Find a cosmetic dentist in Philippines
This dynamic archipelago comprising of 7,107 islands and a total coastline longer than that of the USA, is the perfect blend of the Oriental with the Occidental. The fascinating country side with its warm tropical waters, coral gardens with beautiful marine life, the thriving capital city of Manila which is an amalgam of a rich history and a rapidly developing present - is a treat to the visitor. Philippines is on a rapidly developing phase marked by the growth in number of industries and foreign exchange. The health sector has also been inviting rapid changes in the positive direction owing to the growing number of medical tourists coming into the country for quality and affordable treatment. Today Philippines is home to some of the best cosmetic dental clinics which have internationally accredited practices as well as certified facilities, offering treatments such as crowns and inlays at a fraction of the prices in most western and European countries.
Dental Qualification and Accreditation profiles of dental practices in Philippines
Dental education in Philippines comprises of a six year course in one of Philippines's 17 dental schools after which the graduates are awarded the degree “Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)”. Board licensing is administered and regulated by the Board of Dentistry of the Professional Regulation Commission.
Dentists can specialize further by pursuing 2-5 years of study in their chosen field. The specialisation courses are usually taken in the US or Japan, or at the College of Dentistry within Manila Central University (MCU).
Governing Bodies and Professional Associations
The Philippine Dental Association (PDA) – The national dental organisation which is the biggest association for professional dentists in the Philippines. Membership is mandatory in order to be able to practice dentistry in the Philippines.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) – a government agency for regulating the practice and license of dentists in Philippines. All dentists must have a professional licence issued by the PRC to practice dentistry in Philippines.
All clinics and hospital are monitored by the Department of Health of the Philippines.
Most dental clinics have ISO 9001:2000 Certification, which is proof of the high standard of medical service and strict sterilisation processes followed in Philippines.
What are the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered in Philippines?
Some of the most popular procedures offered by the cosmetic dental clinics in Philippines include
- Dental inlays
- Dental onlays
- Dental crowns
- Dental veneers
- Dental Laser surgery
- Laser Tooth Whitening
What are the popular locations in Philippines to seek cosmetic dental treatment?
Cosmetic dental clinics are located in and around Bangkok and Manila.
Travelling and accommodation in Philippines
Getting There by Air
There are two main international airports in Philippines connecting it with prime international destinations
- Ninoy Aquino – which is 12km south of Manila supported by bus and taxi services to the city
- Mactan International Airport - which is 45km from the city centre supported by coaches operated by hotels and tour operators, and taxis.
The national airline is the Philippine Airlines (PR).
Getting There by Water
There are some international shipping lines operating to the main port Manila which include
- Evergreen Lines
- Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO)
- Italia Marittima
Getting Around by Air
There are domestic flight services connecting the major cities in Philippines, such as
- Philippine Airlines
- Air Philippines
- Asian Spirit
- Cebu Pacific Air
- Laoag International Airlines
Getting Around by Water
There are ferry Inter-island ships with first-class accommodation connecting the major island ports such as the SuperFerry with various parts of the country along the coast.
Getting Around by Rail
The rail service is recommended for long journeys and is know as the Metrotren, with its railway located on the Luzon Island and running from Carmona and Cavite in the south to Meycauayan in the north.
Getting Around by Road
You can get around using the road by availing
- Bus – efficient and extensive network connecting all areas. There are bus routes operated by Metro Manila Transport using conventional vehicles, including double-deckers.
- Metro Railway Transit - connecting North Avenue in Quezon to Taft Avenue in Pasay City, travelling the length of Epifanio delos Santo Avenue (EDSA) in Manila
- The Light Railway Transit (LRT)- a light rail transit link running from Baclaran terminal in the south to Caloocan terminal in the north in Manila
- Car hire – You can avail of car hire services by booking through their representative offices in the Manila and other cities. Documentation required is national license or an International Driving Permit.
- Metered Taxis –available in all the main towns and cities. Also available are shared taxis known as jeepneys which carry upto 14 passengers on bench seats and with fares similar to buses.
- Tricycles (motorbikes with sidecars) and pedicabs (bicycles with a sidecars) - a cheaper alternative for shorter distances around towns.
- Calseas or horse-drawn carriages – These are popular with tourists who love to have a leisurely ride while sightseeing in downtown Manila.
Accommodation in Philippines
Hotels – Philippines offers a wide choice of hotel accommodations suiting every budget. It has on offer over 11,000 first-class hotel rooms within Manila, numerous smaller hotels, inns, hostels and pensions.
Self Catering – You can rent 'Apartels' for minimum stays of one week, and rent palm nipa huts on some islands.
Camping/Caravanning – Very limited in number
Homestay Accommodation – Have a first hand experience of the Filipinos’ warm hospitality and culture by staying with families in Philippines. Stays can be arranged by tour operators.