Dental Tourism a Growing Market
As a result of my own dental issues, and their high cost, I was forced to look abroad for a solution. What I found was a worldwide network of people and professionals involved in “medical tourism”. There are “state of the art” facilities all over the world where people can find procedures faster and cheaper than in their home countries. Dental tourism is a part of this industry. Have a holiday, have your teeth fixed and still save money. What to do at sentosa singapore
For people in Canada and the US it is most common to go to Mexico and Central American countries. These locations offer a saving of 50% – 75%. Because of their close proximity to North America the flights are reasonably priced and hotels and food are also much cheaper. All of these countries also offer the option of spending time on the beach when you are not in the dentist’s chair. The dentists in these countries can also be highly skilled with very modern up to date facilities. Many that I came across are very fluent in English which is an important concern when choosing a foreign dentist. To my surprise many have had some of their training in the US. It is important to check out the credentials of a dentist before choosing to be their patient. It is also advisable to get a quote from your chosen dentist or even discuss a treatment plan by phone.
Only 1/3 of the North American population has dental insurance and even those covered by insurance have only enough to cover the cost of regular checkups and cleanings. It is estimated that 100 million people in North America are missing one or more teeth. The population is aging and will be in need of more and more dental care. As a result more people will be crossing borders to receive high quality affordable dental care.
Companies are available to help facilitate people in finding qualified dentists. Many of these companies also arrange travel requirements and escorts so that people are relaxed and are well taken care of and truly enjoy a holiday.