Dental Departures in the News

Here’s What a Root Canal Costs in 5 Countries According to Dental Departures, the average price for a root canal, build-up, and crown is $2,094 in the United States. For Americans looking to trim the total cost of dental work, traveling abroad may be the best option.
Mexico is the destination for US medical travel Analysis by US health insurer, HealthCare.com shows that for most Americans, medical travel means heading south of the border to Mexico, for dental treatment.
Americans Are Flocking to Other Countries for Medical Procedures ...proprietary data from Medical Departures, an “Expedia for medical travel,” found...in 2020 an estimated 290,000 Americans went abroad for dental and medical procedures. The previous year, some 780,000 sought outbound services. Projected analysis for 2021 is 650,000
American Health Tourists Active ...Americans are willing to travel to Asia, mainly Thailand and the Philippines, for other medical services. Bangkok is their favourite destination for cosmetic procedures such as botox/fillers, breast augmentation, hair transplants and rhinoplasty.
Study Finds Dental and Medical Care South of the Border are Good Options for Americans Medical travel has largely rebounded to pre-pandemic levels while spending has increased 20% to 50%. Americans are traveling abroad to save anywhere from 50% to 80% on medical and dental procedures. In Mexico, root canals are 80% cheaper and in vitro fertilization 75.5%.
Medical Travel Rebounds: What to Know Since winter, Medical Departures has enjoyed a large-scale recovery. “U.S. traffic of patients at this point is roughly the same as it was before the pandemic,” says Pope. “And in dollar terms it’s actually up by 20% to 50%, depending on who you ask. It’s people who’ve deferred larger treatments.”
Medical Travel Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels As many as one million Americans travel abroad for medical services each year, and some experts say the annual rate of growth is as much as 20%.
Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands.
For How Long Can Medical Tourism Business Survive? It is currently a bleak picture for medical tourism. Across the globe, businesses and destinations relying on medical travellers are having to retrench and rethink their business models. Here’s a snapshot of healthcare businesses in eight countries who used to welcome international patients.
Medical Tourism Was Booming In Mexican Border Towns. Then Came The Coronavirus. Americans and Canadians are reluctant to visit “Molar City” and other Mexican destinations due to confusion about COVID-19 travel restrictions.
HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE WITH COVID-19 At the IMTJ Medical Travel Forum last week, Paul McTaggart, CEO of Dental Departures, provided practical business advice for healthcare organisations to survive in an international patient market heavily impacted by the global pandemic. Businesses must make changes to be able to last until 2022, with international travel ‘normalcy’ returning only towards the end of that year.
Medical tourism to Sonora plunges due to COVID-19 Medical tourism in Nogales, Sonora — a mainstay of the border economy — has declined sharply since the start of the coronavirus pandemic as U.S. residents delay medical expenditures and avoid cross-border travel.
Americans Are Driving to Mexico for Dental Treatment While US tourists and most medical tourists cannot cross the US-Mexico border, dental tourism to Mexico is being treated as essential travel. In spite of the current COVID-19 threat, Americans are travelling there for treatment.
10% OF DENTAL CLINICS MAY EITHER CLOSE OR REFOCUS ON DOMESTIC PATIENTS Ian Youngman interviews Dental Departures founder Paul McTaggart on his dental travel agency plans, the regionalism of dental tourism, and how this global market attracting international patients will change in the next year.
Tom York on Business: Hotel Del Reopening, But Many Restaurants Not So Fortunate Well, well, well. I have decided to resurrect my popular weekly business column after a long break from the action. And let me say, what a difference a few years makes. The world has been turned upside down, with much of the credit going to the Covid-19 global pandemic.