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Dr. Lu International Dental Clinic
Dr. Lu International Dental Clinic
Dr. Lu International Dental Clinic
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Location

Address Rm. 603-604, Metro Plaza, Tian He Bei Road, the new Business District Center of Guangzhou
City Guangzhou
Province Guangdong

Contact Info

Phone Number 8755-3380
Website http://www.drludental.com/english/index.htm

Health/Personal Care

Service Type Dental Care
Services Provided All your dental care needs (incl. emergency surgery)
Can Communicate in English Yes
Fee Paid 50.00

Terrified of dentists and/or exorbitant fees? Me too. Doctor Lu's clinic is top-notch and thoroughly profession. From the English-speaking receptionist to the quiet, relaxing waiting room. All work is explained to you in full, you have the chance to ask questions at any time and on-going treatment can be paid in installments.

I had a toothache way back when and I knew I needed to see a dentist. Memories of the 'killer driller' that my mother used to take me to came flooding back. Okay, I wanted the tooth pulled. I made a call to Dr. Lu's clinic and asked how much to pull the tooth. They wouldn't tell me. Dr. Lu himself called me back and explained that the tooth could most likely be saved and the initial consultation was free...after that, if I really wanted the tooth pulled it would be 300 RMB.  I had a root canal, teeth cleaning, and four fillings in a week's time. Cost me around 3000 RMB total.


For each procedure, everything was explained to me ahead of time, appointments made and kept promptly, best of all there was absolutely NO PAIN.

Highly recommended.

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Dr. George Lu: Excellent Dental Care at Reasonable Fees

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Reviewed by Dr. Greg
December 10, 2010
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I lost a very old and large filling the other day that resulted in a cracking and loss of part of my first molar. Based on Sinobear's recommendation, I gave Dr. Lu a call and am very glad that I did.

I am someone who has had particularly bad experiences in the dentist's chair and typically requires a great deal of sedation (nitrous oxide) and local anesthetics in order to endure the procedure. Neither general anesthesia nor nitrous oxide is available in mainland China and so I was extremely reluctant to repair the tooth until after I could return home. Nevertheless, this tooth was causing me considerable discomfort and was simply not going to wait to be attended to. As it turned out, my fears were unfounded.

I believe good dentistry is as much (maybe more of) an art than a science and Dr. George Lu (Luk in Cantonese) is clearly a particularly skilled dentist. His demeanor instills reassuring confidence and he takes a great deal of pride in his work.

I was particularly impressed with the fact that he was able to administer just the right amount of local anesthetic to sufficiently block all pain but not so much that I ended up leaving his office with a swollen and numb lip.

The office itself is very upscale. Patients are greeted with a soothing cascading waterfall as they approach the entrance to his office and several large aquariums inside the office provide a tranquil and "New York Upper East Side" effect. It appears that all staff, including Dr. Lu, speak a reasonable amount of English as most of their patients are Western expats working for international companies.

The total cost of the relatively large porcelain crown came to 2800 yuan or about USD $421.00. While Dr. Lu's fees scale the high end for Guangzhou, by comparison, this represents a savings of 28 to 56 percent over the typical U.S. fees of $580 to $860 and the work is at least just as good if not better. In fact, my experience with Dr. Lu was probably one of the best of my life.

If you need a dentist while in south China, I can highly recommend Dr. Lu to you without reservation. You will receive outstanding quality dental care at reasonable fees.

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Good Points Dr. Lu is a particularly skilled dentist and provides his patients with an upscale "New York chic" office setting. Fees are low by U.S. standards. All staff speak a reasonable amount of English.
Bad Points Fee structure is clearly oriented towards Western expats working for international companies who either have handsome salaries or good dental plans. Foreign teachers earning the typical 6,000 to 8,000 yuan per month without the benefit of insurance can find less expensive alternatives throughout Guangzhou although, when it comes to medical and dental care in China, you tend to get what you pay for.
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Reviewed by sinobear
February 21, 2010
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Forget about needing to run to HK for dental care. Dr. Lu's staff are truly professional.

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Good Points Professional, private, modern, affordable and did I mention painless?
Bad Points The drill still sounds the same after all these years.
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