Originally Posted by ItDontMeanAThing
Two answers, 1) $17+$3.40+$3.40=$23.80, and/or 2) The '$' is used by many nations to denote dollars or pesos. This is a US based board so by convention I saw no need to indicate USD or US$.
Wow I see Dental care in Thailand has skyrocketed or maybe just the Bhat has appreciated a lot.
When I was there about 6 years ago, I had toothache on the plane ride over. I was desperate to see a dentist since we were leaving in a few days to go to Cambodia where I assumed dental care would be hard to find.
I pretty easily found a dental clinic near some of the main tourist areas in Bangkok. The clinic was well equipped (I think). The dentist spoke perfect English she quickly diagnosed the problem as the gum infection, I mention that my dentist had advise me to pull the tooth that was causing the infection and she told me to listen to the dentist.
l The whole visit including the antibiotic cost my $12, but it didn't involve an X-Ray.
I certainly was impressed.