I was quoted £7,500+ by my UK dentist to undertake some cosmetic surgery on some problematic teeth. I refused to pay this so after much research I decided to use What Clinic to help me decide where to have the treatment done.
I spent days researching and pontificating over which dentist to choose as this site just has so many and it is difficult to get a real feel for each one from the data presented on their section of the website. After much deliberation, I decided to use Omnia Dental for my treatment and must say this was an excellent choice.
I visited the Omnia Dental practice in Bucharest twice in a six month period to have three teeth extracted and replaced with crowned implants, saving myself over £5,000.
The clinic has an agreement with a nice apartment complex nearby (SS Residence) where you only pay £35 per night for a nice apartment, a mere one minute walk from the surgery. There is a local shop across the street and a cash machine, restaurants and a supermarket no more than 5 mins walk away.
From the outset, I have been so very happy at the choice I made. The first visit didn't quite go as planned due to a misplaced/incorrect email from me but he resolved this issue promptly and I was not unduly inconvenienced. The clinic is just off a rather non-descript road a 10-minute walk from Piata Unirii and close to the 783 airport bus stop. Many of the surgeries here have large, tacky signs advertising the services that they offer but Omnia Dental has a small plaque on the outside of what looks like an 18th-century cottage.
Once in the gates and through the courtyard, you find yourself in an ultra-modern, spacious and beautifully appointed, white interior walled surgery which is definitely in the 21st century. All of the equipment is brand new and from the look of it expensive. My local dentist in the UK is nowhere near as well equipped and appointed as Omnia Dental.
Whilst this is all very nice, the shining light of this surgery is the proprietor, Dr. Octavian Munteanu. He is truly meticulous, professional and a credit to his profession. He is friendly and talks through all of the treatments and is forever checking that you are okay and not in pain. My extractions were not easy and were truly challenging him but he persevered and ensured that I was never in any pain and that he did the job properly.
The placing of the implants (again a big job) also went to plan with no pain induced. The aftercare support provided by him was very good as was the email support received afterward. Price-wise he is not the cheapest I came across in my research, but by UK standards and for the overall quality his company provides you can do no better. The prices quoted are also what you will pay whereas a lot of other providers advertise an attractive overall cost but then the price mounts up with extras.
The only extras I had to pay for was an x-ray and a prescription for antibiotics. At the initial consultation, he went through spiels for a number of different types of implants but he didn't attempt to upsell to make more money. Instead, he gave reasoned opinions as to the benefits of the different brands and enabled me to come to a conclusion suitable to me and my budget. He had an attractive offer on when I had my treatment which worked out at over £5,000 less for the three teeth than I would have paid at my local dentist and this was amongst the cheaper of his suppliers. However, everything else I experienced over the six month period of my treatment (two visits) has been exceptional.
I would recommend Omnia Dental and Dr. Octavian to any prospective patient, rest assured based on my experiences, you will get an exceptional service from a very knowledgeable and able surgeon.