When it comes to paying the bill, make sure you know how much the procedure costs upfront. Like any other hospital, there tend to be additional costs, so be crystal clear on what you're getting charged for to avoid confusion and imminent "I got ripped off" rage. Local private clinics also have a lot of deals and discounts, so don't be afraid to ask for one.
Do you accept this type of insurance?
Nǐn men jiē shòu zhè zhǒng lèi xíng de bǎo xiǎn ma
What type of insurance do you accept?
Nǐn men jiē shòu shén me lèi xíng de bǎo xiǎn
What is this additional cost for?
Zhè fù jiā fèi yòng shì shén me ne
Do you accept foreign credit cards?
Nǐn jiē shòu wài guó xìn yòng kǎ ma
Do you have any discounts at the moment?
Nín xiàn zài yǒu dǎ zhé ma
Can you give me an invoice?
Nín néng gěi wǒ kāi fā piào ma
Going to a local dentist in a country where you don't speak the language fluently can be very intimidating, but when push comes to shove (aka when the toothache becomes unbearable), some things just need to be done. The truth is, once you overcome the initial fear of dentists in general, all you need to do is memorize or make a note of basic dental terms that are relevant to your condition. After that, all you need to do is have a little courage to step into the clinic (and hope you don't get the window seat).
After you leave your first dental appointment in Beijing, we guarantee a wave of relief will wash over you. You'll not only feel better physically but also mentally – now that you've navigated a local dentist in China, you can pretty much do anything. Just remember: the stigma is real, people, and you mustn't be afraid to overcome it.
kǒu qiāng yī yuàn
Oral check up
kǒu qiāng jiǎn chá
Root canal treatment
gēn guǎn zhì liáo
qīng jié yá chǐ, xǐ yá
yá chǐ měi bái
Types of teeth
qián mó yá
Source: The Beijinger