Dental tourism is booming as millions of people across the world travel to other countries in a bid to save money on dental treatment.
Why is dental tourism so popular?
Dental tourism is becoming increasingly popular because more people are finding out that they can get dental treatment much cheaper in other countries; the number of clinics targeting tourists is also increasing. On the surface, it seems amazing to be able to combine a luxury holiday with getting dental treatment, especially as the low costs mean that people can pay the same for a luxury holiday and dental work as just the treatment at home. However, there are many potential pitfalls and patients should take great care when they choose to head overseas for dental treatment.
Quality care in the UK
In the UK, all practising dentists must be registered and qualified. Dental surgeries and clinics must also be clean and adhere to strict infection control and sterilisation procedures. In other countries, standards of cleanliness may not be so high and you risk being seen by a dentist who does not have the necessary qualifications and expertise to be carrying out your treatment.
Dental treatment may be more expensive in the UK but you will end up paying a lot more if you choose to go abroad and see a dentist who is not fully qualified, or you attend a clinic that does not have effective protocols in place. After care is another big issue that must be considered. If you receive treatment at in the UK you can just nip to your dentist for any follow-ups. But if you have treatment abroad a follow-up appointment won’t be quite so easy to ascertain.
If you choose to come to us for treatment, you can be rest assured that you will be offered the highest possible standards of care and we will do everything we can to make sure you have an enjoyable experience with us. Our team is highly qualified and has a wealth of professional experience.
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