Somewhere in northeastern Romania. Photo taken November 30, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Not sure. We're staying in Chisinau for a week or so.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Great visit to the dentist (part two)!

You'll remember last week when I went for a cleaning and inspection at our local dentist here in Valle de Juarez. She had mentioned that I had a tiny cavity beside an old filling and so we had made an appointment to have that repaired. On Wednesday, I went and had the repair completed!

At the time of the cleaning and inspection, Dr. Lissette had said that she had to grind out a small portion of the old filling and replace it. And that the repair should take a half an hour.

We walked into the reception room at five minutes before my 11:00am appointment and Dr. Lissette came out right away. We didn't even get a chance to sit down! I was in the chair and ready to be worked on at 11:00am!

She remembered that I had said the tooth wasn't bothering me and that I didn't have any pain at all. So she asked if I wanted to have the repair done without any freezing. I hate freezing, so I said yes....go for it!

A short time into the job, she stopped and explained why she thought she should remove the entire filling and start from scratch. It was a large filling and was going to take more time. I told her to do whatever she thought was best.

The job was annoying because it was a molar right at the very back of my mouth. But, even with the drilling and grinding there was very little pain. 50 minutes later, the job was done it was time to pay the bill.

I owed her for the 45 minute cleaning and inspection and the 50 minutes for the large filling. Total bill? 400 pesos ($34.00).

Less than 24 hours later, the tooth feels great. No irritation or discomfort at all. We love Dr. Lissette!

We had fellow RV'ers and bloggers Doug and Nancy over to Sherman for lunch. Ruth had made a delicious chicken and broccoli casserole the night before and we had lots of leftovers! In fact, given that we are leaving here on Monday we think we might have too much food in the freezer! We always have lots to talk about with Doug and Nancy. They were RV'ers who came to Mexico because of reading our blog!

You can read about Doug and Nancy's adventures here... Running Away with Doug and Nancy

We were invited for dinner last night to Mary-Pat's tiny motorhome along with Tioga George. Mary-Pat is 70 years old and traveled Mexico in her little motorhome with her dog Lacey and two cats!

Tioga George and Kevin

Mary-Pat, Ruth, and George.

This morning, we're going to fire up Sherman and take him for a drive! Hopefully. It always makes me a little nervous turning the key when a vehicle has been sitting for a while! I think Sherman will be raring to go!

13 comments:

  1. What kind of filling do they use Ruth? Curious. we're having cleanings and check-ups in Havana next week.

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    1. Kevin got a tooth-colored composite filling. Good luck with your cleanings and check-ups next week. Hope you enjoy Cuba, I know that we did when we went there many years ago.

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  2. We can never get over how inexpensive it is to visit the dentist on Mexico. We always get a good cleaning too.

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  3. That's a great price! I thought Valle de Juarez? Which border town...HOLY COW! :D That is a fantastic price, and sounds like a "good" experience (if you can have that at a dentist's office).

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    1. Valle de Juarez in not a border town, it is in Jalisco in the heart of Mexico. Ciudad Juarez is the border town.

      We love this dentist and her prices, not sure if they can beat the price at the border.

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  4. Sounds like a good catch up with your blogging friends. Great to share time with others! Glad dentist visit was a success!

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  5. I keep wondering when Mexico will become deluged with the retiring Boomer generation? Everything is so much less money. But I read that getting an FM3 now requires proof of $2000/month income. Perhaps the Mexican govt is thinking the same thing?

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    1. In addition to your concern about a deluge of boomers, (which may not be a concern since they bring a net "in-flow" of foreign currency) one of the issues may be that, as I understand it, $2k per month is about the same amount the USA requires as proof of income to get an extended visa to visit family for Mexicans wanting to come here. Maybe the Mexican government is just doing a little "turnabout is fair play".

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  6. I find it quite ironic that a retired full time RVer (like myself) can flourish in the USA on well under $2000/month---but not in Mexico!

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    1. Sorry Dugg...we don't understand your comment!

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    2. Sorry, it was in reference to the FM3 comment above. A foreigner has to be quite wealthy---by Mexican standards---in order to become a permanent Mexican resident alien (I love that word!)

      Fortunately, one can still enjoy the great Mexican cost of living (and everything else) by simply leaving every 6 months.

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    3. I've read that it has more to do with the FM3 allowing someone to buy into the Mexican healthcare system. Although I don't know about the accuracy of this. But I've heard it's a great deal and only available to FM3 status people. Besides Mexican, that is.

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