Last fact-checked: 14 January 2019.
Have a terrific holiday and book a dentist in Phuket with Dental Departures – and return home with a brand new smile for up to 75% less than you would pay at home.
Phuket (pronounced "Poo KET") is an idyllic tropical island paradise, nowhere better to relax after undergoing dental treatment in Thailand. Sun-worshippers will find everything here – or for the more adventurous, surfing, scuba diving, rock climbing and sea kayaking are some of the more popular Phuket pursuits.
Phuket is a well-established tourist destination, and nearby resorts such as Patong are cosmopolitan, vibrant and lively. Away from the hullabaloo, you can find miles of sandy coastlines, fringed with lush green vistas and the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. From the raucous excitement of Patong to the night markets of old Phuket Town or the slower pace of Nai Han beach, there is something in Phuket for everyone.
Thousands of visitors have also discovered that Phuket’s attractions include expert dentistry at low prices. Dental Departures works alongside the best dental clinics and dentists in Phuket and we can help you make the right choice for your required dental treatment.
Phuket is situated in southwest Thailand, connected to the mainland via a bridge.
Phuket is the ultimate holiday destination. Its stunning scenery, robust restaurant scent and some of the most luxurious hotels in the world ensures its enduring popularity.
Phuket is far from being a traditional little backwater. It is a sophisticated island, catering to modern tastes. Dental facilities reflect this. You can be sure that clinics are up-to-date with the latest in dental techniques and fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. There are a number of reasons why going abroad for dental care is a good option, including better customer service, excellent facilities and low prices.
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If you want to be in the thick of the action, Patong Beach is the most popular place to stay on Phuket, and is also where most of Phuket’s dental clinics are based. Nearby Kamala Beach or Karon Beach are quieter alternatives. These destinations are close enough for convenient transportation to Patong, and both have many inexpensive accommodation options in a country already known for affordable tourism.
Yes. Phuket is one of the world's most popular resort destinations, and far removed from the typical petty crimes and annoyances of the larger cities.
You are more likely to be injured taking part in one of the many activities on offer, so be on guard. Many are needlessly injured in motorcycle accidents, and in the sea you should be on wary of jet-skiers. The rip tides around Phuket can be quite powerful, so you'll want to swim only in designated areas.
The best dental clinics in Phuket deliver high quality, expert dental treatment. However, there are bad dentists and good dentists throughout Thailand, just as you might find at home. This is why we at Dental Departures only recommend clinics we have researched thoroughly ourselves. We know the task of finding a reputable cross-border dentist is daunting; we have made your job easier by including only dentists pre-screened, verified clinics on the Dental Departures website.
Thousands of happy patients have received dental treatment in one of Dental Departures’ clinics in Phuket, and you can check out their favorable comments, feedback and reviews on our site. We are confident you will not only find the expert dentist and clinic you need, but the price offered will be the best available.
Our past customers have given high marks to Phuket International Dental Center and Phuket Cosmetic Dental Clinic, particularly patients seeking more complex treatments such as implants, dentures, or a full mouth restoration.
Dental clinics here are committed to providing exceptional treatment and facilities, particularly to their overseas patients. They will go that extra mile to ensure that you are happy with every aspect of the treatment you receive while under their care.
Sometimes, however, problems do occur that are not necessarily the fault of the dentist or the lab. In this unlikely event, all the lab work, as well as the actual procedure, are covered under a no-quibble warranty.
While less than one percent of our patients experience problems with the dental treatment they receive, you can rest assured that any appointments scheduled through Dental Departures will be speedily resolved. Dental Departures is working on your behalf and we aim to give you all the help and support possible.
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Dentists in our best clinics do speak fluent English as many have conducted their training in clinics in English-speaking countries and are dependent upon an English-speaking international clientele.
Credit cards are generally the preferred method of payment. You can check what specific cards each clinic accepts in the ‘summary’ section of each clinic’s write-up on this website. For credit cards, a small surcharge of 3-4% may apply.
November through May are the peak tourism months in Phuket. The weather is more temperate (in the lower 80's Fahrenheit; 27°C) with calmer seas than in monsoon season. Off season – May through October – tends to be wetter, although visitors usually experience intermittent showers with sunny breaks throughout the day. Off-peak months bring bargains on flights and lodging, and many Phuket dentists offer special discounts during this time. Patients planning to travel during the peak season should schedule travel and appointments well in advance.
Phuket may prove a challenge for wheelchair accessibility, as pavements and sidewalks are uneven and without dropped kerbs. Day and nighttime crowds make navigating difficult, and most Patong beaches are not equipped with ramps.
Established hotels offer services for the disabled, and our best dentists provide shuttle services to and from your lodging.
Phuket is a beautiful island and travellers have been coming here for many years. Some resorts, such as Patong, are particularly geared toward visitors, including more than its share of bars, clubs, go-go dancers and other nightlife activities.
Patong is not for everyone: prices here tend to be more expensive than elsewhere on the island, even with hard bartering, as the locals take advantage of newly-arrived, disorientated tourists. Quieter beach destinations, such as Tri Tra Beach, Freedom Beach and Paradise Beach as a few minutes down the road.
As when visiting other destinations, remember not to leave your common-sense at home.
Phuket is renowned for its stunning scenery, including remote rainforests on Ko Yao, the limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay, the picturesque islands such as Phi Phi, the hipster capital Phuket Town and of course, its miles of shimmering white beaches dipping into azure-colored water.
In addition to the natural beauty of the beaches and the nightlife in Patong, an array of options cater to tourists of all interests. For the active and curious, Phuket offers a multitude of activities, including bike riding, safaris, white water rafting, bungee jumping, elephant rides and Thai cookery lessons. For those who want to take it extra easy, cruises, Thai massage and spas provide Thai-style indulgence, relaxation and recuperation. For classic shoppers, the market stalls in Old Phuket Town will not disappoint.
Phuket International Airport is Thailand’s second largest airport, after Bangkok. Travelers can choose from a wide inventory of flights and fares from Australia, New Zealand, the EU and the US, as well as other international airports in the region, including Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Domestic budget flights to Bangkok and other Thai cities also fly from here.
From Phuket International Airport, taxis are plentiful, and the Phuket Airport Bus Express runs approximately every 75 minutes from around 8am-9pm, stopping at areas including Patong, Karon and Kata Beaches.
Phuket is a large island and you will need to use some form of transport if you want to make the most of what the island has to offer. Public transport is very limited, although a variety of available options are cheap and commonplace.
Taxi: Comes in three flavors: metered taxis, unmetered taxis and the bright red, and sometimes yellow three-wheeled "tuk-tuks." When available, metered taxis are a much better option and are more comfortable and usually cheaper than tuk-tuks. However, during busy periods even these drivers will ignore the meter and demand a flat fare. Tuk-tuks have no meter, so always agree a price and bargain hard before you get in. You'll see unofficial taxi shacks on the beach, usually supported by a hotel. They are usually more expensive than tuk-tuks, and usually air-conditioned.
Motorcycle taxi: The cheapest way of getting around, but for obvious reasons not as safe as being on four wheels.
Bus and tram: A cheap, but not necessarily comfortable, way of getting about. Most run between 5 am and 11 pm; night buses run from 3 am.
Boat: For island-hopping, the colorful long-tail boats are a thrill.
Car and motorcycle hire: While you'll find plenty of auto and motorcycle rental options on the island, renting a car to drive around Phuket is not recommended for all. The winding roads, coupled with the bad driving habits of both locals and tourists, make it an accident blackspot.
However, for seasoned and hopefully sober drivers, renting an auto is one of the best ways to get around the island on your own time and at your own pace. It helps if you are accustomed to driving on the left. A passport and an international driving permit are required.
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Search our listings to find your Phuket dentist, compare prices, check out our verified patient reviews and select a dentist that matches your condition and destination. Then get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you'd like to know more about receiving quality resort island dental care, or see below for ways you can easily book an appointment online.
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