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http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/pj.cgi

 

DENTISTES : CHIRURGIENS-DENTISTES

 

Why do you need somebody who speaks English ?  Almost anybody who has qualified as a Dentist will have enough English to explain what they are going to do. The words for other medical problems like allergy to for instance Penicillin can be translated before hand using Babelfish

 

Failing that ask an English speaking neighbour to come with you or .

 

Link above is to French yellow pages. Start ringing till you find somebody who responds in English when you ask for help.

I have used five French dentists over the years, all were considerate, they all seemed to know what they were doing and all had up to date equipment. The only problem I have ever found is that their receptionists assume that unless you come in miming extreme pain/near death next week is OK for the appointment. (They don't get sang froid)

Best of luck too far from P to offer any local advise

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What's the point of your dentist speaking English as when they have their tools in your mouth, you cannot object to anything no matter what language they speak[:D].

I have found many professional people refuse to speak any English and that includes my dentist, even if you don't understand the complexities (and why should they), they just blab away much like the English dentist did anyhow and you can't answer back. and well I just let them get on with it.  They can see what's wrong better than you anyhow.

Now dentists' receptionists, well don't get me started on them......[:@]

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Emma, contrary to the comments posted here, I believe you have every right to ask this question. In my experience most health professionals can speak some degree of English, particularly Specialists, as English is the most common language spoken around not only Europe but the world. These people usually attend conferences 'abroad' where English is the language used. Briefly speaking, they all pick up 'some' English.  We have just attended a dentist here in an area where English is rarely spoken...he asked us if we wished to communicate in English or French. We chose French. He took out our sons tooth and the whole thing was conducted in part French/part English. If you are worried, or as you say, desperate, with a matter, and encountered a dentist who could speak English but chose not to simply because 'we are in France', then I would advise you not to give him a minute of your time or money.  Just check around and you will find someone not as ignorant. In your area you should not have a problem finding someone who spoke some English. And if they did... as if it were a crime!.
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Wen, have you ever had toothache ? I can assure you I have seen many women swear that its far worse than childbirth. If someone could relieve the pain they wouldn't care if they spoke martian !

Now, who was maligning Dentist receptionists  ??[;-)][;-)]

PS To the OP, I suspect many dentists will speak enough English to be able to help - the very best of luck !

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Honestly, I have never asked my Dentist if he speaks English.  He does seem to understand the English Dental terms, which is nice. 

I agree with the poster who suggested you try phoning all the Dentists in your area and ask if they speak English.  If it isn't too much trouble, I would prefer to go to each office and ask personally.  I think it makes a difference.  Also, as suggested, often Pharmacists know which Dr.'s Dentists speak English.

Good luck to you.  I'd rather see the GYN than the Dentist and I hate going to the GYN.

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Russethouse, I have experienced childbirth five times and in September it will be six. I have also experienced 3 tooth abscesses, one right on the tooth nerve, and once walked the floor until 4.30 am with pain. So yes, I understand from both angles. This person might have issues other than just a tooth ache and may be more comfortable explaining their situation in English.  I suspect you have not experienced either...it takes ten minutes to remove a tooth. Try 19 hours of pushing out something the size of a watermelon, and no-one else can do it for you, particularly with dental pliers!.  If a dentist can do it in ten I know where I will be going in September!!!.

Oh, and the receptionist cant speak a word of English but she is brilliant, especially with the little ones. Anyone in the 66 area go to Rivesaltes. Cant tell you anymore than that because of the laws.

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[quote user="Bugbear"]Emma, there is an English Dentist in La Mothe-Saint Heray which is not too far from you. I can't remember his name but if you park in the square by the church and ask at the pharmacy they will tell you where he is.[/quote]
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