5 Best Countries for Dental Tourism in 2017

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Does the thought of dental treatment make you nervous? Is it because the pain & money involved for dental treatments is huge, and your insurance does not cover any of those procedures? Well, this article may help you get out of this situation in an affordable way.

Here’s the thing – you can search for a location other than your own country where the dental treatments are cheap yet reliable and better.

We know you might be thinking what about the surplus costs for travel, accommodation, etc. For this let me share an interesting fact – A root canal is USD 3,000 in the U.S. and Europe but only around USD 200 to 300 in some Asian countries. And if you calculate the total cost, including surplus travelling, accommodation, etc. even then you would save 50 to 70 per cent. Surprised?

But, how does one really zero down on which country to go to for the dental treatment? Right from the ease of getting a visa to assessing the affordability of the treatment, a host of factors have to be considered before one can finalize the destination.

To help you make this decision, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 Best Countries for Dental Tourism in 2017:

India

India Dental Tourism

If you’re looking for professional cutting-edge American procedures at 10 per cent of the American price, then there’s no better option than India. India has some of the top dentists in the world & some of them are educated in the U.S. India is the cheapest option of all the other Dental Tourism countries.

This because of the rapid growth of the private sector. It is projected that India will be a top dental & medical tourism destination by 2020.

There are a lot of Dental Tourism companies providing complete dental packages inclusive of arranging your travel, stay & sightseeing.

Top Dental Treatment Locations in India:

- New Delhi
- Mumbai
- Kerala
- Goa

Thailand

Thailand Dental Tourism

An exotic destination, well-known for its tourism and entertainment, Thailand is also one of the cheapest options for dental treatment. Although the flight tickets to Thailand are a bit steep, it’s worth it if you can get a good deal on them. Thailand has special provisions & dedicated centers for international patients. The famous Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDS) is one of the largest & most reputed dental centers in Southeast Asia consisting of 70 professional dentists.

Also Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok is one of the top dental center & a top world class hospital and it also has a JCI Accreditation.

Also, don’t forget, Thailand is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday to recover from your dental treatment!

Top Dental Treatment Locations in Thailand:

- Bangkok
- Phuket

Mexico

Mexico Dental Tourism

Mexico is one of the top destination for dental tourism because of the close proximity to U.S. & Canada. The costs are significantly cheap because of the low real estate prices & low labor costs. If you’re from U.S. then you can save anywhere up to 30 to 70 per cent.

Also the dentists are highly qualified, majority of them are trained in U.S. & speak fluent English too. Mexico receives 200,000 to 1 million patients annually. Before going to Mexico, look for a clinic that is in a popular destination & has an affiliation with major educational institute or any international recognitions and not just a pretty website.

Top Dental Treatment Locations in Mexico:

- Mexico City
- Cabo San Lucas
- Cancun
- Puerto Vallarta
- San Miguel Allende
- Tijuana

Hungary

Hungary Dental Tourism

Do you know that Hungary boasts more dentists per capita than any other country in the world[1]. If your country of residence is Europe, then there’s no better country than Hungary because of its world renowned doctors & state of the art facilities & accommodations.

Some clinics here even have their own apartment, conveniently located near their clinic. Here dental clinics are also associated with travel agencies so you might find cheap & all inclusive packages too.

Top Dental Treatment Locations in Hungary:

- Budapest

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Dental Tourism

The major market of Costa Rica’s dental tourism is the U.S. & Canada due to its physical proximity. You can be rest assured about the quality of treatment as many dentists here are part of the American Dental Association which makes them more reliable & trustworthy.

Club your dental treatment with an amazing tour of the country’s natural beauty, beaches, national parks, spas & golf courses to have the most amazing dental treatment of your life.

Top Dental Treatment Locations in Costa Rica:

- San Jose

Sources:
1. Patient Beyond Borders

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