Eat Pray Nepal Blog: August 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nepali Users caught on Ashley Madison hack

Nepal Ashley Madison

Hundreds of Nepali's outed on Ashley Madison. This is just a small subset of the data. All names have been blurred for privacy purposes.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dentists in Nepal

In Nepal its very hard to find a good dentist because there are so many choices available and and most of them are targeting lower income people. For an average working or middle class person the best way to find a good dentist for your tooth problems is by asking others for recommendations. Ask family, friends, neighbors or coworkers what they like about their dentist. You also may wish to go on the internet and search local dentists in Kathmandu and by their website and looking where they studied, the services they provide.

There are 3 types of dental clinics in Nepal.
a - Basic
These dentists do the bare minimum work and will charge you very low fees. However their standard of care and work may be low as well. Most people who visit them are low income, villagers and the poor who cannot afford to spend much on dental work.

b - Average
People who visit the average clinics are white collared working and office workers, middle class people. These dentists do a decent job at a decent price. The doctors are normally educated in India or Asia and have good work experience as they work on many patients. A standard teeth filling or Cleaning at an "average" dentist in Kathmandu can cost around Rs 1000 - Rs 2000 typically.

c - Premium 
There are a few premium dentists in Nepal and they are typically educated in US, Australia or India. The standard of care is generally very high, clean and similar to western standards. Most of the clients who visit these are wealthy local Nepalese, foreigners and expats in Nepal. A standard tooth filling or cleaning will cost you around Rs 4000 - Rs 6000. Other procedures such as Root Canals, Oral Surgery will easily cost from Rs 10,000 and higher. The prices are high but much lower than getting similar procedures in many western countries.

List of "Premium" Dentists

Healthy Smiles: This is probably the most expensive dentist in Nepal. Most of the clients are diplomats and foreigners who can afford to see the doctors here. They even have a price list available on their website.

Advanced Dental Clinic: This dental clinic is similar to Healthy Smiles but with slightly lower prices. So if you want similar services to Healthy Smiles with a lower price, then go here.

If you know any other good dentists, contact me, leave a comment.