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Five Ways to be a Savvy Medical Tourist and Enjoy a Vacation
Five Ways to be a Savvy Medical Tourist and Enjoy a Vacation March 08, 2017

There were 114 million Americans without dental insurance (at last count, in 2014), according to the National Association of Dental Plans, a trade association focused on the dental benefits industry. Dental Departures, a company that matches customers with clinics in 35 countries, lists the top destinations for dental tourism as Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dubai, Hungary, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, Spain, Thailand and Turkey. While some of those destinations are far-flung, most bargain hunters stay close to home. Many parents with young children prefer shorter, direct flights, which makes Mexico and Costa Rica popular with North Americans.

Americans Heading to Tijuana for their Healthcare Needs
Americans Heading to Tijuana for their Healthcare Needs November 04, 2016

While politicians debate what needs to be fixed with the U.S. Healthcare system, a new industry is gaining steam just across the border in Tijuana and even further down in Mexico. More Americans are choosing to get their medication, treatments and dental procedures in Tijuana and even further down in Mexico.

คุยกับ Paul McTaggart CEO แห่ง Medical Departures กับการมาทำ Startup ด้าน Healthcare ในประเทศไทย
คุยกับ Paul McTaggart CEO แห่ง Medical Departures กับการมาทำ Startup ด้าน Healthcare ในประเทศไทย April 25, 2016

Startup ที่เรามองว่ามีความใกล้ตัวสุดๆ ก็คงจะเป็นด้านการแพทย์หรือ Healthecare ซึ่งตอนนี้มีผู้ให้บริการเพื่อมาตอบสนองความต้องการของมนุษย์เพิ่มมากขึ้นเรื่อยๆ โดยเฉพาะการเป็นผู้ช่วยในการให้บริการระหว่างสถานพยาบาลและคนไข้ วันนี้เรามีโอกาสคุยกับ 1 ผู้ให้บริการในเรื่องนี้ที่เปิดบริษัทในเมืองไทยในนาม Medical Departures โดยคุณ Paul Mactaggart

Dental Departures Recognizes the World's Best Dental Clinics With 2016 Global Patients' Choice Awards
Dental Departures Recognizes the World's Best Dental Clinics With 2016 Global Patients' Choice Awards March 29, 2016

Dental Departures (part of Medical Departures Inc.), one of the leading online dental booking websites today announced the winners of the 2016 Global Patients' Choice Awards. The Global Patients' Choice Awards are given to outstanding dental clinics that have received praise and recognition in reviews by Dental Departures patients. Winners of the award range from one dental chair boutique clinics, to 7 storey clinics facilitating 30 treatment rooms, onsite lab & pharmacy.

医疗旅行平台Medical Departures 融资250 万美元
医疗旅行平台Medical Departures 融资250 万美元 March 29, 2016

医疗旅行平台Medical Departures宣布完成 250 万美元的 A 轮融资,以发展医疗旅游,新加坡风投 DigitalMedia Partners (DMP) 领投。

オプトグループのOPT SEA、医療施設予約プラットフォームMedical Departuresと資本提携
オプトグループのOPT SEA、医療施設予約プラットフォームMedical Departuresと資本提携 March 27, 2016

オプトグループのOPT SEA Pte.,Ltd(本社:シンガポール、取締役CEO:岩切 隆吉、以下OPT SEA)は、 医療施設予約プラットフォームMedicaldepartures.comを運営するMedical Departures Inc.(本社:シンガポール、Co-Founder/CEO:Paul McTaggart、以下Medical Departures社)に出資致しました。

オプトグループのOPT SEA、医療施設予約プラットフォームMedical Departuresと資本提携
オプトグループのOPT SEA、医療施設予約プラットフォームMedical Departuresと資本提携 March 27, 2016

オプトグループのOPT SEA Pte.,Ltd(本社:シンガポール、取締役CEO:岩切 隆吉、以下OPT SEA)は、 医療施設予約プラットフォームMedicaldepartures.comを運営するMedical Departures Inc.(本社:シンガポール、Co-Founder/CEO:Paul McTaggart、以下Medical Departures社)に出資致しました。

Thailand: Digital Media Partners leads $2.5m series A funding in Medical Departures
Thailand: Digital Media Partners leads $2.5m series A funding in Medical Departures March 22, 2016

Bangkok-headquartered medical service marketplace Medical Departures has landed a $2.5 million series A investment from a consortium of investors led by Singapore based venture capital fund Digital Media Partners.

Thailand’s Medical Departures raises US$2.5mil Series A
Thailand’s Medical Departures raises US$2.5mil Series A March 22, 2016

BANGKOK-based medical tourism portal Medical Departures has secured US$2.5 million in Series A funds. Singapore venture fund DMP led the round, with participation from Germany’s Hubert Burda Media and Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures and OPT SEA advertising agency.

Medical Departures ได้รับเงินทุน Series A 2.5 ล้านเหรียญสหรัฐ เตรียมขยายบริการให้กว้างขวางมากขึ้น
Medical Departures ได้รับเงินทุน Series A 2.5 ล้านเหรียญสหรัฐ เตรียมขยายบริการให้กว้างขวางมากขึ้น March 22, 2016

Medical Departures – Startup สาย Healthcare Tech ที่ให้บริการค้นหา, เปรียบเทียบและนัดหมายแพทย์ผ่านระบบออนไลน์ทั่วโลก ได้รับเงินทุนสนับสนุน Series A 2.5 ล้านเหรียญสหรัฐ โดยรอบนี้มีผู้ร่วมลงทุนเป็น VC 4 เจ้าจากสิงคโปร์ นำโดย DMP ร่วมกับ Hubert Burda Media, CyberAgent Ventures และ OPT SEA เตรียมนำเงินทุนนี้ไปขยายบริการยังประเทศอื่นๆ เพิ่มมากขึ้น

Medical Departures raises US$2.5M, to boost medical tourism in Southeast Asia
Medical Departures raises US$2.5M, to boost medical tourism in Southeast Asia March 22, 2016

Medical service marketplace Medical Departures has announced that it has raised a US$2.5 million in a Series A round led by Singapore-based VC fund DMP and Hubert Burda Media, with CyberAgent Ventures and OPT SEA participating.

Medical Departures Secures Series A Investment of USD2.5 million - to Expand Its Medical Service Marketplace
Medical Departures Secures Series A Investment of USD2.5 million - to Expand Its Medical Service Marketplace March 21, 2016

Medical Departures, the medical service marketplace that helps patients find, compare and book medical appointments around the globe announces the completion of USD2.5 million Series A financing. Singapore based venture capital fund DMP led the round with Hubert Burda Media, CyberAgent Ventures and OPT SEA participating.

Dental Departures Recognizes the World's Best Dental Clinics with 2016 Global Patients' Choice Awards
Dental Departures Recognizes the World's Best Dental Clinics with 2016 Global Patients' Choice Awards March 21, 2016

Dental Departures (part of Medical Departures Inc.), one of the leading online dental booking websites for Australians announces the winners of the 2016 Global Patients' Choice Awards.

Michael talks tech with Paul McTaggart CEO Medical Departures
Michael talks tech with Paul McTaggart CEO Medical Departures March 21, 2016

Metaliq Media presents Michael I. Waitze the host of Michael talks tech with Paul McTaggart CEO Medical Departures

Startup raises $2.5m to be an Airbnb for medical tourism
Startup raises $2.5m to be an Airbnb for medical tourism March 21, 2016

Medical Departures has raised a series A funding round worth US$2.5 million, the company announced today. The round was led by Singapore-based venture capital firm Digital Media Partners (DMP), and was joined by VC CyberAgent Ventures, European media firm Hubert Burda Media, and OPT SEA, the Southeast Asia arm of Japanese digital advertising agency OPT Group.

Inspiring Travel Stories: Entrepreneurs Share their Favorite Destinations in Asia
Inspiring Travel Stories: Entrepreneurs Share their Favorite Destinations in Asia February 23, 2016

Not only does travel expand your thinking, but it can also be an unparalleled source of creativity: just ask Instagram’s founder Kevin Systrom, whose breakthrough for his famous app came while strolling along a beach in Baja California, Mexico. So where do entrepreneurs travelling in Asia go to get their own doses of inspiration? We caught up with four of them to find out.

Providing Dental Services to Patients to Gain Back their Confidence with Paul McTaggart
Providing Dental Services to Patients to Gain Back their Confidence with Paul McTaggart February 24, 2015

Paul McTaggart is the Founder and CEO of Dental Departures which is based in the United States facilitating dental services to patients allowing them the ability to travel to different countries to receive quality dental care at an affordable cost. Their objective in putting up Dental Departures was to make it easy for people to find quality global dentists at the most secure and most cost-effective way.

Twenty Entrepreneurs Give Advice on How to Run a Successful Business
Twenty Entrepreneurs Give Advice on How to Run a Successful Business January 25, 2015

Being an entrepreneur is a long-term lifestyle change. Most successful companies that go from an idea to some form of exit (i.e. IPO, purchase) take 10+ years regardless of what you hear in the press. It is a marathon plain and simple. If you come up with a sprint you will be finished before you are even started. Being an entrepreneur takes a toll on you: physically, mentally and spiritually and you need to make time to maintain all three areas of your life or you will burn out. Make time to spend time to exercise.

Get Involved in Your Startup Community - for Your Mental Health
Get Involved in Your Startup Community - for Your Mental Health January 12, 2015

Paul McTaggart, founder and CEO of Dental Departures, had a similar experience. He had a full-time job when he was building his startup, so he was getting up every day at 6 am and going to bed at midnight or 1 am to squeeze in time for everything. Jealous of his coworkers, who had free time on nights and weekends, he felt like he was reaching a breaking point. So he invited some fellow entrepreneurs out for beers and ended up having a revelatory conversation.

The Changing Face of Dental Tourism
The Changing Face of Dental Tourism January 07, 2015

Dental tourism has been around for centuries where, traditionally, countries with shared borders have seen nationals from one country traveling to the country next door for dental care that is either less expensive, or unavailable, at home.

Is Dental Tourism taking a bite out of dental bills?
Is Dental Tourism taking a bite out of dental bills? October 29, 2014

It is a sad fact dental care is so expensive to many patients in the so-called developed world they are turning to dental tourism as a means of affording necessary treatment. At this point, dental care may still be unaffordable at home and so the search for a cheaper alternative begins.

Dental Tourism: One of Medical Travel's Biggest Money-Savers
Dental Tourism: One of Medical Travel's Biggest Money-Savers September 25, 2014

Dental tourism is the result of patients traveling abroad to obtain the dental care they are unable or disinclined to get at home. Patients are motivated to cross borders for dental care either high costs of care in their home country, or limited access to quality dental care where they live.

Apoyan a casa hogar
Apoyan a casa hogar July 23, 2014

Dental Departures, compañía dental de Estados Unidos, realizó el día de ayer una labor de beneficencia en Casa Hogar Betesda.

Dental Tourism: Why So Many People Travel Abroad for Cheaper Dentistry
Dental Tourism: Why So Many People Travel Abroad for Cheaper Dentistry April 09, 2014

American healthcare is changing. But for now, many people are traveling for lower healthcare costs. Medical tourism has become a phenomenon. Medical tourists include not only Americans whose healthcare costs are out of control, but Canadians, Brits, and other nationals dissatisfied with the pace of their socialized medicine. Dental Departures is a market leader in its field that has facilitated foreign dental care for tens of thousands of patients since its founding in 2010. Its stated mission is “affordable dental care for everyone on the planet”

Club Med
Club Med March 04, 2014

In the old days, the phrase "medical tourism" conjured up images of movie stars and business tycoons winging away to Switzerland for discreet beauty treatments or miracle cures. But times have changed. The medical tourist of today is more likely to be a baby boomer booking a cheap flight to Mexico or Costa Rica for a knee replacement — or a full-mouth restoration. Experts agree that dental travelers now make up a significant share of a global and growing multibillion-dollar medical tourism market. Although no one can gauge their numbers with complete certainty, research suggests that Americans by the hundreds of thousands may now be crossing the nation's borders for dental care.

The Pleasures and Perils of Global Dental Care
The Pleasures and Perils of Global Dental Care February 07, 2014

Utilizing a global dentist is as good, if not better than, visiting a dentist down the street in the U.S. When you step into a dentist office in Mexico, Costa Rica or Thailand you will be pleasantly surprised at what you will find: English speaking dental staff, modern equipment and high quality materials and service.

Dental Departures, Carlos Vigil and my Mexicali dentist
Dental Departures, Carlos Vigil and my Mexicali dentist January 10, 2014

Mr. Vigil works with an American company called Dental Departures that specializes in dental tourism. Mr. Vigil is part of the sales team for the Baja California area that recruits dentists to participate in Dental Departures.com.

From Self-Employed To Salaried: Success Stories
From Self-Employed To Salaried: Success Stories December 06, 2013

Graeme Gibson, Strategist, Dental Departures - My best advice is to consider how you get along with and relate to the executive team and managers to whom you will be reporting. I believe one of the biggest mistakes you can make is getting involved with a company that does not share the same vision, ethics, and goals that hold true for you. However, if the future of the company looks promising and you enjoy your time with your co-workers, go for it. It certainly has worked out for me.”

Farmer goes to Mexico to save $36,500 in dental work
Farmer goes to Mexico to save $36,500 in dental work November 22, 2013

Dairy farmer and outspoken columnist Ian Cumming says he’s getting a lot of e-mails from other farmers without dental plans now that he is back from Mexico where he sat in a dentist’s chair for 10 hours over four days. While he figured the job would have cost him $42,000 at a home town dentist in Glengarry County, the final bill from the Sani Dental Group clinic was $4,740

Flying at the Speed of the Internet
Flying at the Speed of the Internet November 06, 2013

Just a few years ago it was still possible and acceptable to be disconnected while traveling. However, the expectation in business today, especially in the start-up realm, is that you are available at all times. Travel time is no longer an excuse to take a break, even while in the air.

The Desert Freedom Press
The Desert Freedom Press November 06, 2013

Thousands of snowbirds every month are visiting Los Algodones, Mexico to take advantage of the high quality dental care. Located only one and a half hours drive south from Quartzsite– Los Algodones dentists provide expert dentistry up to 70% less compared to dentist prices in the US and Canada.

San Diegans All Smiles in Tijuana
San Diegans All Smiles in Tijuana November 06, 2013

Tens of thousands of San Diego residents are making the journey to Tijuana, Mexico every year in order to take advantage of excellent prices for quality dental care. There is a wide selection of modern dental clinics in Tijuana specializing in every type of dental care that patients need.

Run Your Business From Overseas
Run Your Business From Overseas October 15, 2013

McTaggart founded the company in 2010 while consulting on mobile payment technology for Microsoft’s (MSFT) retail outlets. In October 2012, as Dental Departures gained traction, McTaggart, his wife, and their two young children rented out their home in Seattle, sold most of their possessions, and hit the road. “If my company is going to connect dental patients with dental clinics in other countries, I want to see them with my own eyes,” he says. “There’s no substitute for being on the ground.”

About.com
About.com September 19, 2013

The Advertising channel reached out to Dental Departures, a company that has dealings across multiple markets in 27 countries around the world. We received some valuable advice from their CEO Paul McTaggart. -Do your homework and speak like a local! -Culture - is the culture e-mail or phone focused? - World view - how well travelled are they? -Play - how do they spend their leisure time?

USA Today
USA Today September 19, 2013

Graeme Gibson, a corporate travel manager at Dental Departures in Seattle, a network of dentists, says he is finding it much more difficult to negotiate with hotels this year.

Examiner.com
Examiner.com September 14, 2013

I could find out more about a hotel room ... than I could about dental services in the United States or Canada.

Delta Sky Magazine
Delta Sky Magazine July 02, 2013

Save 70% on your dental care in Mexico with Dental Departures

Smile, and don’t give up dental coverage in retirement
Smile, and don’t give up dental coverage in retirement June 12, 2013

To manage the costs of dental care, some retirees are opting to travel to countries where dental services are significantly cheaper than in Canada, says Paul McTaggart, chief executive officer of Dental Departures, a Seattle company that arranges dental appointments overseas – in countries such as Mexico and Costa Rica – for its U.S. and Canadian clients.

Startup Grind Article
Startup Grind Article May 07, 2012

A brief look at our dental tourism and the role Dental Departures takes in this new and growing trend

Going to Mexico for dental care saved me $1,800
Going to Mexico for dental care saved me $1,800

Dental Departures Inc., a company that is based out of Bangkok, Thailand but started in Seattle in 2011. It includes a team that has researched more than 2,000 clinics in 35 countries, including four in Nogales.

More Australians are looking overseas for dental care
More Australians are looking overseas for dental care

Dental Departures maintains a vast network of dental clinics around the world – with many found at prime destinations for Australian tourists. This allows patients to shop around for dentists in the city they’ll be visiting, comparing prices and making an appointment before they even depart. Once they arrive, they can spend less time looking around for a reputable dentist and more time enjoying their holiday.