Medical tourism or traveling abroad for medical procedures is not a novelty anymore. Millions of people choose to go to another country to have dental implants, cosmetic surgery or orthopedic procedures among others.
Now you can easily check online if the doctor is licensed or if the clinic is accredited, you can talk to previous patients, you can compare prices and even have an online consultation. Most of the specialists are trained at renowned universities in the world and the language barrier is no longer an issue as the majority of them speak fluent English.
Although things have significantly improved in the medical tourism industry compared to ten years ago, many people still fear to take the leap and cross the border to benefit from affordable prices, high quality care and a holiday in a foreign country.
Myths related to dental care abroad
Even if the number of people travelling abroad for dental care is increasing, there are still some myths surrounding this trend.
The first one is related to savings. Yes, you can save a lot if you do extensive dental work such as several implants, porcelain crowns or dentures. But if you cross the border to have some dental fillings, teeth cleaning or an extraction, you’d better do this in your country, as you will pay more for the trip to get there than the dental care itself. Just remember, the more dental work you need the more money you will save.
The second one is about poorly trained and unsafe dentists. Bad dentists are everywhere, whether it is the US, Canada, Mexico or India. But did you know that many foreign dentists in Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hungary or Philippines have been trained in elite UK, US or Australian dental colleges? They are also members of the British Dental Association, American Dental Association or Australia Dental Association. You can check their credentials online and also how their clinics look, before making your choice.
The third myth is related to dental insurance. Although many of the patients who travel abroad do this because they do not have dental insurance, those who have can benefit from a reimbursement from their company for the dental work done abroad. Insurance companies also encourage people to travel abroad and pay less for their dental care, that is why you would be surprised to find out that your company might give you some money back for your dental travel.
Article Source: http://www.placidway.com/article/1821/Stop-paying-killer-prices-for-your-dental-care-and-travel-abroad
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