We go more to grow more. We travel to learn, explore, and burn stress. It’s about chills and thrills, exposures and experiences, and some refreshment and rejuvenation once you escape the daily life rut you are stuck in. You go back home anew. What about adding a brand-new sparkling smile to your freshness to stun everyone back in your hometown? That is what dental tourism is about; the cherry on the cake of your travel plans.
Dental tourism is a form of healthcare tourism where people seek high-quality, cost-effective oral healthcare services while they explore and enjoy their bucket list destinations. According to the World Dental Federation, oral conditions are the fourth most expensive to treat. In the United States, the US $110 billion is spent yearly on oral healthcare. In the European Union, annual spending on oral healthcare was estimated at €79 billion in the years 2008-2012 and is expected to reach €93 billion by 2020.
(Dentistry not covered in insurance)
Dental tourism avails comprehensive dental care solutions to the travelers out of their home country at a far more affordable cost without compromising the quality while you stay relaxed, savoring the flavors of a wonderful holiday trip you have been yearning for long. But dental tourism is not just about holidays. Business travelers who board flights for overseas schedules save time and the cost of both the treatment and traveling by fixing their dental treatments at their destinations. You don’t need to wait to get your dental treatments done when you are a dental tourist.
The treatments are done at a much faster pace than usual. As a dental tourist, you are not just another patient in the clinic, but a valued customer whose convenience will be of top priority. You can fix appointments with the dentist of your choice before your journey abroad and the dentist will work around your schedule which is far more convenient than the usual way of seeking the treatment in the home country where you may have to spend half a day to fix appointments and consult your dentist. You are the perfect candidate for a dental tourist if the idea of going to the dentist never felt exciting to you before. For those of you who find fun in everything, traveling many miles to get brighter smiles is even more exciting an idea!
There is more to consider about dental tourism than just the bills and the smiles. Do not blindly opt for the cheapest possible places or packages that offer you services within minimum cost and time. Dental care is not a risk-free affair. From the cleanliness of the clinic to the efficiency of the dentists and hygienists, there is a multitude of things you must consider before choosing your destination for dental tourism. Think about the following before booking the trip: Which destination to choose? Choosing your destination for a dental holiday is not so effortless as choosing one for a normal holiday. The fun will last only as long as the vacation but the effect of any treatment or procedure will last forever along with the memories you take back. So, be cautious. Do your research. Standards of dentistry are not the same in every country. Many countries do not have efficient regulatory bodies to ensure safety and quality uniformly throughout the country. You shouldn’t compromise on the quality of treatments you intend to receive just because the spot is fun, or it is cheap there. Which clinic to choose? Once you choose the best destination for your dental holiday, do not just fix a random clinic or a relatively cheaper clinic there. There will be quite a number of clinics in the town, and you need to spend your time researching them properly. The cheapest is not always the best. Lowest possible prices are often accompanied by the usage of poor quality.