Advantages of Dental Tourism
Dental tourism is certainly on the upswing around the world, with several people with dental issues increasingly flying to neighboring or far-away countries that are offering high quality dental services at affordable prices.
Dental Tourism- an Overview
Also referred to as dental vacation, dental travel or cross-border dentistry, dental tourism is defined as moving to a country, other than one’s country of residence, to receive the top value for money dental care.
Nowadays, hordes of medical travelers incorporate a relaxing holiday with their dental treatment.
Since the prices for dental treatments in America and many Western European countries are very high, more and more people are considering quality, lower costing dental treatments abroad, in poorer countries like those in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Asia or South America.
For example, an increasing number of Europeans, Americans and Canadians go to Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Hungary and Romania to get dental crowns, dental implants, teeth whitening, root canals, etc. at easy on the pocket prices and enjoy the stay.
The global dental tourism boom has led to sprouting up of a number of medical-travel agencies and tour operators who offer very attractive and easy on the pocket tour packages to foreign patients. These packages usually combine dental care and the stay and come at a price 3 to 5 times cheaper than in rich countries.
Medical tourism is a burgeoning industry specifically in Asia, and some countries in the region are now known for their very attractive tourist destinations as well as their own specialty. For instance, plenty of medical tourists visit India to get superb quality of cardiac, eye and dental care and enjoy a holiday in this exotic Asian country.