There are many enquiries from members of the Bali Travel Forum (BTF) about dentists in Bali.
During our trip to Bali in June 2007 we paid a visit to the Bali Dental Clinic situated in the Kuta Mall Galleria. This surgery is operated by Dr Rudyard (Rudy) Salindeho a western trained doctor of dentistry. The surgery is easy to find inside the Kuta Galleria shopping mall next to Planet Hollywood and opposite the sculpture of Dewa Ruci the Balinese water god (pictured below).
HOW DO I GET THERE ???
I should say that as a child I was subjected to some pretty prehistoric dentistry, just the thought of a dentist visit, even for just a check up was terrifying, and almost always was never “just a check up” usually resulting in several follow up visits, not to mention the invasion of my mouth by what sounded and felt like construction equipment so I am not a person who frequents the dentist often, rather only when absolutely necessary.
The first thing you will notice when you walk into the Bali Dental Clinic is how modern the surgery is, I mean before our visit to Dr Rudy’s clinic my vision of a dentists surgery in Bali bordered on a cross between Frankenstein’s Laboratory and The Little Shop Of Horrors. Well what a surprise, the Clinic is equipped with all the trappings and modern equipment you would expect to find in any well appointed western surgery, and the place was immaculately clean and well presented.
A VERY MODERN, CLEAN, WELL APPOINTED SURGERY
When my 23 y.o. son Adam fractured a tooth in a fall shortly on arrival in Bali this June, we decided to find a local dentist rather than wait for our return to Australia. Fortunately, I had printed out a list of medicos and dentists in case of such an emergency and was fortunate enough to call Dr. Rudy’s number first, (we were staying in Sanur so he was also the closest clinic to us).
I explained my situation to the lady on the phone (who incidentally spoke perfect English), and she seemed very reassuring. She told me to bring Adam over straight away and within half an hour he was in the chair. Dr Rudy finished his examination (which included a couple of x-rays) and provided us with his quotation on the spot.
Adam hadn’t seen a dentist for a number of years and consequently had some nine fillings required as well as the front crown to repair the broken tooth and a full clean. All up the quote came to around $750 aussie dollars. I remember paying just on $1500 for my last crown here in Australia and that was 4-5 years ago, so we were over the moon with the price.
While in the chair he had all the filling work done there and then and was also prepared for the front crown. Two days later we returned and had the crown fitted and the final clean. The work done was sensational, Adam now has the perfect smile. The whole family was so impressed by Dr Rudy’s work that we are all booking in to have dental work done by him on our next visit to Bali (we figure the savings will pay for the whole holiday).
For more information please email Dr Rudy and let him know that you are coming over, his contact details are below:
BALI DENTAL CLINIC Mal Bali Galeria, 2nd floor 2c 58-59 Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai, Simpang Dewa Ruci Kuta. (There is also a surgery in Denpasar see the website for details). Phone: 0361-766255 (within Bali) Phone: 62-361-766255 (from overseas) Website: http://bali911dentalclinic.com Email: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: Dr Rudy recently moved his surgery. He is still in the Bali Mall Galleria. They are now on the 2nd floor level above the ope courtyard.
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I have been to Dr Rudy also
Written on 08/14/07 at 17:05:49 GMT by balicrazy
Hi Don I agree Dr Rudy is cool. He is very thorough and I had a few fillings and a clean and polish done, I'm pretty sure I paid about $30 each for the fillings and about $25 for a clean and polish. Highly recommended. Bali Rocks !!!!!!
Written on 08/29/07 at 14:23:08 GMT by seasbabe
Hi Bali Rocks, Just wondering if you had the teeth whitening done at Dr Rudy and if so how much?. I'm a little scared but really want to get it done. Cheers. kerrie
Written on 09/02/07 at 21:43:31 GMT by DonRon
Hi Kerrie, Didn't have it done this trip but will next trip. Nothing to be scared about. From what I've seen its like a mouthguard filled with a paste then placed over the teeth then a laser light does the business. No pain, besides if you are scared that really really "nice" man Bloodyron will take you and hold your hand I'm sure....LOL
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Written on 10/18/07 at 18:38:20 GMT by seasbabe
Thanks for the info Don. Might just have to take Ron up on holding my hand, Or is there a hidden camera also in the dental surgery. Cheers. kerrie
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Written on 10/18/07 at 18:49:08 GMT by Admin
A camera at the dentist ? Ohhhh is that why they call him Rudy !!!
Written on 10/21/07 at 07:39:26 GMT by brent
Thanks for the info, I went to a dentist opposite the army barracks in kuta a couple of trips ago with a slight twang in a tooth and ended up with a quote for 3 crown jobs (on left side) costing about 3000 aus!!! Naturally I ran away and on return to Aus my dentist replaced a missing filling on the right side of my mouth!! I will contact Dr Rudy
Written on 11/01/07 at 08:16:59 GMT by loui
I would like to get my teeth whitened, any idea how much
Written on 11/05/07 at 07:06:45 GMT by DonRon
Dr Sucipito in Denpasar does the laser whitening. Here is a link to his website for prices and booking info: http://www.drsucipto.com/
Like Dr Rudy he is highly recommended. Dr Rudy only does dental work (fillings, crowns, extractions etc...). Cheers Don
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Written on 01/11/12 at 19:47:27 GMT by darntootin
I tried the link. There's no information, no way to make contact. Is Dr Rudy now with Bali911. Bit confused. Going in March for massive work so I can smile again.
hi you wouldnt have a new webiste for dr sucipto. the website you had listed here deosnt seem to work. im heading over to bali and would liek whitening done? thanks
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Written on 09/29/09 at 03:16:18 GMT by aniruddhan
Dr Sucipto never answered my email, so I arranged to see Dr Rudy. He quoted me a good price to replace two crowns with decay under them. When I arrived for my scheduled appointment, he never saw me. A young balinese woman examined me, didn't take xrays, said I looked ok to her from what she could see and didn't do the crowns or a required root planning/deep cleaning. I'll never go back there having wasted time and money to go there for nothing.
Written on 02/02/08 at 15:24:57 GMT by biscuts
does anyone have arough guide to what i should pay for a crown and teeth whitening fillings etc
Written on 05/10/12 at 11:06:19 GMT by carolyndon
I went to Bali 911 clinic in Denpaser. I only paid $550 for 2 root canals 1 filling and 1 crown, Excellent job. Would have cost me $5000 in Australia.
Written on 05/12/08 at 08:06:07 GMT by DonRon
My son had a front crown fitted (he cracked a front tooth in half after a fall when we 1st arrived in Bali last year) he also had nine fillings and a full clean and polish for less than $750 aussie dollars.
Written on 11/17/10 at 13:34:48 GMT by ebersue
I had an appointment with Dr Rudy Salindehu surgery in November. He was very 'rushed' and only seemed interested in doing expensive work like root canals and crowns. Having discussed the work that was needed and agreed on a price, I was suprised with additional 'costs'... 1hr root canal and 2 crowns came to Rp 7m - and all else was add on, Rp500 000 for filling, Rp400 000 for cleaning, Rp 2m for 'whitening'. After root canal he handed over to the girls who stuggled to get crown to 'fit' (it's ok luckily) and the 'whitening' is just 15% gel in a mouthguard that you have to wear for 10 days (no laser or in-house treatment). Root canal, crowns and filling still 'cheap' compared to Australia (you need to stay in Bali for minimum 6 days, day 1 root canal, day 6 crown) if you're prepared to put up with bed side manner, etc. He doesn't do porcelain veneers, only composite ones.
Written on 11/29/11 at 23:33:20 GMT by aadaca
I have just come back from treatment at Dr Rudy's clinic at Bali Central. Root canal and crown cost AUD396.00, quote for same job in AU exceeded $3000.00. Very pleased with service and outcome and going by the queue of Australians, so are many others!
I wouldn't be complaining about the costs or the service.
Written on 01/30/12 at 10:52:52 GMT by Admin
For those members looking for Dr Sucipto his contact details are below:
Dr Sucipto contact details: Email: email@example.com Phone: +62 361222541
Written on 04/14/12 at 00:30:39 GMT by braceface
hi i was wondering if they did braces as i need braces on top and bottom teeth but it is overly expensive in AUS costing average about $7,000
DON'T RISK IT!
Written on 08/26/12 at 05:26:54 GMT by lisagugs
However tempting it is, it's not worth the regret if things go wrong. and they did for me. I spent months researching for the right dentist before my trip to Bali. I booked ahead, knew exactly what needed to be done. Was confident in my choice. When I got to '911'. I was seen by one of the many girls who do Dr Rudy's work for him. I expected that, and was confident in her ability. My root canals and 2 crowns went well...until 5 weeks later back in Melbourne!! Major root infection and gums bleeding, my Melbourne dentist found a myriad of mistakes and bad work. A piece of dental floss was found inside the crown. A piece of dental tool was broken off inside my root, therefore it was impossible to fully check that root canal.Long story short- 5 months later - both teeth were pulled out. and now my confidence is shot..I even have worried for months about the risk of AIDS!!!You may get a good job done, but you may not, I thought it was worth the risk, now I know it's not.