into the household.

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  10. Any word on Fr. Sean Jones, Bishop Pat

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  11. Cardinal Sarah in Rome has forbidden this practice. Our bishops, being lazy and non pastoral are ignoring him.

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    1. Thanks for the reply.

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    2. That about sums them up!

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    3. Ah, at last, a magisterial decision. I just knew tooth implants were against the faith.

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    4. Cardinal Sarah is an embarrassment and s kame duck.

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    5. Please report Archbishop D. Martin to Cardinal Sarah as if he is not fit he should resign NOW.
      However Bishop Walsh is out doing Confirmations all the time in parishes and he retires in September and Bishop fields should be going in May and Archbishop is going next year.
      It seems the Archbishop has asked his successor is appointed now.

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      1. I think DM is ready to go. The process is in place.

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  12. You are right about dental prices. I go to mine and before I know it he’s taking x rays at £18 a tooth before he even starts, and then it just racks up. A six monthly check will come out at almost £200 before he does anything else. It’s a racket. And they know it. And we know it. But, it’s like one of those closed shops. And dentists will make hay as long as they can. Vets are the same ! So was the Church, but I think we’ve caught on to them and are beginning to rein them in !

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    1. You don’t have to pay the Church for anything you don’t want to you idiot, I don’t think you can class that as being the same as paying dentists or Vets. Foolish comparison.

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      1. Oooohhhhh, touchy, touchy……keep calm, my friend, please ! You might end up gnashing your dentures too firmly in your anger and exasperation and have to go and get a new pair. Now, that would cost !
        When commenting about the Church, there is a financial element that we have supported over the years – how do you think all those grand presbyteries and churches were built ? Yes, with the money given to the Church by our ancestors and us over the centuries. But, more significantly, what we have copped on to with the Church is the way in which it has been a secret self serving clerical establishment that said one thing and did another, an establishment of hypocrisy, cynicism and lies that protected itself and its own (i.e. clergy) at the expense of the young and vulnerable, and established a system of supporting its own and protecting its reputation. We now can see through that and can hold the Church to account. They do not like it ! The likes of + Vincent of Westminster, and others, never thought they would be held to account, because they thought they were above that. How crestfallen they are now. But, it is right that they should be held accountable, as should all clergy, if only because everything they use and enjoy comes from our pockets. So, we have the right to expect answers, to be able to hold them to account, and expect them to listen to us. Remember the Holy Spirit speaks through us as well.

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  13. 12.35: I agree with you in the essence of your post. But surely there’s no need for your utter cynicism. Of course priests deserve a salary out of which he is responsible for his expenses. I agree that there must be more accountability re: finances which is done through Financial statements for parishioners. Don’t deliberately tell lies when/if you are not aware of all facts. I have no difficulty giving all information to those who pay me. What’s your beef??

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    1. What is being done with the donation for soup kitchen in St Pats and where are the accounts for the bishop’s palace? For starters. Neither do we really know what Trocaire and other charities actually spend the money on. So I give to absolutely none now, unless local and for a specific cause e.g. Friday’s collection for Special Olympics.

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      1. 12.58: All charities must now make their income and expenditure available to the public under new Charities Act. So, be intelligent and look at their websites, including Diocesan ones. Stop being an idiot.

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      2. @ 3.54
        Lol lol lol
        You expect me to accept a few lines of generality as precise information as to where money is being spent? Am I a complete fool? What could ‘women’s healthcare’ mean for example? Pull the other one. Not with my money.

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  14. 1.00: When you have so many parishes in a huge Diocese, it’s not humanly or physically possible to officiate at all ceremonies. Sensible decision by my bishop and a very welcome one. Pat. when you have legitimate, pastoral and meaningful work!! Not traipsing the country as you did recently in Kerry and Cork, or your Roman escapades and now Romania. My God, you are some hypocrite.

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    1. Every parish should have at least a yearly visit from the bishop and that can coincide with Confirmation. Bigger dioceses can have an auxiliary.
      I think we are seeing an emergence of clerical pipsqueeks who want to be a bishop for a day and do Confimations.
      One of those is the absentee PP of Lisburn – who had an orgasm when Noel Treanor asked him to do the Glenavy confirmations and then an anti climax when Treanor changed his mind.
      I was in Cork and Kerry celebrating marriages, Confirmations and First Holy Communions. I was in Rome over seminarian abuse and have never been to Romania.
      Did you mean my dental treatment in Hungary.
      Instead of being a wannabe confirmer, do an evening class in geography 😊

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      1. Another is the Right Reverend Lord Abbot of Farnborough who has the advantage that he can wear a miter and so looks like a bishop for the benefit of hoi polloi.
        I wonder whether he’s capable of behaving through a whole confirmation without making some of his famed double entendres or just plain dirty jokes though.

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      2. 4.13: Buckley, you are such an idiot. When you have real work to do and real, full time pastoral responsibilities, then you can advise the Catholic Bishops. Since you do not beling to the Catholic Church and are not part of their pastoral leadership, it’s none of your business. Simple as. Here you are again, looking to create controversy where it doesn’t exist. You are a divisive person. None of the parents at the ceremony I officiated at had any difficulties. In fact they were thrilled! We’ve had visits from our bishop for other occasions. You haven’t a clue about real, pastoral work. Just mind your own business. Stay in Romania: they might fall for your fakery!

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      3. I’m not in Romania 😈

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    2. @4.01
      Not possible???!!!!
      Vastly improved roads and cars and a falling Catholic population?
      You’re a bloody liar and think we are fools. How the hell did Bishops manage it in years gone by? You make my blood boil with your blatant lying.
      Welcome to whom? YOU ARE NOT A BISHOP AND DO NOT HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSMIT THE SACRAMENT. IMPOSTER.

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    3. Your Bishop is NOT fit for his Duty and should resign if he cannot manage his diary it is Canon Law and it states if YOUR Bishop cannot do confirmations he asks a fellow BISHOP not a Priest.
      This maybe what is wrong Bishops do not understand Canon Law.

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  15. Another is the Right Reverend Lord Abbot of Farnborough who has the advantage that he can wear a miter and so looks like a bishop for the benefit of hoi polloi.
    I wonder whether he’s capable of behaving through a whole confirmation without making some of his famed double entendres or just plain dirty jokes though.

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  16. 5.50: Maybe the Hungarians may fall for your touting for business. Your workload, however you dress it up will never meet the demands or expectations of a Diocesan Bishop. Officiating at private first communiin, confirmation, baptism and wedding occasiobscdoes not a real bishop make!! Your cynical, crass, ignorant and petty comment about the local parish priest or administrator officiating at confirmations is very childish. Pat, grownup, act your age, learn a little humility and stop always creating division, controversy and unnecessary negativity justbfir the sake of displaying your anti Catholic venom, which is all too familiar and tiresome. When you have TRUE responsibilities, and when asked, then you can offer advice, but stop interfering in other people’s work. Look after your own affairs, be it in Kerry, Cork, Larne, Rome or Hungary…where next?

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    1. Presumably you recognise Paedo Casey as a real bishop 😊

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    2. @ 6.15
      What does a bishop DO all day, every day? I’d love to know. They don’t transmit Catholic teaching to the people in the diocese, they don’t perform Confirmations as is their duty. They DO have time to select expensive furnishings and supervise palatial renovations, and say requiem Mass for any big wig no matter how uncatholic they were in life – especially if the homily will be on tv.
      Tell me – what Do they actually do?
      Also, answer how a couple of weeks ago you priests were convincing us you were so run off your feet that you needed women to do funerals – but now you have time to ( pretend to ) do Confirmations? How?
      Something doesn’t add up.

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  17. 6.24: Pat, why do you always feel the need to judge, condemn, undermine and pour scorn on initiatives taken by individual Bishops and priests? What is so abhorrent to you that you cannot accept the reality of a Bishop having, by necessity, to confer authority on a priest to officiate at confirmation? What lies at the heart of your ridiculous, nonsensical objections and flawed thinking/theology/spirituality? Is it jealousy? You are a master at causing division and negativity. Grow up and act your age.

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    1. If Cardinal Sarah says it’s not valid, then it’s not valid. Simples.

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  18. Bishop Noel is known to get some of his chosen priests to carry out confirmations. Perhaps he’s too busy 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. And shows off at the ones he condescends to do.

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    2. I have report him and 2020 he has to get it correct and administer the Sacrament of Confirmation.
      And manage his Diary
      He is busy with Europe

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      1. DM is ready to retire to his apartment in Rome and climb into his favourite dungarees.

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  19. 9.17: None of your business who Bishop Treanor assigns to officiate at confirmation. None of your business. Stop being a trouble shooter and stop interfering in other people’s affairs. You do not belong to the Diocese – so, whatever decisions are made are not your concern.

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    1. @10.42
      It IS the business of those, and the parents of those, who think they have been validly confirmed – and haven’t! How do you feel about having THAT on your conscience?

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  20. 8.29: Of course the young people have received the sacrament validly once the bishop canonically conferred authority on the priest. The parents wete thrilled. No questions asked. Get over it and stop being a nuisance.

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    1. God is neither permitted or blocked by canonical procedures. That’s the Scribe and the Pharisee.

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    2. @2.27
      I’ll go with the holy Cardinal Sarah, not you, ye pudding. It’s a Sacrament that’s meant to be being conferred – not a customer satisfaction survey. You’re the spiritual equivalent of a medical Quack.

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