Krakow and available dental treatments.
More than 500 dentists work in Krakow,
Poland, which makes roughly seven per every 10,000 of
the city’s inhabitants.
Most of Krakow general dentists as well as cosmetic
dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and pediatric
dentists run their own practices as owners or co-owners of
dental surgeries. Many of them have a second job – usually
considered to be the principal employment even if poorly
paid – with some public
healthcare organization, the university
hospital, etc. At the same time, sizable private dental
clinics, employing various specialists and offering
comprehensive care, have mushroomed in Krakow in the recent
years and now they begin to lead the field. For instance
some of them boast availability round the clock – 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
Accessibility of dental procedures in Krakow.
Both routine maintenance and expensive dental work are
readily available in Krakow. From teeth whitening and braces
to dentures to gum surgery to implant dentistry – the city’s
dentists are familiar with all the latest procedures known
to the profession, including laser dentistry. Plus a typical
dentist’s office in Krakow can boast state-of-the-art
equipment and high-quality materials.
Qualifications of Krakow dentists.
Only graduates of university-level medical schools with a
specialization in dentistry may think about practicing
legally as dentists in Poland. Plus they need to pass a
state examination after a due period as interns. And many
Krakow dentists seek further education to become consultants
and eventually attain doctorate or even a university
The majority of Krakow dentists graduated from the
Jagiellonian University’s medical school, Collegium
Medicum, former Medical Academy (Akademia Medyczna). Also
most of its professors at the dentistry department as well
as other members of the faculty run their own dental clinics
in addition to the university job.
Typical fees for dental procedures Krakow.
On average a dentist’s office in Krakow may charge 50
(an equivalent of about 12 euro) for a temporary filling and
100 zlotys for primary tooth filling. Teeth whitening may
cost anything between 100 zlotys 1,100 zlotys depending on
the method employed. Standard root canal treatment is 220
zlotys or so. A fee for broken tooth restoration with
MOD-class filling ranges from 200 zlotys to 350 zlotys.
Extraction of a tooth usually costs 100 zlotys, double the
amount for the same with root separation. In most places
muscle massage with laser therapy costs 50 zlotys for one
visit. Firm implants start at 3,000 zlotys or so. A crown
may cost anything from 200 zlotys for acrylic to 500 zlotys
for cast gold to 1,000-2,000 zlotys for a telescope crown.
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