FAQ – Frequently Asked Question about Dental Tourism
Updated on Thursday 25th August 2016
Rate this article
based on 1 reviews
based on 1 reviews
Dental tourism has expanded rapidly over the course of the last years, being a profitable industry which inspires people in need of dental care to search outside their own countries for places that deliver the same quality of treatments at much lower prices.
1. What is dental tourism?
In simple terms, dental tourism is the industry of looking for dental treatments abroad. This is generally thought to be a viable alternative for people living in countries where the prices of such care are extremely expensive for the average income, such as the UK, US, Italy, France, Austria and Germany.
2. What are the most popular destinations for dental tourism?
Depending on the patient’s location, some of the most popular destinations for dental tourism are Mexico and Costa Rica for U.S. tourists, Poland and Romania for the Western European ones and Thailand and Malaysia for Australian patients and the ones coming from New Zeeland.
3. How much will I save if I choose dental tourism?
Depending of the kind of procedure needed, the prices in top destination dental tourism countries are much lower than those of Western countries. It is possible to save up to 80% compared to prices of dental treatments in the U.K. and U.S.
4. Why are dental treatments so cheap abroad?
The prices in more developed countries are driven by labor expenses, administrative costs and insurance contracts. According to the World Health Organization, more than 70% of medical prices are related to labor, therefore this pretty much explains why in dental tourism countries the prices for treatments are so low. However, quality is always the main concern, our dentists having a proven track record of success which recommends them as some of the best specialists in their own countries.
4. Are the hygiene and sterilization appropriate to international standards?
Absolutely! You can rest assured that our dentists abroad utilize the latest modern sterilization and hygiene methods.
5. Is dental treatment abroad offered with the latest technology and medical devices?
Our clinics have state-of-the-art technologies and all the modern equipment found in Western clinics.
6. What kind of dental services can I get?
Actually, any type of dental service available in the U.S. and Western European countries is also available in our clinics. Our dental care specialists deliver services beginning with plain oral prophylaxis, filling installations and teeth whitening and ending with dental implants and dental surgeries.