Top 10 dental tourism destinations

2011-06-24 06:42:02 by Rossarin Phinyowan

With healthcare costs rising all over the world, the need for affordable dentistry has never been greater. Traveling abroad to for better prices is very much an option, and the biggest reason why more than five million people cross borders every year for dental care.  It doesn’t matter who you are today – times are tough, but just where is the best place for dental tourism?

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of options regardless of where you choose to go. Dental patients from around the world can receive the highest quality care and save up to 80% by visiting a dental clinic abroad. Most people choose destinations nearer to home, and increasingly people are choosing to combine a dental trip with a vacation.

Check out these most popular dental destinations and see how much you can save!

1. Mexico

Hop on a plane for treatment in a resort town like Cabo San Lucas, Cancun or Puerto Vallarta. Or, take a short drive across the border to Los Algodones or Tijuana for excellent care at a discounted price. Most frequent visitors: Americans, and Canadians.

2. Thailand

Thailand boasts some of the world's largest, most modern dental hospitals and clinics. Hundreds of thousands of dental tourists have been successfully treated by expert dentists in one of the world's most popular travel destinations. Choose to travel to exotic Bangkok, or seaside Phuket or historic Chiang Mai – we have researched the best dentists throughout Thailand for quality and price.

Some of Thailand's top rated clinics include Bangkok International Dental Center and Sea Smile Dental Clinic in Phuket. Most frequent visitors:  Australians, Americans, Canadians, New Zealanders.

3. Indonesia (Bali)

These days, dental patients are flocking to Indonesia's tropical paradise island of Bali. No wonder: in 2017 Bali was awarded TripAdvisor's Top Destination Travellers Choice Award. World-class dental facilities can be found at 40-70% discounts.

A few of our highest-recommended clinics include Bali International Dental Center, Rejuvie Dental Clinic and BIMC Hospital Dental Centre. Most frequent visitors: Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, Canadians, expats from all over the region.

4. Spain

Dentistry has always been more affordable in Spain. With Spain’s economy now undergoing severe deflation, prices of dental care have been pushed down even further. Nart Dental Clinic in the heart of Barcelona is popular, particularly for leisure travelers heading to this historic destination anyway. Most frequent visitors: British, Irish, Germans.

5. Turkey

Standing at the gateway between the Eastern and Western worlds, dental tourists have discovered the cultural gem of Turkey while receiving oral care from skilled professionals. Each year thousands of patients take in the sights of Istanbul, or bask in the world-renowned thermal baths of Izmir, while saving money on light dental treatment.

International patients frequent BergeDent Clinic in Istanbul which welcomes Europeans from all over, as well as Russians, and Middle Easterners.

6. Malaysia

Sandwiched between medical tourism mecca Thailand and economic powerhouse Singapore, Malaysia has now gained rightful entry as a medical and dental tourism destination, with high standards of care and convenient tourism amenities.

Imperial Dental Specialist Center is a popular name for patients visiting Kuala Lumpur. Patients also head to resort towns of Penang and Melaka for routine dental care. Most frequent visitors: Indonesians, Middle Easterners, Australians, New Zealanders, and Chinese.

7. Philippines

The Philippines is an exotic tropical destination with excellent value dentistry at highly discounted prices. Bonifacio Dental Center in the historic Angeles City is popular among our patients. Most frequent visitors: Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders.

8. Poland

World class dental care just a quick plane or train ride from Western Europe, Central Europe and Scandinavia. Most European health plans do not cover extensive dental care; Poland is one of the top destinations in the region, with excellent clinics and discounts up to 70%.

If you're heading to Warsaw, check out Implant-Art; most frequent visitors: Germans, Austrians, British, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegians.

9. Costa Rica

Enjoy the renowned natural beauty and safety of Costa Rica while receiving treatment from friendly, experienced, American-trained dentists. Costa Rica All on 6 in the highly Americanized suburb of Escazúis one of the favorites. Save money on dental care while experiencing the trip of a lifetime. Most frequent visitors: Americans, Central Americans, and Canadians.

10 Hungary

Hungary is Europe’s premier destination for dental tourism, with world-renowned dentists, state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled dentists. Budapest, one of Eastern Europe's most-traveled tourism cities, offers great care at 50-70% discounts.

Everegreen Dental and MDental Clinic are popular here. Europeans also flock to Hungary's beautiful border towns as well. Most frequent visitors: English, Irish, Germans, Austrians, Americans, Danish, and French.

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