Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ABHA Dental Clinic-Mahboula Beware!

My mom had pain from her tooth, she decided to go to ABHA dental clinic in Mahboula beside the towers. Initially she was told the metal filling had come out and that the doctor needed to clean it out and then refill it. Ok, no problem right? WRONG! He started off with 6 shots in the roof of her mouth then decided to start drilling and drilling until my mom sat up and asked him what he was doing, she knew he was doing something like a root canal not just cleaning. The doctor (some big tall arab guy) told her he knew what he was doing and to sit down. He continued on to do a root canal without asking my mom. If she had the choice she would have just had it removed but she wasn't given that option. They charged her 40 kd for that part.

An hour into it he told my mom he couldn't finish and she would have to come back tomorrow even though she had a massive infection which she found out later. He sent her home with some ibuprofen. Later on she was in incredible pain but had to wait until 9 a.m. the next day to go to the dentist. She complained to the Kuwaiti owner Dr. Waleed about her treatment the prior day and told him she was in alot of pain. He told her his doctor did the appropriate action. Dr. Waleed told her he couldn't work on her as he had patients there, she told him "What am I?" Finally she was referred to the Indian lady doctor and the doctor told my mom she had a massive infection all the way down to the bone and that the other doctor had left half of the nerves exposed.

The first doctor didn't tell her about the infection and didn't even prescribe antibiotics. The lady doctor told her she couldn't do anything except clean it out and prescribe antibiotics. She would finish the procedure after 3-4 days. That bill was another 80 kd. My mom is supposed to have a crown fitted for at a later date which will be another 100 kd. I too have had one experience with ABHA clinic. I usually go to the International Clinic in Salmiya to Dr. Fadi who is excellent. I gave ABHA clinic a try because it was close to my house. BIG mistake. The same big Arab doctor was rude and unfriendly with me also and charged me a hell of alot more than IC. Unfortunately I didn't know my mom was going to ABHA or I would have said NOOOO!

We all learn from experience but it would help if someone warned me ahead of time. I know the clinic charges alot because alot of expats go there so they tend to think everyone is loaded. Personally I recommend International Clinic for your medical needs. It's clean and reasonable. The only drawback is the distance but I'm willing to travel if it makes me feel relaxed. My youngest daughter loves the dentist and will only allow him to work on her. Of course this is only my opinion based on my experience.

If you visit ABHA clinic make sure you ask alot of questions and know what the procedure will be before your mouth is numb or wide open making it hard to communicate.

22 comments :

  1. im a professor at boxhill college in the mangaf area, ive been in kuwait for a few months now.i recently visited bayan dental clinic in egaila, i loved the clinic, very clean and professional. The dentists got their degrees from the states and some are on the american board!!!i thought that was pretty cool!highly recommend them

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  2. hey anon thanks for that information, now i will go to try bayan dental clinic and get the second half of my tooth fixed, yah i was a victim of the ABHA dental clinic..and until now i am scared to go and let anyone finish it....:(

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  3. i had a bad experince with bayan dental clinic, so someone recomemnded new abha clinc, and i got better treatment, i'm sorry but i disagree with you guys, i guess there are two side to every story, and people have different points of veiw!!!

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  4. i had a good experience with new abha clinic, i got better treatment and the staff are very friendly unlike other clinics they discriminate other nationalities. i'm sorry anon 1,2 and 3 but i disagree with you, i will not stop recommending abha clinic to all my friends.

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  5. i had been a long time patient of new abha clinic, but i haven't experience any incident like stated here. Also my children was treated on this clinic but we are satisfied with their work. They have a good doctors and friendly staff, so still, me and my whole family,friend will remain a regular patient of new abha.....

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  6. I LOVE THE RECEPTIONIST IN NEW ABHA MAHBOULA CUZ THEY R SO NICE AND FRIENDLY I LOVE THIS CLINIC

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  7. Well all of the Abha loyalists are coming out. I'm glad all of you find the clinic such an amazing place but I will never go there and I will never recommend it. My daughter is still scarred from her awful visit.

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  8. Is this the abha in mareena towers?

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  9. Hey guys/gals I am currently receiving treatment for braces and I have had a great experience so far. Not to diminish what happened to you, but so far my treatment has been great and the staff is friendly. I will continue to recommend New Ahba.

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  10. greetings to all.
    I would first like to thank the writers of this blog by sharing information, a few years ago I read a book called Real Estate Investment costa rica in this book deal with questions like this one.

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  11. Thank you for posting this, because I had a bad experience with Abha as well. I initially went there for an orthodontic consult, and the doctor I saw only wanted to discuss veneers. (I'm 25 with perfectly healthy teeth!) He tried very hard to pressure me into having 13 veneers total. I would think any dentist would want their patients to salvage their perfectly, HEALTHY teeth and not destroy them with veneers, thus recommending braces, right? I found out later a coworker of mine had gone there for her braces, and objected to the doctors extracting any of her teeth (4 total), which they ended up extracting anyways against her wishes! Before she knew what he was doing, he had already yanked the tooth out! Absolutely outrageous!

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  12. I'm glad all of you find the clinic such an amazing place but I will never go there and I will never recommend it.
    Dentist Office

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  13. 3 weeks back I had, gone to the government clinic in salmiya, presently located in Jabriya, as the other one is under renovation. This clinic in Jabriya, just on the compound of the Jabriya co-op have some wierd Dental doctors. A month back, I went there to do a minor filling; And this Doctor drilled all the way, so ended up doing a Root Canal.

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  14. do you think a good dentist can find a job in kuwait, having a russian diploma and several years of experience but not a certificate from Kuwait? What is an opproach to forigners in Kuwait. Can you advise where and how can I apply for dentistry jobs. I seems it does not work via internet. mia

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  15. i think MOST of PRO ABHA clinic comments are posted by SAME GUY (may be employee of that clinic itself)

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  16. I've had a really great experience with New Abha in Mahboula myself. I did go to a Lebanese Dr. there (Dr. Toni) The procedure I had done was veneers for my upper and lower teeth. The results were wonderful, so was Dr. Toni and his assistant. He actually explained everything to me very clearly and what I appreciated most was his honesty. I recommend if you visit New Abha clinic, to ask for him, but he is a prosthodontist so some procedures, he may have to refer you to another dentist in the clinic. I can't say about them because he's the only one I've been to. As for anything cosmetic, he's super great. The reception is very friendly as well.

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  17. I went to the ABHA,Dental Clinic, I hada an expierence with the Lady Doctor, She was great, however the other Dentist, acted uninterested, in my root tip removal.,, I will go back for a BRIGHT SMILE treatment, the staff were very helpful and cute, LOL

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  18. Royal Dental in Mangaf (Rosa Castle) is excellent. Beautiful office, professional and caring staff. I highly recommend.

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  19. Well thank you for sharing i was planing to go there but i've changed my mind . BTW i'm kuwaity for any question about my dear country email me zomazee@hotmail.com :)

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  20. Does somebody know European. Dentist? Please,

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  21. hi, could you tell me how could my hubby apply for a dental job in kuwait..............he's very good with his hands, i.e. completely painless magic and knows whathe is doing. He's a bds holder and a very good person and a great doctor.

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  22. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.
    Sonia C. Smithson, D.D.S.

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