Media Room


Welcome to Medical Departures’ Media Room


As the world’s #1 online dental tourism agency with more than 130,000 bookings to date, Dental Departures has become a trusted resource for journalists, editors, and other members of the media seeking up-to-the-minute data on global healthcare travel, trends and developments.
Working with thousands of patients every month, we can provide accurate pricing and cost comparison data broken down by country, city, procedure and region, as well as patient numbers, flow and demographics.
With more than 12 years of facilitating cross-border dental travel, our on-the-ground perspective gives us unique insights into: 

  • Market size and growth
  • Most-traveled destinations
  • Most popular dental procedures
  • Quality assurance and patient safety data
  • Comparative treatment costs
  • Patient expenditures by age, gender, nationality, etc.
  • Patient satisfaction ratings
  • Post-pandemic travel trends
  • Current international travel advisories and restrictions

What are the most popular destinations for dental travel?


The majority of dental tourists come from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe–where even basic treatments are becoming prohibitively expensive for millions of people.
For Americans and Canadians, the most popular countries for dental tourism are Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia.
For Europeans, particularly those in the United Kingdom currently facing record-high waiting lists, the most popular dental travel destinations are Turkey, Hungary, Croatia, Spain, Albania and Poland.
Other countries known for offering high-quality, more affordable dental care include Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.


How Much Can Dental Travellers Save on Different Procedures


Patients booking through Dental Departures can expect to save:
Approximately 50% on light treatments, such as general/preventative dentistry or non-invasive cosmetic work. Such procedures include: professional cleaning, scaling & polishing, teeth whitening, simple root canals, extractions, and fillings.
Between 50–75% on more complex, specialty care–typically involving the application of fixed prosthetics to restore missing, damaged, or discolored teeth. 
Such procedures include: All-on-4s, implant-retained overdentures, full-mouth restorations with multiple dental crowns, and Hollywood smile makeovers with a full set of dental veneers.


Dental Departures

Why Do Patients Use Dental Departures


Dental Departures works with a network of some 2100 doctors and 5500 dental practitioners in 39 countries. Before any facility is listed on our site, it is thoroughly vetted to ensure it meets the necessary high standards of quality, safety and professionalism.

Our background checks include:

  • Verifying specialists’ credentials, clinic accreditation and certifications
  • Assessing patient outcomes and satisfaction scores
  • Confirming legal compliances
  • Screening for potential malpractice records
  • Authenticating professional licenses


How Is the Quality of Dental Care the Same?

  • Global dentists are now subject to greater regulatory oversight from Western organizations, such as the American Dental Association (ADA) and the General Dental Council (GDC). 
  • More clinics than ever have also received ISO 9001 accreditation, which helps ensure that best practices and guidelines on infection control, sterilization and safety protocols are consistently followed.
  • Clinics use the same trusted brands, such as Straumann®, Zimmer Biomet® and Nobel Biocare®, and adopt advanced dental technology, such as 3D cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), intraoral scanners and computer-aided design/manufacture (CAD/CAM).

Dental Departures

How Can Global Dental Clinics Charge So Much Less

  • Lower labor costs for dentists, hygienists, lab technicians and other support staff.
  • More affordable dental education; for example, a dental degree in the US can cost up to 90% more than the same education in Mexico or Costa Rica.
  • Less restrictive business overheads, including more affordable rent, insurance, utilities and construction costs.
  • Dental materials for implants, crowns and other prosthetics cost far less–even though they are supplied by the same world-renowned brands used by dentists in the West.
  • Government subsidies: Countries eager to stimulate their medical travel sector offer financial incentives for doctors, as well as grants for new clinics and private hospitals.

Looking for Something Specific?

Feel free to contact us at mediainquiry@medicaldepartures.com for more detailed information.

In addition, our design team can visually enhance your story with fully credited hi-resolution, web-ready images, infographics, charts and graphs using authoritative data we collect.

For more ways to connect, head over to Dental Departures’ main contact page.

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Latest review

Dain S.

15 2024


The staff are very professional, they handled my needs with care and consideration. Awesome service very friendly. Neat and efficient.

David M.

15 2024


Really great and professional! So much fun!

Henkvermalen

15 2024


After 3 years my 2 bridges, root canal treatment and ceramic filling are still in perfect condition. Going abroad to these people for dental work is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Julia L.

15 2024


I was recommended to this clinic in HCMC when I was looking for a reliable dentist to do major work on my teeth (crown, root canal and dental implant). The staff is very professional and take great care in attending to clients. Dr Lam was very efficient and explained the process of the procedure as well as checking on me to ensure I was comfortable and confident with the treatment. I’m glad that the experience was good and I’ll definitely recommend this clinic to others.

Giovanni F.

15 2024


The place is very friendly and professional. Doctors and nurses did all carefully and with patience.

Maria K.

15 2024


Great service and wonderful staff. Highly recommend!

Beau S.

15 2024


The best dentist good environment and clean Also reception staff members speak enligsh fluently Best part Dr.Dan treatment is kind, details and professional :) Highly recommends:) Much cheaper than Australia

Harriet L.

15 2024


My child had just start the orthodontist with Dr Nhu, she is very patient and very professional, can't wait to see the final result after she finish her treatment. The place is very clean and comfortable.

Rose H.

15 2024


Had my cracked tooth checked at Elite Dental Metropole in April 2024. Dr Dan was thorough in her examination n also explained clearly the procedures involved. She was gentle n patient in her treatment. Besides treating the cracked tooth, she also checked all the teeth n advised of possible treatments. I like that she is not pushy in recommending the treatments. The prices at the clinic r clearly shown on the first visit, so there is no hidden costs.

Joe B.

15 2024


Friendly welcome, top advice and really good work


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