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I've searched previous discussions and am wondering if Dra. Monica Sanjur is still praciticing in Boquete?  If so, how difficult is it to get in on short notice?

About an hour ago a large portion of a molar broke off, along with the filling which fell out.  I will try tomorrow, but the chances of getting in with a dentist here is slim.  Unless it's a true emergency, the normal wait time is up to three weeks.  We leave for Panama Tuesday.

Thank you.

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Dr Monica is in Boquete and she's very good.  I would go see her immediately or try calling her first before you arrive and she might take you right away.
Thank you.  Glad she's still there... everyone had spoken highly of her on previous topics.
Dr.Octavio Ortega in David is an excellent, bilingual dentist, who I've found to be quite reasonable. 6677-6762
we too have a great dentist in David..if you need..Erin
Thank you Keith and Erin.  Bilingual would be great as we still have a very, very limited ability to speak Spanish, but if it can be taken care of in Boquete, I'd prefer that since we won't know our way around at all.  It's still possible that someone will see me here (but unlikely).  Not the way I'd hoped to start our visit to Panama for sure.
Dr. Sanjur speaks English.  I've never had to wait for a dental appt. here, especially for an emergency.
Dr. Sanjur speaks English? That's a surprise to me. My husband and I have a long history with her, and she always communicates in Spanish with an occasional English word, such as "filling," thrown in.
I only went to her once, and she spoke mostly English with some Spanish thrown in.  I was surprised, because I had heard that she only spoke Spanish.  She must be a fast learner.

Thank you Judy and Bonnie.  I guess communication won't be too difficult for something like this regardless of language... open mouth and point at the tooth with a hole. 

I got her address from an older discussion on the forum and will see if I can find her office on a map.

Was it Nellie -- the Buddhist Dentist in David"


"Pah -- no es necesario para la medicina para el dolor! Jeh-je-je!"

A wisdom tooth broke on me, and I went to her.  She took an x-ray and realized it was too much for her.  She called in a specialist from David (I have her name at the Gym, but I'm not there).  It was done in Monica's office.  I liked the fact that Monica knew she couldn't handle it and she called in somebody who could. AND, she did speak English.

That's another big difference from here.  If a doctor or dentist isn't equipped to deal with something here they send you to someone else, usually with another lengthy wait between appointments.  I love the way it's handled there.

Thank you.


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