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Dental Treatments Abroad is a Hassle - Dispelling the Myth

For most people looking for dental care, the last thing on their minds is travel. The major reason behind these myths associated with dental treatment quality in developing countries. Probability of facing greater hassle in the event of a medical complication is another reason that keeps people from travelling abroad for dental treatments. They believe that problems with affordable dental care abroad produces more hassle than if they were at home. Cost is also one of the main concerns for those considering dental treatment in a foreign country. They often fear the costs will be exorbitant.


It is a common belief that dental implants abroad is not worth it. People fear that the treatment may be worse than their home country. Besides, countries offering dental services at low prices tend to freak patients out as they take 'cheap services' as a sign of bad quality. Other reasons include language barriers and long distance flights.

However, it is time to dispel myths revolving around dental treatments abroad. The truth is that a fast growing number of Americans are moving abroad for these services. Rising dental care costs in the United States have encouraged people to seek treatments outside their home country.

Medical facilities in most developing countries across the globe have caught up to western standards. In fact, the services in many ways have surpassed them. Many tourists who have been abroad for dental care services were surprised to learn about the latest technology and facilities adopted by these countries. Right from experienced dentists to the latest equipment and modern amenities at hospitals, developing countries have embraced the best to ensure premium quality services to visitors. The credit goes to fierce competition among countries to emerge as the best dental care service providers.

Eliminate the Myths

Myth 1: Not worth taking the Treatment Abroad

It is a well-known fact, that dental care is expensive in the United States, United Kingdom, and many European countries. In America, only the most basic dental care is covered by insurance plans. Whether it is a full top denture replacement with implants, veneers, cosmetic surgery, or simple cleaning, a few hours in flight can save you thousands of dollars.


Myth 2: Problems may Arise with Affordable Dental Care Abroad

The dentists in developing countries all over the world give guarantee for their services. The technologies, equipment, and procedures used are the latest and thoroughly tested. If post treatment a problem arises, the situation is assessed in the country where the treatment was given and necessary procedures are followed. Travel commitments and other requirements of the patient are taken care of. In some cases, patients can fly back on the next or following day of their treatment.


Myth 3: The Treatment is worse Abroad

Developing countries like Hungary, Poland, India, Romania, and Slovakia are famous worldwide for providing first rate dental care services. Medical education in these countries is unparalleled here. Thousands of students arriving from developed countries all over the world for higher studies in the field of dental health care are proof enough. The medical institutions and hospitals are celebrated for the highest medical regulations. Dentists are trained to handle unique cases. Clinics are equipped with the latest, highly advanced, and futuristic equipment.


Myth 4: Low Price Equates Bad Quality

It is quite logical to wonder why premium quality services are cheaper in one country and extremely expensive in another. However, this doesn't really prove inferior quality of services provided. Developing countries like Hungary, Poland etc. are known to be the cheapest countries in their respective continents. The wages and cost of living in these countries are low. Hence, the lower dental costs are passed on to patients. Some of the other important factors that make dental care services cheaper in a country and expensive in another include insurance fees, clinic charges, average salary, average clinic costs etc. Since these prices are considerably low in developing countries, it is possible for patients to save about 70-80% on dental treatment costs without having to compromise on quality.


Myth 4: Language Barrier

English is spoken in most of the developing countries. Dentists serving tourists are well versed in the language. Hence, communication is definitely not a barrier inside the hospital and elsewhere in the country.


Myth 5: The Distance Kills

Thanks to some of the direct flights from the United States and other developed countries to Hungary, Poland and so on. and best in class services offered by airlines, the trip time and hassles have reduced to significant extent.


Most people do not consider dental care treatment abroad owing to the 'risk' associated with treatment. On the contrary, the risk is not much as it is the perceived risk that's the dilemma. According to statistics, dental implants abroad is no riskier than it is in home country. Standards are high (even better) in developing countries and practicing dentists are experienced, knowledgeable, and registered with the National registrar accountable for dentists in that nation. It is possible to find treatments of higher standard abroad. Unfortunately, the negative implications associated to these treatments in certain parts of the media are hard to dispel.


Other problems like travelling distance, lack of trust in abilities of professionals in an alien land, and language barriers keep people from moving out of country for better dental care procedures. The truth is just the opposite. Distance is not a problem if dental tourism is well planned, organized, and skilfully integrated into a holiday plan.


Language is no problem because most countries dealing with foreign patients understand and speak English well. A lot of people have had pleasant experiences with dental treatments outside home including me.


It's reasonable to be a little worried about visiting a dentist in foreign country.  I was really worried before my visit to a dentist outside of the U.S. I knew that dental care in Eastern Europe is cheaper but decided to get into some research. I narrowed down to this very website, contacted to the dentist they recommended to me. We had a discussion over the procedure I needed to go through and the price. Before going any further, I made sure I was thoroughly comfortable having his work on my dentures.


Dr Vincze examined my teeth and discussed treatment options. He replaced a crown that would have cost me thousands of dollars in the United States. I paid around $140, including the cost of consultation and x-rays. My overall experience was pleasant, comfortable, and budget friendly. I was extremely happy with the results. I am now planning to visit Dr Vincze again for a more serious treatment.



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Author: Jim I. Paskuly

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