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Global Patients' Choice

Global Patients' Choice - 2018

Global Patients' Choice

The Dental Departures Global Patients' Choice Award is an annual accolade presented in recognition of outstanding dental services. The criteria for winning the award are quite simple – those clinics that have received the best feedback, collated from the reviews of Dental Departures patients throughout the year, will finish in top spot.

To be eligible for the Dental Departures Global Patients' Choice 2018 Award, a dental clinic must achieve an overall rating of four stars or higher from patient reviews on Dental Departures. As the award is based purely on customer satisfaction, this enables the smaller one-chair boutique clinics to compete on a level playing surface with the custom-built, multi-storey dental hospitals that offer a complete one-stop service. There will be awards presented to winning clinics from all over the world, including Mexico, Thailand, Bali, Vietnam and the Philippines. Previous winners have been able to further raise their profile by displaying the award in their dental clinic, on their website, and by promoting their success through the local media.

At Dental Departures, we’re delighted to give the top performing dental surgeons and facilities the recognition they deserve. The 2018 Global Patients' Choice Award embraces the success of worldwide dental care standards, and gives the most important people, the patients themselves, the opportunity to reward their dental provider for a job well done.

– Paul McTaggart, CEO, Dental Departures

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Top clinics from Mexico
Top clinics from Thailand



Mexico’s size means it offers patients a vast choice of locations for their dental care - from convenient just-over-the-Border clinics to stunning beach locations, vibrant cities and unique villages like the Pueblos Magicos. A steady flow patients from the US, Canada and across the globe are attracted to state-of-the-art dental facilities and competitive prices, while international accreditation and the considerable expertise of dentists in Mexico will ensure the country remains one of the world’s top dental tourism destinations.


Among the most prestigious dental clinics in Mexico is the Sani Dental Group . Located close to the US-Mexico Border in Los Algodones , the group consists of over 30 dentists based across 3 different sites. They are at the forefront of modern techniques, offering laser dentistry as an alternative to traditional dental procedures. Dr. Dalia Dental Care is another renowned clinic close to the Border. They are International members of the American Dental Association and have been delivering top-quality dental care to international patients since 1992. They offer specialisms in the fields of Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial, Periodontics, Orthodontics and General Dentistry. Another Border clinic, RamLanz Dental , in Mexicali, have been providing dental services for almost 40 years. They pride themselves on delivering quality treatments using the latest dental technologies such as digital x-ray and intra-oral photography.


Patients looking to combine their dental treatment with their annual vacation will not be disappointed with excellent facilities in stunning resorts. Sunset Dental Cancun is a popular choice, not only for its resort location, but also for the high-tech diagnostic services they have available, such as 3D/CT scanning and panoramic x-rays. The Bokanova Riviera Maya is another resort-based clinic with a big reputation. They are a member of the American Dental Association, and have certification and authorization from the Canadian Government as dental providers in the Riviera Maya.




There are endless opportunities in Thailand for low cost, high quality dental treatments. Whether you enjoy the hustle and bustle of modern city life or prefer the beach party scene, there are expert dental surgeons to be found everywhere throughout the country. Visitors can enjoy the country’s intoxicating mixture of the old and new, illustrated perfectly in the frenetic capital city of Bangkok which blends ancient temples, floating markets and road-side food stands with upmarket restaurants, sprawling shopping malls and infamous red-light districts. Thailand became the first Asian country to gain JCI accreditation for its healthcare standards, attracting literally millions of overseas patients each year looking to take advantage of the superior dental care that is readily available.


The Bangkok International Dental Centre (BIDC) is the perfect example of this. The centre is ISO9001 certified and is internationally renowned within the dental tourism industry. The clinic boasts 7 storeys, with over 25 treatment rooms and its own on-site laboratories. There is a 30-room boutique hotel on site, along with a bank, coffee shop and restaurant, making the BIDC the first of its kind in Thailand to provide a one-stop service for international patients. They are also the first dental clinic in Thailand to have been awarded the Prime Minister's Export Award Best Service Provider for Hospital/Clinics.


The Dental Design Centre , in Pattaya City, is another facility that offers its patients a range of unique services. They pride themselves on delivering unparalleled levels of luxury, with state-of-the-art massage chairs, aroma and music therapy and ceiling-mounted televisions in the treatment rooms. The Centre is also equipped with the latest cutting-edge technologies such as digital X-ray systems, autoclave sterilization machines, intra-oral cameras and Piezotome ultrasonic generators. In Patong, the largest dental facility is Phuket Dental Signature . A subsidiary of the Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC), the clinic is JCI and ISO compliant and utilizes European designed dental units and sterilization processes. They also provide a range of support services to international patients such as corporate hotel rates, planning and logistical arrangements and travel advice.


Costa Rica


Costa Rica is a fantastic destination that offers everything from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to modern cities offering all the day-to-day luxuries and amenities. Dental expertise here is as good as anywhere else in the world, with Costa Rica’s dentists being just as skilled and knowledgeable as those in the US, Canada, Europe or Australia. Many are members of the American Dental Association and have accreditations with international organizations concerned with patient safety standards. With great weather conditions and low-cost, high-quality dental care, it’s no wonder that Costa Rica is attracting more and more dental tourists each year.


Dental Cosmetics Costa Rica are one of the largest hospitals in the country, with over 170 qualified physicians skilled in over 60 procedures. This state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with the latest technologies and delivers outstanding dental healthcare in a comfortable, secure and safe environment. The hospital is ideally located in Alajuela close to all the local amenities such as hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and tourist sites.


Clinica Mario Garita - The Dental Experience was originally founded by University Of Miami graduate, Dr. Mario Garita . Specializing in implant dentistry, he has over 25 years of experience within the field and utilizes the latest 3D dental tomography to achieve outstanding results. A member of the American Dental Association, his offices are also

certified and accredited by AAAHC International - a leading global healthcare accreditation organization.


Prisma Dental have been providing dental health to international patients for 35 years, having originally been established in 1982. Their team of highly-skilled and experienced staff offer a range of dental specialisms, including cosmetic dentistry, restorations, dental implants and full mouth reconstruction. They are particularly popular with families as they provide a wide range of children’s dental services such as orthodontics (braces), teeth whitening and mercury filling replacements.




In recent years, Indonesia has tapped into the dental tourism industry and now has a growing reputation for offering first-class treatments at competitive prices. This tropical paradise, home to some of the largest remaining tracts of tropical forest on the planet and some 167 active volcanoes, offers the same quality dental care as you would expect to find anywhere else in the world as many of the dentists here have trained overseas and hold international qualifications and accreditations. Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago, with numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the world-renowned Komodo Island (home to the remarkable Komodo Dragon), making it the ideal choice to combine quality dental treatment with the holiday of a lifetime.


The Bali 911 Dental Clinic is an established facility originally founded by Dr. Indra Guizot . He is both the owner and Chief Dental Surgeon, and has nearly 40 years of experience in the fields of orthodontics, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. Certified by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the clinic prides itself on utilizing the latest technology and techniques to provide fast and effective treatments. And with their own in-house laboratory they can offer immediate restorations, such as Cerec Veneers, without the need for a follow-up appointment.


The ARC Dental Clinic , based in Kuta, is a state-of-the-art dental facility that employs the latest equipment and technology from the US and Europe to achieve unrivalled results. They attend to every individual patient need, providing a professional consultation and digital panoramic x-ray free of charge. Their on-site laboratory is overseen by a German master porcelain technician who manufactures full porcelain restorations using the latest CAD-CAM technology. Their wide range of affordable treatments, such as Periodontics, Orthodontics, General Dentistry, Endodontics and teeth restorations, make them a top choice amongst patients from all over the world.




The Philippines are at the forefront of the dental tourism industry, offering exceptional standards in dental healthcare with the opportunity to experience an exotic island vacation in a breath-taking, tropical paradise. The professionalism and expertise of Filipino dentists is second-to-none, and millions of overseas patients have already benefitted from combining affordable, top-quality dental treatments with the holiday of a lifetime in one of the most popular, and spectacular, tourist destinations on the planet.


The Bonifacio Dental Centre is based in Angeles City and is one of the top-ranking dental clinics in the region. The Centre has been delivering top quality dental solutions to international patients for 20 years, with approximately 70% of their patients travelling from abroad to receive treatment. With their state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and materials they provide safe and superior dental treatments that exceed their customer’s expectations. Bonifacio Dental has its own laboratory for fabricating crowns, dentures, bridges, etc. and is conveniently situated just 15 minutes away from the Clark International Airport.


Tooth & Go is a dental clinic that specialises in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. In 2016, Tooth & Go were ranked number 1 by GCR (Global Clinical Rating) amongst 1,300 dental providers nationwide. Clinics are rated on expertise, facilities, services and feedback, with Tooth & Go garnering the highest overall score. Their staff are internationally trained and the clinic is equipped with the latest dental technologies, such as the Sirona Inlab MCXL milling unit, the latest straumann gonyx surgical guide manufacturing tool and the Kavo arcus digma 2 tool.


The Sacred Heart Dental Clinic have been providing an extensive range of affordable, high-quality dental treatments to both local and international patients for 30 years. Certified by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, they offer everything from tooth whitening and cleaning, to dental implants and root canal treatments. They also provide additional services for overseas patients such as free International calls and free airport transfers upon arrival and departure.




Vietnam is breath-taking in its beauty, with a fascinating culture and a rich and colourful history. It is also one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, and dental tourism a key part of this economic growth. The dental care here is competitively priced but every bit as good as anywhere else in the world, with more and more Vietnamese dentists gaining affiliations with internationally recognised bodies such as the American Dental Association (ADA) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Many overseas patients choose to come to Vietnam to combine their essential dental treatment with an incredible holiday experience that they will never forget.

Serenity International Dental Clinic is an ISO (International Standards Organization) certificated, internationally recognised dental facility situated in Hanoi that has associations with organizations such as the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists). Located in the centre of the Hanoi Old Quarter, the clinic provides easy access to the historic and fascinating town, shops and restaurants that make Hanoi one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. Their specialist team of dentists have undergone training throughout the world in countries such as France, Bulgaria, Australia and Korea. They deliver a comprehensive range of dental services that include restorative dentistry, orthodontics (braces), cosmetic dentistry and endodontics (root canals). They also offer their patients extended 10 year guarantees on implants, and up to 5 year guarantees for crowns and bridges.


The Rose Dental Clinic are affiliated with the American Dental Association (ADA) and certificated by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Their team of highly qualified dental professionals boast over 100 years of combined experience within the field of dental care, and their facility is equipped with the latest dental technologies such as 3D CT scanning and oral dental endoscopic cameras. They offer a complete range of dental services, from general and children’s dentistry right the way through to cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers and dental implants.