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Last update: 14 Jul 2024

Dentist / Dental Surgeon

Dr. Maxence Sand

2021-11-13 12:45:07 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.539882

Longitude: -149.566346

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Dental Surgeon

Dr. Maxence Sand
Cabinet Dentaire
16 rue Edouard Ahne
BP 614 987 13
Papeete Tahiti
689 40 42 02 05
Next to Fast Print

He speaks English

10-2020 Sugar Shack Matt had a filling that was bothering him so we emailed him on a Sunday (during a holiday weekend) thinking we would not hear from him until Tuesday. However, we got a reply within a few hours with an appointment date and time!

Matt ended up having a very infected wisdom tooth that had to be extracted and a neighboring tooth with a cavity that had to be filled. Dr. Sand was very good, offered to reschedule so we could think about it, and when we declined got to work. He was as gentle as can be expected for having a tooth pulled, and provided a prescription for antibiotics, gauze, and pain meds. He was efficient, and reasonably priced. The work in the U.S. would have cost well over $1000 with insurance and Matt walked out less than $200 plus medicine costs at pharmacy for $25.

2-21 SV Venture Lady
Happy for you to include following recommendation in the TCG for Dr Maxence Sand Highly recommend. Good English speaker with extremely well equipped/modern surgery. I had complex root canal treatments in Oct 20. Then I broke a tooth in January 21 and he repaired it with a crown within 24 hrs so that we didn’t miss a weather window to depart Papeete.

11-2020 SV Tintamarre Recommended. Speaks good English. Nice surgery. I only needed a check up and clean, but know other cruisers needing more major treatment who were very happy

9-2020 SV Shiraz Young French dentist. Speaks good English. Modern clean facility on the first floor. I recommend him.

We both had dental work, crowns and extraction. Very satisfied. Near Cathedral Center City.  Turn up the street that Air Tahiti is on and about 3/4 same side of the street next to a copy store is an entrance to his office - 1st floor (2nd floor to North Americans)

10-18 SV Little Wing
Can highly recommend Dr Maxence.

He is a very gentle and thorough dentist. I found that my french was not up to par to fully communicate some of the discussion about what needed to be done to have a root canal and crown.  Emailing was a great way to set up an appointment and discuss any concerns that one may have about any procedures.
I would certainly recommend Dr. Sand Maxence for any dental work.