Dental tourism
Thread poster: Arnaud HERVE

Arnaud HERVE  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 09:49
English to French
+ ...
Aug 15, 2010

Hi, since we are by principle not allergic to travel and international contacts, I thought this would be a good place for talking about dental tourism.

Visiting your local dentist is probably the best solution for the usual cavities, but when it comes to implants and such heavy works, the differences of price between countries are really not neglectable. Sometimes countries which are not really far away from your own place offer the same service for one third of the price.

The question is : where do you find the reliable dentists ? What do you do if your new teeth fall into your morning coffee as soon as you come back home ? Who uses the absolute best materials ?

All those questions and others can be debated here. Please resort to PM if you want to give the precise names and addresses of specific vendors. Otherwise talking about countries, prices and technologies is legally safe.


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 14:49
Member (2004)
English to Thai
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Host country translator networks Aug 16, 2010

Arnaud HERVE wrote:
Hi, since we are by principle not allergic to travel and international contacts, I thought this would be a good place for talking about dental tourism.
Visiting your local dentist is probably the best solution for the usual cavities, but when it comes to implants and such heavy works, the differences of price between countries are really not neglectable. Sometimes countries which are not really far away from your own place offer the same service for one third of the price.
The question is : where do you find the reliable dentists ? What do you do if your new teeth fall into your morning coffee as soon as you come back home ? Who uses the absolute best materials ?

One of my translator friends told me information of this in Japan [where dentists are highly qualified]. Many good hotels in remote countries have dental services to provide with high reliability.
Best regards,
Soonthon Lupkitaro


 

Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 04:49
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Uruguay Aug 16, 2010

I just happenned to run into an article under this same title: Turismo dental ("Dental Tourism" in Spanisn) a few days ago: http://www.montevideo.com.uy/notnoticias_116717_1.html

According to it, more and more citizens from Spain and the US are coming to Uruguay for their dental services.

I also have a friend in the US who comes over once a year (to Uruguay) for this service: She says it`s much cheaper even including air fare and expenses.


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 09:49
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Tranquility costs money... Aug 16, 2010

...so I'm happy to visit my trusted, usual dentist in Spain even if it could be more expensive than in other places. This way I have quick access to the same professional by car if I need anything.

 

Mirja Maletzki  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:49
Korean to German
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Korea Aug 16, 2010

I am working as public ambassador for Korean medical tourism, and having lived in the country for close to 10 years, I can really recommend it. Not the closed destination for people in Europe, but it's worth considering if you feel like taking a look at Asia anyway.

 

Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 09:49
German to Spanish
Funny Aug 16, 2010

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.) wrote:

Arnaud HERVE wrote:
Hi, since we are by principle not allergic to travel and international contacts, I thought this would be a good place for talking about dental tourism.
Visiting your local dentist is probably the best solution for the usual cavities, but when it comes to implants and such heavy works, the differences of price between countries are really not neglectable. Sometimes countries which are not really far away from your own place offer the same service for one third of the price.
The question is : where do you find the reliable dentists ? What do you do if your new teeth fall into your morning coffee as soon as you come back home ? Who uses the absolute best materials ?

One of my translator friends told me information of this in Japan [where dentists are highly qualified]. Many good hotels in remote countries have dental services to provide with high reliability.
Best regards,
Soonthon Lupkitaro


You are in Thailand, famous cause his very large dental tourism (not only dental), in BKK there is, for example, a big hospital with 14 dentist surgeries inside the hospital with very high standard (correct me if I am wrong), and you recommend Japan?

I am sure they can offer a good quality, bu Japan is a very expensive country, is the dental care cheap there?

Sawadee kap


 

Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 09:49
German to Spanish
Tranquility versus 10.000 $ Aug 16, 2010

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

...so I'm happy to visit my trusted, usual dentist in Spain even if it could be more expensive than in other places. This way I have quick access to the same professional by car if I need anything.


Sometimes, 10.000 $ can make a decision easy.

If you need a big treatment, a diference of 40% between, for example, Germany (where a lot of things are for free!!) and Thailand, it makes a decision easier. And more if you see the difference in equipment ultramodern, and dentist with study in USA and other countries, versus the very often old clinics in Germany...

You can spend the European Winter on the beach and at the same time repair your "leaks" and save a lot of money.

Saludos



[Edited at 2010-08-16 10:12 GMT]


 

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 05:49
Portuguese to English
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Brazil Aug 16, 2010

Brazil is a popular destination for dental and medical tourism, and even the President of Paraguay has been a recent visitor to a hospital here (for further information about the Paraguayan President's medical treatment, see http://www.newser.com/article/d9hjc7fo2/paraguay-president-says-feels-renewed-by-cancer-treatment-in-brazil.html)

According to the Placidway website, "Brazil has long been regarded as a destination for dental treatment in particular. Due to the large volume of tourists from the USA and Europe, Brazil has built a reputation for having quality facilities and top-notch care in Dental procedures."

Further information:

http://medicaltourism.escapeartist.com/resources-medical/affordable-dental-care-in-brazil/

http://www.discovermedicaltourism.com/brazil/ (medical tourism in general)

A list of English-speaking health professionals can be found at: http://www.gringoes.com/subcategoria.asp?ID_categoria=3&ID_subcategoria=221 (doctors), http://www.gringoes.com/subcategoria.asp?ID_categoria=3&ID_subcategoria=192 (dentists), http://www.gringoes.com/subcategoria.asp?ID_categoria=3&ID_subcategoria=236 (paediatricians). I assume they all speak English, as otherwise why would they be on a site aimed at expatriates living here?

Just one thing - don't ever try to seek treatment at a state-owned hospital. You may need to wait months, even years, for treatment...


 

Andreja Ciković  Identity Verified
Croatia
English to Croatian
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Link to a dental tourism site Aug 16, 2010

Hi,

you might also want to contact someone from this travel agency, they have some kind of price list also: http://www.uniline.hr/croatia/dentaltravel.php

Good luck,

Kr,
Andreja


 

Halil Ibrahim Tutuncuoglu "Бёcäטsع Լîfe's cômplicåtعd eñøugh"
Turkey
Local time: 10:49
Turkish to English
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For lasic&laser eye treatments, hair transplantation Nov 25, 2011

I know that Turkey is a place of attraction for Europeans&Americans but I heard that Syria is even cheaper. You can easily have access to big, international and reliable medical facilites in Turkey through internet and the one providing me with such addresses in Syria will receive a giant thank you from me

 

David Jessop  Identity Verified
Spain
Member
Spanish to English
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Excellent dental care in Thailand Nov 27, 2011

Fernando Toledo wrote:

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.) wrote:

Arnaud HERVE wrote:
Hi, since we are by principle not allergic to travel and international contacts, I thought this would be a good place for talking about dental tourism.
Visiting your local dentist is probably the best solution for the usual cavities, but when it comes to implants and such heavy works, the differences of price between countries are really not neglectable. Sometimes countries which are not really far away from your own place offer the same service for one third of the price.
The question is : where do you find the reliable dentists ? What do you do if your new teeth fall into your morning coffee as soon as you come back home ? Who uses the absolute best materials ?

One of my translator friends told me information of this in Japan [where dentists are highly qualified]. Many good hotels in remote countries have dental services to provide with high reliability.
Best regards,
Soonthon Lupkitaro


You are in Thailand, famous cause his very large dental tourism (not only dental), in BKK there is, for example, a big hospital with 14 dentist surgeries inside the hospital with very high standard (correct me if I am wrong), and you recommend Japan?

I am sure they can offer a good quality, bu Japan is a very expensive country, is the dental care cheap there?

Sawadee kap




I had significant work done in Thailand and was very happy with the professionalism of the dentist and support staff, high quality of equipment, and indeed the price.


 

Arnaud HERVE  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 09:49
English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
Baltics Nov 27, 2011

Thank you all,

personnally I go to the Baltics now.

For any country, I found that the services are always first class if it is a medium sized clinic, and the only "danger" is them trying to sell you services that you don't really need.

But there is no real danger in terms of wrong treatment.

And while I am here... stop smoking if you can... or don't begin ! That will make treatment soooo much better.


 

Melanie Nassar  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:49
German to English
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Get your implants in Bethlehem as a Christmas present Nov 27, 2011

My dentist in Bethlehem does implants at very competitive prices. I have had one done myself, and know that many people come from Europe, have their implants done, and come back a few months later for the final fitting. They get to see the sights and have very professional treatment (graduate of a Greek university) and still pay less than it would cost at home.

My own children came back from the US when they were still students because wisdom tooth extraction was not covered by their health insurance and even with their travel costs, it was cheaper to have it done here.

Plus, need I mention, this region is well worth a visit, Christmas or not.


 


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