Visit Dental Offices.....
....Around the World

Travel pictures of DENTAL OFFICES???

I'm not sure when it started....

...but somewhere in our travels we started taking pictures of these we stumbled across in the corners of the world we visit.

I do advocate seeing your dentist regularly... you can visit these for fun and not have to rely on them when you're traveling someplace far from home!

I'm a dental hygienist, so I guess that gives me an excuse for taking these.

"Dental Offices" Are Not Always Like Home

It was fun to take a picture of the "specialist" in Djemaa El-Fna square in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Yes, that IS a tray of extracted teeth he is sitting in front of.

Dentist in Djemaa El-Fna Marrakesh, MoroccoDentist in Djemaa El-Fna Marrakesh, MoroccoDentist in Djemaa El-Fna Marrakesh

From there we found a real dental office down a side street...

...and we asked if we could see the office and take a couple of pictures.

Dentist sign Marrakesh, MoroccoSign to Dentist - really

Dental Office MarakeshDental Office Marakesh

Dental Lab MarrakeshDental Lab Marrakesh

On a trek in Ladakh, India, we took some temporary filling material along with our other first aid supplies.

Our guides told those nomads that we might be able to make their teeth feel better at least for a while.

Trekking in Ladakh, India

Camping with sheep herding nomads in Ladakh India

Temporary Dental help for locals in Ladahk India

While prowling the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal we discovered a dental sign on a side street, and our friend Brian got us an invitation to visit.

Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
Dental Offices sign - Kathmandu, Nepal
Dental-office, Kathmandu, Nepal

We went to a wedding in Lahore, Pakistan years ago.

While we were prowling the streets in the bazaar, we found a fellow selling sticks used as toothbrushes right next to the bird seller.

Pakistan wedding party - Lahore

Street vendors sell sticks for dental aids in Lahore Pakistan

Tooth cleaning sticks are right next to the parrots in Lahore

In Myanmar (Burma) we had traveled from Rangoon to Pindaya to see the Golden Caves (Shwe-umin).

We found a very friendly dentist in the bazaar who was fitting some tribal ladies with dentures. He was proud to show off his office. We actually sent some dental materials to him, though we never heard if they arrived.

The Dentist and Dental Office sign Pindaya, Myanmar/Burma
Dental office lab, Pindaya, Myanmar/Burma
Dentist treating a patient in Pindaya Myanmar (Burma)

In Bangkok, Thailand, tucked in behind the tuk-tuks, within walking distance of Wat Wat Phra Kaeo (the Grand Palace), and just across the Chao Phraya River from Wat Arun...... there is a street of vendors dedicated to dentures.

Tuk-tuks on the street in Bangkok Thailand
Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand

There are modern dental offices in all of these places, of course,

But where is the story there? So explore and have fun. People are friendly everywhere and willing to share if you show an interest... professional or not!

Oh, and just one more picture......

This Chinese farmer is NOT cleaning the water buffalos teeth

No, that's silly. Of course this farmer in China is not cleaning the water buffalo's teeth. He was clowning around and it just looked that way... and I couldn't resist. I'm a dental hygienist, remember?

Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark

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