Coming as a 'Dental Tourist' in Thailand

Article written by: Ted Cohen

 

 

 

 

Patients with Passports - Dental Tourism in Thailand.


Everyone loves traveling, but sometimes it is hard to think about taking more time off. The good news is that in our globalized world, there are more reasons to travel than ever before, maximizing both your time and money spent in ways you never thought possible - taking care of yourself! 

Originally termed “health tourism”, medical, and specifically dental tourism has become a common practice among not just the wealthy, but anyone looking to explore the world and have some high quality, low cost work done, that is often times necessary anyway. Thailand specifically has become one of the premiere destinations for such work, with the Ministry of Health reporting that 15% of the world’s dental tourism comes through Thailand each year. 

While it may not seem practical, if you consider that dental work like root canals, implants, orthodontics, and even Invisalign could be done in Thailand at sometimes up to 50% the cost of your residing country, the picture starts to become clear. It is not only possible, but it makes sense, and the money you can save getting treatments in Thailand will easily off-set the price of travel, allowing anyone to experience a country rich in history, culinary delights, and friendly people. 

Finding the Right Clinic

If you were considering dental work, or even so far as getting Invisalign in Thailandthe tough part is deciding on the right clinic to do so. Finding a dentist or orthodontist can be tough, and requires a combination of word of mouth, internet research, and contacting clinics personally to find the best fit. Everyone wants a good deal, but you also want to make sure the doctors are qualified and skilled, so here are some basic things that everyone should be looking for: 

● Find a user-friendly website/system. Many dental clinics offer international support via phone, email, or even live chat. Use these services to make sure they seem professional, qualified, and speak English well. If you can’t communicate with your doctors, everything will be much more difficult.

● It’s also important to make sure you find a clinic that is certified. Is the clinic ISO 9001 (www.iso.org) certified? If you’re going to make an experience out of getting some dental or orthodontic done abroad, make sure the clinic is legitimate. 

● Most importantly, what is the panel Replica Rolex Watches Air King of dentists and orthodontists like? Typically you can find doctors who are part of the The Dental Council of Thailand, the ABO (American Board of Orthodontics), and/or the British Orthodontic Society. Make sure you get the best treatment because the best dentist and orthodontists in Thailand have all been trained  locally and internationally, so don’t settle for anything less! This not only makes sure you get the top level care affordably, but also that you can communicate with your doctor in English effortlessly! 

● Visit the clinic and make sure it meets your standards. Good clinics in Thailand are filled with all the highest-tech and facilities you should expect. With some of the latest dental and ortho advancements available don’t be afraid to ask your doctor what options the clinic offers.


Choosing the Type of Care

What people don’t always consider is that dental tourism doesn’t have to be limited to emergency or only necessary procedures. Thailand can also be a place people travel to in order to even have cosmetic dentistry work done, such as Invisalign, crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening. While there are obvious reasons to make the trip for practical and high cost procedures, it is also important to consider other, more personal reasons to make the trip.

Having a beautiful smile or correcting other problems is easier than ever with technology, and when you combine that with the low costs of having it done abroad, maybe ball replica uk having your Invisalign in Thailand is much more practical, affordable, and fun than you ever considered. How many people consider dental work fun? Probably not many, but combine it with a trip to an exotic tropical paradise full of fabulous food, massages, and beautiful history - well, it certainly sounds like a much better deal.