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The Ultimate Guide to Dentists in Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory

The Ultimate Guide to Dentists in Kuala Lumpur

Visit one of our first-class dentists in Kuala Lumpur to fulfill all of your dental requirements – and, at the same time, enjoy a vacation in one of the most diverse cities on the planet.

Kuala Lumpur is the capital, and largest, city of Malaysia. Within the last two centuries, the city has evolved from it’s origins as a small Chinese village into the powerhouse it is today. Indian, Malay and Chinese influences are evident throughout, combining to give the city a unique atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy 5-star hotel luxury at affordable prices and take advantage of the fantastic shopping opportunities on offer.

Areas of interest within the city include the Old City Centre which is the traditional core of Kuala Lumpur where you can find landmarks such as Merdeka Square and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. The Golden Triangle is the modern city area which houses many of the city’s shopping malls and five-star hotels.

There is something for everyone in Kuala Lumpur, with natural wonders that include the Batu Caves, the National Zoo and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia. Or you may prefer the more modern Bangsar, renowned for it’s clubbing district and popular restaurants, and Midvalley that boasts the Megamall, one of the world’s most popular shopping destinations.

Where is Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, and is located in southeast Asia. Malaysia shares a northern border with Thailand, and also has maritime borders with The Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore.

Why visit a dentist in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur is an established destination for people seeking dental care. They have been providing a service to foreigners for many years, and the government actively promote dental tourism within the city. Services are closely monitored to ensure the highest standards are maintained, as a loss of reputation would have a negative impact on the vital revenue that is generated from the industry.

As a dental tourist, you will be protected by the national laws and can rest assured that stringent safety standards will be applied at all times. You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and treatment, at a fraction of the cost that you would pay back home.

Dentists in Kuala Lumpur are trained across the globe, not only in Malaysia. Many will have degrees from institutes in the UK, Canada, America or Australia. Kuala Lumpur is also easy to reach - Malaysia Airlines is ranked in the world’s top 10 airlines and has flights into Kuala Lumpur from most cities around the world.

Malaysia received a number 1 ranking by one of the medical tourism associations in 2013, and with Kuala Lumpur offering procedures such as dental bridges, dental veneers, smile makeovers, dental crowns, dental implants and root canals, The Malaysian Dental Council (MDC) is the appointed regulatory body to ensure that every dental practitioner is registered and possesses an Annual Practicing Certificate.

Malaysia ranks as one of the Top 5 dental tourism destination in the world, and dentists in Malaysia offer first-class dental clinics that will accommodate all of your dental requirements at a fraction of the cost that you would pay back home. Here are a few examples of how much you could save by booking your dental treatment in Kuala Lumpur:.

  • Dental implant and crown, Kuala Lumper: AUD $1,900, Australia AUD $5,500
  • Full crown, Kuala Lumpur: AUD $498, Australia AUD $1459
  • Root canal, post and crown, Kuala Lumpur AUD $332-$499, Australia AUD $2,000-$3,400

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur?

There are many accommodation options available to tourists in Kuala Lumpur. The city centre itself comprises of many different areas, the main hub being Chinatown, KLCC and the Bukit Bintang divisions. Petaling Street in Chinatown is famous for it’s local specialities, fruits and flea markets offering fake designer goods. Accommodation here generally ranges from AUD $38 to AUD $150 per night.

Bukit Bintang and KLCC are a little more upmarket and have a wider variety of hotels, eateries and shopping malls available. Accommodation in these locations can be found from around AUD $76 per night, although you should expect to pay closer to $280 per night for the more luxurious establishments.

All of these areas have good public transport facilities available, including regular train, bus and taxi services.

There are also other locations to consider during your stay in Kuala Lumpur. Suburbs such as Subang, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and Bangsar are all worthy of consideration and all have local attractions that helped gain Kuala Lumpur a top five ranking with the World Tourism Organization in 2010.

Is it safe?

Kuala Lumpur has no security warnings from The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is generally considered to be a safe place to visit. That being said, it is advised that you should practice the usual precautions/common sense that you would apply when going about your usual business at home. The following is a list of things that you may find worthy of consideration:

Before you leave:

Ensure that you have all your flight tickets, tour & hotel bookings and travel documents to hand.
Draw up a list of contact numbers in case of any emergencies, such as the Embassy number in Kuala Lumpur, your bank and credit card numbers and details of anyone that should be contacted if something should occur whilst you’re away. You should also leave contact numbers and address details with family and friends for all the locations you are planning to stay in.
Make copies of your debit/credit cards, along with your passport and other travel documents. Keep one copy in your luggage and leave another copy at home - it will be easier to get replacements if you can produce a photocopy.
Make copies of any communications you receive from hotels regarding bookings or trips - this can help avoid any confusion once you arrive.
Ensure that you have sufficient medical/travel insurance before you undertake your journey.

Is the quality of dental care in Kuala Lumpur the same as back home?

Kuala Lumpur has become increasingly popular with Australians as a destination for their dental care. Many have found that dental surgeons in Kuala Lumpur possess the same training and qualifications as dental surgeons back home. Dental Departures carry out site visits to ensure the suitability of the surgeries we list on our website. We also perform background checks to verify surgeon qualifications, previous experience and any professional memberships that may be possessed.

Our website contains all this information, and is there for you to view free of charge and with no obligation. To assist you in selecting the right surgery for you, we have also included reviews from former patients and various other useful articles.

What happens if something goes wrong? Does my dental care have guarantees or warranties?

All the clinics listed on our website have guarantees/warranties that cover any work that is carried out by one of their dental surgeons. By booking through Dental Departures, you have the added insurance of knowing that any treatment you undergo will be performed by a dental surgeon that has been quality-checked by ourselves. You therefore have the peace of mind to know that, in the unlikely event of a mishap occurring, we will be there to provide a solution and rectify any issues that you experience.

No dental procedure comes with a 100% success rate guaranteed, but by booking through Dental Departures, you can at least ensure that you can find a dental surgeon with the right credentials to succeed.

Will there be any language problems?

Due to the diverse ethnicities and backgrounds evident in Kuala Lumpur, there are many languages evident, including the national language of Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew and Hakka. English is spoken widely, partially as a result of the British occupation, and partly because the language is taught through the education system.

What payment methods are accepted by dental offices in Kuala Lumpur?

The official currency Kuala Lumpur is the Ringgit. Whilst debit and credit cards are generally accepted, there may be a small handling fee involved, usually in the region of 3-4%. Travellers cheques are also accepted, although you may find that using an ATM is more convenient. Be sure to check with your home bank before you leave with regards to what fees may be involved for this service.

You can exchange your home currency for local currency at any of the numerous FOREX booths throughout the city. Damaged bank notes may not be accepted, so try to ensure that any bank notes you bring with you are in good condition overall. ID is not generally required when exchanging currency, and there are usually no fees or charges for the service.

Is my Australian dental insurance accepted?

This is an issue you will need to address with your insurance provider before you book any treatment. Some insurance providers will be happy to reimburse you for any expenses that you incur whilst abroad. However, ensure that you are aware of what documentation/paperwork will be involved as your dental surgeon in Kuala Lumpur will be required to endorse it before your insurance provider will make any reimbursements.

It is also worth making enquires to see whether you are eligible to claim medical expenses tax deductions for any treatments that you have whilst abroad - potentially saving you even more money on your dental care.


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When is the best time to visit one of our dentists in Kuala Lumpur?

You can book treatments all year round, although you may prefer to book your procedure around the local climate. There are no cold or dry seasons in Kuala Lumpur as the atmosphere is continually moist due to the tropical climate. Malaysia is subjected to two monsoon seasons, both of which affect Kuala Lumpur. The first is between October and February and hits mainly the east coast of Malaysia and often causes floods. The west coast of Malaysia is subjected to milder monsoon conditions between April and October. Whilst both monsoon seasons do impact on Kuala Lumpur, the showers can be quite intense but are generally quite brief in their duration.

The temperature in Kuala Lumpur is reasonably consistent. The hottest month is generally May, with temperatures generally averaging 28°C, whilst December is the coolest with an average temperature of around 26°C.

Is Kuala Lumpur handicapped accessible?

The Malaysian Parliament passed The Persons with Disabilities Act (PWDA) in 2008. The Act was introduced to provide greater access for disabled people to leisure and sport services, public facilities, transport and recreation. As part of this act, building by-laws were also updated, making it compulsory for all new buildings and facilities to be accessible for people with disabilities. Any buildings or facilities that were in place before the act was passed were given a three-year period to carry out whatever modifications would be necessary to comply with the new legislation.

As a result, most malls, hotels and public buildings now have an adequate supply of public toilets available. Unfortunately, however, Kuala Lumpur is no different to many many cities in South East Asia. Visitors that have mobility issues can encounter various problems whilst trying to navigate around the city. High curbs or damaged pavements can often hinder travel, and wheelchair users are frequently inconvenienced by narrow, badly designed pavements, parked vehicles, trees and fences etc. You may also find that ramps or elevators will often be blocked or out of service.

In terms of public transport, some buses are equipped with ramps but there is no fixed schedule for this service, and most of the rail system (especially the monorail) is inaccessible.Wheelchairs are not commonplace in Kuala Lumpur and locals may therefore seem to be surprised or curious but, in general, will provide whatever assistance they can.

The most easily accessible areas in Kuala Lumpur are the KLCC and Bukit Bintang areas. These are modern developments that boast state-of-the-art pedestrian areas and shopping malls that have been custom-built to accommodate modern accessibility standards.

What is the downside? What should I know about visiting?

In Kuala Lumpur, crime is not rife against foreigners. A lot of crime tends to be contained amongst the local community, although pick-pocketing and bag snatching are activities that you should be wary of.

However, be vigilant of Scratch and Win scams. Quite often, the unaware will be duped into paying cash up front for a prize that either doesn’t exist, or is far below the value that they paid.

Also, only use your credit card in reputable establishments to avoid credit card fraud.


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What else is there in Kuala Lumpur?

There are many options for day trips in and around Kuala Lumpur. For example, there is the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre or, just 40 minutes away along the East Coast Highway, Genting Highlands offers a cooler climate with theme parks for the kids and a casino for adults.

Other nearby attractions include Kuala Selangor, famed for it’s seafood restaurants and spectacular firefly displays, the former Royal city of Klang with it’s ancient architecture and the Sungai Tekala Recreation Park that offers natural waterfalls and comfortable jungle trekking suitable for all families.

For those of a more sporting nature, the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club has previously hosted the PGA sanctioned CIMB Classic and is well worth a visit. As to are Kuala Lumpur’s Zoo Negara or the impressive Petronas Twin Towers that are the highlight of Kuala Lumpur’s modern skyline.

Travelling to Kuala Lumpur

Whilst most international flights land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), there is also the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA@2). Generally, low cost airlines utilise this airport, which is 20km away from the main KLIA terminal, and travellers have to travel by road to reach the main terminal.

Travelling around Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur has a well developed, convenient public transport system that is reasonably efficient. However, like most major cities, traffic jams are a regular occurrence throughout the day, especially during rush hours, so traveling on the monorail could be a more efficient way of navigating around the city.

By train:

Train fares are generally quite cheap, but passengers must purchase their tickets from the vending machines. Whilst there are workers available in booths, they will only change your bank notes into smaller denominations and will not sell train tickets.

By car:

The roads in Kuala Lumpur are generally of good quality, but traffic jams can make driving difficult. Also be aware that signage tends to be in the local language and can therefore make navigation confusing. Car rental is a realistic option for travelling in Kuala Lumpur and it is highly recommended that you should negotiate that your vehicle comes equipped with a GPS unit.

By taxi:

Many taxi drivers will refuse to use their meter and insist on negotiating a price before setting off. This will generally inflate the cost of your trip by 2-10 times the normal meter price. If you hail a cab off the street, he will be more likely to use the meter than a cab that is parked up waiting for a customer. As a general guide, any cross town trips of around 15 minutes should not cost more than about RM10.

By bus:

There are a number of sightseeing tour buses available that visit places of note. Most provide free Wi-Fi, and commentaries are provided through headphones. Tickets are generally valid for 24 or 48hrs and have unlimited usage, with children under 5 travelling free of charge.

Tourist Visas

Tourists can stay in Kuala Lumpur without a visa for up to 90 days, providing they are a national of Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada or the UK.

Distances and Flying times from other countries

Auckland, 5425, 11 hours
Sydney, 4090, 8.25 hours
London, 6590, 13.75 hours
New York, 9433 miles, 20 hours
Los Angeles, 8800 miles, 17.5 hours
Montreal, 9100, 28.75 hours

How do I book?

Call our Toll-Free number now to book your dentist in Kuala Lumpur. If you prefer, you can use our website to find the right dentist for you and book online. Read our patient reviews online and view clinics with virtual tours and high resolution photos. For high-quality dental care in Kuala Lumpur at low prices - book with Dental Departures now.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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