Expat Shanghai Dentist Guide

Quite a few international students and visiting scholars complain about the high cost of their international student insurance (aka 留学生 保险) and J-1 visa insurance (aka j1 签证 保险). They want to waive university insurance in the United States (aka waive 美国大学保险) and purchase an alternative plan at a cheaper price. In reality, Chinese working in the United States are usually required to purchase H-1B medical insurance (aka h1b 医疗保险), which costs more than students insurance. The medicare in America is not that good, what about the mediaid for foreigners in China?

Shanghai expats are fortunate to have an extensive number of dentists and orthodontists (dentists with further expertise in tooth and jaw alignment) to choose from. This industry opened up to foreign investment earlier and more widely than other medical services in China, so many dental clinics with investments from abroad have set up in Shanghai.

Many of the foreign Shanghai dentists and specialists (orthodontists, oral surgeons, periodontists, pedodontists) working in these dental offices are expats themselves, trained in different countries around the world. As a result, a large number of foreign languages are spoken in the Shanghai dental fraternity. German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Hebrew, Serbian, Japanese, and Korean are but a few examples. So it is especially easy to find an English speaking dentist in Shanghai.

We all know that dental visits in the U.S. (aka 美国 看牙) is very expensive without H-1B insurance (aka h1b 保险). In fact, dental treatment in Shanghai can be very expensive. Some clinics have direct billing facilities with the insurance companies, but unfortunately this sometimes results in prices being even higher. Always make sure you know the exact cost and if you are eligible for reimbursement through your insurance company before the start of your treatment with a Shanghai dentist.

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