With increasing awareness about importance of maintaining oral and dental health among modern individuals, medical tourism – including dental tourism) has taken the first seat. Counted as an alien concept a few years back, people are considering dental care abroad seriously. The credit goes to first class treatment options offered in countries outside of UK and US and unbelievably low rates.
Millions of people around the world are moving outside of their home countries to avail premium yet affordable dental care and otherl healthcare services. People have become more conscious about maintaining oral and dental health for their own good.
Surprisingly, the number of dental care clinics and hospitals offering best of services has grown tremendously, these days. The term dental tourism is used to explain visit to a foreign country for availing dental treatments to save money and in quest for better quality.
As per a report in the Yellow Book of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Victor Balaban and C Virginia Lee, around 750,000 Americans cross borders for varied types of medical and dental procedures annually! The report was published in 2011. The figures mentioned in the report are expected to grow exponentially. Apart from Americans, people from various other parts of the world such as Canada, UK, Asia and so on are travelling to Hungary, Costa Rica, India, Vienna and Mexico to find affordable dentist.
So what is the reason behind this development in the dental healthcare industry, where more and more people are looking for discount dental plans? Here are 5 reasons behind exponential growth of dental tourism to Europe:
1) Elective Procedures
Tourists are more interested in seeking elective procedures such as cosmetic dental treatments and surgeries. These are not covered by insurance policies. Also these treatments are handled by highly experienced professionals and conducted with precision.
2) Low Costs
Traveling to the dental tourism hubs in Europe allows patients to save a lot of money, especially on dental implant cost. The overall cost of healthcare in these countries is lower as compared to developed and first countries of the world. Competition among these countries to provide best health care services at lowers costs and attract tourists have also been a major factor. Cost of living, tourism, food, hotel, and so on is less in these countries.
3) Quality Care
The dental treatment and oral healthcare procedures offered in these countries are at par and better than those in developed countries. With guarantee for quality healthcare and affordable dental care abroad, the patients can enjoy best of both worlds on crossing borders.
4) Competent Professionals
The dental clinics in Europe and other popular medical tourism destinations are armed with skilled professionals with many years of experience in taking care of patients and their specific needs. All of the dental experts have received training from well-established institutions. The reputed dental facilities are also equipped with English speaking staff and multi-lingual translators.
A dental trip can also serve as a relaxing vacation with family, relatives and friends. It provides patients the opportunity to visit foreign countries and enjoy the exotic locales.
The exponential growth of dental tourism in the past few years can be marked by easy accessibility to world class treatments at affordable prices. In fact, a large number of tourists to exotic locales of the world like Hungary, Austria, Mexico and Costa Rica prefer getting dental treatments. Well qualified staff, knowledgeable dentists, professional environment, safety, and guarantee for quality yet affordable dental treatments are some of the major contributors of tremendous growth in dental tourism.
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Author: Jim I. Paskuly