Find a cosmetic dentist in Romania
Romania with its rich legacy of the Roman, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires is the largest of the Balkan states. The empires also contributed to a rich cultural heritage as seen in the Saxon towns of Transylvania, the Bran Castle of Dracula fame, the painted monasteries of Bucovina and the rural village idyll of Maramures. Its natural diversity is defined by the picturesque mountain scenery of the forested Carpathian Mountains, the Danube Delta and white sandy beaches on the Black Sea Coast. The valleys and mountain slopes are also home to many health and winter resorts. The wonderful capital city of Bucharest is rightly called the ‘Paris of the Balkans', and so is the captivating medieval city of Sibiu in Transylvania that was crowned European Capital of Culture 2007.
Romania is also home to some of the best cosmetic dental practices in the world as a result of which more and more people are coming to Romania to seek cosmetic dental treatments that are way cheaper than in their home countries as well as to take advantage of a glorious vacation meanwhile.
Dental Qualification and Accreditation profiles of dental practices in Romania
In Romania dentistry is referred to as stomatology and the professional title is Physician Stomatologist.
Undergraduate dental education comprises of a 6 year training programme in any of the 9 state funded dental faculties or the 3 private funded dental faculties. Quality assurance is monitored by the Ministry of Education and the Council of the Dental Faculty.
Graduates are required to attend a clinical examination and complete one-year probationary training, in order to get the license to practice in Romania. The post-qualification training has a practical part and a theoretical part.
Dentists must register with the Romanian Collegiums of Physicians.
Every five years the Licence must be renewed by securing certificates for 200 hours of continuing education through courses, seminars, lectures, conferences, etc. The courses are arranged by the Romanian Collegiums of Physicians and the Ministry of Health and Family.
Postgraduate specialist training courses are offered at the Kaunas University of Medicine or the University of Vilnius.
3-year postgraduate specialist training courses are offered in
- General Stomatology
5 year postgraduate training is required to acquire specialisation in Oral-Maxillofacial surgery
Governing Bodies and Professional Associations
- Romanian Collegiums of Physicians – a non profit organisation to oversee and administer ethical issues, with regional bodies existing in 40 counties. It comprises of all the physicians in Romania.
- Romanian Dental Association of Private Practitioners – to represent and defend the liberal dental profession in Romania
- Other associations – all dental specialities have their respective professional associations in Romania
What are the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered in Romania?
Some of the most popular procedures offered by the cosmetic dental clinics in Romania include
- Tooth Whitening (Bleaching)
- Porcelain Veneers
- Gum Recontouring
- Dental Jewels
What are the popular locations in Romania to seek cosmetic dental treatment?
Cosmetic dental clinics are located in and around the city of Bucharest
Travelling and accommodation in Romania
Getting There by Air
There are six main international airports in Romania connecting it with prime international destinations.
- Bucharest (OTP) (Henri Coanda) - which is 16km north of the city, supported an express bus service operates to the city, taxis, minibuses and limousines.
- Arad (ARW)
- Cluj (CLJ)
- Constanta (CND) (Mihail Kogalniceanu)
- Sibiu (SBZ
- Timisoara (TSR)
The national airline of Romania is the Tarom (RO)
Getting There by Water
There are ferry services and river cruiseliners that connect the main port Constanta with other European countries. The river cruise routes include
- Sailings from Passau to Constanta on the Black Sea along the Danube with stops at Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Bazias, Giurgiu, Calafat and Bucharest
- Via the Main-Danube Canal to Rotterdam along the Rhine
Getting There by Rail
CFR operates train services between Bucharest and a number of major European cities. The main services and routes include
- The Wiener Waltzer running from Basel to Bucharest in the summer
- Sleeping cars from Vienna to both Bucharest and Constanta
- Through trains from other Eastern European cities
There are also rail passes available that offer unlimited travel as well as discounts in travel to European countries excluding the country of residence.
- InterRail –offers unlimited travel in first- or second-class travel to a maximum of 30 European countries for European residents of over six months. It has two pass options
- The Global Pass - travel for 22 days, one month, five days in 10 days or 10 days in 22 days across all countries.
- The One-Country Pass - travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month in any of the countries except Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.
- Balkan Flexipass -offers five, 10 or 15 days of first class travel for one month across Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey
Getting There by Road
You can also drive into Romania or avail of coach services from any European state. Visitors from bordering countries in the west can cross over to Romania by simply showing vehicle registration, proof of insurance and a driving licence for their home country. Insurance can be bought at any border crossing point. The international routes to Romania include
- Direct routes via Austria, Germany and Hungary
- E64 from Budapest to Szeged through Arad, Brasov, Campina and Ploiesti
- From Szeged to Timisoara
- E60 through Oradea from Hungary to Germany
Coach services – offered by Eurolines with regular coach services from other European cities to Romania.
Getting Around by Air
Domestic flights are operated by
- Carpatair - with domestic flights from Timisoara
- Tarom - operating internal routes from Bucharest
Getting Around by Water
There are several river cruises connecting the ancient city of Tulcea with Sulina.
Getting Around by Rail
Gara de Nord on Calea Grivitei is the main station of Bucharest. CFR (Romanian Railway Corporation) runs five different types of train services differentiated by the speed and comforts they offer. The rural services have yet to improve making this a poor choice for travelling into the countryside. You can also avail of rail passes which allow discounts and unlimited travel for a certain period and in specific destinations
- InterRail One-Country Pass - offering travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month within Romania but not in the passenger's country of residence
- Romania Pass – offering five or 10 days' travel within a two-month period available to those who reside outside Europe, the CIS, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
Getting Around by Road
Romania is well connected to all the regions through out the country by its roadways. You can get around using the road by availing
- Bus and coach services - connecting the main cities throughout the country, most intercity bus stations being located next to the train stations
- Tram, bus and metro services - available in most cities such as the Bucharest that also operates a separate minibus network
- Car hire – You can avail of car hire services from the local and international car hire companies from the hotels and the Bucharest international airport. Documentation required are national driving licence (for EU nationals) or an International Driving Permit (for visitors from outside the EU), and Green Card insurance.
- Own cars – Drivers must buy a toll badge or RoVinieta, which are available for one week or one month at border points, post offices and at most petrol stations.
- Metered Taxis – Are Inexpensive and can be hailed in the street, taxi ranks or booked by phone
Accommodation in Romania
Hotels – 5 star to 1 star accommodations in coastal resorts, boutique hotels found in Transylvania, with lower-end hotels being quite reasonable while 4 and 5 star hotels being at par in both standards and price with European level hotels.
Homestay Accommodation – experience the real Romanian lifestyle by staying in homes of Romanian families
Bed and Breakfast - plentiful in Romania’s smaller towns or villages where they may be the only options. Though cheaper than hotels they are quite comfortable.
Self Catering – Fully equipped villas and bungalows
Camping/Caravanning - Around 150 campsites in Romania with prepaid tourist coupons valid from May to September that are available from specialised travel agencies.
Seasonal and year round accommodation available which is also affordable and convenient