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How to choose your “Thai” clinic – Dental Tourism in Thailand

How to choose your “Thai” clinic – Dental Tourism in Thailand The Gift That Keeps on Giving – Dental Tourism in Thailand Everyone loves traveling, but sometimes it is hard to convince yourself that another vacation is necessary. The good news is that in our globalized world, there are more reasons to travel than ever before, maximizes 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 seems practical, if you consider that dental work, orthodontics, and even things like Invisalign could be done in Thailand at 50% the cost of your residing country, the picture starts to become clear that not only is it possible, but it makes sense. 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 Thailand the 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 (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. Finally, and probably most important,

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