THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT. I POST THIS FOR YOUR OWN INFORMATION.
Earlier this week, I visited a dentist in my local area, in Hadan. I told the dentist that I flossed too hard in the back and it made my gum swollen and painful. I expected he might be able to give me a decent pain killer or something for the swelling. However, his solution was to remove my wisdom teeth. I protested and explained over and over again that it has nothing to do with my teeth, but he didn't want to hear that. I swear, he couldn't be any older than 30 years old.
Anyways, I was very startled, and I saw the ad for the English speaking dentist here on the Pusanweb site. I decided to give him a go. I made the appointment two days ahead and when I got there, everything was absolutly great.
He explained how the previous dentist might not have made the best conclusion and that my teeth are fine. He also did teeth cleaning for the same price as other clinics. The staff all had some proficiency in English and I was very happy with that. From the receptionist to the hygenist to the dentist. They all were very easy to understand and didn't make any kind of big deal about me being white or speaking English. If anything, they gave a genuine smile and treated me like a human, instead of a carnival freak. Nobody giggled at me, nobody looked at me funny, and every person I passed gave a very polite and warm "Hello."
I will return to his clinic next week for some fillings, because he found two spots that need it, and not only did he find them, he took pictures and explained EVERYTHING.
I feel very fortunate to have gone there and I am VERY satisfied with his work and the work of the others. He was even more accomidating than the dentist I use in th states.
Of course, I won't be paid for this and I doubt Dr. Seo will read this, but I strongly recommend that you see him, if you live in or near Busan, and you want expert level help from someone who can explain what is going on.
The previous dentist in Hadan took just over 2.5 hours. I had to wait in the waiting room for one hour, in the seat for one hour, and it took almost half an hour for the dentist to get enough courage to speak to me. He was blushing the whole time and kept giggling at his English, along with his follower.
At San Francisco Dental Clinic, I entered at 6:20 and left just a couple minutes after 7pm. That includes meeting the receptionist and filling out the paperwork, the waiting time to get a seat, the "nurse" who first looked over my teeth and asked a few basic questions, the wait time to see the dentist, talking with the dentist and talking about my teeth and what I want done and what I want done the following week, and my teeth cleaning. About 40 minutes for all of that.
If you need dental work and you go alone, please give Dr. Seo a try. I really can't say I mind the 30 min subway ride from Hadan to see him because he will explain everything and he treats me with respect. I really appreciated my visit and I definatly can say that I look forward to my return.
You can find the ads for his place on this website or you can just go to the link: http://sfdental.co.kr/shop_main/main_body.htm
Sorry guys if I sound too preachy, but had I seen a review of his site before that was impartial, I would have called his clinic first. Thanks all for your time.